My short story "Unfrozen Eons Drown the Future" is now live on The Weird Tales Podcast! You can listen to it on most podcast services. Check out the details here.
A few years ago I wondered if "Lovecraftian climate fiction" was a thing. I'm still not sure if it is. Please let me know if you know of anything like this! You would think it would be a big thing these days. If any subgenre of horror can express the inexorable dread of our looming climate catastrophes, it's Lovecraftian cosmic horror.
(I also tried to do a bit to subvert the unsavory racism of Lovecraft himself, while giving a critique of the powerful few who seem intent on dooming humanity in their mad thirst for profit above all else).
Sometime last year I decided to make my own example of the subgenre of Lovecraftian climate fiction that may or may not exist (I guess technically this genre now has a least one iteration). I started writing in the spring or summer, and I thought I'd use National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to finish the story. Finishing a whole novel in one month for NaNoWriMo ... more power to you if you can, but that's bonkers for me and my writing process. I decided to stick with finishing a 5,600 word short story, which I did! And I had a blast doing so.
I continued to polish it here and there for a few more weeks, wondering where I might send it. As of now I have a couple other stories making the rounds at various venues, including another horror story and a funny little science fiction story. I published one science fiction story a few years back (coincidentally almost exactly four years ago), but in the last year or two I've been trying to write more fiction and get it submitted.
I thought The Weird Tales Podcast would be a perfect home for this story, and I'm thrilled that podcast runner Tycho Alhambra agreed. I think he did a great job reading it, and I hope you'll check it out.
Take care, and let's hope my story is more fictional than I fear it is.
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