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  • Episode 27: The Last Dog

    Today we are proud to present a story by Mike Resnick. The story is The Last Dog, be warned you may find this is a very sad story. If your not able to cry where your at, you may wish to hold off on listening to the story.

    We do apologize for this story being late, the next one will most likely also be late. Details as to why, are given in this episode.

  • EP 26: Dazzle Joins the Screenwriter’s Guild by Scott Bradfield

    Read by Ace Antonio Hall

    This story is rated r for language.

    Episode 26 is part of our Dog Appreciation Month at Clonepod in honor of our new puppy, WallE and our dog, Hazel, who has welcomed WallE into the family.

    Scott Bradfield has worked in Hollywood writing scripts for Sony, Universal, Working Title and Roger Corman’s Concorde Films.  He has written two books entitled Hot Animal Love and Good Girl Wants it Bad.  Recent work has appeared in Bookforum, thefanzine.com and the New York Ghost.

    Dazzle found his first script conference a lot less painful than he expected.

    “I see a dog with severe personality disorders,” envisioned Syd Fleishman of Sony Tristar, seated in his overstuffed leather armchair with a plastic liter of Evian propped between his knees. “I see a dog with closeness issues, and issues about his dad…..

  • EP- 25 Cold Duty by Dan Sawyer

    Today we are very pleased to announced Steampod’s first every Christmas Story by airing it on clonepod as well.  Tonight’s story is Cold Duty. It was written by J. Daniel Sawyer of Literary Abominations. The story is read by Stephen Killbride of the Tea and Chat Podcast.  If you enjoyed the story, head on over to steampod for more.

  • How to Deal With Your Daughter and Her Crabs by Brian Salyards

    audio engineering by Bruce McDonald

    read by Leslie Ann Moore

    music by Robert Farmer

    Parental Guidance recommended.  Suggestive Language

    How to Deal With Your Daughter and Her Crabs was previously published in 2005 in Alien Skin magazine.  Brian Salyard’s work also appears in Alien Skin and in the Redjack Books anthology Anathema.

    Charles sat at a dinner table much too large for just himself and his wife, chewing his lip with rapidly increasing annoyance.  Jaycee was now thirty-five minutes late.      

         It was bad enough she hadn’t let him pick her up from the airport; now he watched the sedentary Tofurky® harden and become fouler by the second.  A fly crouched on it, rubbing its legs with delight, and perhaps confusing it for its usual meal of choice.  Charles was not inclined to shoo it.  As a retired entomology professor, he was often more comfortable around the six-legged than the two



  • FF-6 Snack Food by Jeff Carlson

    Read by Bruce McDonald

    Audio Engineering by Bruce McDonald

    Jeff Carlson is the author of the internationally acclaimed sci fi thrillers Plague Year, Plague War, and the upcoming Mind Plague. Foreign rights to the book have sold in Spain, Germany, and Romania.  Plague Year has also been released on CD from Recorded Books and as a digital download from Audible.com. Mr. Carlson’s other short fiction credits include sales to Writers of the Future XXIII, Asimov’s, and the recent Fast Forward 2 anthology, as well as several reprints in Hebrew, Turkish, Czech, and Romanian.  Audio versions of his stories have also appeared on Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and Starship Sofa.  He welcomes correspondence at www.jverse.com, where readers can find free fiction, videos, blog, contests, and more.

    No one ever caught me eating hair before — and this dude wasn’t shy.  He shouted, “What are you doing!”

    I’d just begun styling a natural blonde, a wonderfully plump little thing whose body was all curves.  She looked around and I nearly hacked open her jugular.

    “Careful.”  I palmed my scissors and used both hands to size out her bangs, pretending I didn’t realize the dude meant me, hoping he’d go away.  But he was a Watch.  I’d already spotted the pin-point cameras tucked behind his ears, as if his puffy  wolfman curls, shaped to conceal, weren’t indication enough.

    The good news was that he probably wasn’t live on-line.

  • EP-21 Old Folk’s Home by John Kratman

    Read by Bruce McDonald

    Audio Engineering by Bruce McDonald

    Old Folk’s Homewas originally published in the Jim Baen’s Universe.  Mr Kratman’s fiction has also appeared in Aeon Speculative Fiction, Dark Recesses Press, and many other markets.

    Bobby Cullivan finished entering the staff schedules and leaned back in his chair, doing his best to ignore the arthritic twinge in his hip.  It was nice to be calling the shots again.

    His son, Joe, did a decent job managing the retirement station, but Bobby missed being in charge.  Joe went down to Earth once every three months for a few weeks of high gravity and Bobby looked forward to his son’s time away.

  • FF-5 In Memory of Maggie by Liz Mierzejewski

    read by Bruce McDonald

    audio engineering by Bruce McDonald

    Illustration by the author, Liz Mierzejewski

    Liz Mierzejewski is a middle school science teacher from Connecticut.  She is an avid (some would say obsessive) sf reader and uses it extensively in her science classes.  Her work has appeared in the online zine Toasted Cheese and in the magazine Motherverse. Liz is also a panelist on the popular Battlestar Galactica Roundtable podcast.  Look for it on Itunes!

    Looking at that empty box covered with photographs and flowers that morning, I still held out hope.

    “Is she dead?” they would ask me.  Some would pull me by my elbow, being discreet in the company of Maggie’s family, but it was always the same question.  “Do you think she’s dead?”

    With as much discretion, I would whisper.  I had to whisper, my voice shot to hell from screaming her name in the endless caverns.  “I don’t know.”  I want to believe she’s alive, but even using that word right now seems ludicrous, considering the circumstances.

  • EP 19 Inside Every Successful Man by Gareth D Jones

    read by Patty Kim

    audio engineering by Bruce McDonald

    Inside Every Successful Man was first published in the semi-pro webzine Hub last October.  Mr Jones has also been published in Murky Depths and Cosmos, among others, and recently had a story accepted by Nature magazine

    The sound of  galloping hooves getting closer intruded on the quiet, muggy air of the lounge.  Jav groaned and slouched further back into the cosy embrace of his favourite armchair.  He put the glass of whisky down guiltily, but there was no hiding it from the black-clad rider who reigned in his horse and dismounted with the ease of someone who has ridden all his young life.  Jav closed his eyes wishfully, but horse and rider were still there, superimposed in his middle vision by the nanites linked to his optical nerve.   

    “What ya’ drinkin’?”  The cowboy asked, knowingly


  • EP18 Asleep in the Forest of the Tall Cats by Ken Brady

    read by Leslie Ann Moore

    Asleep in the Forest of the Tall Cats was originally published in 2004 in the Writers of the Future anthology. Ken Brady’s publications include: Analog, Writers of the Future, Strange Horizons, Talebones, Ideomancer, Darker Matter, Fortean Bureau, Weird Tales, Frequency, Rosebud, The William and Mary Review, and a variety of anthologies and foreign markets.

    People descended in gleaming metal, fire burning bright across the cloud-streaked sky.  They touched down and they stayed.  They built, they charted, they named names, they changed the composition of the air.  They explored with sensors and unmanned aircraft.  When they found the planet safe, they bred.  The first child, Pietor, was a test.

  • EP17: Manny The Mailmobile by Eugie Foster

    Read and audio engineering by Bruce McDonald

    Manny the Mailmobile was first published in the Jan/Feb 2002 issue of Cicada and was reprinted in Greek in issue 2 of Ennea in Feb 2005.

    Eugie Foster has many credits to her name such as stories in the Realms of Fantasy, The Third Alternative, Cricket, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalctic Medicine Show, and anthologies Best New Fantasy (Wildside Press), Heroes in Training (Daw Books), and Magic in the Mirrorstone (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone Books).  Her work has been translated into Greek, Hungarian, Polish and French.

    I am a Mark VII Mail Assistant Navigation Instrument, although everyone calls me Manny for short.  My life at Amlgig Inc. was comfortable, if a little humdrum.  My route was programmed in so I wouldn’t get lost or tumble down the stairs by mistake — don’t laugh, it happened to one of the prototypes.  The only thing I had to watch out for were the stray peds lurking around corners.  That wasn’t even a real problem; once I scanned them with my sensors, a few good beeps usually scattered them from my path.