Space Casey by Christiana Ellis

Posted by ted @ 3:40 pm, June 21st, 2008

Last summer while looking for something to occupy my mind on long bike rides I discovered the world of science fiction podcasts. I listened to a lot of great stories from Escapepod, and found a promo for Nina Kimerbly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis, which I also enjoyed quite a bit. Unfortunately as the riding season ended I found it really just didn’t work to listen to podcasts around the house, so I got away from them for a while. This summer, as I started riding again, I went back to Escapepod to see what I could find and this time I came a across a promo for another Christiana Ellis project, Space Casey. Like Nina Kimberly, it features an irreverent heroine out against the world (or worlds in this case). This tag line is “Some heroines will steal your heart… This one will steal your wallet.” They lose no opportunity to poke fun at romantic cliches of action stories as we follow Casey on her misadventures. I have only listened to 3 of the 10 episodes so far, but it is off to a great start as Casey discovers her choice of space ships to steal may bring her more trouble than she bargained for. If you like science fiction with humor and strong female characters, check out Space Casey, or for a similar female character set in more medieval times (with excellent dragons), check out Nina Kimerbly the Merciless, or for a great variety of audio science fiction check out Escapepod.

Escape Pod Science Fiction Podcast Magazine

Posted by ted @ 4:18 pm, July 20th, 2007

I am somewhat new to the world of podcast fiction, but was looking for something to occupy my attention on long bike rides and came across the excellent Escape Pod Science Fiction podcast magazine at . Today I enjoyed listening to the rather humorous story “Conversations With and About My Electric Toothbrush” and I look forward to discovering more good treasures on their site. I also really like that each entry includes a rating like movies and video games so I know which ones I can share with B, who really enjoyed todays G rated story of the talking electric toothbrush.