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

In a sequel to his story "Plague Birds" that appeared on the Dunesteef on episode 92, Jason Sanford tells the story of Plague Bird Christina de Ane's further adventures in the future earth that has been driven toward the brink of insanity by gene manipulation.  She arrives in a new village, where the Alderman's son has been brutally murdered, and is duty bound to dispense justice.  But something just doesn't seem right...

Also, Big and Rish talk about how much better <em>The Dark Knight</em> is than its predecessor <em>Batman Begins</em>.  They also talk about how much better <em>Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan</em> is than its predecessor <em>Star Trek: The Motion Picture</em>.  And that's before the story even begins.  You'd think we were in for a long show, but surprisingly, they reign it in after the story ends.  You may not be searching for a way to deafen yourself by the end of the show after all.

Special thanks to Bryan Lincoln for producing today's story, to L. "Scribe" Harris, Veronica Belmont, Paul Kuhr, James David Jackson, and Bryan Lincoln for lending their voices to today's episode, and to Melissa Hills for today's episode art.

Is this our Valentine's Day episode, or another anti-Valentine's show?  You be the judge.
It's the question on everybody's minds, as soon as they hear about fully-functional, human-like robots.  And though you wouldn't know it from listening to Rish Outfield, this story was not written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Afterward, very little gets said about robot sex, but there is a little more spoken about human relationships, and a couple of stories about inspiration are swapped.  If you're that guy who complained about platitudes, though, you will find nothing of worth here, so move along.

Special thanks to Kim Price, Julie Hoverson, Bryan Lincoln, Marshal Latham, Amory Lowe, Joe Zieja, Josh Roseman, Damon Shaw, Amanda Crum, Clay Dugger, and Scott Pigg for lending their voices to today's episode.

Direct download: Dunesteef_124_The_Question_by_Robert_Lowell_Russell.mp3
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