20 episodes

Coming this summer: the epic full story of CHRYSALIS.

Open your mind. Listen carefully. The future has arrived.

DUST is the premier destination for immersive science fiction audio stories.

Season one, Horizons, is an anthology of audio stories ranging from genre groundbreakers such as Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury to the electrifying emerging voices of today. All episodes now available.

Season Two: FLIGHT 008. Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040. Made in partnership with XPRIZE. All episodes now available.

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    • Science Fiction
    • 4.7, 1.1K Ratings

Coming this summer: the epic full story of CHRYSALIS.

Open your mind. Listen carefully. The future has arrived.

DUST is the premier destination for immersive science fiction audio stories.

Season one, Horizons, is an anthology of audio stories ranging from genre groundbreakers such as Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury to the electrifying emerging voices of today. All episodes now available.

Season Two: FLIGHT 008. Eleven of the biggest writers in science fiction, through eleven unique stories, follow one single thread: a non-stop flight from Tokyo to San Francisco that passes through a wrinkle in spacetime and lands in the year 2040. Made in partnership with XPRIZE. All episodes now available.

    FLIGHT 008 | Last: Seat 42E

    FLIGHT 008 | Last: Seat 42E

    When Yumiko’s return trip from her mother’s funeral lands her 20 years in the future, she finds that in a sense, she is the one who’s been buried. But perhaps, if she’s lucky, she can find a way to unearth herself and reconnect with her long-lost daughter. Last is written by William Shunn and performed by Sarah Drew.

    • 23 min
    FLIGHT 008 | Homecoming: Seat 29F

    FLIGHT 008 | Homecoming: Seat 29F

    Wracked by the guilt of abandoning her terminally-ill son, a teenage mother returns home only to find out that the trip took longer than expected. Twenty years longer. Homecoming is written by Sheila Finch and performed by Martin Jarvis.

    • 22 min
    FLIGHT 008 | Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory: Seat 17F

    FLIGHT 008 | Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory: Seat 17F

    Technology and art may seem at odds, but in this stunningly beautiful portrait, Nebula-award winning author Chen Qiufan shows us a future made vivid through shared artistic experience. Oblivion is a Crease Left by Memory is written by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu, and performed by Greg Watanabe.

    • 22 min
    FLIGHT 008 | Collapse: Seat 12C

    FLIGHT 008 | Collapse: Seat 12C

    Flung 20 years into the future, a desperate inventor must find a way to come to terms with his new reality, or the same fate as his innovations. Collapse is written by Nancy Kress and performed by Alfred Molina.

    • 28 min
    FLIGHT 008 | Gap Year: Seat 28K

    FLIGHT 008 | Gap Year: Seat 28K

    When a young woman returns from her gap year in Tokyo, she finds herself in a future in which A.I.-enabled eyewear facilitates your every need. Gap Year is written by Justina Robson and performed by Moira Quirk.

    • 40 min
    FLIGHT 008 | Morning Glory: Seat 42A

    FLIGHT 008 | Morning Glory: Seat 42A

    In the future, Kenji finds that tracking down loved ones is significantly harder when every door, elevator, and kiosk mocks his every effort. Morning Glory is written by Charles Yu, and performed by SungWon Cho, Deborah Ann Woll, Andre Sogliuzzo, Moira Quirk, Suzy Nakamura, and Helen Sadler.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

MechaTibs ,

You can’t innovate if you don’t take risks

Season 1 was an excellent anthology of extant sci-fi stories beautifully produced.

Season 2 is a more innovative idea, which while still beautifully produced, could have you used a little more interconnection between the stories, but I appreciate what they’re trying to do...if you don’t take risks, you’ll never do something new.

Can’t wait to see where they go from here, and it’s definitely worth a place in your podcast rotation.

Bazio99 ,

What happened??

The 1st couple of episodes in season 2 had multiple voice actors and drew me in. The last few episodes I have listened to are down to 1 narrator who has to pivot with accents and tone in order to portray both character and narrator. I will not listen to another episode! Great concept, but seems like you should have put a pause on development to maintain your integrity.

Akloki ,

Zero continuity

Interesting concept, poorly executed.
Some authors take the opportunity to write intelligent science fiction, others use it as an opportunity to virtue signal.

Regardless of the authors intent, one undeniable fact that is not dealt with in this series; not one single passenger from this flight would be permitted to collect their luggage and leave. It’s ridiculous on its face!

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