The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
The Best Stories in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Other Genres

All that stands in a young man's way of getting on a colony ship bound for a new world and a better life is a few grams of extra weight, and Charlotte, of course.
Also, Big tells the tale of the tale, Rish talks about Secret Santas, and both wish you a happy holiday season.  Oh, and singing.  Lots of annoying singing.

Direct download: Dunesteef_120_Ass-Hat_Magic_Spider_by_Scott_Westerfeld.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Warning: If you're often offended about things, this one will probably do so.
In "Aldo," author Michael C. Thompson tells the story of a sort of love triangle in space.  Except one of them is a starship.
Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the elephant in the room.  And say goodbye to a master of puppets.

Special thanks to Rich Girardi for producing today's episode; to Juliet Bowler, and Rich Girardi for lending their voices to the tale; and SonnySee for the episode art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_119_Aldo_by_Michael_C._Thompson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

Rish and Big don't have a story for you this week, but they do have an announcement.  That's right, the 2011 Broken Mirror Story Event is about to begin.  Let's listen in and find out what this year's premise will be, shall we?

Direct download: Dunesteef_Broken_Mirror_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

When Tommy touches an object, he gets an impression from whoever has touched it before. He wanders the beach each day, combing it for discarded items that may in fact be lost treasures.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk beaches, their power, their allure, and the sharks that patrol their waters.

Special thanks to SonnySee for producing today's episode and to Desia B., and SonnySee for lending their voices to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_118_Beachcombing_by_Ray_Cluley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

A special Halloween treat (no, make that trick) for all of our listeners.

Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story based on a famous country music song called, "The Tell-Tale Heart."  Rish Outfield performs a reading of this classic tale just too late for anyone to actually listen to it before Halloween.

Afterward, Rish and special guest, Big Anklevich, talk about their favorite Halloween costumes, and Fake Sean Connery talks about his exploits with all the various members of our hosts' families.  What a delightful little scamp he is.

Direct download: Dunesteef_Bonus_Episode_The_Podcast_That_Dares_Not_Speak_Its_Name.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

A Silkie Wrap.  All the beautiful people are getting them.  After you've had yours, you'll feel like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.  Hopefully, you can afford the price.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk a bit about that thing that's in the eye of the beholder, deals with the devil, the thing that's a joy forever, and that thing that's only skin deep.  Rish does go on and on even more than usual here, so be warned if he tends to offend you.

Special thanks to Tanja Milojevic for producing today's episode and to Wendy Cooper, Tanja Milojevic, Julie Hoverson, and Andrea Fontenot for lending their voices to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_116_Silk_For_Moisture_Mud_For_Shine_by_Amanda_C_Davis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

Old Mrs. Wakefield seems like such a nice lady.  All the kids love to go to her house after school on Fridays for treats.  Such a wonderful tradition they all enjoy so much. There couldn't possibly be something sinister underneath, could there?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk and talk and talk.  Evil children.  Trick or treating.  Halloween candy.  Clean-bots.  Kindly old people.  Snot-nosed brats.  Superman with elephantitis.  This is destined to be one of our best episodes ever.  Or easily our worst.

Special thanks to Scott Pigg for producing today's episode and to Wendy Cooper for lending her voice to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_115_After_School_Snacks_by_K_Bowen_Black.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

When a household mishap causes Rudy to lose his finger, he discovers more than just dead tissue: something alive about the severed digit. How could that happen? What does it mean? Where is it going? I just can't put my finger on it...

Also, Rish about Big say a word or two about the unknown, and many more words about constructive criticism and trying to get better at creative endeavors.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today's story, and Veronica Giguere for lending her voice to the episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_114_Giving_Birth_by_Philip_Roberts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Produced and narrated by Tobias Queen, Harris Tobias brings us "The Troop," a tale about a sole human survivor on an alien planet, and his attempts to co-exist wit the native creatures there.
Afterward, Tobias Outfield and Big Tobias talk a bit about story production, a Dunesteef tribute folk song, as well as plugging their work elsewhere.  Tobias!

Direct download: Dunesteef_113_The_Troop_by_Harris_Tobias.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Michelle's mother and father aren't quite sure about their daughter's most recent choice in her love life.  Sure, the kid with the Mohawk and the sternum piercing was not what they'd hoped for, but now she's going out with The Grim Reaper?

Afterward, Big and Rish talk a bit about death.  Their conversation becomes totally predictable in the end.  Heck, I'll bet they end with thanking people and then signing off.

Special thanks to Sonny C. for producing today's story and to Juliet Bowler, R.E. Chambliss, and the Narrator for lending their voices to the episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_112_Death_And_Michelle_Jenkins_by_Christopher_Munroe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54am EDT