Drabblecast – Local Delicacies   December 3rd, 2014

Breaking the silence after too long a hiatus, here’s a link of interest, a strange and entertaining audio story that fans of strange and alien animals may find interesting.

Drabblecast, the podcast of weird fiction, ran Local Delicacies  by  Fran Wilde. The tale shows a resourceful restaurant manager dealing with some rather unique and very challenging customers.

 

The podcast returns after a longer than expected hiatus.

Tonight’s story is a wonderfully thoughtful science fiction piece about the discoveries and interactions of alien worlds of alien worlds both terrifying and beautiful.

“The Language of Emotion” by Bill Rogers

Read by Chris Hvidsten

Music used for this episode was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Download or listen to the episode here.

Escape Pod – Good Hunting   November 18th, 2013

Escape Pod, the science-fiction podcast, brings the compelling story Good Hunting by Ken Liu.

This audio story is a haunting speculative fiction tale set in early 20th century China, a world in transition between old magics and new one. It features both fox demons and steampunk technology and a beautifully sad character-drama plot.

AD 051 – C. Moira’s Choice   February 19th, 2013

Feline homunculus C.Moira enjoys the thrill of the hunt in pursuit of a fugitive, but the end of the chase may hold some surprise challenges for her.

“C. Moira’s Choice” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Download or listen to the episode here.

Drabblecast – Postapocalypsemas   January 1st, 2013

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. While not exactly an animal, the story does feature an anthropomorphic character. Also robots and other artificial lifeforms have always held a soft spot in this editors heart,