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Every month (or more often, as the mood strikes!) Tenebrous Kate and Jack Guignol cover the weirdest, kinkiest, and most outrageous fiction we can unearth. The books discussed range from classics of gothic literature to startling works of new weird, from romantic potboilers to horror epics, from cult favorites to obscure pulp treasures. Join us for a smarter-than-average look at WAY-weirder-than-average books.


Join your hosts Tenebrous Kate and Jack Guignol on their journey through some of the strangest corridors of fiction. From shocking horror to spicy romance, Kate and Jack take a deeper look at the often misunderstood and frequently under-examined world of genre fiction.

Jack Guignol is a scholar, writer, professor, and grade A dungeon master who maintains the blog Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque.

Tenebrous Kate is a writer, illustrator, and person who sometimes gets a microphone. Her website is located at

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BleakWarrior by Alistair Rennie [Episode 1]

Image of the Beast/Blown by Philip Jose Farmer [Episode 2]

My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews [Episode 3]

To the Devil, A Daughter by Dennis Wheatley [Episode 4]

R.L. Stine's Goosebumps [Episode 5]

Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers [Episode 6]

The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius [Episode 7]

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice [Episode 8]

Sax Rohmer's Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu and Nude in Mink [Episode 9]

Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber [Episode 10]

Gilded Needles by Michael McDowell [Episode 11]

The Final Programme by Michael Moorcock [Episode 12]

Tenebrae by Ernest G. Henham [Episode 13]

Under the Poppy by Kathe Koja [Episode 14]

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin [Episode 15]

The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis [Episode 16]

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis [Episode 17]

Incubus by Ray Russell [Episode 18]

Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer [Episode 19]

Facial Justice by L.P. Hartley [Coming Soon]