Escape Pod 05: Snow Day

Show Notes

Rated R. Contains profanity, robotic sexual content, and offensive weather.

Snow Day

By Jennifer Pelland

“Innovate, Max. Burrow your way out. I don’t care.”

“A tunnel of snow would be unsafe for you to travel through, as it could collapse at any time.”


“Would you like to have sex?”

Damn him. He vibrates.

About the Author

Jennifer Pelland

Jennifer Pelland is an American writer of science fiction, principally short fiction. Pelland’s works have been characterized as “dark fiction with a thread of humanity running through it”, focusing on themes of body modification and destruction. Her short stories Captive Girl (2007) and Ghosts of New York (2010) were nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Captive Girl was also shortlisted for the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards.

Pelland is married. She lives near Boston, practices belly dancing, and is a part-time voice-actor.

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About the Narrator

Deborah Green

Deborah Green was a frequent narrator for Escape Pod in its early days, and was a fan favorite, according to the forum.

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