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The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine. Each week Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!



Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:31:29 +0000

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EP543: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love, Death

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:12:41 +0000

AUTHOR: Caroline M. Yoachim NARRATOR: Nicola Seaton-Clark HOST: Tina Connolly This story was originally published by Lightspeed. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather.  Her fiction has […]


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EP542: The Hungers of Refugees

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:19:49 +0000

AUTHOR: Michael Glyde NARRATOR: Joe Williams HOST: Alasdair Stuart This story has not been published previously. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… M. Glyde recently moved 1813 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to El Paso, TX, […]


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EP541: As Travelers in Sky Boats

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 03:28:17 +0000

AUTHOR: Kristin Janz NARRATOR: Ibba Armancas HOST: Tina Connolly This story has not been published previously. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Kristin Janz is a Canadian speculative fiction writer who has lived in the […]


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Book Review: Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:00:36 +0000

Given that I enjoyed Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek tie-in novels, I figured I'd like his first original novel, Only Superhuman. And I did. Mostly.



EP540: The Right Answer

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 20:59:00 +0000

AUTHOR: James Miller NARRATOR: Adam Pracht HOST: Alasdair Stuart This story was first published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3 in 2014. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our Wikia Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… During the day, James A. Miller works on […]


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EP539: Squirrels, Foxes and Other Fine Specimens

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:21:19 +0000

AUTHOR: Gareth D Jones NARRATOR: Andrew Clarke HOST: Norm Sherman This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… I’m an environmental scientist, writer and father of 5. My stories have […]


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EP408a: Eugie Award Re-Post of Immersion

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:02:42 +0000

  Escape Artists would like to draw your attention to a fantastic event happening next week at DragonCon, the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction. http://www.eugiefoster.com/eugieaward This annual award will be presented for the first time in 2016—for works published in 2015. The Eugie Award honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. […]


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EP538: The Starsmith

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:32:31 +0000

STORY: EP538: The Starsmith AUTHOR: Jonathan Edelstein NARRATOR: James Odcombe HOST: Tina Connolly This story has not been previously published, but is set in the same universe as “First Do No Harm,” which appeared in Strange Horizons. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you […]


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Artemis Rising 3

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:11:46 +0000

  Artemis Rising returns in March 2017 across all four Escape Artists podcasts! Celebrating its third anniversary, Artemis Rising will be a month-long showcase of stories by women and nonbinary authors in speculative fiction. Escape Pod is seeking original science fiction with a length of 2000 – 6000 words and will be open for Artemis Rising submissions during the month […]



EP537: Honeycomb Girls

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 03:49:59 +0000

RELEASED 10.August.2016 AUTHOR: Erin Cashier NARRATOR: Johnathan Danz HOST: Norm Sherman WARNING: some sexual imagery This story first appeared in Upgraded. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Erin Cashier is fond of the unreliable […]


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EP536: Prophet to the Dogs

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:14:11 +0000

RELEASED 3.August.2016 AUTHOR: Bethany Edwards NARRATOR: George Hrab HOST: Tina Connolly WARNING: profane language and violence This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Mystery! about the narrator… Multi-instrumentalist, singer, […]


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EP535: Bluejay

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:31:24 +0000

by Edward Ashton read by Josh Roseman This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Edward Ashton is a clinical research scientist and writer living in Rochester, New York. His short […]


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Movie Review: Swiss Army Man

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:00:51 +0000

Here's a sentence I never thought I'd say: "I have seen the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse movie." Here's another one: "I liked it."



EP534: Joolie & Irdl

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:21:34 +0000

by Sandy Parsons narrated by Nicola Seaton-Clark This story has not been previously published. At the end of the show, there were excerpts from a speech given by President Barack Obama 4 days after 49 people were executed in a shooting rampage in Orlando, FL, USA which you can see in full here: https://youtu.be/QMvxpyeq6xU Discuss on […]


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Escape Pod Closing to Submissions

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:45:24 +0000

Escape Pod will be closed to submissions July 1 – 31, 2016. Reopening August 1, 2016.



EP533: 2016 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:41:37 +0000

  These stories have not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the authors… Ben Hallert: I live in Oregon with my wife, two children, a plane, and a reach that regularly exceeds my grasp. […]


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EP532: Saints, Beasts and Zombies

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:03:32 +0000

by Gary Kloster narrated by Roberto Suarez This story has not been previously published. Mentioned by Mur: https://weightlessbooks.com/category/format/subscription/mothership-zeta/ Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… I’ve always loved speculative fiction.  That’s the fancy name for stories that involve […]


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EP531: Bend Back the Shadows

Thu, 26 May 2016 04:04:02 +0000

by Michael Reid narrated by Summer Brooks This story has not been previously published. Mentioned by Alasdair: https://weightlessbooks.com/category/format/subscription/mothership-zeta/ Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… I am a 2015 graduate of the Clarion Workshop, but I have no other […]


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EP530: City in the Wound

Wed, 11 May 2016 04:50:01 +0000

by Michael Buckley narrated by Barry Haworth This story has not been previously published. This episode also featured an excerpt from Ecko: Endgame by Danie Ware which you can get more info about on her website: http://danieware.com/tag/ecko-endgame/ and you can tweet her @danacea Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable […]


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EP529: Of Blessed Servitude

Tue, 03 May 2016 04:04:36 +0000

by A. Merc Rustad narrated by Trendane Sparks This story was originally published in Fictionvale in 2013. This is a story set in the same world as “To the Knife-Cold Stars,” which ran in Escape Pod in February 2015. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia […]


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EP528: Divided By Zero

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:50:00 +0000

by Samantha Murray narrated by Ibba Armancas This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Samantha Murray is a writer, actor, mathematician and mother.  Not particularly in that order. […]


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EP527: Plural

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:15:41 +0000

by Lia Swope Mitchell narrated by Amanda Ching This story was originally published in the February/March 2015 issue of Cosmos Magazine Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Lia Ardith Swope Mitchell is a writer of literary […]


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Bring Back the Middle Ground

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:10 +0000

I hope you both like and dislike this article, because if you do, then I did my job right.



EP: Metacast 0416

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:28:25 +0000

We wanted to give you a quick update of the goings-on at Escape Pod. It’s the first of what we expect to be many positive developments in 2016, so hold onto your socks!


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EP526: The Hunter Captain

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 04:07:51 +0000

by David John Baker narrated by Mat Weller This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Aside from my philosophical essays, I also write short science fiction stories.  Some of […]


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EP525: Among the Living

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 04:43:42 +0000

by John Markley narrated by Carl Allery Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the narrator… Carl Allery has sold a couple of stories (Farthing Magazine, Killers ed. Colin Harvey), had a couple read out loud (BBC local radio, Escape Pod) […]


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Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest 2016

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:41:28 +0000

Thirteen districts rebelled against the country that fed them, loved them, protected them. Brother turned on brother until nothing remained. And then came the peace, hard fought, sorely won. A people rose up from the ashes and a new era was born. But freedom has a cost. When the traitors were defeated, we swore as […]



EP524: Scrapmetal

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 04:55:55 +0000

by Nan Craig narrated by Cat Rambo This story was previously published in Arc Magazine, issue 1.3 ‘Afterparty Overdrive,’ September 2012.. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter   about the author… Nan Craig holds an MSc in Global Politics from […]


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Full List of Artemis Rising 2 Episodes

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 05:05:05 +0000

Would you like to be able to access all of the Artemis Rising 2 episodes in one place? Of course you would! Well this is it. We’ll add them as they are released from now until the deal is done, and then you’ll know where to return to find them all when you want to […]


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EP523: Artemis Rising – Windows

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 04:40:57 +0000

by Beth Goder narrated by Andrea Richardson with guest host Kate Baker Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising a celebration of women and non-binary authors This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us […]


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EP522: Artemis Rising – Bioluminescent Memory

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 03:17:53 +0000

by Victorya Chase narrated by Serah Eley with guest host Charity Helton Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising a celebration of women and non-binary authors This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the […]


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EP521: Artemis Rising – Myspace: A Ghost Story

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 04:26:20 +0000

by Dominica Phetteplace narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali with guest host Angela Lee Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising a celebration of women and non-binary authors This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us […]


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EP520: Artemis Rising – Singing to the Stars

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:10:13 +0000

by Alanna McFall narrated by Amanda Fitzwater with guest host Amy H. Sturgis Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising a celebration of women and non-binary authors This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting […]


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EP519: Artemis Rising – In Their Image

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:00:32 +0000

by Abra Staffin-Wiebe narrated by Diane Severson with guest host Mur Lafferty Welcome to the 2nd Annual Artemis Rising a celebration of women and non-binary authors This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us […]


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Artemis Rising 2 Print Available Now

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:49:31 +0000

Artemis Rising is the month-long celebration of female and non-binary authors in genre fiction run across three Escape Artists podcasts PodCastle for fantasy, EscapePod for science fiction, and PseudoPod for horror. In a couple days, Escape Pod will be releasing its first Artemis Rising 2 episode. At the same time, we will be starting a thread here to track the AR […]



EP518: Brain Worms and White Whales

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:00:49 +0000

by Jen Finelli narrated by J.S. Arquin This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Hi! I’m Jen Finelli, and I’m a professional author, content-consultant, and ghost-writer deeply in love. Because I’m also […]


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For Your Consideration

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:01:01 +0000

In our first 2016 metacast, we present the Escape Artists (EA) stories that ran in 2015, which are eligible in the upcoming Hugo nomination season. A quick plug. For us. All four EA shows – PodCastle, Pseudopod, Escape Pod and Cast of Wonders – are themselves eligible in the SEMIPROZINE Hugo category. Not Fancast. Not […]


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EP517: Budo

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:52:44 +0000

by Tade Thompson narrated by Suyi Davies Okungbowa This story was previously published in the Steampunk World Anthology edited by Sarah Hans. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Tade Thompson lives and works in the […]


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Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest 2016

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 01:59:55 +0000

The next wave of the fourth incarnation of the Escape Artists Flash Fiction Contest is coming. Escape Pod is landing in early 2016. Every author may submit one original story of 500 words or less for consideration between January 15 and February 15. Sharpen your pencils and get your stories ready to submit. The three winning stories will be purchased and run […]



ANNOUNCEMENT: PodDisc Shutting Down

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 03:33:29 +0000

After years of great service, Arri and Kimi who run Poddisc for us have decided to step away. This means that PodDisc, our CD fulfillment site, will be shutting down in early February. That means two things. First, if you’re a PodDisc customer – and we know lots of you are, and thanks for that – now is […]



EP516: Married

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:44:47 +0000

by Helena Bell narrated by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali This story first appeared in UPGRADED. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Helena Bell is a poet and writer living in Raleigh, North Carolina where she is […]


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EP515: The Winter Festival

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:01:14 +0000

by Evan Berkow narrated by Kate Baker   This is the first time this story has been published Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter   about the author… Evan Berkow lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and […]


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EP514: M.F.ing Retroparty Freestyle

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:23:00 +0000

by Rich Larson read by Nathaniel Lee Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… Rich Larson was born in West Africa, has studied in Rhode Island and worked in Spain, and at 23 now writes […]


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EP513: Adaptation and Predation

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:36:08 +0000

by Auston Habershaw read by Jeff Ronner Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… On the day Auston Habershaw was born, Skylab fell from the heavens. This foretold two possible fates: supervillain or scifi/fantasy author. […]


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EP512: The Semaphore Society

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:12:03 +0000

by Kate Heartfield read by Christiana Ellis This story originally appeared in the Crossed Genres Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page Thank you for visiting us on Facebook and Twitter about the author… My agent is Jennie Goloboy of Red Sofa Literary. I write fiction, mainly speculative […]


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Book Review: Libertaria: Genesis by Sabrina Peña Young

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:00:55 +0000

Award-winning composer Sabrina Peña Young sourced the entire world for her virtual production of Libertaria. But Young has taken her opera one step further, converting the show into a novel, Libertaria: Genesis.



EP511: The Lone and Level Sands

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:44:26 +0000

by Marco Panessa read by Norm Sherman This story has not been published previously Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page The Lone and Level Sands By Marco Panessa I don’t know how they found us. Beneath this eternal torrent of dust, our dulled marble shells […]


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EP510: Them Ships

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 04:33:11 +0000

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia read by Dani Cutler This story originally appeared in the anthology We See a Different Frontier Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, about music, magic and Mexico […]


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EP509: Broken

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:56:08 +0000

by Jason Kimble read by Mat Weller Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… I’m fascinated by how people put amazingness together. Or awfulness (Let’s not pretend schadenfreude doesn’t happen). What field’s doing the assembly changes quite frequently. Sometimes I even […]


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Book Review: Murder with Monsters by KT Katzmann

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:00:59 +0000

A lot of authors have subverted classic horror tropes, but author KT Katzmann has chosen instead to be aware of them and use their power for good, instead of evil, in his genre detective novel Murder with Monsters.



Special art print for Artemis Rising 2

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:52:29 +0000

By now, you’re sure to have heard about Artemis Rising 2! It’s a special month-long event featuring stories by some of the best female and non-binary authors in genre fiction, airing across all the Escape Artists podcasts in February 2016. We’re very pleased to announce that EA has commissioned a special art print for Artemis […]



EP508: A Day Without Sunshine

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 06:44:44 +0000

by Esther Saxey read by Amanda Ching This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Esther Saxey received her D.Phil. in English literature from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She has published on […]


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EP507: The Call of the Sky

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:51:29 +0000

by Cliff Winnig read by Marguerite Kenner This story was originally published in the anthology When the Hero Comes Home: 2. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from the author’s website: Cliff Winnig’s short fiction appears in the anthologies That Ain’t Right: Historical Accounts of the Miskatonic Valley, Gears and […]


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EA Metacast, October 2015 (Part 1)

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:01:53 +0000

Hello everyone, Alasdair here. We tend to do a metacast every year around this time, and this year we’ve done something a bit different. This one was recorded LIVE at WorldCon in Spokane in August 2015! In the past, you’ve let us know our metacasts are too long, so we’ve split this one into three parts: […]


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EP506: Harvester Dreams

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:16:35 +0000

by Michael J. DeLuca read by Paul Cram This story was originally appeared in The Homeless Moon 4. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from the author’s website: That would be me. Michael J. DeLuca. Writer, reader, dreamer, designer, brewer, baker, […]


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Book Review: Snapshot by Beau Hall

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:16 +0000

Marietta, Georgia, isn't a small town anymore. But fifty years ago it was, and fifty years ago Mary Frances began blackmailing Marvin Hill into becoming a serial killer. Now, in Beau Hall's new novel Snapshot, Marvin wants out. By any means necessary.



EP505: Falling Leaves

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:18:21 +0000

by Liz Argall read by Emily Hickson This story was originally published in Apex Magazine in May 2014. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from the author’s website: Liz often writes speculative fiction and interstitial work that explore spaces between genres. […]


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EP504: End of the World Community College

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 05:31:38 +0000

by Sandra McDonald read by Joel Kenyon This story was originally published in Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine in the July/August 2014 issue. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from the author’s website: Writer, speaker, instructor Lambda Literary Award for Diana Comet and Other Improbable […]


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Fan Film Review: Star Trek: Renegades

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:00:46 +0000

After the success of Of Gods and Men, Tim Russ returns to the fan film arena with Star Trek: Renegades. Though I had high expectations, I think I expected more than what I got. Especially from the writing.



EP503: Undeleted

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:26:16 +0000

by Aidan Doyle read by Austin Learned This story was originally published in 2014 in Cosmos. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from the author’s website: I’m an Australian computer programmer and science fiction writer. I live in Melbourne and love travelling. […]


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Book Review: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:00:57 +0000

On September 1, my Kindle automatically downloaded my preordered copy of The Shepherd's Crown. By September 3, I'd finished reading the final Discworld novel. Now the book is closed on the Discworld, at least in this form, and... well... I don't think I can wrap my head around that.



EP500: The Man Who Lost the Sea

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:09:00 +0000

by Theodore Sturgeon narrated by Anson Mount This story was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1959 Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… (from Wikipedia)  Theodore Sturgeon born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – […]


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Artemis Rising Returns!

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:47:51 +0000

The year-long orbit is about to end, and the good ship Artemis returns to Escape Pod’s skies. Artemis Rising is a month-long celebration of the voices of women in science fiction. It is also a collaborative effort across the Escape Artists podcasts, including PodCastle and Pseudopod. Last year we received so many awesome submissions that […]



Flash Fiction Contest 4: Bloodlines

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:54:38 +0000

The original paraphernalia for the Flash Fiction Contest had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Stuart, the oldest man in town, was born. Mr. Lieberman spoke frequently to the forum members about making a new box, but no one […]



EP502: Gorlack the Destroyer’s All You Can Eat Adventure

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:23:23 +0000

by Robert Lowell Russell read by Ethan Jones This story originally appeared in the Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse anthology. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Robert Lowell Russell* is a writer and trophy husband (obviously). He is a SFWA member and […]


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Film Review: Mr. Holmes

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:36 +0000

With as much Sherlock Holmes as I've read, you'd think I'd have gotten around to a version of the story where Holmes is nearing the end of his life. I haven't... until now, with the new film Mr. Holmes.



Call for Submissions: Artemis Rising II

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:01:40 +0000

In 2016, Escape Artists will again celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across all three Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by some of the best female and non-binary authors in genre fiction. Escape Pod will fill the entire month with female-authored science fiction. Payment will be $.06 per word for original fiction, and $100 for reprints. […]



EP501: Imma Gonna Finish You Off

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:39:39 +0000

by Marina J. Lostetter read by Alasdair Stuart This story was first published in Galaxy’s Edge magazine, January 2014. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Marina is the author of award-winning original stories such as Master Belladino’s Mask, Sojourn for Ephah, […]


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EP499: Sounding the Fall

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:27:28 +0000

by Jei D. Marcade read by Amanda Ching This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Jei – /jā/ – noun – A twenty-something, first-gen Korean-American speculative fiction writer and freshly minted librarian currently installed in the Rust Belt with […]


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EP498: Everyone Will Want One

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:32:22 +0000

by Kelly Sandoval read by Erin Bardua This story was previously published in Asimov’s magazine. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… I live, work, and write in Seattle, Washington. Gray sky days, abundant restaurant choices, and distant mountains are my […]


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EP497: A Stretch of Highway Two Lanes Wide

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:40:14 +0000

by Sarah Pinsker read by David White This story was published in the March/April 2014 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Sarah Pinsker  is the author of the novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss […]


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Book Review: Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:00:05 +0000

After finishing Dead Ice, the latest Anita Blake novel, I'm worried that things are backsliding a little toward the muddled middle of the series. And that's not good.



EP496: Falling Through Creation

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:40:25 +0000

by Mark Robert Philps read by Christina Lebonville This story originally appeared in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Mark Philps is a writer and video production professional who lives and works in Vancouver, […]


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EP495: Aficionado

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 03:03:50 +0000

by David Brin read by Joe Scalora This story is a chapter from the author’s latest book, Existence. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… David Brin is a scientist, best-selling author and tech-futurist. His novels include Earth, The Postman (filmed in […]


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EP494: The Retgun

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 04:23:07 +0000

by Tim Pratt read by Rachael Jones This story was published in a Unidentified Funny Objects 2. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Tim Pratt lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Heather Shaw and their son River. His fiction and poetry […]


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EP493: Beyond the Trenches We Lie

Thu, 21 May 2015 03:39:19 +0000

by A. T. Greenblatt read by Andrew Clarke This story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Who am I? I’m A(liza) T. Greenblatt. An engineer and a writer. A collector of cookbooks and recipes. […]


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EP492: The Silent Ones

Sun, 10 May 2015 04:30:15 +0000

by Erica Satifka read by Angela Davis originally appeared in the August 2014 issue of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Hello, my name is Erica and I hate writing introductions. But hey, when in Rome. I […]


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EP491: Heaven’s Touch

Fri, 01 May 2015 04:14:59 +0000

by Jason Sanford read by Marguerite Kenner The story was originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction and was named to the Locus 2012 Recommended Reading List. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Jason Sanford is the award-winning author of a number […]


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EP490: Flowers for Algernon

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:39:46 +0000

by Daniel Keyes read by Dave Thompson The story has been previously published in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Copyright 1959 by Mercury Press Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… from Wikipedia: Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written […]


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EP489: Uncanny

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:50:52 +0000

by James Patrick Kelly read by Dani Cutler The story has been previously published inAsimovs October/November 2014 Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… James Patrick Kelly is an American science fiction writer born April 11, 1951, in Mineola, New York. He began […]


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EP488: In Another Life

Sat, 04 Apr 2015 05:03:43 +0000

by Kelly Sandoval read by Carla Doak The story has been previously published in Daily Science Fiction. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… I live, work, and write in Seattle, Washington. Gray sky days, abundant restaurant choices, and distant mountains are my […]


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EP487: New Folks’ Home

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:36:41 +0000

by Clifford Simak narrated by Norm Sherman Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… (source: wikipedia) “Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He was honored by fans with three Hugo Awards and by colleagues with one Nebula […]


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EP486: Blight

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:02:07 +0000

by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam read by Christiana Ellis The story has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Hobart, and Goblin Fruit. She lives in Texas with her […]


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Film Review: Cinderella

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:49 +0000

As both Honest Trailers and CinemaSins have recently shown, there are some problems with Disney's retelling of the Cinderella story. But it's such a huge part of the Disney empire that we were bound to get a new one at some point.



EP485: Supply Limited, Act Now

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:48:06 +0000

by Helen Marshall read by Graeme Dunlop The story was recently released in the author’s short story collection, Gifts for the One Who Comes After, and was also released online at SFSignal (http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/09/free-fiction-supply–limited-act-now-by-helen-marshall/) Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Helen Marshall is an award-winning […]


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EP484: That Tear Problem

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:48:17 +0000

by Natalia Thodoridou read by Hugo Jackson guest host Rachael Jones This story was originally published in Kasma SF in June 2014 Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Natalia Theodoridou is a media & theatre scholar based in the UK. Her writing has […]


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EP483: Boris’s Bar

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:35:56 +0000

by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali read by Kaitie Radel This story has not been previously published Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… I was raised in New Haven, Con­necti­cut.  I attended the Uni­ver­sity of Con­necti­cut for a cou­ple of years but left to marry […]


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EP482: Chimeras

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:49:00 +0000

by Julie Steinbacher read by Jessica Dubish guest host Gabrielle de Cuir This story has not been previously published Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Julie Steinbacher is fully human, whatever that means. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is […]


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EP481: Temporary Friends

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:45:26 +0000

by Caroline M. Yoachim read by Caitlin Buckley This story has not been previously published Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… I’m a photographer and writer currently living in Seattle, Washington. I’ve published about two dozen fantasy and science fiction short stories, […]


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EP480: To the Knife-Cold Stars

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:07:52 +0000

by A. Merc Rustad read by Mat Weller This story has not been previously published Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the author… Hello and welcome! My name is Merc Rustad and I’m a queer non-binary writer and filmmaker who likes dinosaurs, robots, monsters, and cookies. […]


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EP479: The Evening, The Morning and the Night

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:28:37 +0000

by Octavia Butler read by Amanda Ching This story originally appeared in the May 1987 issue of Omni (available for free here: https://archive.org/details/omni-magazine-1987-05) Drabblecast’s production of Bloodchild: http://www.drabblecast.org/2013/10/31/drabblecast-300-bloodchild/ The Octavia Butler Foundation’s scholarships for writers of color: http://octaviabutler.org/scholarship/ Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page about the […]


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EP478: People of the Shell

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:28:44 +0000

by Brian Trent read by Jeff Ronner This story originally has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… I am a novelist, screenwriter, producer, poet, actor, and freethinker who supports both imagination and rationalism. I am an advocate for […]


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EP477: Parallel Moons

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:18:24 +0000

by Mario Milosevic read by Bill Bowman This story originally appeared in Space and Time magazine and was produced as an e-book by Green Snake Publishing. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… I live in the Columbia River Gorge, one of […]


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EP476: In Loco Parentis

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:38:14 +0000

by Andrea Phillips read by Mur Lafferty This story is an Escape Pod original, it has not been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… Andrea Phillips is an award-winning transmedia writer, game designer and author. Her book, A Creator’s […]


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The Season

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:59:33 +0000

It’s a new year!  Celebrations and congratulations all around, as we have successfully survived, both as a species and as individuals (presuming you are reading this text from a computer and not, like, Valhalla).  That means, however, a new awards season is coming.  If you want to support Escape Pod, then please, feel free to […]


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EP475: Homegrown Tomatoes

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:58:15 +0000

by Lara Elena Donnelley read by David Levine This story previously appeared in the pay-what-you-can Clarion Foundation fundraiser anthology The Red Volume. Mentioned in Alisdair’s commentary: KT Tunstall “Black Horse” Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… Lara Elena Donnelly lives and […]


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EA Metacast, December 2014

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:27:02 +0000

What’s in store for Escape Artists — and for you — in 2015? Listen and find out!


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EP474: In Coppelius’s Toyshop

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:34:03 +0000

by Connie Willis read by Nathaniel Lee This story has been previously published. Discuss on our forums.  For a list of all Escape Pod stories, authors and narrators, visit our sortable Wikipedia page   about the author… from Wikipedia: Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (born December 31, 1945) is an American science fiction writer. She has won eleven Hugo […]


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