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Title: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on January 08, 2012, 07:05:44 PM
The challenge was issued in this poll thread ( to show folks that there’s a lot more material on the other two podcasts that will appeal to the listeners who gravitate towards one. By posting this, I am challenging the folks over here at EscapePod to make a similar list for both PseudoPod and PodCastle listeners. While you’re at it, add your opinions in this thread as to which stories I missed, and if you think I missed the mark on some of these.

I’ll admit, I mostly swim in PseudoPod’s murky waters. However, I’ve ventured out, sometimes on my own, sometimes on recommendation, and unearthed some significant gems. Theer are some of y’all that may prefer wandering around in SciFi and occasionally wandering into the dark. If EscapePod listeners want to spend a little more time staring into the abyss, I think you would benefit from the following:

 PP018: Oranges, Lemons, and Thou beside Me ( This is a beautifully written and effective character driven psychological horror story with an evocative setting.

PP019: Through the Many Corridors ( An interesting take on messing with indigenous cultures on other planets.

 PP033: The Sounds That Come After Screaming ( A take on competitive fighting in the distant future.

PP098: Among the Moabites ( Another round on messing with indigenous cultures.

PP110: Spurling’s Virus ( A consideration with a good eye towards building tension and dread on how big organizations prepare for apocalypse viruses.

PP162: Suicide Notes, Written by an Alien Mind ( More messing with indigenous cultures. Shades of Starship Troopers on a single campaign scale.

PP169: The Disconnected ( Check out forum regular Unblinking’s story about our instant communication culture.

PP197: Set Down This ( A consideration of the impacts of modern warfare.

PP200: Oil of Dog – The Horror of the Heights ( Both are classic tales from master writers.

What Makes You Tick? From PP 228: Flash on the Borderlands VII – Tableaux & Displays ( Another entry from Unblinking that links alien experimentation with staring into the abyss.
Title: Re: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Umbrageofsnow on January 31, 2012, 01:22:24 AM
There were quite a few new Pseudopod stories that I'd call Science Fiction this year...

224: The Horror of Their Deeds To View
252: The Cord
253: Trying to Stay Dead
229: On Being Mandy
236: Dearest Daughter

And for older stories, you missed
177: Turning the Apples

and maybe
188: The Dark Level
Title: Re: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on October 21, 2013, 05:59:34 PM
I think we should add these from 2012 to the list:

PP274: The God Complex ( a dark future apocalypse that has nothing to do with zombies

PP298: The Long Road to the Sea ( a dark future apocalypse that almost but not quite has to do with zombies

PP301: The Last Man After the War ( a dark future apocalypse that just deals with people - like The Road but with grammar and names.
Title: Re: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Unblinking on October 23, 2013, 07:12:53 PM
Meat from PP 330:  Flash On The Borderlands XV: At Your Service! ( another one from me, Unblinking, about a loyal robot servant trying to complete its tasks as best it can.

Interesting that all three of my appearances on Pseudopod are on this list.  I have one more scheduled to be published in December which wouldn't fit under the SF umbrella.
Title: Re: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Fenrix on December 10, 2014, 08:19:22 PM
Here's some picks from 2013 that have not yet been mentioned in this thread:

PP356: The Night Wire (
PP363: The Footsteps Invisible (
Nice classic Twilight Zone feel to these stories.

PP357: Growth Spurt (
The Parsec Award winning Pseudopod original dark humor mad scientist story should find some fans over here.

PP361: The Murmurous Paleoscope (
Steampunk and historical paleontological competition.

PP362: Go, Go, Go, Said the Bird (
Don't just take my word for it. Harlan Ellison anthologized this as science fiction.

PP366: To Build a Fire (
Hostile environments in literature classics.
Title: Re: PseudoPod Stories for EscapePod Listeners
Post by: Varda on December 10, 2014, 10:19:56 PM
These are really great picks, Fenrix. :D Pseudopod runs some great sci-horror indeed (I love, love, LOVE Mururous Paleoscope and, well, pretty much everything on this list). :D