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Episode 163: TWSC – Switching by Bria Burton

Posted in Bria Burton, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Story, TWSC on August 28, 2014 by dunesteef

Switching

Bria Burton brings the boys some bait and a switch. When Crystal awakens in another woman’s body, she thinks she knows what she’s there for, but this switch is different than her past experiences.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the premise of this Triple Word Score contest winner, but can’t quite recall what show it reminds them of.

Special thanks to Wendy Cooper for producing today’s story, and to Renee Chambliss, Nicole Suddeth, and Wendy Cooper for lending their voices to the episode.

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Bria Burton’s Blog
Renee Chambliss
Song by Anthony Morgan
Music in the story was Shores of Avalon, and Promises to Keep by Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com, and some selections from freemusicarchive.
Some sounds are courtesy the free sound project.
Image Courtesy of Jess Liotta and Colin Liotta, Image was cropped to square and title was added.
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Episode 162: Last Contact by Rish Outfield and B.D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Rish Outfield, Science Fiction, Short Story on July 30, 2014 by dunesteef

Last Contact - final

Everyone finds the Others revolting. They are aliens, unwelcome visitors now squatting on Earth. And when Hughes is forced to partner up with one of the Others for his Biology class presentation, he is mortified and disgusted. But will he still feel that way once he’s gotten to know her?

Afterwards, we invite the producer of today’s story, Clay Dugger, into the studio to discuss the story, its length, and lack of awesomeness.

Special thanks to Clay Dugger for producing today’s story, to Renee Chambliss, Thea Killen-Smith, Dave Robison, Rich Girardi, Abigail Hilton, Jay Langejans, Julie Hoverson, Joe Zieja, Gino Moretto, Bryan Lincoln, and Clay Dugger for lending their voices to the episode, and to Gino Moretto for creating the art for the story.

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Clay Dugger’s ConCast
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Dave Robison’s Roundtable Podcast
Thea Killen-Smith’s LinkedIn
Jay Langejans Site
Abigail Hilton’s Guild of the Cowry Catchers
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Joe Zieja’s Site
Gino Moretto’s Death From Above
Bryan Lincoln Audio
Song by Anthony Morgan
Music by incompetech.com
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Episode 160: Through The Din Of Silence by B. D. Anklevich

Posted in Big Anklevich, Drama, Science Fiction, Short Story on June 24, 2014 by dunesteef

Din

It’s the live episode we recorded at this year’s New Media Expo.

Gretta’s child is scheduled for “the test”. She knows he won’t pass it, and is determined to do everything she can to get out of it.

Afterwards, Big and Rish welcome in a whole group of guests to talk about the story and this year’s New Media Expo experience.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing today’s story, to Bryan Lincoln, Renee Chambliss, Marshal Latham, Abigail Hilton, and Johnny Fiesty for lending their voices to the episode.

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Marshal Latham’s Journey Into… Podcast
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Abigail Hilton’s Guild of the Cowry Catchers
Bryan Lincoln’s Site
Johnny Feisty’s Site
Song by Anthony Morgan
Image Courtesy of Sciencesque, Image was cropped to square and title was added.
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Episode 157: TWSC – Surfer Dudes From Outer Space by Clay Dugger

Posted in Clay Dugger, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Story, TWSC on April 16, 2014 by dunesteef

surferdudes

Clay Dugger brings the stirring tale of one man’s search to regain the happiness of his youth…and the interesting folks he finds it with. Aw, who am I kidding, just read the title, it should be enough right?

Afterwards, Big plumbs the depths of Rish’s hate for all things surfer related. Just how deep does this twisted soul’s hate run anyway? I mean, how hateful and awful can one person be? Well, this is Rish we’re talking about, so…

Special thanks to Jonathan Wilson for providing the art for the episode.

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Clay Dugger’s Con Cast
Jonathan Wilson’s Art Site
Oh, The Places You’ll Go Read By The Dunesteef
The Muppets: Beaker’s Ballad
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies
Full House Without Michelle
Honest Trailers: Robocop
Music was from Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com
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Episode 154: NMX Live Reading – Catastrophe Baker And The Ship Who Purred by Mike Resnick

Posted in Comedy, Mike Resnick, Science Fiction on March 6, 2014 by dunesteef

Purred

It’s the first of three live readings performed at the New Media Expo that are headed your way. On Saturday morning, we performed Mike Resnick’s “Catastrophe Baker and the Ship Who Purred.” It’s Catastrophe doing his favorite things, fighting and loving.

Rish and Big talk about the experience of performing before a live audience, and what went right and wrong.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss, Abigail Hilton, and Chris Lester for lending their voices to today’s story.

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Mike Resnick’s Site
Parsec Award Winning Renee Chambliss’ Site
Abigail Hilton’s Site
Chris Lester’s Metamor City Podcast
Today’s music was Hitman from Incompetech.com.
Art photo was courtesy fatedsnowfox and was cropped and adjusted to remove the words from the buttons.
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Episode 153: TWSC – Lazarus And The Tank by Michael Grey

Posted in Adventure, Live Reading, Michael Grey, Science Fiction, Short Story, TWSC on February 20, 2014 by dunesteef

LazarusTank1

In Michael Grey’s entry for the Triple Word Score contest, a soldier pits his skills against a tank, the elements, and a harsh commanding officer. Produced by Tom Tancredi.

Special thanks to Tom Tancredi for producing today’s episode, to Bayard Russell and Tom Tancredi for lending their voices to today’s story, to Craig Weinberg for putting together the music, and to Alyssa Quinn for creating today’s episode artwork.

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Michael Grey’s Site
Michael Grey on Twitter
Tom Tancredi’s Site
Bayard Russell’s Site
Alyssa Quinn’s Site
Today’s music was created by Craig Weinberg from Sound Association.
Star Wars: Delusions of Grandeur Podcast
The Gold Bug on Journey Into…
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Episode 152: Time Pressure by Harris Tobias

Posted in Harris Tobias, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 7, 2014 by dunesteef

Dunesteef Time Pressure Artwork

Harris Tobias tells us the story of “Time Pressure,” as the weight of chronons intensify, the further back in time one travels. Time travel has become a sort of game between the great powers of the world, a game of tag, with almost no consequence. Until a new player enters the game.
Outtakes
Afterward, Big and Rish talk about going back in time, buying rare baseball cards, stepping on butterflies, and knocking up Grandma. Warning: there may be singing again.

Special thanks to Dave Krummenacher for creating today’s episode artwork.

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Today’s music was In Cyclum by Roger Subirana Mata.
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Episode 146: Tethered to the Cold and Dying by Ray Cluley

Posted in Fantasy, Ray Cluley, Science Fiction, Short Story on September 25, 2013 by dunesteef

tethered

Wow, can you believe it? The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine won a Parsec Award! You’ll have to excuse us for getting a little exuberant and talking for a long time about it before we get to the story. You can skip to 17:10 if you want to go straight to the start of the story.

The apocalypse left Jackson’s world a burned out and dismal place. He has lived in Two-Nine with Mother for a long time, without ever dreaming that there might be more out there. But when a stranger comes to his station with a story and some pills to trade, Jackson starts to believe that he might still be able to go up to go forward.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about hidden meanings in the story, lay out Sonny See’s drinking game rules (see below), and spout some of their other usual B.S. The sky’s the limit no longer!

Special thanks to Sonny See for producing today’s story, to Desia B. and Sonny See lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Caroline Parkinson for providing the art for the show.

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Desia B’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Site
Caroline Parkinson’s Blog
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The Tethered to the Cold and Dying Drinking Game!

Take a sip:
1- Every time a line of dialogue, when taken out of context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “I wonder if she’s sucking a tube of synth for her evening meal”
2- Every time a line of dialogue, even when left in context, sounds vulgar or sexual.
example: “My mouth floods with saliva at the thought of hot meat.”
3- For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the first time you listen to the story.
example: “He showed me a handful of pills. They were pale as beans and almost the same size.”

Take two sips:
1: For every Jack and the Beanstalk reference you get the second time you listen to the story:
example: “The man’s name is Hugo and he wants my bone marrow.” (an obvious reference to the Giants wanting to grind up Jack’s bones and eat them with bread that it took me multiple times through the story before I caught it.)
2: Every time someone has to point out a Jack and the Beanstalk reference to you because you had listened to the story so many times you were beginning to get cross eyed. This should be done even if the reference is debatable, you deserve it.
example: When Jackson sends Hugo down with directions to Alph-alpha, a possible reference to Jack killing the giant and him falling into the farmers field, which may have been planted with alfalfa sprouts…….

Drink the entire beverage:
1: If and when you figure out the overly subtle audio ‘easter egg’ that is hidden in the musical transitions between scenes.

Episode 139: The Road To Utopia Plain by Rick Kennett

Posted in Drama, Rick Kennett, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story, Space Opera on January 24, 2013 by dunesteef

Utopia Plain

In this sequel to “The Battle of Leila the Dog,” everybody’s favorite Gartino, Cy De Gerch, returns home to Mars after nearly losing her life and her ship. But Mars is not the home she remembers . . . and her life there is not quite her own.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about second chances and parallel timelines. With lots of irritating musical references. Be warned.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss for producing today’s story and to Starla Huchton, Dave Robison, and Renee Chambliss for lending their voices to the tale.

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Rick Kennett’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Renee Chambliss’s Site
Starla Huchton’s Site
Dave Robison’s Roundtable Podcast
The Battle Of Leila The Dog
Time Travel Wine Story on Escape Pod
For Wendy
Photo by Tayrtahn
Music was Tranches de vie by Bruno Sauty, La Colere Des Partisans, and Aurores Boreales by Jean-Pierre Saussac, and Omnipresence by Dereleech.
Some sound effects are courtesy of the Freesound Project.
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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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