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Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt is the author of more than 20 novels, most recently the Axiom space opera trilogy. His multiverse adventure novel Doors of Sleep, beginning a new series, is out in January 2021. He’s a Hugo Award winner for short fiction, and has been a finalist for Nebula, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Mythopoeic, Stoker, and other […]

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PodCastle 658: The Cursed Noel

The Cursed Noel By Tim Pratt & Heather Shaw It was supposed to be a Very Zoom Christmas, but the internet went out on Christmas Eve, and out here, it usually took a couple of days to get going again. Travis didn’t expect things to happen any faster during the holiday. He could get a […]

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PodCastle 631: TALES FROM THE VAULTS — Another End of the Empire

Another End of the Empire By Tim Pratt “I am here,” Mogrash said. “Give me the bad news.” “A child dwells in the village of Misery Chin, in the mountain provinces to the east. If allowed to grow to manhood, he will take over your empire, overthrow your ways and means, and send you from […]

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For Your Consideration: PodCastle Award Eligibility 2019

In 2019, PodCastle produced 15 original stories and 33 reprints. For your consideration, we present the Escape Artists stories which are eligible for nomination in the upcoming award season. PodCastle itself is eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award. Staff in 2019 included Co-Editors Jen R. Albert, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, and Cherae Clark, Assistant Editor Setsu […]

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PodCastle 606: River’s Giving

River’s Giving Heather Shaw, River Shaw, and Tim Pratt Once upon a time, there was a boy named Alexander who lived in a village by a river in a valley in the shadow of a mountain. Every year when the days grew short and the air grew cold and the snow fell, the village would […]

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For Your Consideration: PodCastle Award Eligibility 2018

It’s that time again: awards season has begun! If you’re looking for some awesome fantasy fiction to nominate, here’s a convenient list of PodCastle‘s original, award-eligible short stories from 2018: “Words Never Lost” by DaVaun Sanders “Scar Clan” by Carrow Narby “We Head for the Horizon and Return with Bloodshot Eyes” by Eleanna Castroianni “My Heart […]

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PodCastle 554: Hosting the Solstice

Hosting the Solstice By Tim Pratt —for Heather The first note came a week before Halloween. I glanced at an empty parking lot while I was out walking Bradbury and the leaves blew around to form the words “IT’S YOUR TURN TO HOST.” I put my head down and tugged Bradbury’s leash to hurry him […]

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PodCastle has won, and is declining, the Parsec Award

PodCastle has had an extraordinary year. We’ve published some amazing stories. We ran our fourth Artemis Rising. We were nominated for a World Fantasy Award. And just this week, we learned that we won our first Parsec Award — Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) for our story “Six Jobs” by Tim Pratt, […]

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PodCastle Has Been Nominated for a Parsec Award!

The finalists for the Parsec Award have been announced and PodCastle is twice-nominated! Both “A Non-Hero’s Guide to the Road of Monsters” by A. T. Greenblatt, narrated by Mike Flinchum, and “Six Jobs” by Tim Pratt, narrated by Stephanie Malia Morris, made it to the finals in the Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short […]

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About PodCastle PodCastle is a short fantasy fiction podcast that began in 2008 as the third Escape Artists podcast with editor and host Rachel Swirsky. PodCastle specializes in all genres of the fantastic. PodCastle’s stories span the genre, from classic sword & sorcery tales to the bleeding edge of speculative realism, hurtling through worlds both […]

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