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Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Episode 119: Pictures in Crayon by Elizabeth Shack

Read by Tina Connolly Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Elizabeth Shack’s story, Pictures in Crayon. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois and has worked as a software copywriter, a newspaper reporter, and a tour guide at a NASA visitor center. Her work has been published in Daily Science Fiction and other...
Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Episode 118: Perihelion by Vajra Chandrasekera

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Vajra Chandrasekera’s story, Perihelion. Vajra hails from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Clarkesworld, Apex and Lightspeed, among others. You can find more stories via his website, vajra.me. You may know that we usually pay our...
Metacast 2: State of the Union 2013

Metacast 2: State of the Union 2013

Listen above or download here. Show Notes Hello everyone! This is your editor, Marguerite Kenner. Every year, one of my favorite game companies publishes a Stakeholders Report. As Steve puts it, while the company only has one shareholder, lots of people have a stake in its success and so he writes them an annual report...
Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Episode 117: Pignus by Jez Patterson

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Jez Patterson’s story, Pignus. Jez is a British teacher and writer, currently based in Madrid. You can find out more about Jez and her work at jezpatterson.wordpress.com. Theme music is “Appeal To Heavens” by Alexye Nov, available at MusicAlley.com. Read along...
Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Episode 116: The Feathered Cloak by Edward Ahern

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Edward Ahern’s story, The Feathered Cloak. Ed resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after 46 years they are both out of warranty. Ed dissipates his free time...
Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Episode 115: Bad Poets Society by James Aquilone

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present James Aquilone’s story, Bad Poets Society. James is a writer and editor from Staten Island, New York. He has short stories coming out soon in Weird Tales Magazine and Third Flatiron’s Spring 2014 anthology. He is a regular contributor at SF...
Episode 114: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 114: Now Cydonia by Rick Kennett (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Marguerite Kenner Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today, we present Now Cydonia, the story that won us a 2013 Parsec award, a fact of which we’re immensely proud. Now Cydonia ran as Episode 71 back in March of last year. One reason I’m personally so proud of our win is the...
Episode 113: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 113: The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Graeme’s staff pick for 2013 is The Malthus Alternative by Jamie Mason. I guess the staff pick is meant to be from 2013 but I couldn’t resist looking over our whole back-catalogue. From the time this idea was floated, two stories were foremost in...
Episode 112: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 112: Kulturkampf by Anatoly Belilovsky (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by Hans Fenstermacher Listen above or download here. Show Notes Barry’s staff pick is the story of war by music, “Kulturkampf”. I had tremendous fun working with Anatoly on picking the appropriate music for this story. It’s a very clever and entertaining steam-punkish tale of battling classical composers. And thanks also to Anatoly for...
Episode 111: The Giant Who Dreamed of Summer by Jess Hyslop (Staff Picks 2013)

Episode 111: The Giant Who Dreamed of Summer by Jess Hyslop (Staff Picks 2013)

Read by M K Hobson Listen above or download here. Show Notes As our longtime listeners know, Cast of Wonders takes the month of January off each year, so we can recharge our batteries, and get out in front of the next year’s production schedule. And this year is no exception. However this January instead...
Camp Myth: Phoenix Watching - Chapter 15

Camp Myth: Phoenix Watching – Chapter 15

By Chris Lewis Carter Listen above or download here. Show Notes Happy New Year, campers! And welcome to the final chapter of Phoenix Watching, Chapter 15! What’s happened to Felix? Are Argee and Moxie okay? What happened to the phoenix that prompted it to attack, and how are it’s inferno feathers intact? Pay close attention...
Episode 110: The Alchemist's Children by Nathaniel Lee

Episode 110: The Alchemist’s Children by Nathaniel Lee

Read by Danie Ware Listen above or download here. Show Notes Today we present Nathaniel Lee’s story, The Alchemist’s Children. Nathaniel has been here several times before — welcome back! Nathaniel Lee’s writing can be found in various places around the Internet, including Daily Science Fiction, Ideomancer, and Intergalactic Medicine Show. You can follow his...

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