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Narrated by Laurice White
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published in Crossed Genres, August 2014

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Rachael K. JonesRachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, an addiction to running, and a couple degrees. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of venues, including Shimmer, Lightspeed, Accessing the Future, Strange Horizons, EscapePod, Crossed Genres, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an editor, a SFWA member, and a secret android. You can follow her on Twitter and WordPress.

 

The story is narrated by Laurice White. Laurice is a recent theater graduate and long time theater student, has read stories for Podcastle, Pseudopod, and most recently for John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey on The End is Nigh and The End is Now, the first two volumes of The Apocalypse Triptych.


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Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated by Phil Lunt
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
A Cast of Wonders original!


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Terry Ibele

Terry Ibele

Terry Ibele is from Ontario, Canada where he lives off a steady diet of frolicking in the woods, being stuck in transit, and pizza. He loves writing brisk, quirky stories and is currently working on a fantasy novel.

 

 

 

 

Phil Lunt

Phil Lunt

Hailing from the rain-sodden, North Western wastelands of England, Phil Lunt has dabbled in many an arcane vocation. From rock-star to conveyor-belt scraper at a bread factory, milkman to world’s worst waiter. He’s currently a freelance designer, actor and sometime writer/editor. For his sins he’s a supporter of Bolton Wanderers and Chair of the British Fantasy Society. He’s still considering becoming an astronaut when he grows up, and you can follow him on Twitter.

 

 

 

 


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated by Stephanie Morris
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published in Perihelion, October 2013


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Holly Schofield’s stories have appeared in dozens of publications including Lightspeed, Crossed Genres, Tesseracts and here at Cast of Wonders. She travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of a prairie farmhouse and her remote writing cabin in the wilds of North America. For more of her work (including free stories!) and a list of forthcoming publications, see her website.

Your narrator for the story is Stephanie Morris. Stephanie is a professional student, a librarian-in-training, a voracious biblio- and audiophile, and an occasional writer of short stories. She has narrated fiction for Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Cast of Wonders.


People of Color Destroy Science Fiction

Artemis Rising 2 on Pseudopod, Podcastle and Escapepod


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated by Marguerite Kenner
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published in Orb Speculative Fiction Volume 1, 2000.


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This story marks our fifth appearance of Cy De Gerch. You can find all her previous adventures here.

Rick Kennett lives in Melbourne, Australia where his day job is in the transport industry. His stories have appeared in Andromeda Spaceways, Aurealis, Weird Tales, the Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows anthologies and several podcasts including Pseudopod and Dunesteef. His novel The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea was published by Cooperative Press in 2013 and is available on Amazon.

In addition to a slew of Australian publishing awards for his horror fiction, Rick has two Parsec Awards to his credit, including our episode Now Cydonia which won in the short story category in 2014. And in a lovely coincidence, he’s recently become the podcast correspondent for the magazine Ghosts & Scholars, which specializes in the antiquarian ghost stories of last week’s author, M. R. James. You can find him online here.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated by Alasdair Stuart
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published by the author in More Ghost Stories, 1911

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M R JamesWe present a public domain classic this week, M. R. James’ The School Story, originally published in the anthology More Ghost Stories in 1911. Image licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 

Alasdair StuartAnd who better to narrate an English ghost story than the Lord of Pseudopod Towers, Alasdair Stuart. Alasdair is a narration regular across the fiction podcast landscape, as well as being the host of Pseudopod and co-host of EscapePod. You can follow him on Twitter, or read about everything from movies to travel to taquitos on his blog, The Man of Words.

 

 

 

 


Do you love flash fiction? The Escape Artists podcasts are hosting their fourth annual flash fiction contest, starting with Pseudopod this year. The submission window runs from August 15th through September 15th. All the details can be found on their forum.


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

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Narrated by M. K. Hobson
Audio production by Jeremy Carter
Originally published in Lightning Cake, November 2014


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We have a refreshing palate-cleansing flash story this week, Pluto by C E Hyun.

C. E’s fiction has appeared in Joyland, failbetter, Lightning Cake, The Good Men Project, and elsewhere. She currently lives in San Diego. You can find her online and on Twitter.

For your narrator we welcome back the dulcet tones of M.K. Hobson, famously described as “featuring Bea Arthur as Addison DeWitt!”

 

M. K. Hobson has decided to follow a time-honored authorial tradition and become a bitter recluse. She swore off social media and left her website to go to seed. At the moment, she exists only as a voice on short fiction podcasts such as Podcastle and here at Cast of Wonders. She leavens the tedium of her vastly expanded free time with misanthropy, paranoia, and weight lifting.

 

 

 


Theme music is “Appeal to Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com.

Click here to read the text of the story