Journey Into podcast presents a story which falls nicely into my Dystoporama series.  The episode features a show from the radio drama X-Minus One, To The Future by Ray Bradbury.

The tale features a pair of scientists, husband and wife, who hope to flee a dystopian war-ravaged world into the past of 1955. They are important to the government they have fled, as their work on new and terrible weapons is sorely needed, so they are pursued. Will they be able to escape the clutches of the seeker hunting them?

It’s a neat tale and has some fun touches, like how both the fugitives and the loyal government man pursuing them, cannot help but covet and indulge on the bounties of the past such as chocolates, liquor and cuban cigars. They must be out of victory gin in the year 2155.

This story was also published under the title “The Fox in the Forest.”

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The End of October in audio form   October 31st, 2013

One of the perks of running an audio-fiction podcast is that I can pimp my own work on occasion.

Just in time for Halloween, is this flash-fiction mood piece I wrote last fall, The End of October.

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Drabblecast – The Cold Equations   September 24th, 2013

The Drabblecast Podcast ran a full-cast recording of Tom Godwin’s The Cold Equations. It’s an impressive piece of classic, heavier sci-fi with strong and unflinching drama.

I remember seeing an adaptation done on the 1980s incarnation of “The Twilight Zone” and wasn’t aware it was based on an older work, so it was interesting getting to revisit the story.

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Christmas Podcasts of Interest   January 2nd, 2013

Here are a couple holiday episodes of various podcasts I’ve found interesting, as well as two I helped get produced.

I love EscapePod’s holiday SF stories. This year they have an alchemy-powered take on Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with Marley and Cratchit by David Steffen.

Drabblecast, the weekly weird-fiction podcast, has an interesting story. Postapocalypsemas  by  Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw is a post-apocalyptic Christmas tale about a robotic reindeer, a cross between a toy and a protector, searching to find the little girl he was charged to look after and keep safe and happy.

And for my own publishing efforts, Anthro Dreams has two holiday-themed stories.

Shreddy and the Christmas Ghost by Mary Lowd has a loveable feline curmudgeon having another mishap with technology as well as a run-in with the supernatural.

The Gingerbread Reindeer by Renee Carter Hall brings a new addition to the Christmas mythos, along with wonder and magic of the Yuletide night.

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Podcastle – Zauberschrift   February 14th, 2012

Being a wizard is supposed to be exciting and prestigious, but what if it was more like being a programmer or an engineer?

Podcastle, the fantasy podcast, has a fun story Zauberschrift, about an apprentice brought in to do sustaining work on an old wizard’s buggy spells.

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