By T. F. Davenport
Narrated by Jean Hilde-Fulghum
By J. J. DeBenedictis
Narrated by Mur Lafferty
End of the World or Not, I Still Have Feelings
By Daniel Morris
Narrated by Barry Haworth
The Best Cover Band in the Universe
By Andrew Fazzari
Narrated by John Anealio
Honorable Mention for the Escape Pod 2010 Flash Contest!
About the Authors
Andrew Fazzari is a person who exists.
Daniel is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has written a horror/crime novel called THE CANAL, a sci-fi oddity called ROCKET, and last but not least, a sci-fi novel based on a short-lived TV show that very few people remember (called ANDROMEDA: THE BROKEN PLACES).
J. J. DeBenedictis has a master’s degree in physics, some decent skills as a visual artist, and can tell grand old stories about the days she used to rock climb.
After a short foray into the great wide world—he has lived in Central Europe and in Turkey—T. F. Davenport has returned to the womb of university. He roams at large in the University of California system, studying linguistics and cognitive science. You can find his work in ChiZineand Greatest Uncommon Denominator.
About the Narrators
John Anealio writes songs about science fiction and fantasy. Alternate-tuned acoustic guitar picking, soaring synthesizers, and catchy pop hooks power his odes to androids, princesses, and vampires. He posts said songs, along with remixes and podcasts, as free MP3 downloads to his blog, http://scifisongs.blogspot.com/ every week (or so). Anealio’s ascent to Sci-Fi music super-stardom began on that fateful day when he composed a catchy tune to John DeNardo’s (SF Signal’s poet laureate) lyrical tribute to Summer Glau. The sheet music to his song “The Ballad of Wilson Cole” appears in the appendix of Mike Resnick’s novel: Starship: Flagship published by Pyr.
Jean Hilde-Fulghum is a voice actress.
Barry Haworth works as a statistician for the Australian Taxation Office. He holds a Masters degree in Statistics. Outside of work he is a keen reader of science fiction and enjoys choral singing and taking part in amateur theatricals, having performed such roles as Prospero in The Tempest, Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, and Ebenezer Scrooge and Marley’s Ghost in two different versions of A Christmas Carol.
Barry has narrated episodes of Cast of Wonders, Escape Pod, Pod Castle and also the Cheap Astronomy podcast. He lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife Sylvia, those of his children who haven’t left home yet, and whatever the current quota of pets is.
Mur Lafferty is the co-editor and sometime-host of Escape Pod.
She is an American podcaster and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She is the host and creator of the podcasts I Should Be Writing and Ditch Diggers. Her books have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, and Scribe Awards. In the past decade she has been the co-founder/co-editor of PseudoPod, founding editor of Mothership Zeta, and the editor or co-editor of Escape Pod (where she is currently).
She is fond of Escape Artists, in other words.
Mur won the 2013 Astounding Award for Best New Writer (formerly the John W. Campbell Award), and the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Fancast for Ditch Diggers. She’s been nominated for numerous other awards and is always doing new things, so check her website for the latest.