written by David Steffen
Escape Pod is the weekly science fiction podcast, edited by Norm Sherman, what is I think the longest running science fiction podcast out there.
In February Escape Pod once again participated in the Artemis Rising event across the EA podcasts.
Escape Pod published 43 stories in 2016.
Every story that is eligible for Hugo Award is marked with an asterisk (*).
1. “Recollection” by Nancy Fulda
A treatment is available for Alzheimer’s, but it can only restore your ability to remember–the memories that have been lost are gone forever. A man recovering from treatment struggles to fit in with the family that loves him.
2. “In Their Image” by Abra Staffin-Wiebe*
What do religions make us do? Examined by looking at alien religions. Awesome philosophical SF.
3. “Among the Living” by John Markley*
What if first responders were equipped with power armor?
4. “Murder or a Duck” by Beth Goder*
Humorous parallel world traveling story.
5. “Myspace: A Ghost Story” by Dominica Phetteplace*
What happens to all those dead accounts you leave behind on old sites?
“Brain Worms and White Whales” by Jen Finelli*