Episode 24a: In conversation with Nathan Ballingrud: “The Good Husband”
In a follow up to our previous podcast, we had the very great pleasure of chatting with the lovely Nathan Ballingrud, author of “The Good Husband”, about the themes and inspiration for his story about a marriage gone awry, and his new works (both film and text) in 2019. Best to read “The Good Husband” first or, if you must live on the edge, at least listen to the summary we provide in episode 24.
“The Good Husband”, in North American Lake Monsters: Stories, Small Beer Press, 2013. Reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6; and in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014.
Please heed the following content warnings: Suicide, emotional abuse, sexual assault (dubious consent), body transformation, and animal death.
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Karen Lord is the award-winning, Barbadian author of Redemption in Indigo, The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, and editor of the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean. She is part of the writing team for seasons three and four of the serial fiction Tremontaine.
Karen Burnham is an electromagnetics engineer by way of vocation, and a book reviewer/critic by way of avocation. She has reviewed for venues such as Locus Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Cascadia Subduction Zone. Her book on Greg Egan came out from University of Illinois Press in 2014.
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