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Asimov’s Spotlight: Cutting-Edge Science Fiction


All in Green Went My Love Riding
Aug 21 • 43 min
Enjoy Dani Daly’s beautiful read of Megan Arkenberg’s enchanting thriller, “All in Green Went My Love Riding,” where we discover some very unique young girls, a tragic mystery, and the danger of being different.
The Ocean Between the Leaves by Ray Nayler
Jun 18 • 47 min
Our newest podcast showcases author Ray Nayler’s lyrical tale of social, economic, and medical injustice in a distant future and the impact of yet-to-come technology in navigating these. Nayler weaves an intricate mystery that will pull you in and keep…
Sacrificial Iron
Apr 30 • 48 min
In Ted Kosmatka’s “Sacrificial Iron,” all of Earth looks on as two astronauts clash during their life-spanning mission. Please enjoy this tale about the human psyche as it is tested by the vast vacuum of space. “Sacrificial Iron” is read by R.J. Carey and…
Asimov’s Poetry Podcast for National Poetry Month 2019
Apr 5 • 15 min
Enjoy a curated selection of poems from recent Asimov’s issues including: “Wobble” read & written by Richard Schiffman, “Room with a View” written by G.O. Clark & read by R.J. Carey, “First Contact” read & written by Stuart Greenhouse, “Crane Wife”…
Tourists by Rammel Chan
Feb 19 • 36 min
In Rammel Chan’s “Tourists,” we meet some unusual travelers who follow strict rules. We learn, along with our protagonist, the risks and rewards of this nomadic lifestyle…. Please enjoy this story, from our March/April issue, written and read by Rammel…
“The Gorgon” by Jay O’Connell
Jan 14 • 37 min
In Jay O’Connell’s “The Gorgon,” a job-obsessed businessman accidentally wanders into an online realm of horror and intrigue. Enjoy this tale from our January/February 2019 issue, narrated and written by Jay O’Connell.
What I Am & Because Reasons
Oct 30, 2018 • 21 min
This November/December episode brings you a science fiction double feature. The first story we’ll hear is from the current issue and is titled “What I Am,” read and written by William Ledbetter. In this tale, a smart sweater undergoes some fundamental…
R.U.R.-8? by Suzanne Palmer
Aug 29, 2018 • 31 min
Hugo-winning-author Suzanne Palmer reimagine’s Capek’s R.U.R. with this darkly funny play in which the robot Stout innocently searches for a new leg for its friend Rozum. The cast of talented voice actors includes R.J. Carey, Peter D’Alauro, Emily…
Rules of Biology
Jun 27, 2018 • 43 min
Esterman faces the challenges of fatherhood as we discover the alternate and unusual “Rules of Biology” at play in this new tale written and read by Dale Bailey. Edited and introduced by Deanna McLafferty.
Riverboats, Robots, and Ransom in the Regular Way by Peter Wood
Apr 24, 2018 • 19 min
Maggie’s boring work retreat turns around when pirates board their vessel. This may not be the most ideal form of entertainment, but it is sure to make things interesting! Story by Peter Wood, read by Seth Blum, Rebecca Blum, and Lucinda Gainey.
In Event of Moon Disaster
Mar 2, 2018 • 30 min
In Rich Larson’s chilling new tale—pulled from the pages of our current March/April 2018 issue on sale now—a routine mission goes deeply wrong “In Event of Moon Disaster.” Join Sol in facing this impossible mystery.
“Bidding War” by Rich Larson
Jul 14, 2017 • 21 min
The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society
Mar 8, 2016 • 65 min
Boredom and a keen thirst for one-upsmanship are a destructive combination in Henry Lien’s “The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society.” Join us in this farcical alternate-history where Newport society women with outrageous competitive streaks grapple for…
Our Lady of the Open Road
Mar 8, 2016 • 79 min
A good tour van is the glue that holds a band together. In “Our Lady of the Open Road” Sarah Pinsker takes a look at one band’s journey through a near future where music fans seem more interested in holographic concerts than the real deal. Join our…
To Live and Die in Gibbontown
Mar 8, 2016 • 33 min
Derek Künsken’s “To Live and Die in Gibbontown” is a tongue-in-cheek satire listeners are sure to enjoy: Follow our macaque protagonist as he races to complete a tricky assassination, or else will face deportation from Gibbontown.
Bloom
Jan 14, 2016 • 37 min
In the thrillingly tense “Bloom,” Gregory Norman Bossert takes us to an alien world where the study of the indigenous lifeforms must be done with extreme caution. See if you can unravel the mystery behind these “blooms” in a story where survival is on the…
What Changes You, What Takes You Away
May 21, 2015 • 14 min
In the face of a mystery, it often takes the unlikely but extraordinary individual to get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Listen to the immersive, touching, and playful “What Changes You, What Takes You Away” for a glimpse from just such a…
Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters - Part 2
May 21, 2015 • 22 min
In “Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters” Henry Lien brings us into the irreverent and complex mind of the teenage girl. But these girls are dangerous—and dangerously competitive when it comes to the ancient and celebrated Kung-Fu art of…
Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters - Part 1
May 21, 2015 • 31 min
In “Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters” Henry Lien brings us into the irreverent and complex mind of the teenage girl. But these girls are dangerous—and dangerously competitive when it comes to the ancient and celebrated Kung-Fu art of…