Sign of the times

February 6, 2008 in General Topics

In case you weren’t aware, take stock of these newer entries to podcasting (short fiction markets, specifically):

  • Clonepod — This one is three months old, but has an editorial staff of three and has already turned out work.
  • Drabblecast — I have found this podcast a very pleasant surprise, with good production values and great fiction. Even better, its desire for shorter stories makes it easy to cram a listen into your day.
  • Podcastle — The upcoming sister podcast to both Pseudopod and Escape Pod.
  • Well Told Tales — Not as new as the others, but a science fiction podcast well worth your attention anyway.

To my knowledge, all these came after Steve Eley’s experiment-cum-success with Escape Pod. Maybe in the future, they’ll call him the John W. Campbell of the short fiction podcast market (though I’m sure by that time, we’ll be downloading pod fiction directly to our parietal implants).