Episode 193 — Nick Antosca


Nick Antosca is the guest. A writer on the upcoming NBC show Believe, helmed by J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, he is also the author of several books, the most recent of which is a story collection called The Girlfriend Game, available now from Word Riot Press.

Peter Straub says

These lovely stories float out to us from a long, dark alley-way where Franz Kafka and Bruno Schultz are mugging Ray Bradbury…. Nick Antosca has reached a level of blissful mastery.

And Publishers Weekly says

Antosca’s scalpel dissects love, family, and illusions of morality in this brutal and often uncomfortably sexual collection. Combining scathing horror and psychological realism, these 12 vivisections of the inhuman condition marry stinging social commentary with psychological horror… Horror’s expected icons are replaced by neighbors and families, with relationships being the monsters… This literate, thoughtful horror will inspire long-lasting unease.

Monologue topics: addicition, moral ambiguity, the vastness of space, dark mystery.