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Now that Hugo month is over, here are the results…

You’ve been listening to Hugo stories through August as it’s our tradition to feature nominees. Now that the episodes have all run, we thought you might like to see the results.   2014 Hugo Award Winners Loncon 3 is delighted to announce the 2014 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners. 3,587 valid ballots were […]

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EP377: Real Artists

By Ken Liu Read by Ann Leckie Discuss on our forums.  All stories by Ken Liu All stories read by Ann Leckie Rated 10 and up Real Artists By Ken Liu “You’ve done well,” Creative Director Len Palladon said, looking over Sophia’s résumé. Sophia squinted in the golden California sun that fell on her through the huge windows of […]

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Escape Pod Flash: A Preference for Silence

By Lucy A. Snyder Read by Ann Leckie Veronica was a spaceworthy lass with a definite preference for silence and a sensitivity to detail. She’d never lost her tea in zero gee and had always been the first to note when the coffee maker needed cleaning or when the fluorescent lights would flick-flicker in signal […]

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Escape Pod Flash: My Angel Gabriel

By J. R. Blackwell Read by Ann Leckie (of PodCastle) “Becky.” Typed Rachel “I had to ban him. I’m sorry. He was a bot, a spider, a program. He wasn’t human.” Becky’s green words glowed on her screen almost immediately. “He talked to me! Every day! What do you mean he wasn’t human?” Rachel exhaled; […]

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Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention: Silence

by Rachel Swirsky. Read by Ann Leckie.   Whatever the midwife told you, it’s not true. I cannot walk through walls. I cannot conjure a chicken and make it dance or start a fire with my fingers. I cannot shape familiars from fog or examine entrails to see if a man will die. I cannot resurrect your son. […]

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Escape Pod Flash Fiction Contest, Honorable Mention: The Way Before

By Anna Schwind Read by Ann Leckie When Chasca turned eleven, her father took her to a ship farm, to choose her vessel.  She stood on the observation deck, evaluating the herd.  Chasca selected the farthest ship.  It faced away from the others and bumped the edges of the corral.  She understood.  Rated  G.

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EP131: Hesperia and Glory

By Ann Leckie. Read by Frank Key (of Hooting Yard). First appeared in Subterranean Magazine #4. He told me then of the antiquity and superiority of Martian civilization, and of Hesperia, which was the greatest of Martian nations. Each Hesperian learned, from his mother’s knee and throughout his schooling, the importance of right thinking. “On […]

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