Fan Favorite PseudoPod Fiction from 2018
The results of our poll are in! The listeners voted Epsiode 610: Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett as their favorite!
Runners up were Episode 578: Alarm Will Sound by Christopher Shultz, Episode 617: The Culvert by Maxwell Price, and Episode 624: Ten Things I Didn’t Do by Maria Haskins.
Our stories are only half of what they can be without our narrators. Many thanks to the voice work of Larissa Thompson, Scott Campbell, Susan Gage, Paul Cram, and Rebecca Wei Hsieh.
Please give your congratulations to these winners!
Now we love all our children, and we have a ton of original fiction in 2018 that you should consider revisiting. The list of individual stories for PseudoPod follows in order of publication:
- 576: The Taking Tree by Evan Dicken
- 576: Legal Tender by Stephanie Malia Morris
- 576: Two Step by Drew Czernik
- 578: Alarm Will Sound by Christopher Shultz
- 579: All My Nightmares Are Named Heather by Mário Coelho
- 584: The Drowned Man’s Kiss by Christine Lucas
- 586: For Fear of Little Men by Sandra M. Odell
- 587: When the Slipling Comes to Call by N.R. Lambert
- 588: The Good Mothers’ Home for Wayward Girls by Izzy Wasserstein
- 589: Edgar by Samuel Joseph Gorenstein
- 590: Emperor All by Evan Marcroft
- 592: Free Balloons for All Good Children by Dirck de Lint
- 599: The Boy with the Glass Eyes by J.L. Flannery
- 606: The Fainting Game by Nino Cipri
- 610: Beneath Their Hooves by Katharine E.K. Duckett
- 615: The Shrike by Cameron Suey
- 616: The Stripper by Heather Thomas
- 616: I Am Your Dog by Jen C.A. Morris
- 616: The House of Jack’s Girls by Lee Battersby
- 617: The Culvert by Maxwell Price
- 620: Farewell Concert at the World’s End by R.K. Duncan
- 621: Voices by Ira Brooker
- 624: Ten Things I Didn’t Do by Maria Haskins
- 624: People Watching by Alex Patterson
- 628: A Spider Trapped in Wax by Matt Dovey
About the Authors
Katharine Duckett is a writer of weird fiction by night and works in science fiction and fantasy publishing by day. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, and her fiction has appeared in Interzone, Apex, Uncanny, and various anthologies. Her debut book, Miranda in Milan, is forthcoming from Tor.com Publishing in February 2019.
Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction, and debuted as a writer in Sweden in the far-off era known as “the 1980s”. In 1992, she moved to Canada and she currently lives outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Aliterate, Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, Bracken, and elsewhere.
Maxwell Price is a writer, musician, audio engineer, and ex-journalist living in the American south. His fiction has been published before by Grey Matter Press in their anthology Savage Beasts.
Christopher Shultz writes dark, weird horror fiction. His stories have appeared both online and in print, including in Apex Magazine, freeze frame flash fiction and Grievous Angel, and other places. He has also contributed articles, columns and reviews to LitReactor, Cultured Vultures and Tor.com. Christopher lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Lauren and their two mostly well-behaved cats.
About the Narrators
Rebecca Wei Hsieh
Rebecca Wei Hsieh (she/her) is a Taiwanese American actor, writer, translator, and sensitivity reader based in NYC. Having grown up across several continents, her work focuses on the interplay between Asia and the Asian diaspora, gender, queerness, and mental illness, and has been featured in outlets like We Need Diverse Books, Wear Your Voice Magazine, Book Riot, and The Dot and Line. She has a BA in theatre and Italian studies from Wesleyan University, and you can find her attempts to use her liberal arts degree at rwhsieh.com
Movie directors love to kill Paul Cram. His scrappy characters have died in just about every way imaginable as they’ve tried to make their way through to the end of the movies that macabre writers have penned them into. You can find out a bit about Paul’s films on his site PaulCramActor.com. When not on a movie set or recording booth, Paul can be found deep-frying chicken wings & cream cheese wontons with his older sister, or arguing about pop culture with his little brother around one of the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota.
Larissa is a Vancouver-based voice actor and producer, most recognized for her work on The Centropic Oracle, a science fiction and fantasy short story audio magazine available on YouTube, The Sojourn, an original science fiction audio drama & motion comic, and is the co-founder of the YouTube channel The Templin Institute.
Susan Gage is a member of the Mickee Faust Club cabaret troupe in Tallahassee, FL, and spent the first part of her working career as a reporter/producer and host of “Capital Report” on the Florida Public Radio Network. She is married to Isabelle and is a domestic servant to their cat, Valkyrie “Kyrie” Gage.
Scott Campbell searches for battles that will increase his skills for the battles to come. The slush pile underneath PseudoPod Towers is a worthy opponent. He also writes, directs, and performs for the queer (in every sense of the word) cabaret The Mickee Faust Club. He also write far too infrequently at the official online home of the Sleep Deprivation Institute (and pop culture website) Needcoffee.com. He lives in Florida with absolutely no pets.
Scott is an associate editor at PseudoPod starting in 2016, He lives in Florida with absolutely no pets. He become Web Wrangler in 2021, and promoted to Assistant Editor in 2022. He is an invaluable resource for not only his assistance with reviewing stories but also helping to build all the blog posts and ensuring our website and bios are up to date.