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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
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Wolf 359
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A bi-monthly radio show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere.
 
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Earbud Theater
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An anthology of original audio dramas in the vein of classic series like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror - It's All In Your Head.
 
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Critical Role
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The adventures of Vox Machina in podcast form.
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
 
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Edict Zero - FIS
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Edict Zero - FIS is a science fiction audio drama series produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment. It is a cross of futuristic sci-fi, law enforcement procedural, crime, suspense/mystery, and dark fantasy.
 
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The Orphans
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A tale of survival on an unknown world. The Orphans is a cinematic audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are.Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The survivors: Nora, Richard, Olivia, Baz, William, Valerie and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to live with one another and work together as they fight for their li ...
 
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SAYER
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SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
 
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Makeshift Stories
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A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
 
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PodCastle
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The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
 
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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
 
When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizar ...
 
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The Penumbra Podcast
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Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play.The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more hear ...
 
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The Bridge
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It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from aba ...
 
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Steal the Stars
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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted - scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
 
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The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
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StarShipSofa
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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
 
Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, h ...
 
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Girl In Space | A Sci-Fi Mystery Audio Drama
 
Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen twice a month for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
 
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Tincture, A Weird West Trilogy
 
A free western sci-fi audio adventure.
 
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Hadron Gospel Hour
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Sci-fi Audio Comedy/Adventure for Weirdos and Other Living Things
 
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Ostium Podcast
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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.
 
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Cast of Wonders
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Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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Not from Concentrate | Audiobooks / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor
 
Author and novelist David Wallace Fleming publishes original humor, science fiction and fantasy short stories. Subscribe for a variety of free, serialized audiobooks of short fiction. For more info on the author, visit http://davidwallacefleming.com
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
 
This feed only serves up Skinner Co.'s serial fiction podcast, Flash Pulp
 
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Tin Can
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A one man science fiction audio drama, by David Devereux
 
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The Haven Chronicles
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Imagine getting a distress call and going to investigate it. Only when you get there, it’s quiet, and no one is around. What happened? Where is everyone? What the hell is going on? Listen to The Haven Chronicles to find out.
 
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The Tales of Sage and Savant - Steampunk/Science Fiction Audio Drama
 
A Steampunk Audio Drama: A laboratory accident sends Dr Sage and Professor Savant’s minds through space and time to reanimate dead bodies. Join them as they explore past, present and future.
 
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The Mythcreant Podcast
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Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
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Bringing you the science fiction and fantasy books that you want to read
 
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a serial science fiction comedy adventure podcast written, recorded, voiced, scored and edited by James R. Tramontana.
 
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Mythgard Academy
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Mythgard Academy aims to make in-depth discussion of students' favorite works of fantasy and science fiction literature free and open to everyone. The Mythgard Academy program features live discussions with Mythgard Institute faculty to which all are invited, free of charge. Recordings of our sessions will be freely available after class, and we let our supporters decide what books we read. Learn more at mythgard.org/academy
 
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Scifi Scifi Scifi
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Three science fiction fans review and discuss a different science fiction or fantasy book every week.
 
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BRASS
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A Steampunk Adventure Serial
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
In this week’s edition of BeeBop Tales, our hero wrestles with a many-tentacled monster, and meets an old friend of Dr. Perkolator’s. Can BeeBop enlist this man in the battle against Messingham? Can you solve the puzzle to break BeeBop free?! Email earth@finncaspian.com with your answer! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a mo ...…
 
Author : Samantha Henderson Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Divya Breed Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums First published in Interzone, November 2016, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 34, edited by Gardner Dozois. Contains frequent class-one cursing (f-bombs and the like), graphic description of murder, somewhat le ...…
 
The group questions the crownsguard for clarity about last night’s attacks, and their hunt for the gnolls leads them to a descent down a mysterious mine…
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Pillai expected Kali border security to be much tighter than it was. All he got was a body search that was routinely thorough, and a few old-fashioned tests and checks. It reminded him of a visit he had made as a very young rightwing Hindu activist to an Indian nuclear weapon testing facility back in 1998, after the Pokhran atomic tests. His br ...…
 
The War of the Ring, Part 02By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
This week BeeBop sends Jonathan on a wild goose chase while he kicks off another edition of BeeBop’s Spoiler Club. We’re introducing a brand-new show, Pants on Fire! It’s a game show for kids, and BeeBop’s robot pal L.I..S.A. is a co-host. We think you’ll really dig it! We’ll be back on Friday with our regular BeeBop Tales episode, but in the m ...…
 
Patreon support standing at 395 – last week 388. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Bitcoin address: 1FcqW3GEWFX9tuoyFrn1ySKoeybyc3J4W9 Ethereum address: 0xacC43A99b1eDe0e4a04B43A7A7fa3aA476B87EAA Main Fiction: "Home Sweet BiOme" by Pat MacEwen Originally published by The Magazine of F&SF Pat MacEwen is an anthropologist. She does independe ...…
 
Author : Ryan Row Narrator : Tina Connolly Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published by Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Content warning for the death of a child. They make my heart out of stone. A slate-colored hunk of granite run through with thin veins of fool’s gold like silver cracks that the fa ...…
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
 
Tonight, in a world where the only certainty is the gnashing of undead teeth, Ruby discovers something truly unexpected.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
Authors : Dagny Paul and Natalia Theodoridou Narrators : Alexis Goble and Erika Sanderson Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Catherine Unger Discuss on Forums February is Women in Horror Month, an international initiative which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in t ...…
 
In the ancient days of 2013, Chris coined the terms “candy” and “spinach” to describe the way characters need to be cool but also have problems. This week, in the far future of 2018, we take another look. How much candy should a character have? Can they get by on just spinach? What happens when the balance is off, and how do you get it just rig ...…
 
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Makeshift Stories
 
After noticing a ghostly figure in a series of photos, Trisha, a top performing career architect, attending her company retreat starts getting a series of unusual messages on her cell phone. At first, she suspects a colleague but soon realizes that it can’t be possible. Eventually, she discovers that the perpetrator is herself, and her...…
 
Author : A. Merc Rustad Narrator : Christopher Cornell Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Lonely Robot on a Rocket Ship in Space was first published in Cicada Magazine in 2016. Frank discussion of sexual, gender and body identity; nothing graphic. Audio production note: Christopher Cornell has done […] The post E ...…
 
As we enter the final week of the SAYER Season 5 Kickstarter, let me take a moment to thank all the backers and everyone who has been so vocal in their support of this project. This promo features the following music: Melancholy Aftersounds (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
This episode features "Obliteration" written by Robert Reed. Published in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/reed_02_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld
 
Shifgrethor! We review and discuss "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. LeGuin.
 
The group hits the road, preparing for a long trip to Zidash. But trouble in the small town of Alfield stops the band of adventurers in their tracks…
 
Author : Jason Kimble Narrator : Max Gladstone Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 291: If Only Kissing Made it So is a Cast of Wonders original. PodCastle wants you to nominate your favs! We’re asking fans and frequent listeners of the podcast to nominate up […] The post Cast of Wonders 291 ...…
 
The War of the Ring, Part 01By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Well, the 101,201st Emperor needed some levies to build a huge statue of himself, so he said, “Okay, all of my recently subjugated peoples: If you’ve got at least two sons, you need to give me your first-born. But don’t worry, I’ll give him back, assuming he can survive ten years of lifting these big heavy stones.” In some places, people weren’ ...…
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
 
By Rich Larson, from Issue #245 – Science-Fantasy Month 4 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine Narrated by Tina Connolly. The cube is like nothing she’s ever seen, an enormous black box composed of a thousand shifting slivers breaking and melding, rippling, almost liquid. More info »
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
 
This week we talk with author Nat Cassidy about adapting Tor Labs & Gideon Media’s Steal The Stars 14-episode podcast into a novel, playwriting, acting, Lovecraft & Call of Cthulhu, and even some Final Fantasy talk! Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast over on iTunes, rate it and please tell your friends about us. It really does help. Join ...…
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
BeeBop and the Doctor set out to rescue their family of robots, but first they have to seek help from an old enemy. And BeeBop takes an unconventional flight into enemy territory. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! ...…
 
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ars PARADOXICA
 
Sally pines for a friend. Esther struggles to catch up without her usual resources. Chet's on his way out. One last secret play before the new Director comes to town. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Tau Zaman (with Daniel Manning, Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah). Directed & produced by Misch ...…
 
An announcement about the end of the show. Yes, you heard right: Season 3 will be the last season. But also, the best.
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
 
Tonight, our zombie-slaying heroine begins her long walk out of the apocalypse.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
Patreon support standing at 388 - last week 377. Help us get to 500 Patreon Supporters. Bitcoin address: 1FcqW3GEWFX9tuoyFrn1ySKoeybyc3J4W9 Ethereum address: 0xacC43A99b1eDe0e4a04B43A7A7fa3aA476B87EAA Main Fiction: "The Advanced Ward" by Michael Janairo Originally published in Veterans of the Future Wars. Michael Janairo is a writer living in u ...…
 
Author : A. T. Greenblatt Narrator : Mike Flinchum Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previously published in Mothership Zeta. Rated PG for Mild Language and Bold Monsters. A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters By A.T. Greenblatt 1. The Siren There are three basic guidelines that any idiot can follow when face ...…
 
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The Haven Chronicles
 
After The Events. Featuring Conrad Miszuk
 
Where does Evocation end and Abjuration begin? Should a fireball require Prime magic? What even are Charms? That’s right, this week we’re talking about how different settings classify magic, from novels to RPGs to video games. We discuss the purpose behind dividing magic in the first place, how to make classifications that don’t feel artificial ...…
 
Jake learns he's started having some pretty serious nightmares and wakes up screaming. He tries to send a message to Dave to give him an update. Jake and Monica venture through a new door where things are pretty darn cold; you might want to put a coat on for this one.This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. The voice of Jake i ...…
 
Author : Brian Trent Narrator : Alasdair Stuart Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums “Sparg” was first published in Daily Science Fiction in 2013. Two instances of cursing. Adorable cephalopod in peril. Sparg By Brian Trent Sparg had difficulty making pancakes, but he was trying. In the empty apartment, […] The po ...…
 
CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN! We review and discuss "The Atrocity Archives" by Charles Stross.
 
The party presents evidence of the devil toad’s corruption at a midnight trial, and Beau confronts an envoy from her past...
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Of course I can be angry. But I wear a headscarf. The moment I’m angry, you put me in your mental box labeled “TERRORIST” in neat, tidy small capitals. You store me under “Potential Danger” in the warehouse of your mind. When I cross the parking lot to the grocery store, sometimes people hit the gas, not the brakes. And this is a university tow ...…
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
 
This week we talk with ireturn guest Kevin Shinick, the Emmy award-winning writer/actor/producer showrunner for many things including: Robot Chicken, Cartoon Network’s MAD, PBS’ Where In Time Is Carmen San Diego?, Marvel’s Spider-man, and his latest project the Netflix Original series Disjointed. Plus BONUS NERDERY: find out whatever happened t ...…
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
It’s the return of BeeBop Tales! Not has the Earth awaited a return like this since Full House was inexplicably revived. In this week’s episode, BeeBop basks in the admiration of his fellow robots, but his adventures aren’t over. He’s going to have to save his family, but first, he has snap Dr. Perkolator out of his funk! Also, contain your exc ...…
 
Patreon support standing at 377. Help us get to 500 goal. Main Fiction: "Scienceville" by Gary Gibson Originally published in Interzone Gary Gibson is the author of ten novels, including Stealing Light and Final Days. His most recent novels are Extinction Game and its sequel Survival Game, about the adventures of a group of people, all of whom ...…
 
Author : Natalia Theodoridou Narrator : Tanja Milojevic Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Originally published in KROnline. Rated PG-13, for war and all its wounds and sorrow. The Ravens’ Sister by Natalia Theodoridou There are many ways to tell this story. All of them are true. Verses of the House I have seven ra ...…
 
Over breakfast, the family discusses politics, philosophy and wardrobe, while downstairs, talk among the servants hints at a gathering storm.
 
Author : Alisa Alering Narrator : Adela Kwon Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Writers of the Future (Vol. 29) February is Women in Horror Month, an international initiative which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether t ...…
 
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Part 07By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
Space opera has always had a tenuous relationship with science, from sound in space to the main deflector dish. But as scientific awareness spreads among writers and readers alike, these problems are getting worse. Join us for a discussion of the issues that face space opera as a genre, and at least a few potential solutions. Download Episode 1 ...…
 
Support us on Patreon We are going back to StarShipSofa Originals this time. This show came out in July 2007. We are playing Stephen R. Donaldson's story Mythological Beasts; Read by Ciaran O’Carroll Story first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction‘s January 1979 issue.
 
Author : Naomi Kritzer Narrator : Miriam Krause Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Clarkesworld, January 2015 Mentions existence of sex and pornography. Contains ideation of self-harm and suicide. Cat Pictures, Please By Naomi Kritzer I don’t want to be evil. I want to be helpful. But knowing the […] The post Esc ...…
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
This episode features "Deep Down in the Cloud" written by Julie Novakova. Published in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/novakova_02_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
The party searches for the devil toad in an attempt to clear their name, finding themselves on a haunted island in the middle of the Usteloch...
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Travel to Scandinavia if you can, the older cats told me, the queens in their raftered kingdoms. The coffee there, they said, is bitter as an old lie. The Norsemen are beautiful, their women even more sublime, but most importantly, they are quiet. Preoccupied only with Nordic things, disinterested in the outside world. This is crucial. This is ...…
 
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Scifi Scifi Scifi
 
Gazebo! We review and discuss "Dungeon Born" by Dakota Kraut.
 
On December 28, 1879, the Tay Railroad Bridge extending from Wormit to Dundee collapsed whilst a train was crossing, killing all on board. This may not sound like an ideal place to find love, but it is where Dr Sage and Professor Savant find themselves on their latest adventure. Can Sage and Savant find a way to change history, can they transfo ...…
 
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