Results tagged “podcasts”
Toasted Cake 111! In which we consider Sh'pach.
Other than the pheromones, and the fact that I now have to wear a breathing mask when I sleep so that I can actually get some sleep, there's only one thing that drives me crazy about Mrf.
Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has had fiction published in Asimov's, Escape Pod, a Crossed Genres anthology, and several other places. He's a member of SFWA and a graduate of Taos Toolbox, and is probably at this very moment either writing or complaining about not writing. Find him online at roseplusman.com or on Twitter at @listener42.
Toasted Cake 110! In which we Rail.
I find earplugs necessary, at least.
Paul Hamilton lives in the Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter. He writes stories about broken people and repairing worlds. When not writing, he reads or draws or rides roller coasters. He considers the word "omnibus" beautiful and never passes up a chance to try a new food. More of his writing is available at ironsoap.com; he also tweets @ironsoap.
Toasted Cake 109! In which we walk the asbestos roofs.
The King of the World and I sit on the roof of my house and talk philosophy. We are ten.
Vajra Chandrasekera lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has audio fiction forthcoming at Drabblecast and Cast of Wonders, and you can find more stories at vajra.me.
Toasted Cake 108! In which we drink all the gin.
(First appeared right here in Nature.)
First of all, I want you to forget every single word that they told you at the recruiting office.
Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was born in Germany and spent her childhood in Los Angeles. She now splits her time between South Wales and the Costa del Sol, two coastal regions with almost nothing in common. In addition to selkies, she writes about faeries, asteroid colonies, and modern aircraft. You can find out more about her at intrigue.co.uk. Her new book, The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is out - find it at mh370.fearoflanding.com.
Toasted Cake 107! In which we eat our Fauxcolate.
Magda waited until the group of time tourists she was following had turned the corner, then plunged her arm into the nearest garbage can.
First appeared right here in Daily SF.
Sarah Pinsker is a singer/songwriter with three albums on various indie labels, and a fourth in production. Her fiction has been published in Asimov's and Fantasy & Science Fiction, and her 2013 Strange Horizons novelette, "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind," was nominated for a Nebula Award. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland but she's secretly a New Yorker.
Toasted Cake 106! In which we listen to the ticking of time.
I first heard this story after my sister's engagement party.
First appeared right here in Hogglepot.
LiAnn Yim's work has appeared in New Haven Review, NANO Fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, and Verse Kraken. She co-edits the speculative literary journal The Golden Key and tweets from @lkyim.
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 jonarthurkitson.wordpress.com
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: stephanieburgis.com.
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 kittywumpus.net 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 brianklowe.wordpress.com
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 ericasatifka.com.
(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 leehallison.com.
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 lit.kgjewell.com.
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 daviddlevine.com.
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 carolineyoachim.com.
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 www.vylarkaftan.net 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 splitlegend.com. 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 thepulpstage.weebly.com.
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 diabolicalplots.com.