Episode 137: Todd Elrin And The Forever Reset by Jonathan C. Gillespie

Posted in Action, Jonathan C. Gillespie, Science Fiction, Short Story on November 26, 2012 by dunesteef

It’s the last day of the year, and it’s time for Todd Elrin to leave his current location, and start the year over somewhere else, as he has done many times this particular calendar year. But an angry visitor from the future has other plans.

Afterward, Big and Rish sing about Jonathan C. Gillespie, and ruminate about the similarities between this story and another, and the differences one man can make in one’s life. Hopefully no hate letters will be necessary after this one.

Special thanks to Tanja Milojevic for producing today’s story and lending her voice to the tale, and to Gino Moretto for providing the episode art.

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Jonathan C. Gillespie’s Site
Tanja Milojevic’s Site
Gino Moretto’s Art Site
Forum discussion of top 10 Dunesteef episodes
Music was Our Moon by Roger Subirana Mata.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 136: CHEMO: The Pieces Of Erica Smith by J.M. Perkins

Posted in Action, Horror, J.M. Perkins, Science Fiction, Short Story on October 29, 2012 by dunesteef


It’s only been two months since Agent Joseph faced masses of zombies while locked inside of a prison. Now, he has a new mission. This one is so big that half of all CHEMO is being mobilized. They have to destroy every last piece of the immortal cell line that spawned out of a tumor grown on a woman named Erica Smith.

Afterwards, Big and Rish talk CHEMO, get a lot of text messages, and giggle far more than is professionally acceptable. Beware, there’s probably something offensive in all of that…we’re not sure what, but we’re pretty sure it’s there.

Special thanks to Wendy Cooper for producing today’s story, and to Clay Dugger for lending his voice to today’s episode.

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J.M. Perkins’s Site
Buy the Chemo novel here
Wendy Cooper’s Site
Clay Dugger’s Site
Photo by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Music was Pyraminx by Roger Subirana Mata and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 135: Harlan’s Wake by John Mierau

Posted in Drama, John Mierau, Science Fiction, Short Story on October 11, 2012 by dunesteef

Tyler left home to serve in the military. He was assigned to the security detail for the alien visitors known as Silvers. Nothing could be more shameful in the eyes of his family. You never really can leave home, though. Tyler’s father, Harlan, is dying, and he is called back to be there for his final hours. Tyler thinks he knows what awaits him at the family farm, but he couldn’t be more wrong…

In a first for the show, Big and Rish have the producer of the episode, Bryan Lincoln, as a very special guest star. They talk about the production, its challenges, and how this story is unlike all the episodes that came before it. They’re demons, Lenny!

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today’s story, and to Kathryn Pride, Tobias Queen, Tom Merritt, Larry Bailey, David Robison, Brion Humphrey, James David Jackson, David Mastin, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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John Mierau’s Site
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Kathryn Pride’s Genesis Avalon
Tobias Queen’s Site
Tom Merritt’s Site
Larry Bailey’s Site
David Robison and Brion Humphrey’s Roundtable Podcast
James David Jackson and David Mastin’s My Epic Heals Podcast
Photo was by Kewl.
Music was provided by Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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Episode 134: Remember Mars by Michael Anthony

Posted in Drama, Michael Anthony, Science Fiction, Short Story on September 18, 2012 by dunesteef

Abraham is old and senile. He keeps going on and on about being an astronaut. But he’s just senile, right?

Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about the space race, disillusionment, lack of interest, and whether there is a future in space travel. This one, by the way, is for you Neil Armstrong. Thanks for giving us dreams to pursue.

Oh, and here is the picture of the cross-stitch we talked about:

Special thanks to Amory Lowe for producing today’s story, and to Kim Price and Amory Lowe for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Kim Price’s Ladies of Leet Podcast
Taking over Journey Into…
Music and sound effects were courtesy of Freesound.org.
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Episode 133: The Dead Of Tetra Manna by Mark L. S. Stone

Posted in Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mark L. S. Stone, Novelette on August 30, 2012 by dunesteef

Erik of Ciohar is a mighty warrior, defender of his land, and not at all bad with the ladies. But after his last mission to the dread city of Tetra Manna, he is not the man he used to be (literally). Is he still a hero? Can he serve his people as he used to, and can the dark magic of the Tetrans be overcome?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the long and winding road in producing this story, world-building, and Comic-Con. Plus, somewhere in there is an announcement about the Parsec Awards.

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss, Julie Hoverson, Kim Price and Joe Zieja lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Lisa Wilde for today’s episode art.

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Related Links:
Mark L. S. Stone’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Kim Price’s Ladies of Leet Podcast
Joseph Zieja’s Site
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Showcase
Artist Lisa Wilde’s Blog
Making the Cut by Chris Lester at Metamor City Podcast
Music was Maavrick’s Tear’s Marsh by
Arnaud Condé, and Omnipresence and The Sky Is Inert by Dereleech.
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Episode 132: Belief by Josh Roseman

Posted in Josh Roseman, Mystery, Science Fiction, Short Story on August 8, 2012 by dunesteef

When Greg discovers what appears to be a secret message in his computer (and everybody else’s), he has the option of believing it to be from “somewhere else” or just ignoring it like the vast majority would. Which will he choose? Well, the story’s title may give you a bit of a hint there.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story’s ending, and then Rish says a few words about his recent trip to the San Diego Comic-Con. Alright, more than just a few words.

Special thanks to A. W. Gifford for producing today’s story, also to Jennifer Gifford, Gina Padilla, Joshua Porter, The Tie Dye Flipster, Sgzhanke S. Carlo, and A. W. Gifford for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Josh Roseman’s Site
A.W. Gifford’s Bete Noire Magazine
A.W. Gifford’s Site
Jennifer Gifford’s Site
Music was by Kevin Macleod at Incompetech.com.
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Episode 131: The Appliance Of Science by Sheila Crosby

Posted in Comedy, Science Fiction, Sheila Crosby, Short Story on July 14, 2012 by dunesteef


Jose got in an accident a while back. It left him with a lot of time on his hands, so he used his education and created some household appliances with artificial intelligence, but they’re ruining his life! Or are they?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about perhaps a dozen different things that they want you to know about. What might they be? Links in the show notes.

Special thanks to Tobias Queen for producing today’s story, also to Julie Hoverson for lending her voice to today’s episode, and to Melissa Hills for creating today’s artwork.

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Related Links:
Sheila Crosby’s Main Site
The Dodo Dragon And Other Stories by Sheila Crosby available at Amazon.com
Sheila Crosby’s La Palma Island Blog
Tobias Queen’s Site
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
J.M. Perkins’ CHEMO Kickstarter campaign
Rish Outfield on Masters Of The Macabre
That Gets My Goat: Bad’s Big Day
We Don’t Need Another Hero
Music was Dando Bola by Raphael Schio and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
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Episode 130: The Lady Swordmaster by Brock L. Noel

Posted in Action, Adventure, Brock L. Noel, Comedy, Fantasy, Short Story on June 17, 2012 by dunesteef


Remel is one of the greatest swordsmen in the land. He definitely would be the greatest, but he has a few challenges that stand in his way…especially today, and with an invading force sacking the city, what will he do?

Afterward, Big and Rish say silly things. Most of the really heavy, depressing stuff has been cut out of this episode, so while it might still be offensive, it’s sure to be fun.

Special thanks to SonnySee for producing today’s story, also to Bryan Lincoln, Dan Lynch, DesiaB, Rob Haines, Josh Roseman, Damon Shaw, Wendy Cooper, Scott Pigg, and SonnySee for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Brock Noel’s Stories on Quantum Muse
Bryan Lincoln’s Site
Dan Lynch’s Site
DesiaB’s Site
Rob Haines’s Site
Josh Roseman’s Site
Damon Shaw’s Site
Scott Pigg’s Site
Big & Rish Accidentally Talk About Sports
Music was courtesy of the Free Music Archive and BeatPick.
Some sound effects were provided by Freesound.org.
Episode art photo courtesy Albion Europe ApS.
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Episode 129: Boxed by Will McIntosh

Posted in Science Fiction, Short Story, Will McIntosh on May 30, 2012 by dunesteef


Metta screwed up, and now she’s been boxed – sentenced to spend 57 years with her consciousness separated from her body in a neural retainer. It’s awful. Worse than anything she’s ever experienced. There must be some way out of this, right?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about being boxed, Demolition Man, and other stellar Will McIntosh stories like “Bridesicle” and “Midnight Blue.”

Special thanks to R.E. Chambliss for producing today’s story, also to Bryan Lincoln, Christopher Munroe, Eric Kenny, Sgzhanke S. Carlo, The Tie-Dye Flipster, and R.E. Chambliss for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Will McIntosh’s Site
Buy Soft Apocalypse at Amazon.com
Buy Hitchers at Amazon.com
R.E. Chambliss’s Site
Dreaming of Deliverance by R.E. Chambliss
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Christopher Munroe’s Site
Eric Kenny’s Site
The Roundtable Podcast with R.E. Chambliss
The Roundtable Podcast interview of Big and Rish
Bridesicle at StarShipSofa
Midnight Blue at Escape Pod
Some sound effects were provided by Freesound.org.
Episode art photo courtesy Jamison Judd.
Music was Cut And Run by Kevin MacLeod.
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Episode 128: Unfortunate by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Horror, Short Story on May 4, 2012 by dunesteef


On his date, Geoff gets an unusual message in his fortune cookie. It’s just a practical joke, right?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the origins of this tale, and Rish asks the non-musical question, “How do you know?” Oh, and Big goes ahead and asks it musically.

And Big wishes to apologize for his audio sounding bad. Apparently, one is supposed to record with the front of the mic facing one’s mouth. Who reads instructions, amiright?

Special thanks to Julie Hoverson for lending her voice to today’s episode.

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Related Links:
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Big and Rish on John vs. Patrick
Photo by Beth Kanter
Music was Omnipresence by Dereleech.
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