News update! Just a small note before the list. I’m considering turning this little review into a super short podcast. Essentially I’d just go through each chosen story and say WHY I liked it or why I recommend it. Not sure what level of spoileriness I’d want to have…might just be “you’ll like it because it has elements of this and a solid ending” instead of a detailed discussion. Also, I might do a “enjoyed the least” pick for the month as well. I welcome all your feedback in the comments or any other way you know how to reach me!
It’s that time again (read: I’ve finally found a spare moment in March), here are my top picks, in no particular order, for podcasted audio fiction from February 2012. For those new to the list, I focus on new (or reprinted) short fiction in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres.
“Kulturkampf” by Anatoly Belilovsky
Cast of Wonders Ep. 24
-I had the pleasure of reading an early draft of this story on Critters.org, an online writing group. This isn’t a normal podcast for me (it’s YA fiction), but I looked up the reading/performance of it because it’s a highly musically driven story. It’s a WONDERFUL little piece of experimental/alternate reality fiction with some satisfyingly clever elements. Also, it looks like Belilovsky changed the ending from the draft I read, as it’s much more satisfying at the end too. Continue reading