•  Feature:  On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War Machines of the Merfolk  by  Peter M. Ball
  •  Drabble:  The Tower  by  Bryan J. Jacop
  •  Genre:  Drabblecast  Drama  Sci-Fi

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 141, On the Destruction of Copenhagen, by Brent Holmes

We see it happen: the great machines of the merfolk coming up over the shore, rampaging through the city with devastating effect. We watch a robotic mermaid hammer her fist into an apartment block, the dust cloud from the explosion engulfing the nearby camera. It’s quick, sudden, a surprise that’s ruined by the later repetition of the footage…

The Moviegoer
Cowry Catchers

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Originally published in Strange Horizons, 6 July 2009.
Episode Art:  Brent Holmes
Music by:   Chopin, Bartok and Schoenberg

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 140, Trifecta X, by Chelsea Ragan

 

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"Invisibility for Beginners" by Michael Swanwick is a Drabblecast original story. "Bubbles Surge From Froth" by Frank Key first appeared online at the author's website, Hooting Yard, 2 September 2009. "Outside the Box" by John Haggerty was originally published at Opium Magazine, 28 July 2008. Hub Magazine Pseudopod The Signal
Episode Art:  Chelsea Ragan
Read by:  Alasdair Stuart, Les Howard
Music by:   Fumbata Ash and Rowan The Noisemakerz

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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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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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Friday, September 25th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 131, Storm Comes a' Callin,' by Philip PomphreyI heft the axe. Lighter now, and warm in my palms. My old bones creak, I lift it over my head. I stare at the groove in the ground, beaten into the land. Many a storm been broke here. Too many, maybe…

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Originally published in Ideomancer Vol. 3 Issue 2, February 2004. In Search of the Mongolian Death Worm: Part One, Cheyenne Wright, Super Animal Deathmatch Season III
Episode Art:  Phil Pomphrey
Music by:   Big Bill Broonzy, John Campbell, Cheyenne Wright and Norm Sherman

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast Episode 130, Trifecta 9, by Bo Kaier

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"Dinosaur" by Bruce Holland Rogers originally appeared in Flash Fiction Online, February 2009. "Monster Talk" by Steve Calvert is a Drabblecast original story. "The Curse of the Android’s Wife" by Bruce Boston was originally published in Science Fiction Age, January 1994, (Jan 1994, ed. Scott Edelman, publ. Sovereign Media Co.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 129, Annabelle's Alphabet, by Bess GutensteinAnnabelle’s mother closed her eyes. “Get it sharp,” she said. “Very sharp, so it doesn’t hurt much. I’ll boil some water.”

Somewhere in the house, far from the green places she’d known, baby Annabelle lay on her stomach and cried…

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Originally published in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, October 2001.
Episode Art:  Bess Gutenstein
Music by:   Gringo Motel, Devin Anderson, Marco Esu, Sara Ayers, Palestrina, Chopin, The Brothers Femme, and Norm Sherman

Twabble:  “Cthulhu was buried in his wool suit, seaweed and supplications in his breast pockets. Mourners left behind their sons. ”  by  F5iver

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