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,

“There’s places under the ground.  Old places.  No one knows where they came from, who built them, or what.  But they’ve got structures in them like this.”  He put a claw on the picture.  ”Just like this.  Like something out of a nightmare.”

“Curiosity and the Ringtailed Cat” by Frank LeRenard

Read by Christopher Williams

Music cues by Infinity Squared 

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AD 042 – Michael Bard Memorial   March 30th, 2012

Tonight’s story is a memorial for the author Michael Bard. Michael W. “Morgan” Bard was an avid follower and participant in the science fiction, anthropomorphic animals, and transformation fandoms, as well as a prolific writer. Friends remember collaborating on story ideas and long talks on subjects ranging the wide gamut of the genres. He had a great love for ideas and stories, and that shines through in his writing. Michael lived in Toronto, and his love for that city and his Canadian pride are also evident in many of his stories.

Stories by Michael Bard

“Friendship” read by Peter Katt

“Winter” and “Stained Glass Window”

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Novel Podcast

Music cues by Infinity Squared

“Friendship” appeared in the fiction anthology Different Worlds, Different Skins.

Michael Bard’s memorial anthology is A Horse of Many Colours.

Download or listen to the episode here.