Tagged with “sf” (16)

  1. The Big Lie - UnFictional - KCRW

    You lie to manipulate, or to hide, or to seem more interesting, but mainly it’s to save your own butt.

    On this episode, three stories of deception, hoax, and self-preservation…

    The Mysterious James Tiptree 12 MIN, 7 SEC James Tiptree Jr. was a science fiction writer from the late 60’s and early 70’s. He had a loyal following for his books and stories which were partly notable for the way he handled gender issues and male/female relationships. This was during an era when science fiction books usually featured masculine male heroes, and almost no female ones. Tiptree was a mysterious figure, who only communicated to a few friends and fans. That’s because his career hinged on a very big secret.

    The Dog, the Rabies, and the Lie 6 MIN, 43 SEC

    This is a story about the time of our lives when we LEARN how to lie. As soon as many kids get old enough to get in trouble, they’re going to try and lie to get out of it. That said, the kid in this story is notable to the lengths he will go, the confusion he will cause, and the pain he will endure, just to stay out of trouble.

    Panther Hoax 9 MIN, 40 SEC STAR For decades an argument has never stopped about the existence of large black Panthers living in the woods of Kennison Mountain in West Virginia. The official story is that these big cats haven’t existed there since the 1800’s. That hasn’t stopped reports of Panther sightings that continue to this day. It happens often enough to make you think twice about what the truth really is. There’s a story that’s been passed around the state for almost 60 years — about the time an entire town West Virginia town saw a black panther, but it was all a lie.


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  2. StarShipSofa No 306 Philip Suggars and Guy Haley

    Robots, Doom, and Nick Camm!

    Fact: Science News by J J Campanella 02:30

    Short Fiction: “iRobot” by Guy Haley 23:40

    Main Fiction: “Automatic Diamante” by Philip Suggars 44:40

    Fact: Fiction Crawler 14 by Matthew Sanborn Smith 35:00

    Narrator: Nick Camm

    Promo: ArtisticWhispers and Gail Carriger ready to introduce the world to Crudrat 01:14:30


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  3. SF Signal: Interview with Howard Tayler (Episode 093)

    In episode 93 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and Fred Kiesche chat with author, artist and podcaster Howard Tayler, creator of the Schlock Mercenary webcomic.

    From SchlockMercenary.com: Howard Tayler is the writer and illustrator behind Schlock Mercenary, the Hugo-nominated science fiction comic strip. Howard is also featured on the Parsec award-winning "Writing Excuses" podcast, a weekly ‘cast for genre-fiction writers. Howard’s artwork is featured in XDM X-Treme Dungeon Mastery, a role-playing supplement by Tracy and Curtis Hickman.

    Howard’s most recently published work is Schlock Mercenary: Resident Mad Scientist.


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  4. Authorised Domain by Cory Doctorow - New science fiction story podcast on the future of the living room

    Here’s a reading of my short-short story "Authorised Domain," commissioned as part of a package on "the future of the living room."

    The judge said I have to write this note and so I am, but I want to put it right at the top that I don’t think it’s fair.
    It begins with Mum and Dad having rows all the time. At first, they tried to hide it from me, but come on, the flat’s not that big. When they put on their mean, angry voices, well, I’m not thick. Then they didn’t even bother to hide it. Mum’d get at Dad about something, it didn’t matter what — taking out the rubbish or leaving his shoes in the hall or money (money was always good for an hour’s moaning). Or Dad would storm into the house and not say a single word to anyone, just sit himself in front of the telly and enter a vegetative state that lasted until everyone had gone to bed. Mum’d make dinner for us two, and I’d go to my room and watch the stuff I’d saved up from the week, my shows, you know, the stuff everyone at school were talking about. Footie, of course, and Celeb Kendo. Had to, yeah? Before it expired, I mean.
    It was better when they split, and even better when they divorced. Kids aren’t supposed to be happy about their parents’ divorce, so call me a bastard, but my parents’d tell you I was right. Some people aren’t meant to live together, I guess. Dad had me at the weekends, Mum had me during the weeks. Both of them were much nicer to live with, too. Plus, Divorce Dad was much cooler about things like going to the footy or Alton Towers, and then he’d buy me a takeaway and leave me at home while he went down to the pub.


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  5. The Brave Little Toaster, from TRSF

    Here’s a reading of my short story Brave Little Toaster, which was just published in TRSF, the inaugural science fiction anthology from MIT’s Tech Review. It’s a short-short story on the "Internet of Things" and what happens when it all goes wrong.

    Mastering by John Taylor Williams: wryneckstudio@gmail.com

    John Taylor Williams is a full-time self-employed audio engineer, producer, composer, and sound designer. In his free time, he makes beer, jewelry, odd musical instruments and furniture. He likes to meditate, to read and to cook. http://craphound.com/?p=3704

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  6. Review of Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn


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  7. Timothy Zahn & Lone Star Stories Adventures in Scifi Publishing

    New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn joins us to discuss his new projects, and Eric Marin tells us about Lone Star Stories magazine.


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  8. Toyshop by Harry Harrison

    Read by Cori Samuel of http://piratelibrary.com

    From http://www.sffaudio.com/?page_id=3693

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  9. Walter Jon Williams reads from Implied Spaces

    From http://balticonpodcast.org/wordpress/2008/12/bc4277-walter-jon-williams-reads-from-implied-spaces/

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  10. Prisoners Of Gravity – Amnesia / Total Recall

    "As nobody other than my good friend Rachelle Shelkey has been doing much boosterism for our favorite television show I thought I’d give it another boost… Prisoners Of Gravity was absolutely the best interview theme show I’ve ever seen. The three videos below make up the bulk of one episode from the 5th (and final) season of PoG. The episode is titled “Amnesia / Total Recall“. In the show Commander Rick, the host, talks to David Cronenberg, Walter Jon Williams, C.J. Cherryh, Harry Harrison, Pat Cadigan, Nancy Kress, Kim Antieau, Samuel R. Delany, Ray Bradbury, Megan Lindholm and Terry Pratchett about the use of AMNESIA and TOTAL RECALL as themes in Science Fiction."


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