Results tagged “podcasts”

Toasted Cake 105! In which we totally act like a prototype. 

It had a pink tinge. 

Jon's stories have appeared in Mad Scientist Journal, Geek Force Five, Fiction Vortex and Lakeside Circus. He lives in Michigan and spends his days --nights, actually-- working for the state. You can find links to Jon's other work at 

Toasted Cake 104! In which we go fox-catching. 

She's lurking outside my campfire again. 

(This story first appeared in Aeon Magazine.) 

Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales, surrounded by castles and mountains, with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their two sons, and their sweet border collie mix. She's published over 30 short stories in various magazines and anthologies, and her trilogy of Regency fantasy novels begins with KAT, INCORRIGIBLE. To find out more, please check out her website:

Toasted Cake 103! In which we reveal some secrets. 

Yeah, claws, crimson as a fire engine, great big puffed out claws that, god help me, made it so all I could think was, "How's the boy manage to drink a beer?

Prophetic Lobster Man by Cat Rambo first appeared in The Mad Scientist Journal. 

The point is that monkeys didn't write "Hamlet," Shakespeare did--no matter how many monkeys you try to put in his place and no matter what you call them. 

When There's a Will by Brian K. Lowe first appeared in Speculon. 

Cat Rambo writes, edits, and teaches, all from the shore of eagle-haunted Lake Sammammish, where she co-exists with two cats, a software developer, and a large number of plastic dinosaurs. See her website at for links to more of her fiction. 

Brian K. Lowe is a paralegal in Southern California. When he's not writing about werewolves and aliens and vampires, he's usually to be found in seedy bars buying them drinks in exchange for their life stories. You can see more of him at

Toasted Cake 102! In which we have grandiose plans for the future.

"Do you think she's post-human?" I whisper to my husband. 

First appeared right here in Nature.

Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration.


Toasted Cake 101! In which we are desperately sobbing, but it could mean a number of things. 

This time when Roo woke them up, some of the colonists began to cry.

This story first appeared right here in Every Day Fiction. 

 C.L. Holland is a British writer of speculative fiction, and past winner of Writers of the Future. She has a Bachelors Degree in English with Creative Writing and a Masters degree in English. She is taking steps to avoid collapsing the floor of her flat by replacing her books with Kindle editions, but it's just not the same. 

Toasted Cake ONE HUNDRED! In which we interrogate. 

1. When you lifted my body into the belly of the great gray ship, did you know I was sentient?

First appeared right here in Daily SF. 

Erica L. Satifka's short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, and Ideomancer. She lives in a currently undefined location with her husband Rob and three needy cats. Visit her online at

(And, we are NOW BACK to the regular weekly schedule!)

Toasted Cake 99! In which you must not forget the ships, O Best Beloved. 

Once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, when the world was one world with one moon and the stars did scintillate and sparkle in the sky, astronomers discovered a Beast of a Meteor flying through the vast black toward the Sun.

First appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

Lee Hallison is a transplanted New Yorker who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her teenaged daughter. She has been published in Daily Science Fiction, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Drabblecast and Beam Me Up. You can read more about her at

Toasted Cake 98! In which we decipher our fortunes. 

I had a problem--and only one cat could solve it. 

First performed at the 2009 Odyssey Writing Workshop public reading. 

K.G. Jewell lives and writes in Austin, Texas. He has never lost a cage match. His website, which is rarely updated, is

David D. Levine is the author of over fifty published science fiction and fantasy stories. His work has appeared in markets including Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, and Realms of Fantasy and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Kate Yule, with whom he co-edits the fanzine Bento. You can hear him reading his own award-winning short story collection Space Magic on an audiobook that's available from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, and his website is at

Toasted Cake 96! In which we tend the psychosis grass. 

"Do as I do," Mama tells me, "and you'll be safe. We walk this road together."

(This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.)

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, Washington. She had six new stories come out in 2012, including appearances in Lightspeed, Interzone, and Daily Science Fiction. For more about Caroline, check out her website at

Toasted Cake 95! In which we keep an eye on the cookies. 

When Mrs. Wallace looked through her oven door, the gingerbread man woke up. 

(First appeared right here in Raven Electrick.)

Vylar Kaftan has published several dozen short stories in such places as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and COSMOS, as well as an Incan Empire alternate history novella in Asimov's. She was nominated for a Nebula Award in 2011 for her short story, "I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno". Four years ago, she founded FOGcon, a science fiction convention in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at and tweets as @vylar_kaftan

Toasted Cake 94! In which you tell stories of the sea. 

You will come to me tonight. You will press your feet into the damp sand, and I will creep to you, soft and cold

Spencer Ellsworth wrote his first novel at seven years old and never recovered. In the years since, he's worked in wilderness survival and publishing; he's currently an English teacher, ruining Shakespeare for first-year college students. He also plays bass in the band Pawnbroker. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife, fantasy artist Chrissy Ellsworth, and three children of the apocalypse. 

Dave Thompson is the host and co-editor of PodCastle, the weekly fantasy fiction magazine. Recently, he's been narrating a lot of audiobooks including Tim Pratt's Briarpatch, Greg van Eekhout's Norse Code, and James Maxey's Bitterwood. 

Toasted Cake 93! In which we reconsider disco. 

Peter had a weakness for glam rock and roller skating -- bad habits from his days at Cal. 

Writer Brent Bowen is co-host and producer for the Parsec award-winning podcast Adventures in Scifi Publishing, and he's studied at the 2009 Viable Paradise XIII writer's workshop. He lives in a Kansas City suburb with his wife, two children, mutt Monty and pretty boy golden retriever Rufus. Learn more about Brent and his work at You also can follow Brent on Twitter where he goes by the handle SplitLegend

A Maine transplant, our narrator Matt Haynes has been happily playing in PDX for over 8 years. He is delighted to be with Toasted Cake, narrating for the first time. Matt is the artistic director of The Pulp Stage theatre company, currently taking submissions for the "Pocket Pulp Project" at

Toasted Cake 92! In which we slip out to the giant camp by the lake. 

Franklin Connor said once that the world came to an end the day Misty Connor did three cartwheels on the front lawn of the Connor Savings & Loan. 

(First appeared in On Spec.) 

Tina Connolly lives on a puffy white cloud with her family of three hedgehogs, two grand pianos, and a copperhead hydra. Her stories have been written in moon dust and inscribed on the rings of Saturn. Her plays have been performed by a traveling troupe of vervet monkeys. Her podcasts are beamed into your earballs every time you go under that one bridge on the way to work. Oh, and COPPERHEAD, the sequel to the Nebula-nominated novel IRONSKIN, comes out this Tuesday from Tor.

Toasted Cake 91! In which we dissect. 

My holding cell fills with the gas, the sedative they use when they wish to experiment. 

(First appeared in the War of the Worlds: Frontlines anthology.) 

David works for an engineering design firm in Minnesota. His fiction has appeared in Escape Pod, Bull Spec, Pseudopod, Drabblecast, and many others. He edits the ezine Diabolical Plots, and is also the co-creator of the Submissions Grinder, a free writer's tool that provides a submission tracker and fiction market listings with response time statistics. Find him at

Toasted Cake 90! In which we sprout fur. 

Her son was a year grown when the dream started.

First appeared right here in Clarkesworld.

Samantha Henderson's short fiction and poetry have been published in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit and Weird Tales, the anthologies Running with the Pack and Fantasy, and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, and the Mammoth Book of Steampunk. She is the author of the Forgotten Realms novel Dawnbringer, and the poetry collection, The House of Forever. Her website is at

Toasted Cake 89! In which we attend a wedding, with a cat in a handbag. 

An English church. An August wedding. 

(First appeared right here in Nature's Futures.) 

Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Her stories have appeared in Nature's Futures, Cosmos and Daily Science Fiction. You can frequently find her in the British Museum, or on her blog at

Toasted Cake 88! In which we complicate literary criticism. 

... the researcher in parahistorical literature faces a multitude of new worlds, each following its own timeline and offering its own literary development. 

Benjamin Blattberg is a freelance writer currently living in Texas. He writes a webcomic called Voyages, about a Franciscan monk lost in Fairyland, which borrows freely from Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse and which can be found at

Toasted Cake 87! In which we dive and defend. 

In diving Thumbs-up does not mean okay. 
   Surface, it signals. Abort

"Dalton's Law" by Helena Bell first appeared right here in Rattle

In your strange stomach, 
This delicious pastrami 
May well be poison. 

"Seven Standpoints From Which to Defend Your Sandwich From a Hungry Alien" by D. T. Friedman first appeared right here in After Ever After

Helena Bell is an occasional poet, writer, and international traveler which means that over half of what she says is completely made up, the other half is probably made up, and the third half is about the condition of the roads. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer. 

D. T. Friedman is a doctor of Internal Medicine, specializing in Palliative Care with a focus on in-hospital bioethics and guidance for patients and families in difficult decision-making circumstances. She is currently starting an MBA, writing a science fiction novel geared toward teenage girls, and doing some rather exciting research on sickle cell disease. Her short stories can be found in venues such as Shimmer Magazine and the Dark Faith Anthology. Sometimes she juggles fire.

Toasted Cake 86! In which we consider our vacation dimensions. 

Were you folks caught up in that solar flare on the way in? Oh, so sorry to hear that, but the Aurora must have been beautiful! 

Tara Campbell is a Washington, D.C.-based writer of crossover sci-fi. With a BA in English and an MA in German Language and Literature, she has a demonstrated aversion to money and power, despite living in a city obsessed with both. Her work has appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books, Potomac Review Blog, Hogglepot Journal, Lorelei Signal, GlassFire Magazine and the WiFiles. Find her at

Toasted Cake 85! In which we confront our duplicity. 

I am shadow. Michael repeated his mantra like a ward. I am night personified. I am as constant as time. 

Jeff lives with his wife in the woods of Northern Minnesota, where he divides the seasons into canoeing, cross-country skiing, and those few weeks in between when his writing output improves. His fiction has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Jim Baen's Universe, and the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology from UFO Publishing.

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