EP198a: Eugie Award Re-Post of Urchins, While Swimming

Picture of Eugie FosterEscape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction.

This annual award will be presented for the first time in 2016—for works published in 2015.

The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. It will shine the spotlight on stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, and passionate. That change us and the field. The recipient will be a story that is unique and will become essential to speculative fiction readers.

The finalists for this year’s award are:

  • “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsin Muir
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong
  • “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette De Bodard

To highlight the work of these authors we are re-running three stories on Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Pseudopod:

Escape Pod 408: Immersion by Aliette De Bodard

Podcastle 198: Urchins, While Swimming by Catherynne M. Valente

Pseudopod 492: The Fisher Queen by Alyssa Wong

Also, be sure to check out Ursula Vernon’s story “Jackalope Wives” available to read for free at Mothership Zeta. And mark November on your calendar for an upcoming story by Tamsin Muir.


Ms Foster has been featured as an author and a narrator on nearly all of the Escape Artists podcasts. We encourage you to revisit them all.

Escape Pod

EP017: The Life and Times of Penguin

EP039: My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie

EP121: The Snow Woman’s Daughter

EP214: Sinner, Baker, Fablist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast

EP229: Littleblossom Makes a Deal With the Devil

EP261: Only Springtime When She’s Gone

EP388: Trixie and the Pandas of Dread


Pseudopod 91: Caesar’s Ghost

Pseudopod 137: The Reign of the Wintergod

Pseudopod 265: Biba Jibun

Pseudopod 343: Magdala Amygdala


PC028: The Tanuki-Kettle

PodCastle 63: Daughter of Botu

PodCastle 105: Honored Guest

PodCastle 184: Black Swan, White Swan

PodCastle Miniature 45: When Shakko Did Not Lie