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 451: Unnamed
Author : Monte Lin Narrator : S. Qiouyi Lu Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 451: Unnamed is a Cast of Wonders original. Unnamed by Monte Lin Huìhuì Gāo’s homeroom teacher squinted at his roll call. He wore a slight smile that conveyed no […]
Cast of Wonders 450: Little Wonders 28 – Metaphors & Allegories
Authors : Dani Atkinson and Karlo Yeager Rodríguez Narrators : Roberto Suarez and Katherine Inskip Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 450: Little Wonders 28 – Metaphors & Allegories is a Cast of Wonders original. Three monsters that are not metaphors by Dani Atkinson 1. […]
CatsCast 341: Bargain
Author : Sarah Gailey Narrator : Trendane Sparks Host : Laura Pearlman Audio Producer : Peter Behravesh Discuss on Forums “Bargain” first appeared in Mothership Zeta (Dec 2015) Bargain by Sarah Gailey Malachai loved his work. He loved wandering among the trappings of enormous wealth and influence, seeing the baubles that humans excreted to express […]
Cast of Wonders 449: This is How You Remember (Staff Picks 2020)
Author : Phong Quan Narrators : Andrew K. Hoe and Rasheedah Prioleau Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 438. profanity, war, PTSD This is How You Remember by Phong Quan I see the crowds before I see you, […]
Cast of Wonders 448: The Oak Knowers (Staff Picks 2020)
Author : Wesley Jenkins Narrators : Eden Royce, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Cherrae L. Stuart, Dominic Rabrun, Alex Jennings and Moses Utomi Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Previously published as Cast of Wonders episodes 403 & 404. Content warning for language/profanity. This story contains in-character usage of the […]
Cast of Wonders 447: Candy Wrappers (Staff Picks 2020)
Author : Kaitlyn Zivanovich Narrator : Cherrae L. Stuart Host : KB Sluss Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Discuss on Forums First published in Cast of Wonders episode 437 in November 2020 colonialism, death Candy Wrappers by Kaitlyn Zivanovich The island is a circle. A magmic glow radiates from the lips […]
I have enjoyed all of their podcasts and recomend the support of this organization of dedicated authors and voice actors.
This recent story, The Last Banquet Of Temporal Confections (two parts) is a favorite of mine and masterful tale, combining fantasy and culinary arts (two things dear to me). Thank you, I very much appreciated this story.
How is it relevant to the story wether or not the writer is lgbtqwhatever?
Why do you, as a host, doing an intro feel it important to specify the author’s sexual attraction in the author bio? Does it somehow effect the story’s premise or plot? Or am I missing something?