Ep.47- Invisible Men by Edward McDermott

December 8, 2017

A librarian is plagued with a pest of a customer. Benjamin Sperduto narrates. 

Author Edward McDermott, born in Toronto, has a professional day job but spends his spare time pursuing a writing career. Aside from taking writing courses and participating in writers' groups, Edward takes time for sailing, fencing, and working as a movie extra.

His web page is http://edwardmcdermott.net/

Narrator Benjamin Sperduto is a history teacher in Tampa, Florida. His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Coven (Purple Sun Press), Bad Neighborhood (Spooky Words Press), and Dystopian Express (Hydra Publications). His first novel, The Walls of Dalgorod, is available from Curiosity Quills Press. For a full list of publications and fiction updates, visit www.benjaminsperduto.com or follow him on Twitter (@bensperduto).

Music: Investigations, Mysterioso March by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Osgoode's chorus: Novelle Noel by Kevin MacLeod

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by DEVM

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Ep. 46 - Against Mint Justice by Daniel Ausema

November 29, 2017

Hang on for a high flying ride over the rooftops Spire City. Lesa Whyte narrates a kid-friendly episode. 

A writer, runner, reader, parent, and teacher, Author Daniel Ausema has had short stories and poems published in many publications, including Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction, and Diabolical Plots. He is also the creator of the steampunk-fantasy trilogy Spire City, which shares a setting with this story. Daniel lives in Colorado, at the foot of the Rockies.

Narrator Lesa Whyte narrates stories, writes nonsense, coaches people, creates websites, sleeps well, counts words, bakes treats, consults oracles, excuses French, feeds cats, flips birds, hammers time, kicks buckets, eschews umbrellas, lists lists, cultivates ambiguity, games systems, sweats details, cries wolf, abuses verbs, carries on, and is generally embarrassing to know.

The Scout: Piper McCurdy

Music:

Mystery Awakens by Brett Van Donsel

Lomoto Perpetuo Loop, Plans in Motion, Crossing the Chasm, Journey of Solitude by Kevin MacLeod and are in the Public Domain

Some sound effects from zapsplat.com

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

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Ep. 45 - Common Magick by Jordan Taylor

October 19, 2017

The boarding school girls are learning magic. What could possibly go wrong? 

Author Jordan Taylor grew up in a small town in the American South, where she was raised on equal parts Jesus and fairy tales. She has since lived in New York, Portland, and now Raleigh, NC, where she keeps several bookshelves full of books and one cantankerous corgi. Her work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Capricious, Abyss and Apex, and Cicada. You can follow her online at jordanrtaylor.com.

Narrator Maria Rose is a graphic designer, writer, astrologer, classicist. Sometimes saturnine, mostly eccentric. She tends noisy society finches and remains unimpressed by cutesy bios containing mundane details about pets. Including her own. She's narrating her current project through ACX, "Messengers of the Right" forthcoming from University of Press Audiobooks.

Music:
Cinematic Soundscapes and Disturbing Booms by Phil Michalski

Air Prelude, Thunder Dreams, Inner Sanctum, Duet Musette - Kevin MacLeod 

 

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Ep. 44 - The Reanimation Emporium by Brain Rappatta

October 12, 2017

A different sort of zombie story. Vic Mullin narrates. 

 

Author Brian Rappatta is an expat writer living in South Korea who likes to spend his spare time thinking of practical uses for the undead.  His short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Writers of the Future, Shock Totem, and Nemonymous.

Narrator Vic Mullin is a 40 year old scotsman who is usually surrounded in a cloud of vapor from constant e-cig usage.  Generally found spending time editing youtube videos or lazing around in New Babbage pretending to build something.

Music: Music for Funeral Homes & Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode's Chorus: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod

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Ep. 43 - Where Justice Ends, Vengeance Begins by David Boop

September 22, 2017

Saddle up! We're going to Arizona Territory, back when the West was Weird. David Boop narrates his own work.

Denver-based spec-fiction author David Boop re-released his novel She Murdered Me with Science after a hiatus. David’s short story work includes media tie-ins for Predator, Green Hornet, and Veronica Mars. He edited the bestselling anthology, Straight Outta Tombstone for Baen. This story is part of his Drowned Horse Chronicle. More stories can be found at www.facebook.com/drownedhorse.

He’s a single dad, part-time temp worker and believer. Find out more at www.davidboop.com, www.facebook.com/dboop.updates or Twitter @david_boop.

Music:

Cowboy Coffee by Stockmusic.com

Long Note One, Fantastic Dim Bar, Martian Cowboy by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Ep. 42 - Safe as Houses by Laura E. Price & The Automat’s Automaton by Angela Enos

September 7, 2017

Two stories of abandoned things to finish out the summer. 

Author Laura E. Price lives in Florida with her husband and son in a perfectly ordinary house. Her stories have appeared in Cicada, On Spec, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, GigaNotoSaurus, and a forthcoming issue of Betwixt. You can find her blog at seldnei.wordpress.com.

Narrator Sarah Heiner, active in Second Life under the pseudonym of Bookworm, assisted in the editing of two of the three 'Tales from New Babbage' volumes, and has stories published in all three. She lives in the fly-over land of Minnesota, with more books than she knows what to do with.

Author Angela Enos writes fiction and other oddities that have been published in Cast of Wonders, FLAPPERHOUSE, Visibility Fiction, New Myths, Nonbinary Review’s Alphanumeric, Bloodbond, and Body Parts Magazine. When not writing, she makes art and theatre across the US.

Narrator Andrew McCurdy has been reading and writing science fiction ever since he saw Charleton Heston kneeling in the surf, cursing the half-buried Statue of Liberty. He recently relocated from teaching college in a large city to rural Nova Scotia where he hopes to start writing in earnest. He is a regular editor at the Gallery and has been known to sneak a story or two into the slush pile.

We are taking submissions until Oct. 31, 2017. Visit http://gallerycurious.com/submissions

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by DeVM

Ogoode's chorus: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod

Story Music:
Fairytale Waltz by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Satie - Gymnopedies 1 & 2 by Blue Dot Sessions

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Ep. 41 - Urban Drift by Andrew Knighton

July 21, 2017

Tonight, it's an art theft in a city unlike any you've ever been to. Vic Mullin narrates.

Author Andrew Knighton lives in Yorkshire with his cat and many unread books. The first volume of his steampunk adventure series, The Epiphany Club, is available for free from Amazon or Smashwords. You can find more free stories and links to his books at andrewknighton.com. He’s on Twitter as @gibbondemon 

Narrator Vic Mullin is a 40 year old scotsman who is usually surrounded in a cloud of vapour from constant e-cig usage.  Generally found spending time editing youTube videos or lazing around in New Babbage pretending to build something.

Music:

Chill Bells by Frank Nora

Ambient Drones by Buzzbeat Music

Shadowlands, Infinite Peace, and Plans in Motion by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)

Song Of The Earth: Epic Orchestral and Sacred Chant by SoundPhenomenon

 

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Ep. 40 - Mechanical by Liam Hogan

June 18, 2017

Tonight, a young chess whiz is recruited to play a most curious role.  This story  was previously published by WItty Bard Publishing, in a Steampunk anthology, "Of Airships and Automatons". 

Author Liam Hogan is a London based writer and host of the award winning monthly literary event, Liars' League.

He was a finalist in Sci-Fest LA's Roswell Award 2015 (losing out to "Grandma's sex robot") and has had work published at DailyScienceFiction and in Sci-Phi Journal.  Find him online at http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk/   Twitter: @LiamJHogan

Narrator Jema Hewitt is a designer and performer living and working among the beautiful hills of Derbyshire UK with a menagerie of small fluffy friends.

As her steampunk alter ego Emilly Ladybird she has also written several craft books and regularly lectures on costume in the UK and the US.

You can enjoy her work at www.patreon.com/jema and www.facebook.com/emillyladybird

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by DeVM (congratulations on the new album!)

Ogoode's chorus: Walking Along by Kevin MacLeod

Story music is in the public domain.

 

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Ep.39 - A Red One Cannot See by Barbara A. Barnett & The Swineherd by Diego Reymondez

June 2, 2017

Tonight, it's a fabulous furry double feature, featuring animals acting like humans, humans acting like animals, and maybe, just maybe, exactly what you think it's going to be. 

Author Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, Odyssey Writing Workshop alum, coffee addict, wine lover, and all-around geek. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. Barbara lurks about the Philadelphia area and can be found online at babarnett.com.

Narrator Tepic Harlequin is an urchin who lives in the city of New Babbage, he is eight, going on ancient.

Author Diego Reymondez has made an appearance in Cleaver Magazine and has a forthcoming publication in Inwood, Indiana. Recently he’s left the states and is now in Spain working as an explorer in his food forest. When the crickets come out (or the mid-afternoon heat) and planting gets difficult, he writes.   

Narrator Byron is a disembodied voice living in a genuine reproduction Ming Dynasty vase in the foyer of the Gallery. You’ll notice it on your way out, there by the door.

 

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Ep.38 - The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue by Dawn Vogel

May 18, 2017

Tonight, clever urchins solve a mystery in a greenhouse that is growing the most curious of flowers. With driving season is just around the corner, we'd thought it was time to publish some stories you can listen along with the kids on your next epic family roadtrip!

 

Author Dawn Vogel has been published as a short fiction author and a fiction and non-fiction editor. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, helps edit Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time to write. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their herd of cats.

Narrator Sarah Heiner, active in Second Life under the pseudonym of Bookworm, assisted in the editing of two of the three 'Tales from New Babbage' volumes, and has stories published in all three.  She lives in the fly-over land of Minnesota, with more books than she knows what to do with.

Music:

Frost Waltz (Alternate), Air Prelude, Comfortable Mystery, Satin Danger, Icicles Melting by Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com and FreePD.com

Osgoode's Chorus: Walking Around by Kevin MacLeod

Theme Song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Released under a Creative Commons International 4.0 noncommercial attribution no-derivatives license. Share widely, but don’t sell it, change it, or make a transcript.

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