Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 142, The Golden Age of Fire Escapes pt. 1, by Skeet Scienski

The Fire Marshall took office with a mask, a slideshow, and some compelling statistics…

The Comfort Guide
Monika Vasey

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Originally published in Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo, (May 2004). Bbardle - Mongolian Deathworm (Just Another Lonely Night)
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski
Music by:   John Scott Trotter, Cab Calloway and Artie Shaw

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 139, Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Bo Kaier“I want to buy a gun,” said the Thymomenoraptor. He moved his foreclaw along the glass case of pistols, counting them off: one, two, three, four. “That one.” He tapped the case; the glass squeaked.

“Why would a dinosaur need a gun?” asked the shop owner.

“Self-defense….”

 

Awesome dinosaurs doing radical things – it’s radical!

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Originally published in Strange Horizons, 13 July 2009. Cala Sith Guesthouse, The Dunesteef Podcast, J.B. Goodspeed, Stranger Things
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier
Music by:   Norm Sherman, Sleaze Patrol and Gringo Motel

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  •  Feature:  Kingdom Come  by  Kay Kenyon
  •  Drabble:  Absent Minded Professor  by  Peter Recore
  •  Genre:  Action  Drabblecast  Drama  Sci-Fi

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 138, Kingdom Come, by Skeet ScienskiOh, it’s been comin’. You can hear it at night when the refugee traffic quiets down. Distant crashes, muffled thuds. Those spindly trees fall over in the front lines and advance the jungle another 15 meters. Or sometimes, it just sounds like soap bubbles fizzing down to scum…

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Originally published in Women Writing Science Fiction as Men, (Jun 2003, ed. Mike Resnick, publ. DAW Books).
Episode Art:  Skeet Scienski
Music by:   Robert Rich and Goma

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  •  Feature:  Quantum P.I.  by  Igor Teper
  •  Feature:  The Last Outlaw  by  Igor Teper
  •  Drabble:  Yarn  by  Steve Lidster
  •  Genre:  Action  Comedy  Drabblecast  Mystery  Sci-Fi

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 137, DoubleHeader 5, by Liz

Sam Android found Gail Galaxy skipping monopoles off the inactive accretion disk of a small black hole on the outskirts of the galaxy. Every once in a while, she shot one in at too large an angle, and it was captured by the black hole and, with a blinding burst of X-rays, swallowed up.

“I was wondering when you’d get here,” she narrowcast while he was still decelerating…”

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"The Last Outlaw" is a segment of the 2006 short story "Thought Experiments: An Abecedary", originally titled "X is for X-Ray." "Quantum P.I." is a segment of the 2006 short story "Thought Experiments: An Abecedary", originally titled "W is for Wigner's Friend." Geek Pantheon, Simply Scripts
Episode Art:  Liz
Read by:  Kim the Comic Book Goddess
Music by:   Gringo Motel and Phil Cuneff

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Friday, October 16th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 134, Bone Sigh, by Bo KaierI put the tenderizer down on the white formica table and look at my bonsai scar. It is like a flower, a jellyfish, a pinwheel of raised flesh, yellow bruises, subcutaneous hemorrhaging…

In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm: Part Three

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Originally published in Twilight Showcase, March 2002. Super Animal Mega Beast III
Episode Art:  Bo Kaier

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  •  Feature:  Nanuq  by  John Kratman
  •  Drabble:  The Place Where Dogs Go When They Die  by  John Medaille
  •  Genre:  Action  Drabblecast  Fantasy  Horror

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 127, Nanuq, by Rodolfo ArredondoHis years away from me had bled any belief he once had in the old ways. I had thought to educate him, to make him wise in the ways of science and the world. I thought after he graduated he would return and learn the way of the angatquq, the shaman, and take his place in the secret circles of the People, as his mother had.
But the University had narrowed his mind instead of widening it. He had turned his back on his people…

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Originally published in Northwest Passages: A Cascadian Anthology, (Nov 2005, ed. Cris Dimarco, publ. Fandom Press).

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  •  Feature:  The Fallen and the Muse of the Street  by  Tim Pratt
  •  Drabble:  The Most Wonderful Dream  by  Tim “ShoEboX” Crist
  •  Genre:  Action  Drabblecast  Fantasy

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Art needed, volunteer!Angels, fallen or otherwise, weren’t known for their appreciation of human art…

On this episode of the Drabblecast, a Gaiman’esque tale of the urban supernatural from fan favorite Tim Pratt. How will a pair of fallen angels behave on a visit to New Orleans?

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Originally published in Strange Horizons, December 2000.
Episode Art:  Unclaimed

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