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by shagin
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations
Replies: 73
Views: 19774

Re: Drabblecast 289 – The Cold Equations

I'll grant that this is a SF classic, but it's also another version of "You're in a lifeboat with 5 people and the dog, and you need to throw something overboard to keep from sinking. Do you throw the dog out of the boat?" The story didn't do much for me. I enjoyed the narration, but the plot showed...
by shagin
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
Replies: 33
Views: 16612

Re: Drabblecast 254/255 – The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Wa

"The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward" is included in this year's WORLD'S BEST FANTASY, edited by Gardner Dozois. Rock it, Drabblecast, for commissioning such an awesome story, and Bear and Monette for writing it! Here is the book's cover, now out to purchase: http://jacketupload.macmillanusa.com/ja...
by shagin
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 268 – I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: Drabblecast 268 – I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee

Ab.So.Lute.Ly. AWESOME.

The story had me from the first line, and the depth of the descriptions and prose carried me from there. Graeme's reading ground the tale into the cobblestones of the Nantucket streets. Great job all around.


Sandra M. Odell
http://sandramodell.com
by shagin
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 261 – The People of Sand and Slag
Replies: 17
Views: 5235

Re: Drabblecast 261 – The People of Sand and Slag

Kudos for the full voice cast! Once again, another stellar reading.

And what a beautiful, sad story. Chen's growing affection for the dog, the moment where the dog crawls up on the bed, the realizations at the end...wow...
by shagin
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 260 - Trifecta XXIII
Replies: 11
Views: 3562

Re: Drabblecast 260 - Trifecta XXIII

As always, Norm, your reading done did me proud. And scared the hell out of one of my friends when I told her to close her eyes to listen to the story. :twisted:

Great job!
by shagin
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 256 – Roanoke, Nevada
Replies: 9
Views: 4046

Re: Drabblecast 256 – Roanoke, Nevada

Perhaps my favorite DRABBLECAST of 2012. A strong story, well read, with enough science to cement certain concepts but not so much as to bog down the tale. The main character's reactions to the aliens fit quite nicely with the narrative. I wasn't certain where the story was going. I had a few ideas,...
by shagin
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe
Replies: 36
Views: 11017

Re: Drabblecast 249 – Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe

Really enjoyed this story. The bits of humanity, good, bad, ugly, cemented the narrative and helped draw the moment and setting into sharper relief. From the review on my blog: "This is the tale of surviving a plague the only way one man knows how, by starting over: “After the world ended, Jimmy set...
by shagin
Sat May 05, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 241 - The Dead
Replies: 26
Views: 7744

Re: Drabblecast 241 - The Dead

Great story and great read. Norm's husky, a touch quirky and dark, voice really helped set the mood and kept things rolling. I didn't see the end coming, fully expecting there to be hot, sweaty, pheremone laden sex after they returned to the apartment, but was very pleased with where the tale went f...
by shagin
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: 2011 Drabblecast People's Choice Awards
Topic: Nominations - Best Story
Replies: 36
Views: 14911

Re: Nominations - Best Story

Here are mine:

Just Be (#205)

Boojum (#202/@203)

Creature (#206)

Orange (218)

Bears Discover Fire (#230)
by shagin
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 227 – The Star
Replies: 79
Views: 30031

Re: Drabblecast 227 – The Star

"The Star" is my favorite Christmas story and has been for years. I've read it aloud at gatherings, snuggled down to it many a Christmas Eve, and when I heard Norm's announcement that THE DRABBLECAST had picked up a Clarke story, I hopedhopedhoped it was "The Star" And on THE DRABBLECAST, hope sprin...
by shagin
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 225 - Trifecta XIX
Replies: 33
Views: 11390

Re: Drabblecast 225 - Trifecta XIX

What a wonderful listen! All three stories were fantastic, the middle Pied Piper tale being the weakest only because of the ending, and the reads were all splendid. "Broken" was the hardest to listen to. As the mother of two children with special needs, it hurt in a way many people cannot understand...
by shagin
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 217 - Followed
Replies: 39
Views: 15135

Re: Drabblecast 217 - Followed

I really enjoyed this story, as much for Norm's narrative touch and the subtle soundtrack as for the tale itself. This one rang very true to me: a man who considers himself one of the "good guys" who is suddenly forced to face the fact that each of us carries a bit of the burden no matter how we may...
by shagin
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 08 (EP 214) - The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk
Replies: 41
Views: 18946

Re: Drabblecast 214 - The Wish of the Demon Achtromagk

A great main story (love me some Eugie Foster), a snappy 100 word story, and a snickeringly good tabble.


Sandra M. Odell
by shagin
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Podcasts and suchforth
Topic: Parsec Award... again...
Replies: 13
Views: 6320

Re: Parsec Award... again...

Not boring at all! Congratulations are definitely in order! And another order of squiggly things all around.


Sandra M. Odell
by shagin
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Classics 15 (EP 206) - Creature
Replies: 27
Views: 8968

Re: Drabblecast 206 - Creature

Loved Norm's original reading on Pod Castle, loved this version with the music as well. Kudos, sir!


shagin
by shagin
Tue May 10, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Don't be Shy...
Topic: Drabblecast Bye Week
Replies: 31
Views: 7575

Re: Drabblecast Bye Week

There is nothing wrong with taking a breather. Just remember that oxygen is addictive and a hard habit to break, so don't indulge too often.

We lubs you! Or something...


Sandra
by shagin
Sat May 07, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 202, 203 - Boojum
Replies: 45
Views: 8252

Re: Drabblecast 202 / 203 - Boojum

Glad to see "Boojum" didn't go where I expected. While I still prefer "Mongoose", I think "Boojum" offered a solid return to this universe. The appearance of the Mi-go (SP?) sent a uquick chill up my spine, and I really appreciated that Black Alice didn't come up with a derring-do action plan to dri...
by shagin
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 202, 203 - Boojum
Replies: 45
Views: 8252

Re: Drabblecast 202 / 203 - Boojum

"Boojum" is off to a good start, not quite as strong as "Mongoose" but even saying that brings the story head and shoulders above many fiction offerings. Though it started a bit slow for my tastes, I really enjoy Black Alice, and thought Dog Collar had the perfect blend of pragmatism and faith that ...
by shagin
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 200 - The Last Question
Replies: 51
Views: 11895

Re: Drabblecast 200 - The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

How odd that episode #201 came out before #200. Norm is right...time is not linear. And here we are at #200...Oh. My. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who brought this episode together, from Norm and Matt, to the voice actors and artists, to 19ActionNews, to the folks reaching deep into their pockets...