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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.
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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…
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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 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 127: The Last Words Of Daniel Shupak by Erich William Bergmeier

Posted in Drama, Erich William Bergmeier, Science Fiction, Short Story on March 31, 2012 by dunesteef


Erich William Bergmeier invites you to a dinner party at the Shupak house. The occasion? The end of all life on Earth, of course. Be warned: unlike most end-of-the-world stories, this one’s a bit of a downer. outtakes

Afterward, Big and Rish talk briefly about the impending apocalypse. I sure hope they remember to thank Clay Dugger for producing this story.

Speaking of thanks. special thanks to Clay Dugger for producing today’s story, to L. “Scribe” Harris, Gwendolyn Jenson-Woodward, Tanja Milojevic, and Tobias Queen for lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Dave Krummenacher for today’s episode art.

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Related Links:
Clay Dugger’s Livejournal
Righteous Dude’s Dudecast
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Gwendolyn Jenson-Woodward’s Site
Tanja Milojevic’s Site
Tobias Queen’s Site
What’s Your Favorite Johnny Depp movie?
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Episode 126: The Ever-Dreaming Verdict Of Plagues (Part 2) by Jason Sanford

Posted in Action, Jason Sanford, Novelette, Science Fiction on March 11, 2012 by dunesteef


An AI has turned rogue, and will stop at nothing to achieve its goal, including murdering a child or even a Plague Bird! Find out what happens next in the thrilling conclusion…
outtakes
Also Big and Rish forget what time of year it is, and rather talk green beer and leprechauns, they spend the episode giving thanks.

Speaking of thanks. special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today’s story, to L. “Scribe” Harris, Veronica Belmont, Paul Kuhr, James David Jackson, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Gino Moretto for today’s episode art.

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Jason Sanford’s Site
Jason Sanford’s Never Never Stories E-Book
Jason Sanford’s Never Never Stories Print Book
Episode 92: Plague Birds by Jason Sanford
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Veronica Belmont’s Site
Paul Kuhr’s Band, Novembers Doom
James David Jackson’s Site
Gino Moretto’s Art Blog
Music was Time, Spirits, and Eternity by Marc Teichert, and The Bladed Druid by Arnaud Condé.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org. Other sound effects created by Bryan Lincoln.
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Episode 125: The Ever-Dreaming Verdict Of Plagues (Part 1) by Jason Sanford

Posted in Action, Jason Sanford, Novelette, Science Fiction on February 27, 2012 by dunesteef


In a sequel to his story “Plague Birds” that appeared on the Dunesteef on episode 92, Jason Sanford tells the story of Plague Bird Christina de Ane’s further adventures in the future earth that has been driven toward the brink of insanity by gene manipulation. She arrives in a new village, where the Alderman’s son has been brutally murdered, and is duty bound to dispense justice. But something just doesn’t seem right…outtakes

Also, Big and Rish talk about how much better The Dark Knight is than its predecessor Batman Begins. They also talk about how much better Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan is than its predecessor Star Trek: The Motion Picture. And that’s before the story even begins. You’d think we were in for a long show, but surprisingly, they reign it in after the story ends. You may not be searching for a way to deafen yourself by the end of the show after all.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today’s story, to L. “Scribe” Harris, Veronica Belmont, Paul Kuhr, James David Jackson, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to today’s episode, and to Melissa Hills and Atom Jarvis for today’s episode art.

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Jason Sanford’s Site
Jason Sanford’s Never Never Stories E-Book
Jason Sanford’s Never Never Stories Print Book
Episode 92: Plague Birds by Jason Sanford
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
L. “Scribe” Harris’s Pendragon Variety Podcast
Veronica Belmont’s Site
Paul Kuhr’s Band, Novembers Doom
James David Jackson’s Site
Music was Time, Spirits, and Eternity by Marc Teichert, and The End, and Titan by Epic Soul Factory.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org. Other sound effects created by Bryan Lincoln.
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Episode 124: The Question by Robert Lowell Russell

Posted in Comedy, Robert Lowell Russell, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Story on February 14, 2012 by dunesteef


Is this our Valentine’s Day episode, or another anti-Valentine’s show? You be the judge.

It’s the question on everybody’s minds, as soon as they hear about fully-functional, human-like robots. And though you wouldn’t know it from listening to Rish Outfield, this story was not written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Afterward, very little gets said about robot sex, but there is a little more spoken about human relationships, and a couple of stories about inspiration are swapped. If you’re that guy who complained about platitudes, though, you will find nothing of worth here, so move along.

Special thanks to Kim Price, Julie Hoverson, Bryan Lincoln, Marshal Latham, Amory Lowe, Joe Zieja, Josh Roseman, Damon Shaw, Amanda Crum, Clay Dugger, and Scott Pigg for lending their voices to today’s episode.

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Robert Lowell Russell’s Blog
Kim Price’s Ladies of Leet Podcast
Julie Hoverson’s 19 Nocturne Boulevard
Bryan Lincoln’s Fullcast Podcast
Marshal Latham’s Journey Into… Podcast
Josh Roseman’s site
Damon Shaw’s Blog
Clay Dugger’s Righteous Dudecast
Scott Pigg Contributes to HG World
Joseph Zieja’s Site
What’s Your Favorite Ralph Macchio Film
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