“Beatrix Released,” by Shaenon K. Garrity
Appeared in Escape Pod 658, December 13th, 2018
A charming mad science story—and about Beatrix Potter, no less!
“Some Things I Probably Should Have Mentioned Earlier,” by Laura Pearlman
First appeared in Mothership Zeta, May 2016; read live at Worldcon for Escape Pod 650, October 18th, 2018
Ha! Good piece. The live reading format didn’t hurt. I like hearing audience reactions.
“So Sorry You’re Going Extinct!”, by Paul R Hardy
One of the second-place winners of Escape Pod‘s 2018 Flash Fiction Contest, read in episode 641
A delightfully bleak story. If you read the initial letter alone, it would be funny, but as a whole it’s more like horror fiction.
“On a Clear Day You Can See All the Way to Conspiracy,” by Desmond Warzel
First appeared on SFReader April 15th, 2009, the winner of the SFReader 2008 Story Contest; featured in Escape Pod episode 284, March 17th, 2011, and later as a Flashback Friday piece in episode 634 June 28th, 2018; read for Drabblecast 340, October 5th, 2014
“Lonely Robot on a Rocket Ship in Space,” by A. Merc Rustad
A sweet story, if rather predictable. Judging from the Escape Pod forum discussion, transgender people really identify with it.
“A Study in Symmetry, or the Chance Encounter of an Android and a Painter,” by Jamie Lackey
Read by Trendane Sparks and Divya Breed for Escape Pod 619, March 15th, 2018, as part of Artemis Rising 4