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EP051: Is You Is / Is You Ain’t?

By Michael Canfield.
Read by Evo Terra.

I won’t kid you, the main reason I contracted to upload this biography is the money. I want a way out of my baby body–expensive surgery. Thank you for buying this link: even if you don’t like what I have to say, you’ve helped an old actor out.

I’m told the public will not buy a starbio uplink unless there is a tragedy involved–and a triumph.

Rated R. Contains profanity, sexual situations, and Hollywood actors. None of which are suitable for children.

Referenced sites:
Escape Pod Classic
Balticon
Escape Archive

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  1. Not bad at all. Evo’s got a great voice, and I think it went well with this story. Knowing enough about Evo, I think we can all identify him with the wise-cracking baby character.

  2. Simon says:

    This one was great. I’m not sure why it is, but there is a long tradition of excellent SF shorts about pregnancy and the babies. I’m thinking of Sturgeon’s Brat and Baby Is Three here, or also The Midwich Cuckoos, It’s A Good life and almost everything by Richard Matheson that doesn’t involve the apocalypse.

    This one is an excellent addition to the theme, I really like the way Canfield works it, and I have to say Evo is one of the best narrators you’ve got here. His voice is just the right mixture of unobtrusive and evocative.

    The stylistic choice in making it a podcast also works really well on EP. Meaning it fades more into the background, I have to admit i often stop listening to EP’s if I find the voice too distracting, but Evo is great.

    Excellent work.

  3. This story was great!

  4. […] Evo has read another story for Escape Pod. […]

  5. BrandtPileggi says:

    I just couldn’t get into this one. The entire time, I couldn’t wait for it to end. It simply seemed like the autobiography of Herman the Baby from ‘Who Shot Roger Rabbit”. I hate that damn baby :P

  6. scatterbrain says:

    Brilliant! Post-singularity biopunk with white slavery overtones!