Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 161, Higher Than Usual, by Bo Kaier“We’ve got one of them,” he told me gleefully.
“One of what?” I asked, bewildered.
“One of them,” he said, as if that explained it. “Cheeky sod from Accounts came upstairs and tried to get a coffee out of our vending machine. Can you believe it? Out of OUR vending machine!”

Nothing cheekier than a pandemic of murderous intent..

Originally published at Strange Horizons, 16 April 2001. This week’s show was sponsored by Happy Birthday Robot!. Pre-order the game!
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Read by:  Dan Chambers

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  •  Feature:  Dr. Diablo Goes Through the Motions  by  Saladin Ahmed
  •  Drabble:  Dear Occupant  by  Nathan Lee
  •  Genre:  Action  Comedy  Drabblecast

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 158, Doctor Diablo Goes Through the Motions, by Skeet ScienskiOverlord always goes on like this when all he really has to do is slap down a dossier with “This Guy Needs His Ass Handed to Him” stamped on the cover. I’m just cutting to the chase.

Originally published in Strange Horizons, 15 February 2010.
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski

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Friday, January 29th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 148, The Last Great Clown Hunt, by Bo KaierIt was clown-hunting weather. It was time to gather the musty costumes, clean the slide whistles, bag up the guns, and spin the lures of cotton candy…

Originally published in Weird Tales #352, Nov/Dec 2008. U.S. Government gives crappy state back to Sioux
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Gringo Motel, Randy Edelman, Wayra, The Clown Orchestra and Norm Sherman. Special Closing Music by Evil Masquerade

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 9, In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm, by Bo Kaier“The Mongolian Deathworm…the deadliest worm in all of Mongolia…”

Join pasty cryptozoologist Connor Choadsworth as treks across the Gobi desert in search of mythical acid-spitting, lightning sh*tting annelids

Originally appeared in 5 Drabblecast episodes.

A Drabblecast original.
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Dave Grisman, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Norm Sherman, and U2

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Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 146, Teddy Bears and Tea Parties, by Skeet ScienskiShadows move on the mantelpiece and the end tables. She freezes. The family pictures are moving. Brass frames buckling into bow-shaped mouths. They want to eat her.

Don’t be scared, she says. Of course they’re hungry. Everything must eat. And there isn’t much food…

Originally published in ChiZine, July 2009.
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski

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Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast B-Sides episode 8, The Elves Hate You, by Jan Dennison“You’re sure that’s not a vulcan?”

Pikachimp, Vlad’s right-arm man shook his head.

“Nah. Them’s elves all right. And the tall one’s been shopping same place as you.”

Vlad’s preternatural sight was perfectly adapted to the club’s dim lighting.

“You’re right. I can’t believe he has the nerve to wear that in here. I practically invented throat-ruffles. C’mon, let’s show those pansies they can’t mess with vampires..”

Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #12, April-May 2004, (Apr 2004, ed. Edwina Harvey, publ. Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op Ltd.)
Episode Art:  Jan Dennison

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 143, The Golden Age of Fire Escapes pt. 2, by Bo KaierThe crowd was lined up six deep along the parade route. They ignored the Deputy Mayor who sat, lightly sedated, between his doctor and nurse in the Santa sleigh. Instead, they chanted endlessly for the Marshall, who would not leave the stifling warmth of his coach, or even roll down a window to wave. Their applause echoed off the surrounding skyscrapers. “Take off your mask!” they cried..

Originally published in Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo, (May 2004). In Search of the Monolian Deathworm: Part V, Dr. Seuss, Megabeasts
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Music by Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones, Cab Calloway, Glen Miller, Andre Hossein

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