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"It's like Steampunk had a baby with Tales from the Crypt!" – Gary Buller

Ep. 58 – And The Faces Screamed In The Gallery by Konstantine Paradias

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We’re changing out format to Bizarro Fiction. Isaiah Plovnick narrates.

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YouTube video will be forthcoming, link will be posted here when I can get to it.

Author Konstantine Paradias is a writer by choice and a member of the SFWA by compulsion. At the moment, he’s published over 150 stories in a bunch of languages and has written, edited and posed for videogames, screenplays and anthologies.People tell him he’s got a writing problem but he can, like, quit whenever he wants, man. His latest book, “Violence Dave-Heartless” is published by Bizarro Pulp Press.

Narrator Isaiah Plovnick is a Boston-based performing artist with a steampunk soul. Raised on a healthy diet of Lego and Great Illustrated Classics, the spirit of the retro-futurist was fostered in him at an early age. He received an education in Theatre from Salem State University, and has since been performing onstage or from behind a microphone all over the greater Boston area.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina (devmmusic.com)

Osgoode’s Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Outro Song: Gnome & Promenade/Pictures at an Exhibition/Mussorgsky by Floyd Willems

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Ep. 57 – The Mark V Eleganté by Nelson Stanley

A hard driving tale of machines and mayhem to soothe your steampunk soul.  Wilson Fowlie narrates.

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Author Nelson Stanley works in a library & lives in Cornwall, UK. He has published fiction in several outlets, including the British Fantasy Award-winning anthology Extended Play, from Elastic Press. He has a new story out soon in Lethe Press’ new anthology THCock.

Narrator Wilson Fowlie has been reading stories out loud since the age of 4, and credits his parents for any talent he has for it. He’s been narrating for podcasts since he answered a call for readers for PodCastle in 2008. He’s narrated dozens of stories for many podcasts, including all of the Escape Artists shows. Wilson fits all this narrating between his day job as a web developer in Vancouver, Canada, and directing a community show chorus called The Maple Leaf Singers.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina (devmmusic.com) and used with permission.

Osgoode’s Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com) (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution).

Story music: Heart of Nowhere, Hard Boiled, Division, and Urban Gauntlet by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution).

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Curiosities #2

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The Spring issue of Curiosities is out now in all formats. Visit our Store page for links. Cover art by concept artist and illustrator Justin Tiang, and since it seemed a shame that it did not  all fit onto the cover, we thought we should post the original image here.

The stories selections for this round are lighter topics (well, lighter by Gallery standards – ed.)  that felt right for the season. The Summer issue is shaping up to be a collection of steampunk travel and adventure stories. We will be holding the darker horror stories for the Winter issue in December.

Spring 2018 Table of Contents:

On the Path by Kelly A. Harmon (reprint)
The Analytical Engine of Hester Watts, Grand Mistress of the Unseen by Laura Duerr
The Thousand Injuries by Eric Cline – We can tell you it is a tribute, but to tell you more would spoil it.
Only Gutter Girls and Ruined Things by Julia K. Patt
East Wind in Carrall Street by Holly Schofield (reprint)
Dem Bones by Ann Stolinsky
The Stolen Child by Gavin Bradley – Faerie fans, you’ll like this one.
Pet Shop by Gary Buller
Seeded by Susan Taitel
Vintage Work: The Ghost-Extinguisher by Gelett Burgess (1905), with original illustrations by Charles Tobin
Non-Fiction: Author Interview with Kelly A. Harmon

Every sale helps keep the Gallery open. Thank you for your continued support.

Ep. 56 – The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief by Gareth D Jones

A lovely little time travel story for the changing of the clocks. And your fire alarm batteries too.  Listener favorite Vic Mullin narrates.

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Author Gareth D Jones is from the UK and works with hazardous waste, which has so far failed to mutate him into a superhero. He is a father of 5 who also writes stories and drinks lots of tea. His stories have appeared in 40 publications and 27 languages.

Narrator Vic Mullin is a 40 something scotsman who is usually surrounded in a cloud of vapor from constant e-cig usage.  He is generally found spending time editing YouTube videos or lazing around in New Babbage pretending to build something.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Osgoode’s Chorus: Deadly Roulette by Kevin Macleod

Court of the Queen by Kevin Macleod

Falling Angel by Craig Austin/freefx.co.uk

Ep. 55 – Tyrannosaurus Tex by Davide Mana

How weird can a weird western get? Well, how about cowboys and dinosaurs? Steve Sutherland narrates.

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Ep. 54 – Honeyed Tongue by Deborah L. Davitt & Seeded by Susan Taitel

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A most curious double feature to honor of the approaching holiday.  Richard Elen and Gabrielle Riel narrate.

Continue reading “Ep. 54 – Honeyed Tongue by Deborah L. Davitt & Seeded by Susan Taitel”

Ep. 53 – Dear George, Love Margaret by Amanda C. Davis

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A story of love and invention told in a series of letters from a young wife whose husband has gone West. Mimielle Marek Montoya narrates. Continue reading “Ep. 53 – Dear George, Love Margaret by Amanda C. Davis”

Submission Window Opening

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We will be accepting fiction submissions 1 through 28 February. Only a fortnight away.   https://gallerycurious.com/fiction/

Ep. 52 – The Titan’s Daughter by Evan Dicken & Shannon Rampe

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We’re going to New Orleans. Ella Turenne narrates. Continue reading “Ep. 52 – The Titan’s Daughter by Evan Dicken & Shannon Rampe”

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