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Hey everyone! As we mentioned at the beginning of the year, PodCastle is looking to do a science fantasy block of stories later on this year.
What does science fantasy mean to us? Here are some basic ideas.
Dragons in space! Magic on a dying earth! Fantastical forests on the moon! Sorcerers on spaceships!
And, you know, everything in between.
BUT ABSOLUTELY NO MIDICHLORIANS!!!
Thanks, and looking forward to reading them!
Hey everyone! People have been asking us if any of the stories we ran over the last year-ish are are eligible for awards. And in fact, several of them are! Thanks for listening, and happy voting!
To Follow the Waves, by Amal El-Mohtar, read by Marguerite Croft, originally published in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories
The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater, by Robert T. Jeschonek, read by Cheyenne Wright, A PodCastle Original
After October, by Ben Burgis, read by Eric Luke, originally published in Giganotosaurus
The Landholders No Longer Carry Swords, by Patricia Russo, read by Ann Leckie, originally published in Giganotosaurus
The Paper Menagerie, by Ken Liu, read by Rajan Khanna, originally published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
We Were Wonder Scouts, by Will Ludwigsen, read by Chris Reynaga, originally published in Asimov’s.
Still Small Voice, by Ben Burgis, read by David Rees-Thomas, A PodCastle Original
起狮，行礼 (Rising Lion—The Lion Bows), by Zen Cho, read by Tracey Yuen. Originally published in Strange Horizons.
Black Swan, White Swan, by Eugie Foster, read by Abra Staffin-Wiebe, originally published in End of an Aeon anthology.
This Strange Way of Dying, by Silvia Moreno Garcia, read by Marguerite Croft. Originally published in Giganotosaurus
Ties of Silver, by James L. Sutter, read by V.O. Bloodfrost, originally published in the Beast Within 2: Predators and Prey anthology.
The Ghost of Christmas Possible, by Tim Pratt & Heather Shaw, read by Ian Stuart. A PodCastle Original!
A Window, Clear as a Mirror, by Ferrett Steinmetz, read by Rish Outfield. Originally published in Shimmer
Fruit Jar Drinkin’, Cheatin’ Heart Blues, by Patty Templeton, originally published in Steam Powered II
Their Changing Bodies, by Alaya Dawn Johnson, originally published in Subterranean Online (Next week’s episode!)
As a Novellete:
Balfour and Meriwether in The Vampire of Kabul, by Daniel Abraham, read by Paul S. Jenkins. Originally published in Subterranean Online
So there’s good news, bad news, and more good news. Briefly:
Good news: The stories are all done and ready to go.
Bad news: The new software our technomancers have been developing isn’t quite finished yet, so we haven’t been able to send it out yet.
More good news: We should be sending it out to you very soon.
I do apologize for the delay, and thank you for your patience.
Dave Thompson here.
Just wanted to let everyone know that The Alphabet Quartet is coming, but it looks like it’s going to be coming a little bit later than we’d originally hoped, and it won’t be sent to you in time for the holiday.
I am sincerely sorry for the delay – we’d hoped to get it to you by the weekend. That said, I’ve put a lot of time into it, as has Wilson Fowlie (who is working as the sound producer), and we don’t want to give something unless we’re completely happy with it.
As I said, it is coming, and it should be coming soon. I’ll definitely keep you all updated as to when you can expect it.
Thanks for your patience. I’m looking forward to sharing all these stories with you.
Hey all – Dave Thompson here again.
First, I wanted to say a very Big THANK YOU to everyone who Signal Boosted our call for narrators. We’ve had a pretty decent amount of narrators send in their auditions, and I’ve listened to just about all of them.
To those of you who have sent in an audition: THANK YOU. I’m kind of astounded by how good you all sound, and I’ll be with you shortly – hopefully in the next few days, if not sooner.
If you are still planning on sending in a narration: awesome. We can’t wait to hear you!
Finally, we’re still looking for African American readers, and specifically for a guy who can do a passable Lousiana/Creole accent. (Although that’s not a dealbreaker.) So if you’re up for the challenge, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PodCastle wants you! We’re continually looking for volunteers of all backgrounds and ethnicities to read the cool stories we’ve bought. So if you’re listening to this, and you’ve ever wanted to read for PodCastle, or any of the Escape Artists podcasts, and you have recording equipment, we’d love for you to send us an audition.
Here’s what you do: Record a sample of you reading something, an excerpt from a story or a book, preferably under five minutes, just so we can get a feel for how you sound. If you can do accents – Creole, Spanish, Southern, Irish, Turkish, French, Japanese – please include that in your audition, and mention it in your email. Then drop us a line at email@example.com with your audition attached. .wav, .mp3, .aif attachments are preferred. Please mention “audition” in the subject line.
As I said, we’re looking for readers of all backgrounds and ethnicities, but what’s driving this casting call is an urgent need for a story featuring an African American man in Louisiana. Here at PodCastle, we’ve always prided ourselves in bringing you a selection of diverse stories, and we’d love to have more people of color read these stories for you.
If you have any questions, please post on our forum, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening, and we look forward to hearing from you.