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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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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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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 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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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

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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

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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

Episode 202: Creeping Danger by Carl H. Claudy

Posted in Carl H. Claudy, Science Fiction, Short Story on October 5, 2018 by dunesteef

CREEPING DANGER

In 1937, Carl H. Claudy published a story called “Creeping Danger” in a popular magazine called American Boy magazine. In 2018, Rish Outfield discovered a copy of American Boy magazine in an old trunk in a shed called the Tin Garage, and decided that story would make an interesting episode of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. So, here it is, a reading of a historical pulp science fiction story from the thirties. Hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to Marshal Latham for lending his voice to this production.

Oh, here’s that picture of the fly attacking the cowboy that Rish mentioned as well. Check it out if you like:

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Episode 199: Return To Waypoint 5 by Josh Roseman

Posted in Josh Roseman, Science Fiction, Short Story, Space Opera on August 7, 2018 by dunesteef

WAYPOINT

Kage Gray hasn’t been back to Waypoint 5 in 12 cycles as the T’Tin reckon things. He never meant to come back again at all, but he’s got a problem that needs to be solved. What’s worse, Waypoint 5 has only gotten worse since he left. Now there’s an Iniquity operating onboard, and he’s going to have to go inside…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about the long and winding road that this story traveled toward its final appearance on the show, and just how patient Mr. Roseman has been in awaiting that day.

Special super duper thanks to Justin Charles for producing the story and also to Bria Burton, Tena Kolokowski, Chris White, Gino Moretto, Cameron Howard, Bill Bowman, Leo Godin, John Higham for lending their voices to this episode.

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Related Links:

Josh Roseman’s Site
After The Apocalypse by Josh Roseman on Amazon
Other Josh Roseman Stories on the Dunesteef

Episode 196: We Eat The Hearts That Come For You by Jason Sanford

Posted in Jason Sanford, Science Fiction, Short Story on October 24, 2017 by dunesteef

WeEatTheHeartsThatComeForYou

Brother Marrow has taken a monastic vow to live within the real world, and avoid opening his neural connection to the virtual, but one day something forces its way into his connection, and at the same time in the village below someone is killed…

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about whether the far future would be recognizable to those of us in the present, and how to get your loved ones to look up from their phones once in a while.

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Related Links:

Jason Sanford’s Site
Stories by Jason Sanford that previously appeared on the Dunesteef
Renee Chambliss’s Site

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