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Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published Writers of the Future Vol 32 • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter...
Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

Episode 218: Dinovember! Saurs by Craig DeLancey

• Narrated by Marguerite Kenner • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 217: Boys' Night by Rebecca Birch

Episode 217: Boys’ Night by Rebecca Birch

• Narrated by Dave Thompson • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or...
Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

Episode 216: Banned Books Week – This Story Begins With You by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Jen R. Albert • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above...
Episode 215: Banned Books Week - Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

Episode 215: Banned Books Week – Problematic by Brian Lawrence Hurrel

• Narrated by Tatiana Grey • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 214: Banned Books Week - The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

Episode 214: Banned Books Week – The Price of Stories by Shannon Connor Winward

• Narrated by Katherine Inskip • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Banned Books Weeks 2016 photograph courtesy of Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page •...
Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

Episode 213: Beneath the Loveliest Tints of Azure by Jeff Samson

• Narrated by Elie Hirschman • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Lore Vol. 2 (November 30, 2013) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and...
Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

Episode 212: Selling Home by Tina Connolly

• Narrated by Chloe Yates • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally appeared in Bull Spec (Issue 6) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen...
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Closing to Submissions April 15th

Hi everyone, your editor here. Thanks to the HUGE influx of stories we’ve received over the last three months we’ll be closing to submissions on April 15th. In the meantime, polish up your ideas for our Banned Book Week call, dates for which we’ll be announcing soon. As always, thanks for listening!
Episode 205: Planar Ghosts (Part One) by Krystal Claxton

Episode 205: Planar Ghosts (Part One) by Krystal Claxton

• Narrated by Paul Cram • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Writers of the Future (Volume 31) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 204: Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

Episode 204: Twenty-One by Michael Merriam

• Narrated by John Meagher • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Afterburn SF (September 2007) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Read...
Episode 203: The Universe Dress by Laura-Marie Steele

Episode 203: The Universe Dress by Laura-Marie Steele

• Narrated by Dani Daly • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Laura-Marie...
Episode 202: Henkie’s Fiddle by Vonnie Winslow Crist

Episode 202: Henkie’s Fiddle by Vonnie Winslow Crist

• Narrated by Andrew Reid • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in Potter’s Field 4 • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes...

Wonder Tales – Not Just Fairies

Hi everyone, your editor Marguerite here. This weekend has been the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. I’ve been following along as various members of my Twitter stream were in attendance. One of the presentations that caught my attention was the history of the term ‘Fairy Tale’ and its use as an umbrella...
Episode 201: Miss Darcy's First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

Episode 201: Miss Darcy’s First Intergalactic Ballet Class by Dantzel Cherry

• Narrated by M K Hobson • Audio production by Rikki LaCoste • Originally published in Galaxy’s Edge (July/August 2015) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here....
Episode 200: Running on Two Legs by Eugie Foster

Episode 200: Running on Two Legs by Eugie Foster

• Narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • Originally published in The 3rd Alternative, Issue #40 (2004) • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download...
Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer

Episode 199: Leapling by Nicole Feldringer

• Narrated by Michelle Ristuccia • Audio production by Jeremy Carter • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Nicole...
Episode 198: The Authorized Biography (Part 2) by Michael G. Ryan

Episode 198: The Authorized Biography (Part 2) by Michael G. Ryan

• Narrated by Brian Rollins • Audio production by Rikki La Coste • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter     Listen above or download here....
Episode 197: The Authorized Biography (Part 1) by Michael G. Ryan

Episode 197: The Authorized Biography (Part 1) by Michael G. Ryan

• Narrated by Brian Rollins • Audio production by Rikki La Coste • A Cast of Wonders original! • Discuss this story on our forum • For a list of all our stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia page • Come visit us on Facebook and Twitter     Listen above or download here....
Writers, Start Your Engines: Submission Call Alert

Writers, Start Your Engines: Submission Call Alert

September 25 through October 1st is Banned Book Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information. We’ve run special episodes spotlighting the event in the past, such as Alex Shvartsman’s The Things We Leave Behind. To celebrate, later this...