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Curiosities #4

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Curiosities #4 has arrived! Ten tales from the age of Jazz and Diesel, with hard boiled detectives, fast talking time travelers, bakelite automatons, body hopping cultists, ambitious aviators, a Tesla powered metropolis, and the Fairy King himself in Weimar Berlin, from authors Manuel Royal, Eddie Generous, M.A. Smith, DJ Tyrer, Dimitra Nikolaidou, Marlin Bressi, Holly Schofield, Sebastien Mantle, Brian K. Lowe, and Jordan Taylor. 

Cover art is “Do Androids…?” by Goran Delic. Find more of his work at gorandelic.com/

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Curiosities is a thrice annual publication of short speculative fiction in the retropunk subgenres.

 

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#72 – Barbed Wire Fence by Santiago Eximeno

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Modified soldiers arrive at the front. Alasdair Stuart narrates. Content note for wartime horror.

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Author Santiago Eximeno is a Spanish genre writer who has published several novellas and collections, mainly horror literature and flash fiction. His work has been translated to English, Japanese, French or Bulgarian. You can find him at www.eximeno.com or @santiagoeximeno on Twitter.

Narrator Alasdair Stuart is the host of PseudoPod and Escape Pod, runs Escape Artists Ink, and is professionally enthusiastic about genre fiction on the Internet at places like Tor.com , Barnes & Noble, The Guardian, Uncanny Magazine, SciFi Now and My M Buzz.  He lives in the UK with the love of his life and their ever expanding herd of microphones. Follow him on Twitter as @AlasdairStuart, or at his blog, The Man of Words.

This story was translated from Spanish by Alicia L. Alonso.

Theme song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina
Story music: Gardariki, Edge of the Wastelands by Tri-Tachyon/Free Music Archive

2018 Eligibility Post

For the sake of record keeping, here is everything we have or will have published by the end of the year. Next year we will make a better effort to keep the audio and text publications of each story in the same year. Thanks for another great year. 4 more shows on the audio schedule, two of which will be public domain works, and last issue for the year is in the printing queue. Continue reading “2018 Eligibility Post”

#71 Waterproof by Marcelina Vizcarra

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You ever feel like the whole world is passing you by while you rot in that small town you had the misfortune to be born in? Well, maybe it is. Wilson Fowlie narrates.

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Day of the Dead

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It’s Día de Muertos here in New Mexico… Second Halloween!

For one day and one day only, five curious stories will appear on our feed— voices long dead will speak through your earbuds. What will we hear? A cross country road trip in the less crowded world? Monsters dredged up by an oil rig? Poultry tissue experiments gone horribly wrong?  That awful rubber glove?

Be sure to refresh your feed today, for they will again vanish into the aethersphere on the morrow.

#70 – The Cheshire’s Grin by Irene Punti

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Survivors of an apocalyptic war rebuild their world to a Roman Ideal, which includes being outnumbered by their genetically altered slaves. Wulf Moon narrates.

Content note for adult situations.

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#69 – After Nightfall by David A. Riley

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A rural town bars itself in every night. But why won’t they tell the tourists why? Vic Mullin narrates a scary story for the Halloween season.

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2018 Parsec Award Finalists

We are honored to be named a finalist in the 2018 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Short Story (Small Cast), along with Cast of Wonders, Podcastle,  and The Wicked Library.

The full list of this year’s finalists can be found on the Parsec Awards website.

#68 – Spirit in the Sky by Marlin Bressi

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A pilot gets a strange phone call on a dark and stormy night. CB Droege narrates.

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