Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, C.L. Polk, Fran Wilde, and Howard Tayler
Okay, before we start, you have homework: Please take a few minutes to read this essay by Fran Wilde entitled “You Wake Up Monstrous.”
That will give you context for our discussion, which is about how body horror and other monstrous-ness is a tool we should be employing with great care.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Daniel Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Rewrite a scene containing body horror or body humor so that the character with the disability/deformity is neither the source of the horror nor the butt of the joke.
Screams from the Dark: 29 Stories of Monsters and The Monstrous, ed. Ellen Datlow