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Cast of Wonders

The Young Adult Speculative Fiction Podcast

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Cast of Wonders 363: SOUL CLEAVER Clarence

Author : Matthew J. Jarvis Narrators : Rish Outfield, Alexis Goble, M.K. Hobson, Jen R. Albert and Cheyenne Wright Host : Jeremy Carter Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 363: SOUL CLEAVER Clarence is a Cast of Wonders original. Matthew told us, “This story began life as a PodCastle flash fiction contest entry. […] The post Cast of Wonders 363: SOUL CLEAVER Clarence appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

38mins

16 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Cast of Wonders 364: Remember to Breathe

Author : Matt Dovey Narrator : Russ Wilde Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 364: Remember to Breathe is a Cast of Wonders original. Remember to Breathe by Matt Dovey Vikram watches with growing uncertainty as Isaac turns round and around, searching for a landmark in the heavy fog. […] The post Cast of Wonders 364: Remember to Breathe appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

23mins

23 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Cast of Wonders 351: Artemis Rising 5 – The Angel

Author : Kate Cobey Narrator : Julia Rios Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 351: Artemis Rising 5 – The Angel is a Cast of Wonders original. Content Warning: Terminal illness The Angel by Kate Cobey I: Sterile “Just don’t treat her like […] The post Cast of Wonders 351: Artemis Rising 5 – The Angel appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

47mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Cast of Wonders 337: Silkstrand, A Minute Of

Author : Anton Stark Narrator : Curtis C. Chen Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 337: Silkstrand, A Minute Of is a Cast of Wonders original. Silkstrand, A Minute Of by Anton Stark Imperial Majesty, Lord-for-Countless-Years, Son of Heaven, Ruler of Industry and Wisdom; this your […] The post Cast of Wonders 337: Silkstrand, A Minute Of appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

28mins

31 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Cast of Wonders 349: The Last Fifth (Part 1 of 2)

Author : Naru Dames Sundar Narrator : Amin M. Arif Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 349: The Last Fifth (Part 1 of 2) is a Cast of Wonders original. The Last Fifth (Part 1 of 2) by Naru Dames Sundar Anur slumbered under the ledge of the sloping […] The post Cast of Wonders 349: The Last Fifth (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

27mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Cast of Wonders 366: The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections (Part 1 of 2)

Author : Tina Connolly Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally published on Tor.com (July 2018) Many thanks to associate editor Alexis Goble for the episode photograph! Benjamin C. Kinney’s Smell, Taste and Emotion #NeuroThursday The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections by Tina Connolly Saffron […] The post Cast of Wonders 366: The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

26mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Cast of Wonders 395: Staff Picks 2019 – Barter Queen

Author : Sarah Pauling Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Alicia Caporaso Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, Espisode 352, March 10, 2019. Barter Queen by Sarah Pauling Soledad lets Gabe do the introductions because most strangers see him as the more respectable sibling. […] The post Cast of Wonders 395: Staff Picks 2019 – Barter Queen appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

33mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Cast of Wonders 371 – Knitting in English

Author : Brit E. B. Hvide Narrator : Nanna Árnadóttir Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 371 – Knitting in English is a Cast of Wonders original. Knitting in English by Brit E. B. Hvide Looping the thread over her needle, Kari caught the sun […] The post Cast of Wonders 371 – Knitting in English appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

16mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Cast of Wonders 352: Artemis Rising 5 – Barter Queen

Author : Sarah Pauling Narrator : Alexis Goble Host : Helen Gould Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 352: Artemis Rising 5 – Barter Queen is a Cast of Wonders original. Content Warning: Profanity Barter Queen by Sarah Pauling Soledad lets Gabe do the introductions because most […] The post Cast of Wonders 352: Artemis Rising 5 – Barter Queen appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

35mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Cast of Wonders 348: Staff Picks 2018 – Radio Free Heartland

Author : Corey Mallonee Narrator : Karen Bovenmyer Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 331, November 19, 2018 Content Warning: Sexual abuse Every year in January, Cast of Wonders highlights some of our favorite episodes from the previous year. It’s a great […] The post Cast of Wonders 348: Staff Picks 2018 – Radio Free Heartland appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

42mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Cast of Wonders 358: A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension

Author : Andrea M. Pawley Narrator : Dani Daly Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction (March / April 2017) A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension by Andrea M. Pawley Olive touched the tiny carbon fiber legs. They folded under her fingertip. The […] The post Cast of Wonders 358: A Singular Event in the Fourth Dimension appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

41mins

21 May 2019

Rank #11

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Cast of Wonders 355: Artemis Rising 5 – Why I Spared the One Brave Soul Between Me and My Undead Army

Author : Summer Fletcher Narrator : Katherine Inskip Host : KB Sluss Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 355: Artemis Rising 5 – Why I Spared the One Brave Soul Between Me and My Undead Army is a Cast of Wonders original. Why I Spared the One […] The post Cast of Wonders 355: Artemis Rising 5 – Why I Spared the One Brave Soul Between Me and My Undead Army appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

32mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Cast of Wonders 372: Little Wonders 22 – #FantasyWorldProblems

Authors : Lawrence Watt-Evans, Matthew Bailey and Donald S. Crankshaw Narrators : Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Marguerite Kenner and Matt Dovey Host : Marguerite Kenner Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Cast of Wonders 372: Little Wonders 22 – #FantasyWorldProblems is a Cast of Wonders original. “Whatever the Price” and “The Supervisor of Accountants […] The post Cast of Wonders 372: Little Wonders 22 – #FantasyWorldProblems appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

48mins

11 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Cast of Wonders 408: Growing Resistance

Author : Juliet Kemp Narrator : Summer Fletcher Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble First published in Translunar Travelers Lounge in August 2019 Profanity, Plague This story comes with a pretty significant content warning.  It’s an incredibly hopeful story, but the setting and themes surround healthcare in a […] The post Cast of Wonders 408: Growing Resistance appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

33mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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Cast of Wonders 354: Artemis Rising 5 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker

Author : Amanda Helms Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : Mary Fan Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Discuss on Forums Cast of Wonders 354: Artemis Rising 5 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker is a Cast of Wonders original. Wordslinger, Wordwreaker by Amanda Helms The wordslinger first came into Lasthope on the back of […] The post Cast of Wonders 354: Artemis Rising 5 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

38mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Cast of Wonders 396: Staff Picks 2019 – Bunny

Author : Amy Brennan Narrator : Roberto Suarez Host : Andrew K. Hoe Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Previously appeared at Cast of Wonders, Little Wonders, Episode 356, April 8, 2019. https://castofwonders.org/2019/04/cast-of-wonders-356-little-wonders-20-2018-flash-fiction-contest-winners/ Bunny by Amy Brennan You are crying. Salty tears dripping into my fur and steaming off in the dry […] The post Cast of Wonders 396: Staff Picks 2019 – Bunny appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

9mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Cast of Wonders 367: The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections (Part 2 of 2)

Author : Tina Connolly Narrator : Alethea Kontis Host : Summer Fletcher Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Alexis Goble Originally published on Tor.com (July 2018) Content Warning: depictions of graphic violence Many thanks to associate editor Alexis Goble for the episode photograph! The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections (continued) by Tina Connolly Rose-Pepper […] The post Cast of Wonders 367: The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

38mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Cast of Wonders 343: Staff Picks 2018 – Ten Things Sunil and I Forgot to Prepare for, When Preparing for the Apocalypse

Author : Shane Halbach Narrator : Kyle Akers Host : Shawn Proctor Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Discuss on Forums Originally published in Cast of Wonders episode 312, July 17, 2018 Every year in January, Cast of Wonders highlights some of our favorite episodes from the previous year. It’s a great chance for us to […] The post Cast of Wonders 343: Staff Picks 2018 – Ten Things Sunil and I Forgot to Prepare for, When Preparing for the Apocalypse appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

23mins

20 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Cast of Wonders 397: Staff Picks 2019 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker

Author : Amanda Helms Narrator : Stephanie Malia Morris Host : KB Sluss Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Artist : Yuumei Originally appeared in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising 5, Episode 354, March 28, 2019. Wordslinger, Wordwreaker by Amanda Helms The wordslinger first came into Lasthope on the back of a scarab the size of […] The post Cast of Wonders 397: Staff Picks 2019 – Wordslinger, Wordwreaker appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

39mins

19 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Cast of Wonders 350: The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2)

Author : Naru Dames Sundar Narrator : Amin M. Arif Host : Katherine Inskip Audio Producer : Jeremy Carter Cast of Wonders 350: The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2) is a Cast of Wonders original. The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2) by Naru Dames Sundar Anur cradled his face in his hands, his […] The post Cast of Wonders 350: The Last Fifth (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Cast of Wonders.

25mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #20