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Cast of Wonders is the leading voice in young adult speculative short fiction. Every week we present short stories from some of today’s best genre fiction writers, featuring everything from hard science fiction, to urban fantasy, horror, steampunk, superheroes and more. Our stories are defined by their deep emotional resonance and that critical spark of wonder.

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Cast of Wonders is the leading voice in young adult speculative short fiction. Every week we present short stories from some of today’s best genre fiction writers, featuring everything from hard science fiction, to urban fantasy, horror, steampunk, superheroes and more. Our stories are defined by their deep emotional resonance and that critical spark of wonder.

    Cast of Wonders 402: Gwisins of the New Moon’s Eve

    Cast of Wonders 402: Gwisins of the New Moon’s Eve

    Author : Russell Hemmell Narrator : Nanna Árnadóttir Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble First appeared in Typehouse Literary Journal, September 2016 Vampires Gwisins of the New Moon’s Eve by Russell Hemmell We walk out of the subway. The first train of the day has left us […]

    • 18 min
    Cast of Wonders 401: Mothers, Watch Over Me

    Cast of Wonders 401: Mothers, Watch Over Me

    Author : Maria Haskins Narrator : Amy H. Sturgis Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble This story was previously published in Mythic Delirium, April 2018 The document mentioned in Katherine’s comments, “Expert judgment on markers to deter inadvertent human intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant”, can be […]

    • 39 min
    Cast of Wonders 400: Staff Picks 2019 – Knitting in English

    Cast of Wonders 400: Staff Picks 2019 – Knitting in English

    Author : Brit E. B. Hvide Narrator : Nanna Árnadóttir Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Appeared previously in Cast of Wonders, Episode 371, August 25, 2019. Knitting in English by Brit E. B. Hvide Looping the thread over her needle, Kari caught the sun in her knit. […]

    • 18 min
    Cast of Wonders 399: Staff Picks 2019 – Breaking

    Cast of Wonders 399: Staff Picks 2019 – Breaking

    Author : Maya Chhabra Narrator : Nadia Niaz Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Episode 370, August 18, 2019. Terminal Illness Breaking by Maya Chhabra Mom’s kind of bizarrely happy for someone with a daughter about to croak, but I don’t mind. […]

    • 22 min
    Cast of Wonders 398: Staff Picks 2019 – Take Heart

    Cast of Wonders 398: Staff Picks 2019 – Take Heart

    Author : Claire Eliza Bartlett Narrator : Ibba Armancas Host : Alexis Goble Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally appearing in two parts in Cast of Wonders, Episodes 373 and 374, September, 2019. Take Heart by Claire Eliza Bartlett Magdalena perched on the edge of a flimsy folding chair, fingers knotted. […]

    • 43 min
    Cast of Wonders 397: Staff Picks 2019 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker

    Cast of Wonders 397: Staff Picks 2019 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker

    Author : Amanda Helms Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : KB Sluss Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, Episode 354, March 28, 2019. Wordslinger, Wordwreaker by Amanda Helms The wordslinger first came into Lasthope on the back of a scarab the size of […]

    • 39 min

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