Episode 552-With Rena Mason and Vince Liaguno

On August 23, 2022, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

Other Terrors An Inclusive Anthology edited by Rena Mason and Vince LiagunoThis week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Rena Mason and Vince Liaguno, co-editors of Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology.

About Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology: Offering new stories from some of the biggest names in horror as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming talents, Other Terrors will provide the ultimate reading experience for horror fans who want to examine fear of “the other.”

Be they of a different culture, a different background, a different sexual orientation or gender identity, a different belief system, or a different skin color, some people simply aren’t part of the community’s majority—and are perceived as scary. Humans are almost instinctively inclined to fear what’s different, and there are a multitude of individuals who have spent far too long on the outside looking in. And the thing about the outside is . . . it’s much larger than you think.

In Other Terrors, horror writers from a multitude of underrepresented backgrounds have created stories of everyday people, places, and things where something shifts, striking a deeper, much more primal, chord of fear. Are our eyes playing tricks on us, or is there something truly sinister lurking under the surface of what we thought we knew? And who among us is really the other, after all?

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Tananarive Due, Jennifer McMahon, S.A. Cosby, Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, Michael Thomas Ford, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Christina Sng, Denise Dumars, Usman T. Malik, Annie Neugebauer, Gabino Iglesias, Hailey Piper, Nathan Carson, Shanna Heath, Tracy Cross, Linda D. Addison, Maxwell I. Gold, Larissa Glasser, Eugen Bacon, Holly Lyn Walrath, Jonathan Lees, M. E. Bronstein, Michael H. Hanson

About Rena Mason: Rena Mason is an American dark speculative fiction author of Thai-Chinese descent, and the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of The Evolutionist and “The Devil’s Throat”, as well as a 2014 Stage 32 / The Blood List Search for New Blood Quarter-Finalist.

She is a member of the Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, the Public Safety Writers Association, and the International Screenwriters’ Association.?

An avid scuba diver, she has traveled the world and enjoys incorporating the experiences into her stories. She currently resides on a lakefront in the Great Lakes State of Michigan.

About Vince Liaguno: Vince Liaguno is an award-winning writer, anthologist and editor, and an occasional poet.

Vince won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for UNSPEAKABLE HORROR: FROM THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOSET (Dark Scribe Press 2008), an anthology of queer horror fiction, which he co-edited with Chad Helder. His debut novel, 2006’s THE LITERARY SIX, was a tribute to the slasher films of the 80s and won an Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) for Horror and was named a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards in the Gay/Lesbian Fiction category.

Vince began writing professionally in 2005 for AUTOGRAPH, a national print magazine for enthusiasts of the titular hobby, where he remained an active contributor through 2009. In 2007, he launched DARK SCRIBE MAGAZINE, where he has remained Editor-in-Chief since the virtual magazine’s inception. His many profiles, interviews, and non-fiction pieces have included bestselling authors (Christopher Rice, Bentley Little, Tess Gerritsen, Chelsea Cain), award-winning actors (Julianne Moore, Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meg Tilly), music artists (Cyndi Lauper, Terri Nunn of Berlin, the late Laura Branigan), and pop culture retrospectives on TV series such as MELROSE PLACE and WILL & GRACE. A complete list of Vince’s published work can be found here.

Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, raised in the Princeton area of New Jersey, he now calls the snowy mitten-shaped state of Michigan his home. He is a member — and former Secretary — of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC).

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