Just don't get to close to the screen. *cough*
While I seem to have a mild case of the crappin' crud, Dave Wilbanks has been hit hard, so the new episode of Pod of Horror will be Dave-less (and Grimmy-less, since, amazingly, our Advice Demon has also fallen ill * cough cough *). PoH #26 is our Christmas episode. Try to imagine the warmth and entertainment in those old Bing Crosby annual TV specials, then try to imagine the exact opposite. That's our show.
It includes a special holiday story -- read by the author -- that I warned may shut down the Internet. I'll read an original tale called "The Thing in the Stocking." Dave's story will have to wait until next year. Also, J.F. Gonzalez makes a special appearance to talk about his great new novel The Beloved. I'll have more when the show goes live in a day or so.
Over at the Shocklines message board, Joe Kroeger has reviewed Damned Nation. He was kind enough to single out my contribution:
The story that I considered to be the best entry in this anthology is DAS HOLLENFEUER by Mark Justice. With a disturbing vision of a future where the Third Reich won the war with the help of the legions of Hell, Mark Justice’s writing is imaginative and rich with imagery culminating in an ending that takes your breath away. This story is well worth getting this book for.
You can read the entire review here.