Best speculative fiction podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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Wily Writers Speculative Fiction Audio Stories
 
Let us tell you a story! Speculative Fiction Audio Recordings.
 
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Speculative Fiction Picks
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A Podcast for Fans of SciFi, Fantasy and Horror
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
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Nobilis Erotica
Monthly+
 
The best podcast of erotic speculative fiction in the known universe.
 
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Cast Macabre
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Cast Macabre runs a wide range of stories from all around the world. Some have classic supernatural tropes, others just take the every day to the extreme, some make you laugh, others shudder, but they're all delightfully dark in some way, and all high quality. We've run stories by new and upcoming authours, as well as established writers, such as Tim Pratt, and the Bram Stoker awarding-winning poet, Marge Simon. Past narrators include, Norm Sherman, Alasdair Stuart, Rish Outfield, and Julie ...
 
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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast
 
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
 
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Terra Incognita Australian Speculative Fiction Podcast
 
A monthly podcast of the best Australian Speculative Fiction read by the authors who created it
 
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Brick Moon Fiction - BMF Podcast
Monthly+
 
Brick Moon Fiction is dedicated to imagining the future through speculative fiction from diverse voices.
 
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Erotica a la Carte - Season One
 
An experiment in short story writing. Award nominated speculative fiction writer and award winning podcaster, P J Ballantine and invited guest chefs will offer a saucy menu to listeners from the erotica a la carte kitchen.
 
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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast MP3
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
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Podcasts – Variant Frequencies
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
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Magical Space Pussycats
Monthly
 
A podcast for readalongs of speculative fiction books from the Lady Vaults along with general chit-chat and bookish goodness.
 
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Apex Magazine Podcast
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A monthly podcast of fiction from the Hugo award-nominated Apex Magazine.
 
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Makeshift Stories
Monthly
 
A biweekly journey into the improbable; speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
 
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Stories from Nobilis Reed
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Nobilis Reed brings you a (mostly) weekly selection of stories, serials and excerpts that don't stop at the bedroom door...or the castle gate...or the airlock.
 
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Midnight Circle
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Are you ready for something scary? Experience your fears through auditory horror. Visit www.midnightcircle.com.
 
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GENESIS SCIENCE FICTION RADIO SERIES
 
Fridays at 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PM PSTThis Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
 
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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast MP3
 
Strange Stories, By Strange Authors, for Strange Listeners
 
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The Grayscale
Monthly
 
the audio storytelling arm of Critical Point Theatre
 
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The Drabblecast Audio Fiction Podcast
 
The Drabblecast is a weekly audio fiction magazine that offers strange stories for strange listeners.
 
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The Overcast
Monthly+
 
A Speculative Fiction Podcast, Featuring Breathtaking Stories from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
 
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Podcast Episodes – The Skiffy and Fanty Show
 
Running away from the thought police on wings of gossamer and lace...
 
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Spirit Blade Underground Alliance
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The Spirit Blade Underground Alliance is dedicated to creating original Christian science fiction, fantasy and horror stories that share a biblical viewpoint! All created by an online volunteer community supported by Spirit Blade Productions.
 
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Red All Over: An Alias Grace Podcast
 
Fake news, oppressive patriarchy, and an overall impending sense of doom: Join us as "Aunt" Kelly Anneken & Molly "Ofmitchell" Sanchez discuss this and more in Red All Over, a podcast that explores The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace and (weirdly) not current events.
 
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Cast of Wonders
Weekly
 
Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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Howl
Weekly
 
Howl is a collection of strange short stories for a strange short existence by author Eric Czuleger.http://www.howloutloud.com
 
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Untold Podcast
Monthly
 
Capturing the culture's imagination through speculative fiction!
 
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Pendragon Variety Network
Monthly
 
Lady Authors Dedicated to Fandom and Fiction
 
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Podcasts – Something Wicked
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Annual Anthology of Speculative Fiction
 
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Podcasts – Variant Frequencies
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
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Theme and Variations
Weekly
 
A podcast anthology of speculative fiction with music as a theme. Science fiction, fantasy, and slipstream tales include stories of a future world where music has been lost, office workers whose imbedded soundtracks direct their lives, the Martian superstar who doesn't want to play anymore, singers who can compel men to kill with the sound of their voices, and more. The eight episodes present short stories by Keyan Bowes, Ernest Hogan, Elaine Isaak, Lejon A. Johnson, Jack Mangan, Rick Novy, ...
 
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Ick Audiobook Episodes
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Town barber Lymen Freeman finds himself at the nexus of a surprising crisis when a mysterious patch of slime appears... and grows... in middle of the street in front of his Barber shop. Things go from curious to bizarre as the townspeople’s theories about the nature of the goo begin manifesting in bizarre—and then horrifying—ways. What is the ick? What is it for? What should they do about it? Lymen knows it’s up to him to find out before it’s too late.
 
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DimensionBucket Magazine
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Fiction / Audio Production / Music / Art
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
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The Prisoner of NaNoWriMo
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Piers Langland is a mild mannered paint salesman with one burning passion. He aspires to be a famous author. Each November he looks forward to entering The National Novel Writer Month competition. To be a winner in NaNoWriMo he must write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, a tall order for any writer. Turns out, it is an especially tall order for our hero. Join Piers as he struggles to choose a topic for his novel before he can begin his epic task. Vampires or space opera, romance or pulp ficti ...
 
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Speculate!
Monthly
 
The speculative fiction podcast for readers, writers, and fans
 
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Lasers Dragons And Keyboards
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A podcast for readers and writers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction.
 
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The Sci-Fi Christian
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We see The Sci-Fi Christian, in all its iterations, as being about the collision between faith and nerdom. We believe that good genre fiction is about more than just entertainment. We seek to engage with the themes and philosophies behind our favorite stories, wrestling with the big ideas within speculative fiction. We’re unabashedly nerdy and unabashedly Christian. Even if your faith background differs from ours, we look forward to interacting with you at The Sci-Fi Christian!
 
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Mirage – Bryan Aiello
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Story Teller
 
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Strangelet Podcast
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Literary Matter
 
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Writestream Radio Network
Daily
 
Rejoice in the flow of creativity!Founded by Daria Anne and Lisa Tarves in March of 2013, Writestream Radio Network celebrates creative expression and caters to a diverse range of tastes. Whatever your interests, you’ll find them showcased here along with a line-up of engaging hosts and renowned experts in various fields.Tune in to Just Believe with Ilene Gottlieb; Writestream Tuesday with The Mentor In Me; Create Your Life with Tasha Chen, Partners in Crime with Sue Coletta and Kimberly McC ...
 
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Podcasts – Variant Frequencies
 
Variant Frequencies was a monthly podcast of original fiction. Stories blending gothic horror with space adventure, dark fantasy with sci-fi, recalling the reality-bending vibes of The Twilight Zone, and offering something wholly unique that fits inbetween and outside. Our podcasts are fully produced, including talented voice actors and original music scores. Subscription is free. Entertainment and escapism are guaranteed.
 
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Novum
Monthly
 
Novum is not just a podcast about science fiction. It's an exploration of the intersection between reality and speculation. Each week, I examine the ways in which our world is coming to closely resemble those worlds from a science fiction novel or film. I want to prove that sci-fi is so much more than time travel and far-out galactic warfare. At its best, it provides an unusual, critical perspective on the present. Novum is produced and hosted by Ari Brin. Original musical compositions for t ...
 
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Australian Spec Fic in Focus: The Podcast
 
Australian Spec Fic in Focus is an award winning Australian site that reviews science fiction and fantasy. The ASiF! Podcast features interviews, book chats and reviews. You can also check out our online news, features and reviews at: http://www.asif.dreamhosters.com/
 
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City of Masks
Weekly
 
City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare's Italy (complete with twins). In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religi
 
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Galactic Suburbia
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Alisa, Alex and Tansy bring you speculative fiction news, reading notes and chat from the galactic suburbs of Australia
 
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Short Science Fiction Collection by Various
 
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories originally published between 1931 and 1963, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input.
 
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News - The Sockdolager
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Editors Alison Wilgus and Paul Starr discuss the stories in the latest issue, interview contributing authors, revisit recent conventions and enthuse about various happenings in the world of fantastical prose.
 
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The Absolute at Large
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An inventor has created a machine, a "carburator," which consumes matter entirely. It destroys it on an atomic level, releasing massive amounts of energy, and leaving nothing behind—at least, nothing physical. It turns out that pantheism (the idea that God is present in everything) is true, and the carburator not only releases energy, it releases God—or "the Absolute." As carburators are installed throughout the world, more and more instances of miracles occur, and the people near the carbur ...
 
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AntipodeanSF
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AntipodeanSF podcast/radio show is devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror). AntiSF is where speculative fiction belongs -- downside-up!
 
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The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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Origin: Stories on Creativity
 
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbSnMk6QPiULXmKDYmwCmIg *** Jordan Anderson Is a musician and author in the Pacific North West. His first book is a collection of Novellas available on Amazon.com. *** Website: https://jordanandersonfiction.c ...…
 
A feminist discussion around Science Fiction, a subject that is historically dominated by dudebros, and how there may be a new term to serve as an umbrella term for sci-fi/fantasy/horror/etc. "Speculative Fiction." This weeks guests are... Sharon, an English Professor that uses Science Fiction as a vehicle to discuss all the 'isms and social is ...…
 
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Losing The Plot Podcast
 
Steve Pool is a speculative fiction author living in Oregon. He has a passion for genre fiction, helping other authors with their craft, and anime! We discuss loving your characters, order versus chaos, and how great it is when you stop caring what other people think.He has a forthcoming story in the Australian speculative fiction mag/podcast n ...…
 
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WhenNerdsAttack's podcast
 
A Proud Partner of the When Nerds Attack Podcasting Network. On the Menu: The Best Deaths in Science Fiction! Welcome to the SciFi Pubcast! Come for a drink but stay for the speculation. It's our Hallowe'en episode and it's scary stuff. And our kitchen is not even involved. We talk about death and mortality in science fiction. And cry, nearly. ...…
 
This week on the Undercurrent, host Cole Tunningley brings you scary stories. First, a piece of speculative fiction about Amazon descending upon a small town. Then, a profile of 2017’s Haunted Aud, an event that turns MSU’s auditorium into a terrifying spectacle. After that, reporter Max Johnston dives into the rumors surrounding 122 Division S ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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The SciFi Pubcast
 
On the Menu: The Best Deaths in Science Fiction! Welcome to the SciFi Pubcast! Come for a drink but stay for the speculation. It's our Hallowe'en episode and it's scary stuff. And our kitchen is not even involved. We talk about death and mortality in science fiction. And cry, nearly. We're joined by our regular staff, Keri and Derek, and a cust ...…
 
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All In Good Storytime
 
In the 19th episode of All in Good Storytime, we begin reading "Oryx and Crake", the 2003 speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood. In these first six chapters, we are introduced to Snowman, aka Jimmy, who is the
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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Origin: Stories on Creativity
 
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for updates on my other show Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction. Subscribe on itunes Subscribe on stitcher *** Todd Dillard’ is the recipient of a grant from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His chapbook The Drowned Hymns is available from Jeanne Duval Editions. He lives in Philade ...…
 
GC McKay's The Lone Drunk Readeth podcast presents Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress, from the collection of shorts of the same title. More famous for her speculative fiction works such as The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, Atwood is also a keen humanist, feminist and overall a pretty decent and seemingly genuine person, going by what Wikip ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
NOTE: This replaces the earlier, shorten video. This is the whole thing. :)"I love building symbolic bonfires, especially when they're so romantic!" Gryfflet gets involved with the Stag-clan. “What are we gazing at? Are you watching that bluff to make sure it doesn’t make any sudden moves?” “I am appalled to be informed by the floaty white text ...…
 
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The Future Is A Mixtape
 
For this episode of The Future Is A Mixtape, Jesse & Matt explore the paranoid dread and narcotic pull of Adam Curtis’ most recent documentary of political-noir, HyperNormalisation. In 2 hours and 40 minutes, it charts the globe-hopping travails of terrorists, bankers, politicians and America’s digital aristocracy--all of whom use humanity as p ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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Science and Environment – Pod Academy
 
When you use a SatNav, or check a modern weather forecast, you’re using technology made possible by space exploration. Emerging space industries include tourism, and some tentative plans to mine asteroids, or the Moon, for rare materials. Space now has its lawyers, its policymakers, and even its ethicists. Robert Seddon went to King’s College, ...…
 
Main Fiction: "The Verdant Gene" by Marcelle DubeOriginally published in Fiction River: MoonscapesMarcelle Dubé writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and award-winning anthologies, and her novels include the Mendenhall Mystery series and Backli’s Ford, an A’lle Chronicles novel. She g ...…
 
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The Author Stories Podcast - Author Interviews, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Butcher, Ernest Cline, Robin Hobb, Diana Gabaldon
 
Releasing September 26, 2017 is the second volume in the Frontiers of Speculative Fiction series OCEANS: The Anthology. Joining me today are Rysa Walker and Daniel Arthur Smith to talk about this fantastic collection of short stories by twelve of today's hottest speculative fiction authors. These stories are all connected by the common theme of ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
This week’s very, very sad instance with the Rangers gives rise to plenty of Gryfflet hilarity: “Want to redeem your oath? C’mon, all the cool ghosts are doing it…” “Define ‘alert,’ Radanir. Because to me, ‘alert’ means paying careful attention to the stonework along the side…” “If only you were slightly more corporeal, so that I couldn’t see y ...…
 
Poul Anderson’s Three Hearts and Three Lions was originally serialized in 1953 in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction--eight years later a revised and expanded version of the tale would see print in hardcover from Doubleday, followed by an Avon paperback in 1962. It has remained sporadically in print ever since, largely overshadowed by ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
While Calenglad remorselessly abandons Gryfflet to battle a troll on a bridge alone, Gryfflet manages to fight his way to the top of Nar's Peak. Forensic analysis of corpses and correcting NPC's usage of pronouns.For more information about Mythgard on LOTRO, visit http://mythgard.org/activities/mythgard-on-lotro/Join our community:- Facebook: h ...…
 
Is there life on other planets? Harvard biologist Jonathan B. Losos has an interesting theory that since there are so many Earth-type planets in our galaxy alone that there's a good chance that there's some humanoid looking (at least in the bipedal sense) creatures out there, too. Just like a Hollywood movie.Read more at BigThink.com: http://bi ...…
 
Will A.I. take us over, and one day look back on this time period as the dawn of their civilization? Richard Dawkins posits an interesting idea, or at the very least a premise to a good science-fiction novel.Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/richard-dawkins-richard-dawkins-why-ai-might-run-the-world-better-than-humans-doFoll ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
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The Good, The Bad and The Just Plain Standard
 
Wherein we talk about the 2014 fictional puppy killing event. Talking about candlemakers, IMDb, Con-Man, Yann’s mother, dogs, tactics, Hitman’s Bodyguard, walking out, Cineworld, titular characters, amending our previous Doric section, correcting an Atomic Blonde fact, McGuffin epiphany, clarification on Game of Death 5 fight choreography, relo ...…
 
In the end, she only remembered that husband and son-in-law. Until the last days she’d score them with her wasp tongue. Wasp Tongues by Chaille Bos This story is in response to the death of my grandmother. It was my way of working through the reality that I never knew the real her and never had a chance to, and yet I found myself in a part of h ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
On the Menu: Parodies in Science Fiction. Welcome to the SciFi Pubcast! Come for a drink but stay for the speculation. In this episode, we talk talk parodies in science fiction while Joel recovers from illness. But no worries. Despite eating something from the kitchen, Joel somehow maintains the conversation. What's your favorite parodies? That ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
“That’s a weird thing to say: ‘You are too busy to walk through this door right now.’ What do YOU know about my calendar, man?” As he explores the Lich Bluffs, Gryfflet gets familiar with the night life of Llanuch. “Hey, demon of the ancient world, c’mere, demon of the ancient world…” He also treats us to a discussion of the necessary ingredien ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
“Hi, Ox spirit! I’m prepared to show you my endurance! I’m all about the crashing waves of brutal fate!” Gryfflet gets to meet the totem spirits of the different Dunlending clans, discusses the Goldilocks of social behavior among NPCs, and meets the Huntsman, whom he believes to be a lesser woodland spirit who owes his allegiance to Orome.For m ...…
 
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Signum University: Gryfflet's Adventures in Middle-earth
 
“Hang on. We’ve got forest spirits here.” This week’s adventures result in Gryfflet trying to attack moss, and managing to do something vaguely resourceful to harvest mistletoe from branches high above his head (“with a silver sickle by the light of the new moon, or something like that.”) “I’m sorry you’re taking this so poorly. I was kinda hop ...…
 
Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE, better known as Terry Pratchett, was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Sir Pratchett dies at 66 years old from Alzheimer's complication. Alzheimer's impact is growing. Please click the following link to learn more about … ...…
 
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Steven Hoefer's Reader's Room Podcast
 
Reader's Room ponders the best speculative fiction and and science for the week. This week I visit some of the same craters that the Apollo astronauts walked on fifty years ago, and we talk about making up some history just so we can mess it up later. Show links: Cinder Lakes Training Field (PDF) where the Apollo astronauts trained. S. (aka Shi ...…
 
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MythWits
 
Ira Nayman is the proprietor of the Alternate Reality News Service, which sends reporters into other dimensions and has them report back on what they find there. There are seven books in this series of collections of humourous science fiction news articles; the latest is called Futures in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear. The fifth novel in h ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
MIRAGE # 6: Christianity in Spec Fiction Subscribe to this YouTube Channel for updates on other shows like Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction and my vlog: Old Walks Dog Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Itunes *** Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion that can be found intertwined in many written works of speculative ficti ...…
 
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