A good short story is a joy. A good narration, too. The 10 sources for short audio genre fiction that follow have been around for at least a year, sometimes far longer, regularly provide quality entertainment, and have free & easy RSS subscription to get the gems they create into your ears, no muss no fuss. If you love one of these shows, click through and donate or subscribe TO KEEP FREE FICTION FLOWING. Also, please share this page around to help these creators trade & grow their audiences.
The first anthology that grabbed me was ‘Wild Cards’. What was yours?
Ignore what the flu has done to my voice and enjoy a talk with editors Ann Vandermeer, David Gatewood, John Joseph Adams & Tee Morris about what goes into building an anthology! Photo by Tim Wang. Music: Soul Music, by DJ Drinks.
Way, way back in 2010, I wanted to do something special to promote my novel ENEMY LINES. A baker’s dozen of podcast authors provided their talents to bonus-content promos. They did such a great job, the work stands on its own! I invited Jack Kincaid of Edict Zero: FIS to help me knit the promos together. What resulted is a nearly spoiler-free intro to ENEMY LINES, that makes a great prequel to the novels/podcasts.
The prequel features an embedded Wright on Earth reporting back to the ruling council on Galveston about his investigations into Typhon Systemwide, and give the listeners hints about the world of ENEMY LINES that will pay off later in the book… and in future books. Thank you again voice actors, each and every one of you. I’ll round out this post with a list of all the contributors to this ‘very special episode’.
I post it again for your enjoyment, and strongly recommend you check out all the players. All of them have produced extraordinary novels and podcasts: Jack Kincaid , Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, Alex White, James Durham, Starla Huchton, Mike Bennett, Jake Bible, Paul Elard Cooley, Seth Harwood, Nathan Lowell, Patrick E McLean, J Daniel Sawyer, Brand Gamblin & S.V. Allie.
This show is a good listen for anyone, but a little bit ‘inside baseball’: a freeform roundtable about U of Maine’s Stonecoast Masters of Fine Art low residency program, with podcaster/award winning author and recent grad Mur Lafferty, as well as podcaster, author and newly enrolled Stonecoaster K.T. Bryski. Download
I love art built on others’ art! Doubly so when it’s my work being riffed on. Check out John Anealio’s great new EP of music inspired by my WALK THE FIRE shared world.
I’m not getting any kickback from the sales of this EP, I just think John’s a talented singer and composer, definitely worth a listen or a buy. He’s written many a great geek-flavored song-and he’s included one each for the first and second ‘Walk The Fire’ anthology in this EP, along with some remixes that are pretty fine too!
I recently launched my Patreon page to support my writing and help me add to the dozen titles and hundreds of hours of free serial fiction available here on ServingWorlds.com. I’ve heard from some of my readers who have not heard of Patreon, or want to know more about crowdfunding.
Why Patreon? It’s a fair question: Patreon has perhaps had greater success supporting musicians than other creators, thus far. So, to answer that question I reached out to three other fiction creators who are also using Patreon: Zach Wienersmith of SMBC-comics, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld & Epidiah, of Dig a Thousand Holes Publishing.
I’m putting ten questions to each of the creatives involved in the upcoming anthology. Visit the Kickstarter to learn more.
Ready your geek fu action grip folks, & let’s hear from Mur!