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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the Public Radio Alliance, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur... Support TANIS to hear exclusive MINI and BONUS EPISODES and more! http://patreon.com/tanispodcast Please rate and review on iTunes if you enjoy TANIS! http:/ ...
 
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Wolf 359
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A bi-monthly radio show about the advantages of floating, tiny and alone, in the middle of nowhere.
 
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Earbud Theater
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An anthology of original audio dramas in the vein of classic series like THE TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror - It's All In Your Head.
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
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Critical Role
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The adventures of Vox Machina in podcast form.
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
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When an experiment in a time much like our own goes horribly awry, Dr. Sally Grissom finds herself stranded in the past and entrenched in the activities of a clandestine branch of the US government. Grissom and her team quickly learn that there's no safety net when toying with the fundamental logic of the universe.
 
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Edict Zero - FIS
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Edict Zero - FIS is a science fiction audio drama series produced by Slipgate Nine Entertainment. It is a cross of futuristic sci-fi, law enforcement procedural, crime, suspense/mystery, and dark fantasy.
 
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The Orphans
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A tale of survival on an unknown world. The Orphans is a cinematic audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are.Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The survivors: Nora, Richard, Olivia, Baz, William, Valerie and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to live with one another and work together as they fight for their li ...
 
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SAYER
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SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
 
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Makeshift Stories
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A bi-weekly journey into the improbable. Original speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories for all Ages.
 
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PodCastle
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The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
 
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Escape Pod
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The Original Science Fiction Podcast
 
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The Once And Future Nerd - A Fantasy-Comedy Audio Drama
 
When three high school students from modern-day Pennsylvania find themselves trapped in a world of wizards, elves, and feudal intrigue, they must learn to survive in their new surroundings, and undertake an epic quest to save the world from the encroaching forces of chaos. WARNING: This Audio Drama contains adult language, graphic descriptions of violence, and explicit discussions of sexuality. This is, of course, in the interest of historical realism. We hope you enjoy our story about wizar ...
 
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The Penumbra Podcast
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Depending on who you ask, the Penumbra is either the grandest railway this side of Nowhere or a twice-monthly podcast series. Each episode takes the form of a 30-50 minute radio play.The Penumbra is all about stories you recognize told in ways you won’t expect. Your femme fatale might be an homme fatale; you might find that not every haunting needs a ghost. Your criminal underworld might advertise on billboards ten miles tall, and when push comes to shove your home might have a bit more hear ...
 
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The Bridge
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It's an alternate 2016, and Watchtower 10 sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, keeping lonely watch over the Transcontinental Bridge. Each watchtower sits hundreds of feet away from the Bridge, broadcasting regular traffic reports to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. These lighthouses (for cars) are filled with a carefully selected (and very capable) crew. Watchtower 10's necessary personnel happen to be: a generalist DJ who spends her free time relaying folklore from aba ...
 
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Steal the Stars
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The first audio drama from Tor Labs and Gideon Media, Steal the Stars is a gripping noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes: Forbidden love, a crashed UFO, an alien body, and an impossible heist unlike any ever attempted - scripted by Mac Rogers, the award-winning playwright and writer of the multi-million download The Message and LifeAfter.
 
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The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
 
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres
 
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StarShipSofa
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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
 
Audio podcasts of new and Audio Vault short stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids (start with Episode 1!), told in 15-20 minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. When pressed, we describe it as a "mystery gang" story, sort of like Scooby-Doo in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias an ...
 
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Tincture, A Weird West Trilogy
 
A free western sci-fi audio adventure.
 
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Hadron Gospel Hour
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Sci-fi Audio Comedy/Adventure for Weirdos and Other Living Things
 
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Girl In Space | A Sci-Fi Mystery Audio Drama
 
Nothing fancy here -- just the simple audio diary of a girl in space. Also, there’s this weird and potentially ominous light in the distance that seems to be growing steadily closer. Listen twice a month for science, guns, trust, anti-matter, truth, beauty, inner turmoil, and delicious cheeses. It’s all here. In space.
 
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Ostium Podcast
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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.
 
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Cast of Wonders
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Escape Artists Inc's Young Adult speculative fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic - Welcome! Visit us at castofwonders.org.
 
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Not from Concentrate | Audiobooks / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor
 
Author and novelist David Wallace Fleming publishes original humor, science fiction and fantasy short stories. Subscribe for a variety of free, serialized audiobooks of short fiction. For more info on the author, visit http://davidwallacefleming.com
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
 
This feed only serves up Skinner Co.'s serial fiction podcast, Flash Pulp
 
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Tin Can
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A one man science fiction audio drama, by David Devereux
 
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The Haven Chronicles
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The Haven Chronicles follows the mysterious events that have unfolded on Haven.
 
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The Tales of Sage and Savant - Steampunk/Science Fiction Audio Drama
 
A Steampunk Audio Drama: A laboratory accident sends Dr Sage and Professor Savant’s minds through space and time to reanimate dead bodies. Join them as they explore past, present and future.
 
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The Mythcreant Podcast
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Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
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Bringing you the science fiction and fantasy books that you want to read
 
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker
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Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a serial science fiction comedy adventure podcast written, recorded, voiced, scored and edited by James R. Tramontana.
 
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Mythgard Academy
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Mythgard Academy aims to make in-depth discussion of students' favorite works of fantasy and science fiction literature free and open to everyone. The Mythgard Academy program features live discussions with Mythgard Institute faculty to which all are invited, free of charge. Recordings of our sessions will be freely available after class, and we let our supporters decide what books we read. Learn more at mythgard.org/academy
 
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Scifi Scifi Scifi
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Three science fiction fans review and discuss a different science fiction or fantasy book every week.
 
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Author : Kameron Hurley Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums patreon.com/kameronhurley Intense, life-threatening situation. When We Fall Kameron Hurley I don’t remember the first time I was abandoned and forgotten, but I have told the story of the second time so often that when the […] The ...…
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
The river’s in flood again, and it feels like a blessing from God. You emerge from your home, built with wood and plastic scraps of ancient towns, and stand on the green hill high above the rushing waters. You remember from when you were young that the river would spill over its banks every year, submerging the low-lying land, turning fields th ...…
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
 
By Nin Harris, from Issue #243 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine Malaguena refuses to play most of the pieces dedicated to the other moons, but this sonata, composed for the Swan Moon, accompanies our evenings. More info »
 
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The Once & Future Podcast
 
This week we talk with scifi/fantasy author David Mack about his latest The Midnight Front, book one of his World War II-era epic fantasy series from Tor Books. We also discuss our time at Gen Con and his writing in the Star Trek universe from actual episodes of Deep Space Nine to novels all the way through the new Discovery series. Don’t forge ...…
 
Author : M. Darusha Wehm Narrator : Setsu Uzume Host : Susie Rodriguez Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 265 on September 17, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the […] The post Cast ...…
 
Main Fiction: "What You Can Change" by Michael Haynes Originally published in Kazka Press Michael Haynes lives in Central Ohio. An ardent short story reader and writer, Michael’s stories have appeared in publications such as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Nature. He’s the chair of the Cinevent classic film conventio ...…
 
Author : LaShawn M. Wanak Narrators : Jen R Albert and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Rated PG-13 for mild language. There Are No Wrong Answers by LaShawn M. Wanak Please select the answer below that feels most comfortable to you. There are no right or wrong answers. Your results will be tallied at the end ...…
 
Mythgard Movie Club, Part 02By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
Ralph, a landlord, arrives back after an extended vacation to find his rental property in a mess and his tenant, a bitcoin miner, unconscious. While recovering in a hospital, his tenant begins to weave an unbelievable story of inadvertent invention and revenge. Both the result of her obsession with a 200-year-old algorithm she discovered and...…
 
Author : Holly Schofield Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : Amy Brennan Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 269 — part of the 2017 Banned Books Week special, “Texts Against Tyranny” — on September 26, 2017 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan […] The post Cast of ...…
 
Classes have been in roleplaying games for as long as there have been roleplaying games. But why? What benefits do classes provide, and are they worth it? Ari returns for a third episode to discuss how classes work, what they bring to a game, which systems do them best, and pitfalls to avoid. Plus, discover the source of our highly controversia ...…
 
Kicking off Ostium Season 2, in "Episode 11: A Crack in the Edge of the Word, Part Two," Jake and Monica find themselves back in Ostium where things are all kind of different . . . again. But it's not until they go on a little field trip that they learn what's REALLY happened to Ostium.This episode was written and produced by Alex C. Telander. ...…
 
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Flash Pulp - The Skinner Co. Network
 
Tonight our corpse-dodging heroine summons an old acquaintance and new problems.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
Author : Jenny Rae Rappaport Narrator : Diane Severson Mori Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 610: The Sweetness at the End is an Escape Pod original. Isolated curse. Grief and death. Discusses existence of sex. Long List Anthology Volume 3 The Sweetness at the End By Jenny […] The post Escape Pod 610 ...…
 
Author : Kate Baker Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 246 on April 30, 2017 Grief Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and highlight some of our favorite episodes. Throughout the […] The post Cast of ...…
 
Sicarios! We review and discuss "The Water Knife" by Paolo Bacigalupi.
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
I seem to make an outcast of myself every time I’m a teenager. Which is fine, I guess. I’ll take one good dog and one good friend over being a phony and fitting in. Alicia points. “There he is, Jamie!” A couple hundred feet away, our trailer park’s newest resident grabs a box from the van parked in front of his single-wide. He’s gray-haired and ...…
 
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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: Science Fiction for Kids
 
Jonathan and BeeBop sit down to ask each other questions posed by listeners. How old is BeeBop? What is in Jonathan's past? And what is BeeBop allergic to? Also, we have a brief update on the show, and a look ahead at BeeBop Tales. Thanks! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound ...…
 
This episode we talk with fantasy author Genevieve Cogman about the fourth book in her Invisible Library series, The Lost Plot. We also discuss libraries and books in fantasy, writing role playing games for White Wolf and Steve Jackson Games, Imposter Syndrome, writing fan fiction, and as a bonus: swine flu and even ebola! Don’t forget to subsc ...…
 
Main Fiction: "Elegy for a Young Elk" by Hannu Rajaniemi Originally published in Subterranean, reprinted in Invisible Planets Hannu Rajaniemi was born in Finland. At the age of eight he approached the European Space Agency with a fusion-powered spaceship design, which was received with a polite “thank you” note. Hannu studied mathematics and th ...…
 
This grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore. Please enjoy this recording of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, which serves as one of the bonus episodes for SAYER Season 4. The bonus episodes were planned to be limited to backers only, but I have decided to release this one on the main feed for everyone. SAYER is voiced, written, a ...…
 
Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Dominick Rabrun Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums PodCastle 504: Words Never Lost is a PodCastle original. Rated PG-13 Words Never Lost by DaVaun Sanders Imala spat on the schoolhouse’s brittle timbers as she passed, slipping behind the Tyre Orphan School’s woeful outbuildings an ...…
 
Author : Sarah Gailey Narrator : Rish Outfield Host : Jeremy Carter Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 253 on June 18, 2017 A few early F-bombs; grief Every year in January, Cast of Wonders takes the month off to recharge, plan the year ahead and […] The post Cast of Wonders 283: Sta ...…
 
Victory is celebrated, and all debts are paid…
 
Vox Machina battles Vecna.
 
Vox Machina, having made their final preparations, make their way to the top of the tower of Entropis. With special guest Joe Manganiello.
 
Vox Machina search for a powerful artifact that could help swing the tide in their favor. Nothing could possibly go wrong...
 
Vox Machina make their way through the cursed caverns of the undead dwarven city of Thomara, hoping their presence won't be discovered...
 
Vox Machina find treasures, horrors, and mysteries as they make their way through the body of an undead primordial.
 
Live from Gencon: Vox Machina returns to Vasselheim to prepare for the coming of Vecna!
 
Upon finding the Core Anvil and the forge guardian that protects it, Vox Machina attempt to create the divine trammels that will aid in their fight against Vecna.
 
Vox Machina decend into the heart of an undersea volcano to find the forge of the gods.
 
Vox Machina race against time to earn the blessing of the Goddess of Knowledge while Vecna continues to gain power. Guest starring Darin De Paul.
 
Vox Machina travel to the pools of Wittebak where they meet a lonely stranger residing in a strange old house... Guest starring Darin De Paul!
 
We journey to Elysium, where Vox Machina must prove their worth in the eyes of the gods!
 
Vox Machina regroup after their devastating defeat at the hands of Vecna, all while Vax’s soul is tested by the Matron of Ravens.
 
All hell breaks loose as Vox Machina race to stop the return of Vecna!
 
Vox Machina journey through the Ziggurat into the Shadowfell, hot on the trail of Delilah Briarwood.
 
This week we’re talking about TV shows that take place on worlds other than Earth or on an Earth that’s radically different from our own. This includes sword and sorcery stories like Xena and high fantasy stories like Game of Thrones. Ari returns for a second time to help us answer hard questions about this genre. Namely, why is it so bad? Down ...…
 
Tonight, we come to the end of a road.By skinner@skinner.fm (JRD Skinner).
 
A story from March 2008 Aural Delights No 17 Alastair Reynolds Main Fiction: Sledge Makers Daughter by Alastair Reynolds Narration: Diane Seversonn
 
Author : Penelope Evans Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Tina Connolly Audio Producer : Adam Pracht Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 609: Wasps Make Honey is an Escape Pod original. Wasps Make Honey By Penelope Evans The scrap heaps at the edge of the settlement are taller than the average colony building. They offer up […] The post Escape Pod 609 ...…
 
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Part 05By olsen@mythgard.org (Corey Olsen).
 
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LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE - Science Fiction and Fantasy Story Podcast (Sci-Fi | Audiobook | Short Stories)
 
The city surrounded him while he slept. He had been fleeing it for four days. Long before its walls became visible, it was a grayish smudge on the horizon, beneath which the air shimmered in silent testimony of its radiant heat. It was one of about ten living cities he knew of and he had avoided it for as long as he could, staying out of their ...…
 
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Beneath Ceaseless Skies Audio Fiction Podcasts
 
By Tamara Vardomskaya, from Issue #242 of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine Narrated by M.K. Hobson. I won on my first attempt when I was fourteen; so long ago it seems meaningless. More info »
 
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On the brink of disaster, our heroes are stretched to their limits. Created by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton. Written by Daniel Manning (with Mischa Stanton, Eli Barraza, Julian Mundy & Danielle Shemaiah & Tau Zaman). Directed & produced by Mischa Stanton. Featuring Kristen DiMercurio as Sally Grissom, Katie Speed as Esther Roberts, Lia Peros ...…
 
Main Fiction: “You Don't Know My Heart” by Spider Robinson My Favorite Shorts collection by Spider Robinson Narrated by: Veronica Giguere Veronica Giguere (V.) is a storyteller of the spoken and written word. An audiobook narrator and science fiction author, she is the voice, producer, and one of four coauthors of The Secret World Chronicle pod ...…
 
Author : N.K. Jemisin Narrator : Laurice White Host : Tanya DePass Audio Producer : Peter Wood Originally published in Postscripts Rated R; contains language, violence, and disturbing imagery circa Hurricane Katrina. This episode is a reissue of PodCastle 154. Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters by N.K. Jemi ...…
 
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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction & Fantasy
 
This episode features "A World to Die For" written by Tobias S. Buckell. Published in the January 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker. The text version of this story can be found at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/buckell_01_18 Support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/clarkesworld…
 
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