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The Soundproof Escape Pod #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

Taco By Greg Van Eekhout “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 part of your […]

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Escape Pod 138: 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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Escape Pod 87: 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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Escape Pod 44: Show and Tell

Show and Tell By Greg van Eekhout Dex asks if he can keep the bullet, and Brindi says to give it back, and Teacher reminds her to say please. Brindi agrees to throw bullets at the rest of us, so she does the thing with her finger and it’s BOOM, BOOM, BOOM and whip-whip-whip for […]

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Robots and Year’s Best Fantasy

I just learned on Greg’s blog that “Robots and Falling Hearts,” by Greg van Eekhout and Tim Pratt, has been selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer for The Year’s Best Fantasy 6, to be published this summer. Think there’s any possibility that they heard the story here? Congratulations, guys! It’s a well-deserved honor, and […]

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Escape Pod 31: Robots and Falling Hearts

Robots and Falling Hearts By Tim Pratt and Greg van Eekhout I paused to tie a loose shoelace and a squat robot, like a dirty white trashcan on tank-treads, trundled out of an alley toward me. A red light on top of its domelike top blinked erratically. It said, in a high-pitched voice, “Klaatu barada […]

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EP Flash: Pennywhistle

Pennywhistle By Greg van Eekhout “Piper,” I screamed, fumbling in my purse. Too late. He brought his pipe to his lips and blew a note that almost made my eyeglasses shatter. Over at the sandbox, Nathan rose to his feet. He started moving towards the man. All the children did.

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