“I’ve been working at home for 15 years now, but the moment someone told me I couldn’t leave, it screwed me up.”
Urban fantasy horror writer Richard Kadrey checks in from San Francisco. We talk about how self-isolation impacts his writing, the history of urban plagues, his stab at passing the time by learning to use Windows, Clive Barker as “comfort food” reading, why he doesn’t binge on TV series, risking his life for his favorite bourbon, the difference between folk horror and rural horror, and more. Give it a listen! And go read his latest book, The Grand Dark and listen to our recent full-length podcast about it!
“I resent the pandemic for not letting me laugh at Republicans.”
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About our Guest
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of his other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also wrote the Vertigo comic Lucifer. His newest book is The Grand Dark.
Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Proof-of-ilfe photo of Richard by him, but it’s on my instagram.