Results tagged “podcasts”

Episode #10! In which we consider whether we should erupt.

I am a volcano, and I forgot to take my antidepressants.

First published right here in Brain Harvest.

Spencer Ellsworth wrote his first novel at seven years old and never recovered. He lives in Bellingham, WA, where he writes and edits; the former won the PARSEC Contest in 2009 and has been published in Brain Harvest, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Intergalactic Medicine Show; the latter includes slush reading and copyedits galore. He has also worked in wilderness survival, special education, and at a literary agency. He is married to fantasy artist Chrissy Ellsworth and is the proud father of Adia and Samwise Ellsworth, otherwise known as Monkey Pants and the Waddling Man of the Apocalypse. He lives at


Episode #9! In which we see things we shouldn't.

Your shade brought me cherries, dark and sweet.

(First published in the anthology Apparitions.)

Jessica Reisman's stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Five Star Speculative Fiction published her first novel, The Z Radiant, in 2004. She lives in Austin, Texas and likes a Mexican martini with extra olives. For more exciting information, visit
Episode #8! In which we see how a mother ship cares for her pilot.

In the moments before impact the Maya burned everything she had.  Fuel, air, excess hull, even the pilot's body -- cooked off in a spasm that saved both their lives. 

(First published in GUD Magazine.)

After a short foray into the great wide world--he has lived in Central Europe and in Turkey--T. F. Davenport has returned to the womb of university. He roams at large in the University of California system, studying linguistics and cognitive science. You can find his work at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature Futures, and other magazines.


Episode #7!  In which we meet a jealous appliance.

Lorna had always had a good relationship with her coffeemaker. 

(First published in Bull Spec.) 

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.


Episode #6! In which we explore the inner city. 

The buildings pulled themselves out of the ground one morning and decided to speak. 

(First published here in Brain Harvest.) 

Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including Clarkesworld (where he's the nonfiction editor), The A.V. Club, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and He's also a 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and his short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Sybil's Garage, Brain Harvest, Polluto, Farrago's Wainscot, M-Brane SF, and more. His debut novel, the speculative political satire Taft 2012, was published by Quirk Books in January. He once dreamed of becoming an architect--until he realized they have to actually obey the laws of physics.

Episode #5!  In which we read two poems by Camille Alexa!

every fashion-conscious girl knows
zombie boyfriends are
totally in for spring 

(right here in Everyday Weirdness)

Reanimation gives rise to all sorts of
regrets, as one forgets the
repercussions sure to follow the
reappearance of the dead. 

(first appeared in Chizine)

Camille Alexa's fiction appears in audio at Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Fantasy Magazine, and Machine of Death. Her book PUSH OF THE SKY received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Endeavour Award. Questionable fashion tips and a complete bibliography can be found at


Episode #4!  In which we sing the ballad of a flawless bist-girl.

In the city called Xantippe
Where the Terran seed-ship flew
Lived a silver-singing bist-girl
called Delphinium Blue

(Originally published in Sybil's Garage)

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 upcoming Mammoth Book of Steampunk.  She is the author of the Forgotten Realms novel Dawnbringer, and her website is at

Episode #3!  In which Earthers visit the lovely world of the Pooquar peoples.

The travel via cross-continuum portal will be novel to many Earther. Hydration is a paramount for not having the small problems of liver, marrow, blood tubes and self memory. 

(Originally published right here in Nature.)

David W. Goldman finished paying off his loans from a well-known Boston trade school by moving to the Pacific Northwest, abandoning his trade, and becoming a software company. Eventually he wised up and found himself a day job. Now living in Portland, Oregon with his multi-talented wife and the obligate pair of feline distractions, he finally has time to pursue his childhood dream of writing the Great American SF Novelette. His attempts have so far appeared in venues such as Writers of the Future, Helix, Analog, and Nature. David's stories are also posted on his website,


Episode #2!  In which we intelligence things.

So, it turns out that they don't make glue out of horse parts anymore. I take it off the list.

(Originally published right here in Nature.)

Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction, and is also available online in various venues. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.  Please visit her site at for more details.


Episode #1!  In which we explore the sordid world of beauty pageants.

Kat holds my hand and pulls me across the street.  Living kids ain't supposed to cross the street by themselves, and I got appearances to keep up.

(Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.)

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, Washington. She's a graduate of the Clarion West Writer's Workshop, and her fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Fantasy Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction, among other places.  Her novelette "Stone Wall Truth" was nominated for a nebula award last year and has since been reprinted in Chinese and Czech.

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