Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Cover for Drabblecast episode 174, The Fantasy Jumper, by Elan Trinidad“This is the one I wanted to show you,” Rando said to his blind date, Maya, who had an artificial eye that drooped slightly, but was otherwise very cute in a chipmunk sort of way.
“Make her blonde,” Rando said, while Maya peered over his shoulder. The woman’s hair changed from brown to golden blonde…

Originally published in Black Static, Feb., 2008.
Episode Art:  Elan Trinidad
Read by:   Naomi Mercer

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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…

"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:  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

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

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast 124, Ghosts and Simulations, by Phil Pomphrey“You’re looking for people to mind the ghosts?” I asked, as I signed for the co-pay…

Originally published in Strange Horizons, 12 November 2007.
Episode Art:  Phil Pomphrey

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  •  Feature:  The Guardian  by  Michael Anthony
  •  Drabble:  3:52 to Oblivion  by  J.D. Riso
  •  Genre:  Action  Drabblecast

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 112, The Guardian, by Josh HugoShe sprinted along the sidewalk, the bag bouncing against her back. The sun melded into the horizon, disappeared, engulfing the city in grave dark. Blood-thirsty screams could be heard in the distance, human howls. The gangs and muties were waking, to reclaim the city in their nightly routine…

This episode of the Drabblecast begins with a Drabble News report on a missing core of armed dolphins, trained to shoot people that look like terrorists or suicide bombers. The Navy denies the report: Norm has his own theories. In the feature, a young girl sneaks through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city at dusk, in search of medicine for her dying brother. A harrowing journey with life and death consequences ensues.

Originally published at Pseudopod, May 2008.
Episode Art:  Josh Hugo

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 109, Babel Probe, by John DebergeI have been sent to investigate one of the greatest mysteries of all time.  The identity of Jack the ripper, the fate of the lost colony at Roanoke, even the hidden story of the Crucifixion have all been revealed, but the truth–if any– behind the Tower of Babel myth, found in so many cultures, still lies shrouded in secrecy…

This episode of the Drabblecast features superbly narrated tale following a nano scale robot on its mission to the past. 6000 years earlier it uncover the myths surrounding the Tower of Babel. A thought-provoking story unfolds. Which came first, God or man?

Originally published in Darker Matter #1, March 2007. Eisenbrauns Publishing, Josh Hugo
Episode Art:  John Deberge

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Cover for Drabblecast episode 102, The Last Dog, by Matt WasielaHe was panting now, his breath coming in a never-ending series of short spurts and gasps.  His sides ached, his eyes watered, and every now and then he would trip over the rubble of the decayed and ruined buildings that lined the torturously fragmented street…

This episode opens with the announcement of the three drabbles and five features stories nominated for the Drabblecast People’s Choice Award. In the Drabble, the narrator muses on the nature of his fatalistic precognition. In the feature, The Last Dog, the titular ultimate canine and his master, the last man on Earth, form a strong bond helping one another to survive on a war-ravaged planet. When they encounter an alien assassin, they are forced to make hard choices.

Originally published in Hunting Dog magazine, 1977.
Episode Art:  Matt Wasiela

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