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This is the monthly Science Fiction and Short story discussion podcast where we dive in deep and see what we can learn about ourselves and the world. Every month we cover a different short story with a guest. Our guests range from writers and editors, to academics, businessmen, scientists, musicians, and everything in between.

Past and Upcoming Guests:

May 5, 2019

In this episode, we explore flash fiction and future trends in Science Fiction with Josh Hrala and Patrick Morris, the editors of Pittsburgh based Flash Fiction Magazine The Arcanist. 

Stories include "Jed Thule is a Coward" by Brad Preslar and "Throwing Static" by JW Bell. Both stories can be found at The Arcanist: 

Apr 5, 2019

In this episode we discuss CL Moore's story "Shambleau" with authors Cat Rambo and Diane Morrison. We also discuss cross genre fiction, life after death, and feminism.


Book reviewed: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold by MAx Gladstone, Lindsay Smith, Ian Tregillis, Cassandra Rose Clarke, and Michael Swanwick

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Mar 5, 2019

In this episode we discuss  "And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead" by Brooke Bolander with our guest Dan Moren an author, journalist, and podcaster. We also discuss the art of swearing, cyberpunk, and famous character duos.

We review The Strange Bird by Jeff Vandermeer and October Country by Ray...

Feb 13, 2019

In this episode, we discuss "The Catherine Wheel" by Ian McDonald with our guest Diane Turnshek an scientist, writer, and professor. We also talk about light pollution, terraforming, and religion.


Books Reviewed: Strange Bird by Jeff Vandermeer

                              October Country by Ray...

Hugo Award Fancast Eligibility

Feb 12, 2019

Hello Listeners,

It is once again time for award voting. And we are eligible for a Hugo Award in the Best Fancast category. Last year we half-jokingly put ourselves out there for the Best Fancast Hugo. We didn’t have much under our belts and knew we had a lot of work to do. Unsurprisingly, we were not nominated, but...