Each week, Escape Pod delivers science fiction short stories from today's best authors. Listen today, and hear the new sound of science fiction!
Escape Pod 812: The First Doom (Part 3 of 3)
Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Laurice White Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the Dark Universe anthology (November 2015) Contains violence and harsh language The First Doom (Part 3) by DaVaun Sanders The Dubious’s bay doors didn’t budge as the hopper drew close. […]
Escape Pod 811: The First Doom (Part 2 of 3)
Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Laurice White Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the Dark Universe anthology (November 2015) Warning for violence and gore The First Doom (Part 2) by DaVaun Sanders Kyria awoke with a start. An alarm chimed faintly in the […]
Escape Pod 810: The First Doom (Part 1 of 3)
Author : DaVaun Sanders Narrator : Laurice White Host : Mur Lafferty Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums This story first appeared in the Dark Universe anthology (November 2015) Contains violence and harsh language The First Doom (Part 1) by DaVaun Sanders Kyria Grazheen faced down every hollow-eyed stare in the mess hall […]
Escape Pod 809: Heard, Half-Heard, in the Stillness
Heard, Half-Heard, in the Stillness
By Iona Datt Sharma
Ekta’s Dadi could tell the future. She didn’t read the tea leaves, or make or lay bets on the cricket. But she booked the photographer the week before the news came of Purnima Didi’s engagement. She told the panditji to get his blood pressure checked before he told anyone he was short of breath. The day before the Human Spaceflight Programme was suspended, she called Ekta in Sriharikota and said she should come home.
Ekta had been living in the dormitory attached to the ISRO flight training school. It took her twenty minutes to pack her things into two suitcases. On her way out, one of the boys stopped her and said, “Ma’am, your mail.”
He handed her a heavy package, which Ekta put in her bag without opening. It would be a technical document, now mockingly out of date—a systems report for a rocket that would never leave the ground. “Thank you,” she said, both to him and to everything around her. She took a moment to look as though seeing this place for the first time, taking in the clean white lines of the building, the landscaped campus, the soft blue water lapping the fringes of the barrier island—every small detail of a place she had loved. Mangalyaan, the Mars Orbiter, had left for space from here. Ekta would not.
Authors : Ash Beker, Summer Fletcher and Alasdair Stuart Narrators : Imogen Harris, Marty Perrett, Wilson Fowlie, Peter Adrian Behravesh, Kaitlyn Zivanovich, Mur Lafferty, M. M. Schill, Alex Hofelich, Shawn Garrett, Scott Campbell, Kat Day, Graeme Dunlop and Alasdair Stuart Audio Producers : Marguerite Kenner, Ciaran ‘Zalia’ Roberts, Ryan Boyd and Peter Wood Artist : […]
Escape Pod 808: Win Again
Author : Lina Munroe Narrator : Joniece Abbott-Pratt Host : Brent Lambert Audio Producer : Summer Brooks Discuss on Forums Escape Pod 808: Win Again is an Escape Pod original. Win Again by Lina Munroe “I want a do-over!” Zira crumpled her opponent’s collar in her fist and twisted it tight around his neck. Glasses […]
A variety of science fiction material well written with solid narration and audio quality. Flashback episodes with editor comments provide some interesting insight into stories that have stood out from the crowd.
Great stories, so-so quality
The stories are reliably thought-provoking and engaging but the audio quality is all over the place. Sometimes great and others so bad that I have skipped stories that I know I would have loved otherwise. This is a five-star podcast with two-star audio. I rounded up and hope they find a way to fix the audio soon.
Podcast I’ve listened to faithfully for 7 years
Fabulous. You must subscribe. I’m hard of hearing so I enable Bluetooth and crank It up. So worth it.
Just found You tube Dust. 15 minute films from many countries. Of 20 so far only 2 have not been captioned. Check it out. Same caliber.