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AE Reads Skiffily
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AE is a literature enthusiast with a heart of gold and a love of science fiction. He originally comes from Fresno, California, ...


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March 18, 2018 02:13 PM PDT

The singularity is different for those left behind. This episode's story, "Rogue Farm" by Charles Stross (originally published in Live Without a Net (2003) is about a farmer who must deal with a conglomerate body of people whose efforts to get to Jupiter threaten his holding. After reading the story, AE (@aeusoes1), girlfriend Mona (@sewagainsthegrain), and AE's friend Cary discuss the nature of Joe's relationship to his wife and whether they would transform into a rogue farm.

Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Rmce and Lowsociety. Much love to them for providing that royalty free. 

February 13, 2018 10:00 AM PST

Get ready to listen to the wettest science fiction story ever featured on AE Reads Skiffily. This episode's story, "The Long Rain” by Ray Bradbury (originally published in the September 1950 issue of Planet Stories and later anthologized in Bradbury’s 1951 collection The Illustrated Man), is about some soldiers who crash on a rainy planet Venus, all of them having forgotten to bring an umbrella. After reading the story, AE (@aeusoes1) and girlfriend Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) discuss the relevance of a story that has become scientifically accurate now that we know Venus is inhospitable.

Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users Fayz, 3rdnipplemusic, callmeking, therealnickwood, and acoustic678. Much love to them for providing that royalty free. 

January 01, 2018 03:17 PM PST

Episode 13 features AE, girlfriend Mona, and AE's friend Marcus reading "The Road Not Taken" by Harry Turtledove (Harry Turtledove's website). This story was first published in the November 1985 issue of Analog Science Fiction and features an invasion from an alien civilization less technologically advanced than humanity.

This is the first episode of 2018, so set the year out right. You can read along to the story here: eyeofmidas.com/scifi/Turtledove_RoadNotTaken.pdf (please contact me if the link stops working).

Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users yogeshst, prioritybeats, and andalarct. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and myself (@aeusoes1). 

November 20, 2017 11:00 AM PST

In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona join with Mona's sister, Sara, to read "Stuffing" by Jerry Oltion (jerryoltion.com). First published in the 2006 Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction , this story is about a group of photosynthetic humans who decide to rediscover eating just in time for the holidays.  
Get your ears ready, sit back, and relax (unless you are driving) and enjoy this Thanksgiving/Christmas episode

The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: 

  • "Hair" (2009) by Adam Roberts, a story about the development of photosynthesetic hair, which rebalances the class dynamic by easing the burden of poverty.
  • "Oral Argument" (2015) by Kim Stanley Robinson, which has the same premise but it's tattoos instead of hair.

Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain), myself (@aeusoes1), and Mona's sister Sara (@sqafisheh). 

October 20, 2017 09:00 AM PDT

In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read "Utopia, Lol" by Jamie Wahls (jamiewahls.com). Originally published in the June 2017 issue of Strange Horizons, this story is about a cryogenically frozen man waking up to a digital utopian future and the guide who helps him.

Sit back and get ready for a Halloween episode that is tangentially related to Halloween. You can read along to the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/utopia-lol. You can also listen to Anaea Lay's reading of the story here: http://strangehorizons.com/podcasts/podcast-utopia-lol

Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically users alayan10, cheesydjanonymouse, auver, and romanul12341 (all used in the LOTR U sequence). Otherwise, the source of Music: http://www.purple-planet.com. Great thanks to them for providing that royalty free. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and myself (@aeusoes1). 

September 12, 2017 12:00 PM PDT

In this episode, AE and girlfriend Mona read the "A Greater Power" by Benjamin Crowell (lightandmatter.com). Originally published in the Spring 2008 issue of Electric Spec, this story is about a guy who becomes addicted to a tentacle monster.  After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly addiction and the 1980s setting.  
Sit back and get ready for a Halloween Eve Month episode. You can read along to the story here: http://www.electricspec.com/Volume3/Issue1/Crowell.html

Show Notes:  

The science fiction works mentioned in the post-reading discussion include: 

  • "The Game" (1991) from Star Trek: The Next Generation (season five, episode six), where everyone gets addicted to a VR game.
  • Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert, which features Melange, an addictive narcotic that makes people  smarter and long-lived.
  • Blood Music (1985) by Greg Bear, where a bacterial infection makes a scientist smarter and stronger.
  • "Parasites Lost" (2001) from Futurama (season three, episode 2), where a colony of parasitic worms make Fry smarter and stronger.
  • Phenomenon (1996), where John Travolta has a brain tumor that makes him smarter and telekinetic.

Some of the music comes from Looperman (looperman.com), specifically user ajayluded7, so mad props to them for providing that royalty free. Also featured briefly is "Hot Stuff" (1979) by Donna Summer. Follow the show on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast). If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and myself (@aeusoes1). 

August 15, 2017 08:40 AM PDT

In this episode, AE, Mona, as well as newcomer Robert Valenzuela, read the topical story "Pay Phobetor" by Shale Nelson (shalenelson.com). Originally published in the December 2014 issue of Lightspeed Magazine, this story is about a ransomware virus infecting someone's brain implant. 

After reading the story, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly the threat of too much dependence on technology. 

Now, get ready for what is probably the best episode yet. In the words of the story, "Find a safe place to sit, away from moving objects and other hazards. Remember, think-apping while walking or driving is dangerous and unlawful."

Show Notes: 

Some of the music comes from Purple Planet (http://www.purple-planet.com), so mad props to them for providing that license-free.

Follow the podcast on Facebook (@Skiffilypodcast) If you have Instagram, feel free to follow Mona (@sewagainsthegrain) and me (@aeusoes1)

Robert has a photography portfolio that you can check out at robertvalenzuela15.wixsite.com/valenzuelaphoto

July 12, 2017 09:05 PM PDT

In this episode, AE and Mona Read David D. Levine's Hugo award winning "Tk'tk'tk" originally published in the March 2005 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. The story is about a man failing to succeed as a salesman on an alien planet.

As was the case with the previous episode, Mona and AE also weigh in some of the issues brought up in the story, particularly culture shock.

So get in your car, sit back, and enjoy. But also drive. Don't be reckless.

June 04, 2017 12:02 PM PDT

The story chosen for this episode is "Her Husband's Hands" by Adam-Troy Castro, which was first published in Lightspeed Magazine in October of 2011. This story is about a woman whose soldier husband is killed in combat, but brought back via digital backup to operate what is left of his body, the eponymous hands.

Episode 7 features another first for AE Reads Skiffily; after Mona and I finish reading the scifi story, we discuss some of its content and weigh in on issues the brought up in the story, such as dealing with the grief of others, whether a copy of you can really be you, and how people respond to grief. You can see the show notes in my blog post if you would like to follow up on the pieces mentioned in this discussion (http://aeusoes1.blogspot.com/2017/06/ae-reads-skiffily-episode-7-her.html#show_notes)

You can also read along to the story here: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/her-husbands-hands/

May 11, 2017 10:00 PM PDT

In Episode 6, AE and Mona read "Robots Don't Cry" by Mike Resnick, first published in the July 2003 issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. In this story, a pair of scavengers discover a deactivated robot on an abandoned planet. You can read along here http://www.baen.com/Chapters/9781625791511/9781625791511___3.htm

Credit for Greenwillow's background wind effect goes to @Enviro Ambient on YouTube.

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