Links of Interest – Catching Up   June 12th, 2011

It’s been awhile and there have been a few stories on other podcasts that I wanted to post about, so here’s catching up with several links of interest.

First Drabblecast, the podcast of weird fiction, had a neat two-parter story that was darkly thrilling. “Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette is a science-fiction story featuring space pirates, sentient organic ships and brain-stealing aliens. It’s a good ride. Listen to part one and part two here.

Escape Pod, the science-fiction audio magazine ran the fun piece awhile ago. Rejiggering the Thingamajig by Eric James Stone features an anthropomorphic Buddhist-practicing T-Rex sent on a quest with a talking gun.

For a more serious and mediative story on Zen Philosophy, there is the wonderful Friction by Will McIntosh.

And finally, there’s  Squonk the Dragon by P. M. Butler, which is a wonderful silly and absurdly amusing fantasy story. It features a lovable dragon who is being raised by a fiesty blue bird, and who constantly bothers a curmudgeonly wizard who just wants to be left alone.

The series started on Escape Pod but then moved to the fantasy podcast Pod Castle. The stories in the series so far are: Squonk the DragonSquonk the Apprentice and Squonk and the Horde of Apprentices.

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4 Responses

June 13th, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Eric James Stone Says:

Glad you enjoyed “Rejiggering the Thingamajig.” Just one minor correction: the wonderful Kij Johnson read the story, but did not write it. I wrote it.

June 14th, 2011 at 7:52 pm
devastate11 Says:

You all might be really interested in this one…

June 14th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
admin Says:

Whoops, sorry about that Eric, a mistake on my part, grabbing the wrong link from the Escape Pod page.
— Will Sanborn, Anthro Dreams editor

May 4th, 2013 at 12:02 am
Mike Goins Says:

I have recently seen links to Spontoon Islands Radio which is kind of a furry comic with a collection of “radio scripts,” as well as a couple of audio performances.

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