The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine has released an amazing podcast of my story "Plague Birds," which was originally published last year in Interzone. This is my fourth appearance in the Dunesteef and it is mind blowing how great a job they did with my story. I mean, if Michael Bay called and wanted to podcast of one of my stories, I doubt he'd do a better job.
Of course, considering my reaction to Bay's recent films maybe that isn't the best comparison, but you get my drift.
If you've never heard any of the Dunesteef's full cast audio productions, you are in for a treat. This isn't one person simply reading my story—instead, Dunesteef brings in multiple people to act out the different voices. They also mix in top-notch sound effects. The result is a professional reading which feels like an updated version of those old-time radio dramas. If you're interested in learning more about this production, check out Fullcast Podcast where Bryan Lincoln details how he created the story's special effects and more.
Thanks to Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich at the Dunesteef for publishing this podcast, to Bryan Lincoln for producing the story, and to L. "Scribe" Harris, Abigail Hilton, Norm Sherman, R.E. Chambliss, Stacy Dooks, John Riendeau, and Liz Lincoln for providing the voices. And as Rish and Big mentioned during the podcast, I have indeed written a sequel to the story. I hope it will be published soon.
In related news, author Rachel Swirsky selected "Plague Birds" as one of her five nominations for the Nebula Award for Best Novelette. Many thanks to Rachel; people should also check out her other great recommendations. And if anyone wants to read "Plague Birds," I've posted a PDF version on my website.