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

We've all met one of them in our life. You know those people who think Christmas is a humbug. People that think there's more of gravy than of grave to a ghost story. People that just don't care about the holidays...if only they had a name to call them...anyway, today's story is about that guy.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about the story and just what it means, oh, and I'll let you know right now, California Rish does not make an appearance.

Special thanks to Tena Kolakowski for lending her voice to the story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_178_Present_Of_The_Christmas_Ghost_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

The International Association of Time Travelers member forum has some lively discussion going on over at the Europe – Twentieth Century – Second World War subforum. Let's listen in and see...

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about online culture and World War II, but separately, because, you know, there'd have to be time travel involved for them to come together at all.

Special thanks to Marshal Latham, Bria Burton, Tena Kolakowski, John Higham, and Jonathan Wilson for lending their voices to the story, to Justin Charles for producing the episode and to Jonathan Wilson for providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_177_Wikihistory_by_Desmond_Warzel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Katherine Inskip has a bit of Biopunk for you. The Company is under attack. Someone's hacked Factory-9's fruiting knotweed. Water filtration's screwed, there's untreated effluent everywhere...oh, and the plants are oozing blood, apparently. And if all that wasn't enough, Chris has got a friggin' tour group to deal with. Could it be worse?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Biopunk, not being smart enough for Biopunk, and all the things that they talked about the first time they tried to do the episode and the recorder's battery died.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss and Katherine Inskip for lending their voices to the story, and to Justin Charles for producing the episode and providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_176_The_Mosquito_Room_by_Katherine_Inskip.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

At long last, the second half of David Farland's "Ship of Fools."  What has become of Erstwhyle, Baron Blunder, and Amilee. Will Prince Crydon have them to rend to pieces and stomp underfoot, or will they find some way to counter his evil magic?

Afterward, Rish and Big about...oh, they talk about writing again? You gotta be kidding me.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss, Graeme Dunlop and Ben Gifford for lending their voices to the story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_175_Ship_Of_Fools_by_David_Farland_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

David Farland brings us the tale of a group of jesters; Erstwhyle, Baron Blunder, and Amilee; making a long journey to the dark and forbidding Castle Crydon to compete in a contest of fools that could fetch them a purse of 1,000 guldars. Could they possibly win? And if they win, might they still lose?

Afterward, Rish and Big surprisingly talk very little, but after all it's only the end of part one, they'll surely gabble on for hours after part two, so if you like that sort of thing, fear not.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss, Graeme Dunlop and Ben Gifford for lending their voices to the story.

Direct download: Dunesteef_174_Ship_of_Fools_by_David_Farland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Wendy Conroy has a lovely little tale for us about a woman who really wants to be haunted, but she isn't...is she?

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about creating, Bad Religion, and the Paleo diet, but not really.

Special thanks to Renee Chambliss and Amy Hudson for lending their voices to the story, and to Tom Tancredi for producing the episode and providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_173_Ghosts_Of_Clay_By_Wendy_Conroy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Returning author J.M. Perkins is back again, and it's a Triple Word Score Contest finalist. In a superhero training program, Ryan and Victor are having trouble finding their way. If they do things right, they might be allowed to participate in the upcoming field exercise. But of course we all know they're not going to do things right.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about Dr. Light, Elongated Man, and Paste-Pot Pete. Get ready.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the episode and to Sonny See for providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_172_Field_Exercise_by_JM_Perkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

It's a Triple Word Score Contest finalist from Christopher Munroe! He wove his three words into an intriguing tale of terrorism, spies, and an unfortunate given name.

Afterward, Rish and Big talk about...well, Michael Jackson, of course.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the episode and providing the art.

Direct download: Dunesteef_171_Michael_Jackson_by_Christopher_Munroe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Hey! It's another barbecue sketch! Hope you're up for it. This time we get to see a bunch of guys try to one up each other on just how amazingly progressive they are. Enjoy?

Afterward, Rish and Big try to apologize for the sketch, oh and they talk about a few other things too.

Special thanks to Johnny Fiesty and Dave Thompson, Ex-Podcastle Enforcer for lending their voices to the sketch.

Direct download: Dunesteef_170_Be_Progressive_Be_Be_Progressive_by_Rish_Outfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

The Trench is the only waterway that a ship can take to get to the western continent. Unfortunately, there at the entrance, between the twin peaks of Seidar and Phaestia, prowls Ol' Sly, a gigantic squid creature that would like nothing more than to crack a ship open like a jaca fruit, and pick the sailors out and eat them like the sweet seeds. Small Fry and the Admiral have a plan, though. They mean to take down Ol' Sly once and for all, and open the western continent to their ships.
 
Afterward, Rish and Big try to decide what really is the worst way to wake up, live squid or porcupine covered in hair gel? Oh, and song. You have been warned.

Special thanks to Justin Charles for producing the story and doing the episode art, and to Julie Hoverson for lending her voice to the tale.

Direct download: Dunesteef_169_Calamari_Stakeout_by_Austin_Malone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT