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Escape Pod 743: Flash From the Vault

Authors: Larry Hammer, Mike Resnick, and Jim Kling
Narrators: Michael R. Mennenga, Elie Hirschman, and Rachel Swirsky
Hosts: Benjamin C. Kinney, Rachel Swirsky, and Serah Eley
Audio Producers: Adam Pracht, Rachel Swirsky, Serah Eley, and Mur Lafferty

Paul Bunyan and the Photocopierfirst appeared on Escape Pod on June 24, 2006.
Beachcomber first appeared in Baen’s Universe, October 2008, and on Escape Pod on March 23, 2009.
Semi-Autonomous or ‘For Whom The Warranty Tolls’ first appeared on Escape Pod on April 27, 2009.


Hello and welcome to Escape Pod Summer School, where we post some of our favorite episodes from the vault with a new perspective. I’m your assistant editor and teacher for this class, Benjamin C. Kinney, and I’ve got three flash episodes from long, long ago. We bring you “Paul Bunyan and the Photocopier” by Larry Hammer, “Beachcomber” by Mike Resnick, and “Semi-Autonomous: or, For Whom the Warranty Tolls” by Jim Kling.

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Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 07:00:18 PM
Paul Bunyan and the Photocopier - This was absolutely fun!!

Beachcomber - Loved this story. Wonderful and heart-wrenching at the same time....

Semi-Autonomous - Hilarious!!! Its interesting that this story is kind of comparable to Beachcomber, in that both stories have an AI that transcends their original programming and is then smacked back down for that. Sad commentary on our individualistic, but not, society.