•  Feature:  The Cold Equations  by  Tom Godwin
  •  Genre:  Drama  Sci-Fi

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Cover for Drabblecast episode 289, The Cold Equations, by Rodolfo ArredondoHe was not alone.

There was nothing to indicate the fact but the white hand of the tiny gauge on the board before him. The control room was empty but for himself; there was no sound other than the murmur of the drives — but the white hand had moved. It had been on zero when the little ship was launched from the Stardust; now, an hour later, it had crept up. There was something in the supply closet across the room, it was saying, some kind of a body that radiated heat…

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Originally published in Astounding Science Fiction, 1954
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo
Read by:  Bryan Lincoln- Narrator, Stephen Granade as Barton, Rebecca Rinas as Maralyn, Dan Kelly as Delhart, Alex White as Gerry Cross, Michael Stokes as Man from Group 2, Hugh O'Donnel as Ships Records, John Riendeau as Man on the Stardust

Twabble:  “My soap dish broke. It had a lifetime warranty, so I called it in. Soon, axe men smashed my door. "You know what we must do." ”  by  Algernon Sydney is Dead

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  •  Feature:  My True Lovecraft Gave to Me  by  Eric Lis
  •  Drabble:  Trolling  by  Jeff Johnston
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Horror

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Warning:  Some explicit language

Cover for Drabblecast episode 262, My True Lovecraft Gave to Me, by Rodolfo ArredondoDear Mr. Kugelmacher,

This letter is to inform you of my resignation. As you know, I have spent the last fifteen years of my life working in your department store, from the age of twelve when I was hired as a stock boy, to my years spent in the jewellery department, to my time in management. I have loved working here, and I am very sorry to leave, but I fear that if I remain any longer, my health and my sanity will be forfeit. Perhaps if I explain the events of weeks, it will become clearer why I have to quit.

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Originally published in Weird Tales, November-December 2008.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo

Twabble:  “The heroine of the story, was a caretaker at a cemetery. The character was not well received but she kept the plot intact. ”  by  Algernon Sydney is Dead

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Friday, October 7th, 2011

Cover for Drabblecast episode 218, Orange, by Rodolfo Arredondo

I take time-lapse photographs of an orange. The result is always the same.
First I remove the previous orange from the spike in front of the black
velvet backdrop and replace it with a new orange. I set an incandescent
spotlight out of frame as a light source…

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Originally published by AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo
Read by:  R.E. Chambliss

Twabble:  “I simply forgot, there's no sunshine when she's gone, Which is why it's hard to grow grass over this freshly turned soil. ”  by  J-M

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 165, Doubleheader 6, by Rodolfo ArredondoThe baby list is not very long. Babies only come in about six colors — we’re getting one that matches Mother and me. Humans are a lot less interesting than Legos or iBots…

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"Ringing Up Baby" was originally published in Nature, April, 2006. "Mobius, Stripped of a Muse" was originally published in Portable Childhoods. San Francisco: Tachyon Press. April, 2007. Guardians, Urban Fantasy Podcast, M.C. Escher
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arrendondo
Read by:  Kimi Alexander
Music by:   Kerry Muzzey, Norm Sherman, John Scott Trotter, Aaron Derington,Victor Stellar

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  •  Feature:  Varmits!  by  Steve Lowe
  •  Drabble:  Pest Proportions  by  Ashley Nerbovig
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Strange

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Warning:  Some foul language

Cover for Drabblecast episode 145, Varmits!, by Rodolpho ArredondoThose damn raccoons were here again.
I know it’s raccoons. Rather easy to deduce considering the scores of chocolate footprints everywhere….

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A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo

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  •  Feature:  Out of His League  by  Bruce Golden
  •  Drabble:  Sammy Has a Good Day  by  Josh Hugo
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Sci-Fi

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 103, Out of His Leagie, by Rodolfo ArredondoAn influx of uniformed combatants filed into the room, some mumbling, others grumbling– the sure sign of another loss.  In moments the place smelled of dirty socks and planetary jocks…

This episode opens with a reminder to vote for the Drabblecast People’s Choice Award on the Drabblecast discussion forums, which neatly segues into a Drabble News segment about a New Jersey couple who claim that their child’s Tickle me Elmo toy telephone asks “who wants to have sex?” In the Drabble, defeating gravity is a very different experience for a professor and a small boy. The feature story, Out of His League, puts a humorous spin on Pluto’s reclassification from planet to dwarf, envisioning it as a player on a celestial baseball team who has just been sent down to the minors.

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Originally published in OG's Speculative Fiction, March 2008.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Cover for Drabblecast episode 43, Jelly Park, by Rodolfo Arredondo“I’m not sure I belong here.”
“Then where do you belong?”
The others stopped chewing and looked at me expectantly.
What am I?…

As Norm detailed his Christmas plans, the common theme of this episode became apparent:  that “Home” is not a place, but rather a choice. Before getting there, though, the Drabble News tracked through a pile of extremely rare rhinoceros dung…  or rather, four piles, collected by conservationists and auctioned on E-bay to raise money for preservation of the species. Norm speculates on the market timing of such a gift. Next, Norm reflects on the meaning of the holidays, from the point of view of various people, animals, and legendary monsters. The week’s Drabble, “Choosing Home” by noteworthy community member Josh Hugo, offers a story of love conquering danger. The feature story, “Jelly Park,” (consistently voted among listener favorites), is a deliciously absurd tale of a down-on-her-luck, unemployed secretary who discovers a strange welcome from the easily overlooked community of double-decker bus drivers. The episode’s author, published twice by McMillan Press, helped sing the charminly twisted story’s celebrations. Co-narrator, Dermot Glennon, also contributed Episode #29, “Code Brown.” Feedback for Episode #37, “Luna Springs,” is bittersweet and poignant. Norm and the staff close with a rousing rendition of the Jelly Park Celebration Song, showing off multiple voices and characters, ranging from scat-singing to lunatic opera.

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Originally published in Riot Angel #4, July 2005.
Episode Art:  Rodolfo Arredondo
Music by:   Norm Sherman

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