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Greg van Eekhout

Greg van Eekhout is a novelist of science fiction and fantasy for audiences ranging from adult to middle grade. His work has been selected as finalists for the Sunshine State Award, the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Nebula Award. His novels include Kid vs. Squid, The Boy at […]

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EP Interview: Greg van Eekhout

Interviewed by Scott Janssens. Greg van Eekhout, one of Escape Pod’s most frequent authors, speaks to us about the virtues of very short fiction, babies in blenders, and an explosive new term for flash fiction. Greg’s site: http://www.writingandsnacks.blogspot.com

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Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson aka the Easter Werewolf aka the California King is still uncomfortable with the notion of pumpkin beer, but don’t hold that against him. He lives outside Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Together with co-editor Anna Schwind, he ran PodCastle for five years, stepping down to focus on his own writing in […]

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Escape Pod 598: On the Fringes of the Fractal

On the Fringes of the Fractal By Greg van Eekhout I was working the squirt station on the breakfast shift at Peevs Burgers when I learned that my best friend’s life was over. The squirt guns were connected by hoses to tanks, each tank containing a different slew formula. Orders appeared in lime-green letters on […]

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Soundproof #10

Download the ePub version here. Hey folks— Short editor’s note this month to make sure this goes out reasonably on time to all you faithful listeners. Er, readers. Last month saw a bit of mopping-up action on the various nominees with Stone Wall Truth, which got nominated in the novella category for the Nebula, and […]

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Promo for The Alphabet Quartet

From Dave Thompson, the co-editor at our sister podcast, Podcastle: In late 2007, I took a trip down to San Diego’s Conjecture convention. I’d been listening to Escape Pod for a couple of years (PodCastle hadn’t even started yet) and so I was thrilled that the very first panel I got to see featured Tim […]

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Episode 202: Will You Be an Astronaut?

Will You Be an Astronaut? By Greg van Eekhout Astronauts are people who ride rockets into space.  They must train for a very long time before they go.  Astronauts must be brave and smart. Will you be an astronaut? The biggest rocket ever was the Saturn V.  On the launch pad it was taller than […]

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Escape Pod Flash: Taco

By Greg Van Eekhout Read by John Meagher “Hey, tell me, this look like Jesus to you?” I come to Tito’s Tacos for a lot of reasons. The freeway overpass ambience, the way the old men in the kitchen wrap the burritos tighter than Cuban cigars, the shiny Kennedy 50-cent pieces you always get as […]

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EP138: In the Late December

In the Late December By Greg van Eekhout They come to a cloud of silver mist, and there Santa finds a little boy made of molten silver with liquid silver eyes and sweeping silver delta wings. His wrists are ringed with missile launchers, and a rounded cone emerges from a cavity in his chest. Once […]

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EP087: Authorwerx

Authorwerx By Greg van Eekhout I launched into my next bit, which I’d rehearsed that morning on the tram. “What I liked about your stories is that you never knew where they were going. It’d start off as a World War II military adventure, but then it would wind up being about android worms from […]

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