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2014 Parsec Finalists!

The 2014 Parsec finalists have been announced, and Cast of Wonders has again made the cut! This year we’re finalists in two categories: Best Speculative Fiction Story: Long Form Broken by Cedric Johnson and Veronica Giguere Camp Myth: Phoenix Watching by Chris Lewis Carter (from Cast of Wonders) Fire on the Mound by William J....
Episode 130: The Phobos Monolith by Preston Dennett

Episode 130: The Phobos Monolith by Preston Dennett

Narrated by Heather Amy Robinson Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Phobos Monolith, by Preston Dennett. Preston has worked as a carpet cleaner, fast-food worker, data entry clerk, bookkeeper, landscaper, singer, actor, writer, radio host, television consultant, teacher, UFO researcher, ghost hunter and more. But his true love has...
Episode 129: Into The Forever Place by Luke Thomas

Episode 129: Into The Forever Place by Luke Thomas

Narrated by Heather Welliver Listen above or download here. Show Notes UPDATE: Due to a recording error the story has been temporarily removed. We’ll have the corrected version back up for you as soon as possible. Our story this week is Into The Forever Place by Luke Thomas. Luke is a freelance writer and editor...

Camp Myth RPG Receives ENnie Nomination!

Congratulations to Chris Lewis Carter and the Camp Myth RPG for making the ENnie Award short list in the Best Family Game category! The ENnies are a series of fan-created awards for tabletop RPGs given every year at GenCon in Indianapolis. Good luck, Chris!! Felix, Argee and Moxie are rooting for you!
Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Episode 128: Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards

Narrated by Pete Milan Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Robots Don’t Cry by George Edwards. George owns a smartphone repair shop in Tipton, Indiana and says he earns working capital by writing papers for college students. He’s an anarcho-capitalist in the tradition of economist Murray Rothbard, who’s known for...
Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Episode 127: Learning the Game by Michael Haynes

Narrated by MK Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our episode this week is Learning the Game by Michael Haynes. Michael lives in Central Ohio where he helps keep IT systems running for a large corporation during the day and puts his characters through the wringer by night. An ardent short story reader...

Summer Strikes Again

It’s Allen’s turn to be on vacation – we’ll see you next week!

On Vacation

Listen above or download here. Hello everyone! Marguerite is on vacation this week and next. Allen has a great book recommendation for you – check it out!

Submissions Update

Hello everyone! A quick note for our authors. We’re now caught up on most stories submitted before May 1st. (I have a few re-submits which require further reading.) As always, if you haven’t heard from me regarding a story submitted in this window, please drop me a line. Due to vacation schedules, our next response...
Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Episode 126: The Perfect Prom by Kat Otis

Narrated by Mur Lafferty Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Perfect Prom, by Kat Otis. Kat lives a peripatetic life with a pair of cats who enjoy riding in the car as long as there’s no country music involved. Her fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine...
Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Episode 125: The Clasp by Jarod K. Anderson

Narrated by Elie Hirschman Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present The Clasp, by Jarod K Anderson. Jarod used to teach English at Ohio University. Currently, he works at a foundation that raises money for a wide range of college scholarships. He writes about education by day and ghosts, monsters, and...
Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Episode 124: Old People Rules by Holly Schofield

Narrated by Melissa Bugaj Listen above or download here. Show Notes This week we present Old People Rules, by Holly Schofield. Holly travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of a prairie farmhouse and her writing cabin on the Canadian west coast. Her work has been...

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