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Fav Fiction Podcasts, November 2014

I’m almost caught up on podcasts I let hang fire while I did NaNoWriMo. Below is a small sampling of some science fiction and fantasy stories I liked from November. For most you have the option to read or listen. I like to binge-listen to podcasts while doing holiday baking. If you’re not already familiar with these podcasts, there are many good stories to choose from — and some podcasts will do holiday stories later this month.

Rocket Talk “Selfies” If you missed it when it was first published on the site or loved it and want to hear it, this is a dark modern tale with a classic feel.


“Shared Faces” If you liked the post “Robots, androids & cyborgs, oh my!” on my author blog, add this one to that list.
The Transdimensional Horsemaster Rabbis of Mpumalanga Province” A wonderful NatGeo feel to this story of a photojournalist and a lost tribe.

Law of Gravity”  Gamers will especially appreciate this story of online life and loss.


Help Summon the Most Holy Folded One ” A hilarious mash-up: Kickstarter+Cthulhu+Tacos. I suggest playing Christine Lavin’s “Tacobel Canon” to accompany it.

Burying The Coin”  A steampunk adventure story. The author is on WordPress and you can read notes on the story here.

“Why I Bought Satan Two Cokes on the Day I Graduated High School” First line: “When I came out of the coffee shop with my latte and my fresh walnut brownie, the Archangel Michael was beating the ever-loving shit out of Satan down on the corner.” Dave Thompson’s reading is excellent!

ClarkesworldThe Vorkuta Event” Very classic type story both in style and substance, excellently read by Alasdair Stuart.

Lightspeed MagazineDrones Don’t Kill People” Excellent story of AIs, it might should go on my “Robots, androids & cyborgs, oh my!” list.

BONUS: Interview with Kameron Hurley on the Adventures in SciFi Publishing podcast.


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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