Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast 83, Floating Over Time, by Philip PomphreyShe was a machine, fabulously complex and durable and imaginative.  She was also alive…

This well regarded episode of the Drabblecast shares the poetic story of two complex individuals welcoming, dreading, and ultimately learning from the finality of their own end.

A Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Phil Pomphrey

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  •  Feature:  Ephemeroptera’s Lament  by  Craig Watson
  •  Feature:  The Crack in the Cosmic Egg  by  Mike Resnick
  •  Feature  No Strings Attached  by  Thane Thompson
  •  Genre:  Comedy  Drabblecast  Sci-Fi

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 75, Trifecta 4, by Jonathan WilsonWe’re lying in the sun, letting our wings dry, when a thought suddenly occurs to me. “Do you think it’s fair” “What’s that?” says Bob. He’s sitting there beside me, fat and lazy, with his three tales flickering lightly in the spring breeze.

The fourth of the Drabblecast’s Trifecta episodes gives us three different views of the beginnings and endings of life. In “Ephemeroptera’s Lament,” mayflies look for love in their one-day life cycle. In “The Crack in the Cosmic Egg,” B.J. Harrison of “The Classic Tales Podcast” reads us a story of the end, and beginning, of everything. “No Strings Attached,” read by Steve Eley from Escape Pod, shows us the beginnings of a man’s new life. The show concludes with one of Norm Sherman’s original bbardle songs, “75 Lines,” a catchy tune referencing each of the first 75 episodes of The Drabblecast.

"Ephemeroptera’s Lament" by Craig Watson is a Drabblecast original story. "The Crack in the Cosmic Egg" by Mike Resnick was originally published in Argos: Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine (Spring 1988). "No Strings Attached" by Thane Thompson is a Drabblecast original story.
Episode Art:  Jonathan Wilson
Read by:  Norm Sherman, B.J. Harrison, and Steve Eley
Music by:   Norm Sherman [75 Lines] - A bbardle.

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Cover for Drabblecast episode 45, The Fine Point, by David Steffen

Once you start to see them, they seem to be everywhere…

The Drabble News report, of a 5-year scientific study which showed staring at women’s breasts prolonged the lifespan of males, inspires a now-infamous skit. Norm details the riot among medical test subjects when the non-boobie control group was chosen. The feature story continues with theme of close observation of the Creator’s handiwork. The author, whose work has appeared in “Alien Skin” among other places, presents a disturbing tale of a crusty old misanthrope discovering a crude shortcut from an Impressionistic God, harkening back to the world’s creation. Is humanity ready for that knowledge? Feedback for Episode #39, “The Bee-Keepers,” was accidentally erased by Norm, but the forum comments were very positive, and stimulated a great discussion about parasites. Finally, the Drabblecast New Year’s Resolution is a raise in the submission pay rates.

A Drabblecast original story.

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