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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

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Dragon Page: Wingin' It #19: Beer, Podcasting & Red Mars

by Ken Newquist / July 25, 2005

Michael Stackpoole stops by to chat with the guys while they drink beer brough by another guest: a listener named Paul. Included is the usual hodgepodge, including regular features, ramblings about Canada and podcasting, and a discussion of Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars. Read the full story.

Escape Pod Drops Into New Fiction Horizons

by Ken Newquist / June 11, 2005

A few years ago, offered up several science fiction short story anthologies from the big names in the genre: Asimov's, Analog and the Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. For a while it looked like they were going to have annual, or perhaps even quarterly, editions, but nothing ever came of it. It's disappointing, because while there's plenty of book-length audio fiction, short fiction is rare.

Or at least it was. Short fiction's audio salvation may have arrived with Escape Pod, a new weekly magazine-style podcast. Each podcast features opening thoughts and commentary by editor Stephen Eley, followed by a short story. Eley intends to expand the podcast by incorporating 1-minute long, reader-submitted book reviews. Escape Pod is a paying market and relies on donations to fund its fiction.