Archive for December, 2011

Episode 120: Ass-Hat Magic Spider by Scott Westerfeld

Posted in Science Fiction, Scott Westerfeld, Short Story on December 21, 2011 by dunesteef


All that stands in a young man’s way of getting on a colony ship bound for a new world and a better life is a few grams of extra weight, and Charlotte, of course. outtakes

Also, Big tells the tale of the tale, Rish talks about Secret Santas, and both wish you a happy holiday season. Oh, and singing. Lots of annoying singing.

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Related Links:

Scott Westerfeld’s Site
Reading Is Fundamental
What’s Your Favorite Matthew Broderick Movie?
The Podcast Community’s Reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Journey Into… Podcast
Picture by Marcelo Tourne
Music was A Warm Place by Frozen Silence.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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Broken Mirror Story Event

Posted in Administrative on December 16, 2011 by dunesteef

We haven’t posted an official announcement with the rules and whatnot to this yet, so I figured I’d better before the contest is over and all.

The Broken Mirror Story Event is a story contest in which the participants are given a writing prompt, and they take that prompt and run with it however inspiration strikes them. Then the stories are read by our judges, and the top stories are produced as episodes of The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. The fun of the event is getting to see how different all the takes on the same idea can be.

This years prompt is:

A phone rings in the middle of the night. The voice on the line says only one word…but it is enough.

And scene. I mean, sorry, not scene. And go! Start writing. You have until January 12, 2012 to write your story and submit it to submissions at dunesteef dot com. Also, we like to publish all the losing entries on our site in text format, so that those of us who aren’t judges can see them, and get that same fun experience that the judges got. This is not mandatory, and you may opt out of this. There’s always somebody every year who doesn’t want to participate in that part, but if you’d like to have your story published along with the rest, then folks can come to read the lot, and see where all the different takes went. Here are the stories from last year, and these are the stories from the year before. Check them out.

Thanks for participating, and get writing!

Episode 119: Aldo by Michael C. Thompson

Posted in Michael C. Thompson, Science Fiction, Short Story on December 14, 2011 by dunesteef


Warning: If you’re often offended about things, this one will probably do so.

In “Aldo,” author Michael C. Thompson tells the story of a sort of love triangle in space. Except one of them is a starship. Outtakes

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the elephant in the room. And say goodbye to a master of puppets.

Special thanks to Rich Girardi for producing today’s episode; to Juliet Bowler, and Rich Girardi for lending their voices to the tale; and SonnySee for the episode art.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

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Related Links:

Michael C. Thompson’s Site
Rich Girardi’s Site
Juliet Bowler’s Site
I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay
Powerful Responses to I’m Christian Unless You’re Gay
What’s your favorite Jason Bateman Movie?
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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Broken Mirror Story Event

Posted in Administrative on December 9, 2011 by dunesteef


SonnySee put this absolutely awesome trailer together for the BMSE 2011. It was a must share.

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