Episode 224: An Interview With Jason Sanford

Posted in Jason Sanford on October 22, 2021 by dunesteef

Jason Sanford recently published his first novel, and it has a title that might sound familiar to long time listeners of the Dunesteef. His new book is called “Plague Birds.” That’s right, the book is the further and expanded adventures of Crista and her AI symbiote that we first brought to you back in episode 92 and then continued their story in episodes 125 and 126 with Jason’s sequel. Now you can buy the novel length story which further explores the detailed and fascinating world the characters occupied, expands the story of Crista, and uncovers an extremely personal conspiracy that threatens the lives of millions.

We got the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Jason about his novel, his process, and pitfalls of the industry. Listen to (or watch) the interview, and be sure to support Jason by buying the book.

P.S. – Sorry about Big’s microphone. He thought he was getting the sound from the nice mic you can see in the shot, but he was actually getting his sound from the built-in mic on his computer, recording all the echoes bouncing around that big study he is sitting in.

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Related Links:

The Plague Birds novel on the Apex Books site

The original Plague Birds story on Dunesteef episode 92

The first half of the Plague Birds sequel story called The Ever-dreaming Verdict of Plagues on Dunesteef episode 125

The second half of The Ever-dreaming Verdict of Plagues on Dunesteef episode 126

Episode 223: The Many Faces of Christmas Eve by Rish Outfield (Outcast 186)

Posted in Fantasy, Rish Outfield, Science Fiction, Short Story on December 23, 2020 by dunesteef

Franklin has a huge crush on Jillian, but up until now she hasn’t returned his affection at all. Surprisingly, this Christmas Eve she changed her tune, and suddenly asking him back to her house for Christmas Eve dinner with her family. Turns out that the meal was not what Franklin was expecting…

Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about the story, Broken Mirror contests, and the joys and hassles of Christmas music.

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Related Links:

Music for today’s episode was: “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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The episode art photo was provided by Justin Russel

Episode 222: Reiterating Christmas by B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Christmas, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Story on December 19, 2020 by dunesteef

Declan’s boyfriend, Brooks, is taking him to meet the parents for the first time today at Christmas dinner. He’s a little nervous, but it couldn’t be as bad as it was when Brooks met Declan’s parents at Thanksgiving, could it? Could it?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the story, the year we’ve had, and about having hope for the future.

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Related links:

Cover art courtesy Photograham.

Music for today’s episode was: “Dance Of The Tuba Plum Fairy” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 221: The Beefalope Hunt by Void Munashii

Posted in Christmas, Science Fiction, Short Story, Void Munashii on December 11, 2020 by dunesteef

Zane and Delanna don’t come from similar backgrounds. Zane is a run-of-the-mill Lunar who’s had to pull himself by his bootstraps everywhere he went. Delanna, on the other hand, comes from one of the richest families on Mars. Somehow, the two came together as a couple, and have hit it off amazingly ever since, but Delanna’s family has never approved, and now the two of them are going home for Christmas with the folks…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about beefalopes, the rite of passage that is meeting the parents, and Santa Claus III. This is going to be delightful.

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Related links:

Void of Intelligence YouTube Channel

Music for today’s episode was: “Holiday Weasel” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 220: A Sci-fi Christmas by Marshal Latham

Posted in Christmas, Marshal Latham, Science Fiction on December 6, 2020 by dunesteef

Damien meets a girl named Lynn who wants to know all about sci-fi, and since she’s cute, he does his best to help her learn. Soon, they’re dating, and then comes the invite to meet the folks at Christmas dinner, but, as you might have grown accustomed to during this Christmas extravaganza, the meal isn’t what he was expecting.

Afterwards, Rish and Big talk about what aliens might think of our sci-fi films, Ian syndrome, and whether Marshal needs to make this story into a novel.

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Related links:

Marshal Latham’s Journey Into… Podcast

Music for today’s episode was: “Deck the Halls” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Oh Christmas Tree” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Krampus Workshop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 219: He Went To The Farm by Nathan Ahlgrim

Posted in Christmas, Horror, Nathan Ahlgrim, Short Story on November 30, 2020 by dunesteef

Sam is having a really hard time getting over the loss of his dearly departed pet cat, Boots. His girlfriend, Beth, hopes that bringing him home to the family farm for Christmas dinner might help him overcome his loss.

Afterward, Big and Rish go off the farm talking about all the weird stuff you might guess they would, however, I won’t mention it here, so as to not spoil the story.

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Music for today’s episode was: “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), “Dance of the Tuba Plum Fairy” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), and “Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 218: Service With A Smile by Rob Broughton

Posted in Christmas, Horror, Rob Broughton, Short Story on November 26, 2020 by dunesteef

It’s the first installment in our 2020 Christmas Extravaganza! We’ll be bringing you several stories from our Broken Mirror Story Event, the first being “Service with a Smile” by Rob Broughton. When Tommy gets a mysterious invitation to his girlfriend’s parents’ house for the holidays, he finds that not everyone is acting of their own accord.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Shamong, meeting the parents, and eating worms and insects…really? Actually, why am I surprised, of course they do.

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Related links:

Music in the story was: “Krampus Workshop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
“Sugar Plum Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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Episode 217: From Another World by Rish Outfield and B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Rish Outfield, Science Fiction, Short Story on October 29, 2020 by dunesteef

Something is going wrong at the space outpost that Captain Seymour just docked at. Things seem to be deteriorating quickly. Luckily for him, someone grabbed him, and pulled him into a hiding place. Or was it lucky for him? Now he’s trapped in here with two strangers, and it seems as though one of them is not who he seems after all.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the process of adapting a story from one format to another. What does it take? How do you go about it? What sacrifices to dark gods of chaos and evil must be made? Whose name appears first on the byline? We answer none of those questions, coming up!

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Related Links:

Link to the original version of the audiodrama.

Music in the story was: Spc X2x (Unseen Presence) by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6738-spc-x2x-unseen-presence-
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 216: What Is Sand But Earth Purified? by Jason Sanford

Posted in Jason Sanford, Science Fiction, Short Story on April 14, 2020 by dunesteef

sand

In Jason Sanford’s “What Is Sand But Earth Purified?” New widower Anchor is approached by TV personalities to be their guide into the living sandstorm out in the ocean, the same sandstorm that killed his wife.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about Jason’s various possible futures, and what makes a body human.

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Related Links:

Jason Sanford’s Site
Anguish by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3373-anguish
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 215: Catastrophe Baker and the Siren of Silverstrike by Mike Resnick

Posted in Comedy, Mike Resnick, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 14, 2020 by dunesteef

silverstrike

When Mike Resnick passed away on January 9th, Rish and Big knew they had to make one of his stories their next episode. Years ago, he’d sent them out a huge batch of Catastrophe Baker stories so that they could continue the series on the show. What better way to remember him than to put one of his creations out for fans to enjoy?

Catastrophe Baker makes a trip to Silverstrike and while he’s there, he attends a carnival. It’s pretty ho-hum until he gets summoned to the tent of the Siren of Silverstrike to see the show that everyone is talking about.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Mike Resnick and what he has meant to the science fiction community, the podcast community, and the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. We’ll miss you, Mike.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for lending her voice to the episode.

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Related Links:

Mike Resnick stories that have run previously on The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.
Mike Resnick episodes on Escape Pod that we mention (it’s in the middle of the page under the heading “authored episodes”)
Renee Chambliss’s Website

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