In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show our guest is American writer Mark O’Connell, author of the legendary Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode “Who Mourns for Morn”, talking about screenwriting for television as well as his non-fiction work, including his biography of Dr J. Allen Hynek, the “Close Encounters Man” who through his 20-year career on the US Air Force Project Blue Book, helped turn UFOs from fringe to mainstream.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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