In my busy hours while performing mundane tasks, I like to put on headphones and listen to large clusters of words spoken, on whatever portable device I have that allows. This is best when these tell of someone else’s world and interesting situation contained within. With the right voice and matching voice, I find myself deeply involved with the good story. Even better, I would like to share some of these findings.
So, enjoy some free audio science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction from various podcasts I follow. Today, I present three, selected by me (Orion T), recently put online on the last few months.
To play each one, simply click on the title of each entry. I suggest you save them into whatever portable device you may have, with a good set of headphones. Links to more on the podcast, writer and speaker, text and extra info follow…
Publishing Source: Clarkesworld Magazine Author: A Que Translated by: John Chu Read by: Kate Baker Time: 55.5 minutes Published: May 2015 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine (#104) Notes: Text version is here. For more, visit and support clarkesworldmagazine.com
A story with dark humor on life or death, with a robot willing to help with either.
Publishing Source: Escape Pod for this audio (original in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, Aug 2012) Author: Jason Sanford Read by: Marguerite Kenner Time: 57:47 minutes Published: Escape Pod #491 Notes: Text version is here. For more, visit and support escapepod.org
A story filled with suspense and survival in space, against a rogue AI hologram and a dooming comet.
Publishing Source: Clarkesworld Magazine Author: Emily Devenport Read by: Kate Baker Time: 52 minutes Published: April 2015 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine (#103) Notes: Text version is here. For more, visit and support clarkesworldmagazine.com
An earthly story about a woman trapped in her home, with giant kaiju monsters run amuck outside.
Hope you enjoy. If I find you do, I will post more in the future!
– Orion T