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David Steffen

David Steffen is a writer, editor, and software engineer. He edits Diabolical Plots, which began publishing original fiction in 2015. He runs the Submission Grinder, a tool for writers to find markets for their work. In December 2015 he published The Long List Anthology, which is a collection of 21 stories from the longer Hugo Award nomination list last […]

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Episode 185: Marley and Cratchit by David Steffen

Narrated by Ian Stuart Audio production by Jeremy Carter Originally published at Escapepod (December 2012) Listen above or download here. Show Notes Hello everyone, and welcome to our last episode of 2015. To round out the holidays and the year, we have one more steampunk winter tale for you. Make yourself a lovely beverage, curl […]

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Episode 158: This Is Your Problem Right Here by David Steffen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes David Steffen writes fiction and code. He is the co-founder of the Submission Grinder, and the editor of Diabolical Plots. His fiction has been published in many great venues including EscapePod and Daily Science Fiction. We haven’t featured one of David’s stories for quite […]

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Episode 55: Flash Collection II by Bethany Powell and David Steffen

Narrated by Graeme Dunlop Listen above or download here. Show Notes Our first story is Color Contacts by Bethany Powell. Bethany didn’t really know people wore contacts until one day in middle school, when one of her classmates ran out of homeroom because one of his flipped. The fascinating trickery of it has stuck with […]

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Episode 257: Little Wonders 13 – Death

Chrysalis by Jennifer Lee Rossman   The love of my life died on July third, 1983, at the respectable age of one hundred and nineteen. Oldest man on Earth, according to the good Doctor Hippen. I can’t say his death came as a shock; when a man reaches that advanced an age, only the absolutely […]

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For Your Consideration

Listen above or download here. Show Notes Hello everyone, this is Alasdair, the voice of Escape Artists. This is our 2016 metacast to present the stories we ran in 2015 which are eligible in the upcoming Hugo nomination season. First, a quick plug four ourselves. All four EA shows – Podcastle, Pseudopod, Escapepod and Cast […]

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2014 Parsec Award Nominations are Now Open!

Hello everyone! The 2014 Parsec Awards nomination window is now open, and every one of the stories listed below is eligible for nomination in the Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) category. The nomination window is open until May 31st, 2015, so spread the word on whatever social media platforms you like. Cast […]

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