BCS Audio Vault 005: Pale

Issue #155

Introduced by author Marie Brennan, novelist (including A Natural History of Dragons, a finalist for the World Fantasy Award) and short story writer (more than forty stories, including seven in BCS), pointing out several interesting twists in “Pale” and how it confronts and subverts several common tropes, including the Woman in Refrigerator role.

There's always a woman. And she plays her part, one way or the other. “The stranger’ll come for you,” I tell her, trying to tip-toe round the vulgarity. Whether it’s The Marshal or The Hired Gun, the innocent’s champion gets the woman. He’ll be good to her, but she’ll never forget, never be quite the same when he rides away.


Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:20 — 30.45MB)
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More

Read “Pale” by Kathryn Allen, in Issue #37

Read Comments on this Story (3 Comments)

ShareThis with Friends

If you liked this podcast, you may also like:
BCS 039: “Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride” by Saladin Ahmed
BCS Audio Vault 003: “Haxan” by Kenneth Mark Hoover

Return to Issue #155

Return to BCS Audio Vault