Mean Time podcast #3: Michael Cisco

Michael Cisco reads “There’s No Light Between Floors.” GO HERE FOR THE PODCASTIC FLAVOR!

“There’s No Light Between Floors” is about a guy trapped in the rubble of a mysterious building that may or may not go into space, and elder gods may or may not be afoot. The story first appeared at Clarkesworld, is inspired by a snippet of a lyric from a Silkworm song, and features a scene that later made it into (and plays a key role in) The Little Sleep.

Next week, the award-winning Sarah Langan reads!

Michael Cisco is the author of The Divinity Student, The Tyrant, The San Veneficio Canon, The Traitor, and most recently The NarratorHe’s a contributor to The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Leviathan III and IV, Phantom, and Album Zutique. In 1999, his debut work received the International Horror Writers Guild Award for best first novel. His nonfiction appears in reference books published by Chelsea House and the Gale Group. Awarded his PhD in English literature in 2003 (New York University), he is currently preparing his first critical work, Supernatural Embarrassment, for publication. He lives in New York City.

Michael’s The Divinity Student and The Traitor are two of my favorite novels of the past ten plus years. He is, without question, the most dynamic live reader of fiction I’ve ever seen/heard. Seriously. Huge thank you to Michael for taking the time to read my story.

I first met Mr. Cisco at Readercon in 2004, I think. We played mafia together and lost horribly to Jonathan Lethem and his minions. Michael and I don’t have minions quite powerful enough yet, but we’re working on it.


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