- Mur will be at Balticon this week, along with Drabblecast’s Norm Sherman! Come by and say hi!
- 5pm Reading
- 3pm NaNoWriMo for Noobs
- 8pm Autograph Session
- 4pm Girls’ Rule Live!
- 5pm Story Improv
- 8pm ISBW Live!
- Enter the Escape Pod Flash Contest! It runs June 1- July 4, stories must be under 500 words. More information at the link.
Next week… the podcast comes on a special day: June 1. And it shows us that love is relative. And so is Reno.
The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake
By Robert T. Jeschonek
For her entire adolescent and adult life up until three weeks ago, Lynda had been the queen of junk food. Aside from the briefest blips of non-junk spending due to occasional failed diets, she had purchased only the most fattening, high-cholesterol, chemical-soaked foods available from grocery stores, restaurants, vending machines, and mail order websites.
In short, she was the perfect woman. Though she was on a diet that day, she had eaten non-nutritious foods in great quantities all her life. Though her last purchases had been salad greens and bottled water, her 250-pound body told the true story.
I knew she was just waiting for someone like me to come along.
About the Author
Robert T. Jeschonek’s novels include the military scifi epic Battlenaut Crucible, the urban fantasy Earthshaker, the cozy mystery Death by Polka, and the young adult thriller Unbullied. You can find his envelope-pushing short stories in Galaxy’s Edge, Pulphouse, Fiction River, Pulp Literature, StarShipSofa, and many other publications. He has also written official Doctor Who and Star Trek fiction and Batman and Justice Society comics for DC Comics.
An Amazon bestseller and member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Robert has won an International Book Award, a Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the grand prize in Pocket Books’ Strange New Worlds contest. His young adult novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. Hugo and Nebula Award winner Mike Resnick (Santiago, Kirinyaga, and the Starship series) calls him “a towering talent.”
About the Narrator
John Cmar is an infectious diseases physician in Baltimore who splits his time between treating horrors such as syphilis, and molding the next generation of doctors, while repeatedly washing his hands in between. When not herding his five cats or going fanboy over the space endeavors of his wife Moon Ranger Laura, John infectious various podcast and radio projects with his voice. He is the Chief Medical Officer and Bad Doctor in Residence at his personal blog, Saint Nickanuck.