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The Mission of the Kalediocast is to showcase new voices in speculative fiction alongside stories from today’s top writers.

Kaleidocast Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers

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The Mission of the Kalediocast is to showcase new voices in speculative fiction alongside stories from today’s top writers.

    S3:Ep7: "Rachel is Home" by Liz Riegel & "The Land of the Morning Calm" by E.C. Myers

    S3:Ep7: "Rachel is Home" by Liz Riegel & "The Land of the Morning Calm" by E.C. Myers

    "Is it ever too late to start living? Is it ever too late to find your love? E.C. Myers and Liz Riegel give two very different but oh so compelling answers to this question.

    Stories read by the fantastic Bradley Robert Parks and introducing Q-Lim with a fantastically moving perfromance


    Liz Riegel is a queer collage artist, sometimes-beekeeper, and writer who is endlessly inspired by the natural world.


    ​Bradley Robert Parks is a writer and sometimes singer, and founded the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers in 2010. His publication credits can be found on his website, bradleyrobertparks.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband and one perfect cat, Ms. Magoo.


    "The Land of the Morning Calm" by E.C. Myers, Read by Q-Lim

    E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised by a single mother and the public library in Yonkers, New York. He is the author of six young adult novels, including the Andre Norton Award–winning Fair Coin, The Silence of Six, and RWBY: After the Fall. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, most recently A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Mother of Invention, and Feral Youth, as well as ongoing serials Orphan Black: The Next Chapter and Alternis from Serial Box Publishing. E.C. currently lives with his wife, son, and three doofy pets in Pennsylvania. You can find traces of him all over the internet, but especially at http://ecmyers.net and on Twitter: @ecmyers.


    Q Lim was born and raised in South Korea, then moved to New York when she was 20 knowing nothing about Musical Theatre except that it was her dream. Q's most known for playing Tuptim on the 1st Broadway National Tour of The King and I, just after finishing her broadway debut in the production at Lincoln Center Theatre directed by a Tony Award winning director, Bartlett Sher. After the tour, she had the privilege of working with a legendary composer Jason Robert Brown on his new musical in the works, Farewell My Concubine. Q has starred as Luisa in The Fantasticks! She was also featured as a soloist in an annual concert of Broadway’s Rising Stars at a broadway concert hall, Town Hall and played her favorite Disney princesses; Jasmin, Mulan and Pocahontas on Disney Cruise Line.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Singular Event, In Several Courses by Kris Dikeman & Homo Homini Lupis by Sam Schreiber

    A Singular Event, In Several Courses by Kris Dikeman & Homo Homini Lupis by Sam Schreiber

    At the core of every mind numbing horror, there is a joke waiting for its time to shine.

    I dare you not to laugh out loud when listening to Kris Dikeman's perfectly paired story (read it with wine for the spit take), and Sam Schreiber takes you on a noir whodunnit with a werewolf too curious for his own good.

    "A Singular Event, In Several Courses" by Kris Dikeman, Read by Mary Boughey

    Kris Dikeman lives and works in New York City. Her stories have appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, Analog and Mad Hatters and March Hares, among other places. She is currently at work on a novel about carnivorous plants. You can read more of her work at her website: www.krisdikeman.com.

    A career performer and storyteller, Mary Rodgershas acted in plays, musicals, television and film and was the lead singer/keyboardist for an all-women's rock band for a number of years. She is also a published novelist and screenwriter, with a focus on near-future science fiction, contemporary romance and fantasy.

    "Homo Homini Lupis" by Sam Schreiber, Read by Paul Karle

    Sam Schreiber is a writer living in Brooklyn, where he teaches science fiction and fantasy at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. He is an active member of the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers as well as an associate member of Science Fiction Writers of America.

    Paul Karle is an actor living and working in New York City.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3:Ep5: "Sustenance" by Bradley Robert Parks & "Ghost Champagne" by Charlie Jane Anders

    S3:Ep5: "Sustenance" by Bradley Robert Parks & "Ghost Champagne" by Charlie Jane Anders

    The past lives in the walls. It lives just over our shoulder. It stares at us without blinking. It stares from the mirrors. It can never just be. So neither can we.

    Charlie Jane Anders and Bradley Robert Parks bring us two ghost stories. One takes lives while the other saves them, one punchline at a time.

    "Sustenance" by Bradley Robert Parks, Read by Bradley Levine

    Bradley Robert Parks ​is a writer and sometimes singer, and founded the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers in 2010. His publication credits can be found on his website, bradleyrobertparks.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband and one perfect cat, Ms. Magoo.

    ​Bradley Levine is a NYC based actor, creator, and producer. Recent stage credits: James & the Giant Peach (James, The Argyle Theatre), Casse Noisette (world premiere, Bridge Street Theatre), Camp Rolling Hills (NYMF). Original Devised pieces include: Gathering Sparks (Bangkok Exploriment Festival/ Theatre Row), Down the Urinal Hole & Around the Corner (Dixon Place, KC Fringe). Training: BA Acting, Pace University; The William Esper Studio; The Grotowski Institute in Poland. IG: @bradley_levine

    "Ghost Champagne" by Charlie Jane Anders, Read by Kim Rogers

    Charlie Jane Anders is the author of The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky and the co-host of Our Opinions Are Correct, a podcast about the meaning of science fiction, with Annalee Newitz.

    Kim Rogers is an EMC actress and entertainment industry executive. She lives with her husband in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and can be heard at the top of every episode of the Kaleidocast.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    S3:Ep4: "Centaur's Lament" by Ted Rabinowitz & "Late Nights at the Cape and Cane" by Max Gladstone

    S3:Ep4: "Centaur's Lament" by Ted Rabinowitz & "Late Nights at the Cape and Cane" by Max Gladstone

    What happens to the not-heroes when the story's over? Max Gladstone and Ted Rabinowitz peak through the window of those characters who must live without the benefit of plot armor.

    "Centaur's Lament," by Ted Rabinowitz, Read by Rish Outfield

    Ted Rabinowitz Ted Rabinowitz is an author and copywriter whose previous careers include electrician, script reader, and professional card player. His first novel, The Wrong Sword, was published in 2012, and his writing has appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the Business International Money Report, the Valley Sun, Hollywood Scriptwriter, and elsewhere.

    Rish Outfield is a podcaster, writer, and audiobook narrator who loves Horror, the word "chalupa," Star Wars, Sean Connery, and hopes to be remembered for his lovely singing voice . . . despite his many monstrous crimes.

    "Late Nights at the Cape and Cane" by Max Gladstone, Read by Wilson Fowlie

    ​Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and nominated for the Hugo, John W Campbell, and Lambda Awards. A narrative designer, writer, and consultant, Max is the author of the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence (starting with THREE PARTS DEAD and most recently continuing with RUIN OF ANGELS). His short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine. He has written games, comics, and interactive television, and is the lead writer of the fantasy procedural series BOOKBURNERS. Max’s most recent projects are the intergalactic adventure EMPRESS OF FOREVER, and, with Amal El-Mohtar, the time travel epistolary spy-vs-spy novella THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR.

    Wilson Fowlie lives in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada and has been reading aloud since the age of 4. His life has changed recently: he lost his wife to cancer, and he changed jobs, from programming to recording voiceovers for instructional videos, which he loves doing, but not as much as he loved Heather.

    • 36 min
    S3:Ep3: "Little Red" by Val Rigodon & "Summer Skin" by Zin E. Rocklyn

    S3:Ep3: "Little Red" by Val Rigodon & "Summer Skin" by Zin E. Rocklyn

    Monsters know you better than they know themselves. Val Rigodon and Zin E. Rocklyn bring you stories inspired folklore and heartache.

    "Little Red" by Val Rigodon, Read by Tony Perry

    ​Val Rigodon is a poet, writer, and occultist from Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2019 Poets’ House Fellow and a member of Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers. She is also a J.D candidate. One day she hopes to own a house by the sea. Val is extremely honored to have her story featured on the Kaleidocast.

    Tony Perry is an actor and singer-songwriter. He narrated the film Lost and Found, and the audio comic The Captain Punishment Adventure Hour. He has performed in English and Yiddish, and he’s happy to talk about all things Doctor Who.

    "Summer Skin" by Zin E. Rocklyn, Read by Laurice White

    ​Zin E. Rocklyn is a 2017 VONA, 2018 Viable Paradise (22), and 2020 Clarion West student. Her work can be found the anthologies Forever Vacancy, 2017 Bram Stoker Nominated Sycorax's Daughters (of which her story Summer Skin was long-listed for Best of Horror 2017), Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters, Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology, and Nox Pareidolia; the zine Weird Luck Tales No. 7, and tor.com. Her non-fiction essay “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” is in Uncanny Magazine’s Hugo Award-Winning Disabled People Destroy SF&F 2018 issue. Her website, terizin.com, is currently under construction. In the interim, follow her on Twitter @intelligentwat."

    Laurice White​ is an actress, poet, writer, and student of the art of Voice Over.

    • 50 min
    That Our Flag Was Still There by Sarah Pinsker & All The Things You Will Never Know, Nikki C. Smith

    That Our Flag Was Still There by Sarah Pinsker & All The Things You Will Never Know, Nikki C. Smith

    Memories of a country that never was, and the world behind the door at the top of the stairs. Nothing every trully belongs to us. Sarah Pinsker and Nikki C Smith give us bitter sweet stories that complicate the narratives we tell ourselves.

    "That Our Flag Was Still There," by Sarah Pinkser, Read by Stacie Chaiken

    Sarah Pinsker's novel A Song For A New Day won the Nebula Award for best novel, and her collection Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea won the Philip K. Dick Award. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, World Fantasy, and more. She lives in Baltimore with her wife and dog. Find her online at sarahpinsker.com and on twitter @sarahpinsker.

    Writer-performer Stacie Chaiken’s full-length solo plays include The DIG, What She Left, and Looking for Louie. Saint Vibiana, Pray4US and Don’t Flinch !! are part of Yovaar : Porciuncula, an ongoing performance/excavation of the block where she lives in Downtown Los Angeles. ​

    "All The Things You Will Never Know," By Nikki Caffier Smith, Read by J.M. Plumbley

    Nikki Caffier Smith lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their two cats. Her poetry has been published in Typishly.

    J.M. Plumbley writes fantasy, horror, and a blog about monsters. She is an active member of the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers and a proud graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. The bulk of her spare time is spent defending her keyboard from her cat. Find her online at jmplumbley.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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