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Escape Pod 740: Women of Our Occupation (Summer Flashback)

Women of Our Occupation by Kameron Hurley [EDITOR: We don’t have the rights to post the text of this story.] Host Commentary by Alasdair Stuart Welcome back to Summer School, where for the next month we’re going to be using Flashback Fridays to explore some of the ways science fiction plays with its biggest toys. […]

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Escape Pod 735: Boris’s Bar (Summer Flashback)

Boris’s Bar By Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali “Orani, tell Boris what is wrong.” I told Boris about Enoch and our shared dreams, about how he abandoned me. “He said I was frigid,” I confided, my head on Boris’s shoulder, his hand stroking my back. Boris nodded, “What else?” “He said that for all the credits in the […]

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2020 Year in Review and Awards Eligibility

In 2020, Escape Pod published 21 original science fiction stories and 32 reprint stories. We also published a print anthology with 9 original stories, and 6 reprints. If you are nominating and/or voting for these awards, please consider our original publications for the Short Story category of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, among others. The […]

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2019 Year in Review and Award Eligibility

In 2019, Escape Pod published 18 original science fiction stories and 30 reprint stories. If you are nominating and/or voting for these awards, please consider our original publications for the Short Story category of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, among others. The full list is below! Escape Pod is eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo […]

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2018 Year in Review and Awards Eligibility

In 2018, Escape Pod published a number of original and reprint science fiction stories. If you are nominating and/or voting for these awards, please consider our original publications for the Short Story category of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, among others. The full list is below! Escape Pod is eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo […]

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Escape Pod 624: Fandom for Robots

Fandom for Robots By Vina Jie-Min Prasad Computron feels no emotion towards the animated television show titled Hyperdimension Warp Record (超次元 ワープ レコード). After all, Computron does not have any emotion circuits installed, and is thus constitutionally incapable of experiencing ‘excitement’, ‘hatred’, or ‘frustration’. It is completely impossible for Computron to experience emotions such as […]

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Escape Pod 425: The Boy in Zaquitos

The Boy in Zaquitos by Bruce McAllister The Retired Operative Speaks to a Class You do what you can for your country. I’m sixty-eight years old, and even in high school—it’s 2015 now, so that was fifty years ago—I wanted to be an intelligence analyst . . . an analyst for an intelligence agency, or […]

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