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

Big Anklevich and Rish Outfield are relieved to bring you the final entry in the Dunesteef's Lost Episode Trilogy..."Anakoinosis" by Tobias Buckell.

Humans have come to the home world of an alien species known as the whiffets.  The whiffets are eager to learn all that humans have to teach them.  They are helping the humans repair the damage to their ship, but are the humans helping the whiffets?

Afterward, Rish instigates a difficult conversation about human nature, opportunism, and slavery.  Are you a Bob or a red-haired guy?

Special thanks Marshal Latham for producing today's story, and to Dave Thompson, Graeme Dunlop, and Marshal Latham for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_97_Anakoinosis_by_Tobias_Buckell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

The Dunesteef is heartily sorry to present the second of their Lost Episode Trilogy, since it is so long overdue.

Carl Stanley has survived the Zombie Apocalypse so far, but that’s not to say he’s escaped unscathed. As a matter of fact, he was bitten by a little girl zombie, and now, he’s starting to feel and act strangely…

Afterward, Big and Rish chat about zombies, and talk a bit about the then-new “Walking Dead” TV series.

Special thanks R.E. Chambliss for producing today’s story and for lending her voice to the episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_96_Sides_by_Clay_Dugger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

The Dunesteef is moderately sorry to bring you the first in its Lost Episode Trilogy.

In Rick Kennett's "Out of the Storm" -- They found the H.M.A.S. Barrinji damaged and abandoned floating out of a storm that had sunk three other ships.  The Barrinji really should have sunk as well, but for some reason, she's a lucky ship.  Perhaps too lucky.

Also, Big and Rish swap boating experiences, talk about nautical jargon, ghost ships, the Australian problem, the Drabblecast, and Frood the Buffer.

Special thanks Marshal Latham for producing today's story, and to Cameron Horsburgh, Simon Dooley, Patrick Dwyer, Dylan Boyd, Ben Maclain, and Julian Ramundi for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_95_Out_Of_The_Storm_by_Rick_Kennett.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Mike Resnick, king of tearjerkers, brings us a different kind of story...

Catastrophe Baker.  The toughest, meanest, proudest, strongest, fastest, smoothest man in any room.  No one in the galaxy is better with a swinging fist.  Or a swinging woman.  In this week's adventure, Catastrophe is in a race against time to retrieve a priceless canticle...whatever that is.

Also, Big and Rish talk about the Parsec Awards, Voluptua Von Climax, and matching wits against gurus.

Special thanks Julie Hoverson and R.E. Chambliss for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Catastrophe_Baker_And_A_Canticle_For_Leibowitz_by_Mike_Resnick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT