Waste Not - super fast recording

September 25, 2011

This is an old recording of a story of mine. I plan to re-record it at about half this speed. The scary thing is that I can hear that this is not me speaking at my natural pace. I have slowed down to be this incomprehensible!


A Foreign Country - New Zealand Speculative Fiction

November 13, 2010

A Foreign Country - New Zealand Speculative Fiction

A short story anthology edited by Anna Caro & Juliet Buchanan.

This podcast presents 2 stories from the anthology - The Future of the Sky by Ripley Patton and Miramar is Possum Free by Richard Barnes. It's released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derivative Works license.

From www.randomstatic.net: "Strange creatures are loose in Miramar, desperate survivors cling to the remains of a submerged country, humanity’s descendants seek to regain what they’ve lost, and the residents of Gisborne reluctantly serve alien masters. The visions of New Zealand - and beyond - painted in this collection of short stories are both instantly recognisable, and nothing like the place we know.

A Foreign Country brings together the work of established authors and fresh voices to showcase the range of stories produced by New Zealand's growing community of speculative fiction writers. Humorous, disturbing, intriguing, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful, these tales tell of worlds where the boundaries between human and animal are blurred, babies are not what they seem, desperate measures are in place to ward off disaster, and flying standby can be a big mistake.

The anthology includes stories by: Philip Armstrong, Richard Barnes, Claire Brunette, Anna Caro, Matt Cowens, Bill Direen, Dale Elvy, J.C. Hart, Paul Haines, Miriam Hurst, Tim Jones, Susan Kornfeld, Juliet Marillier, Lee Murray, James Norcliffe, Ripley Patton, Simon Petrie, Brian Priestley, Marama Salsano, Lee Sentes, Janine Sowerby, and Douglas A. Van Belle."

Check out www.randomstatic.net to buy the paperback.


Dead Weight by Matt Cowens

October 14, 2010

This story was originally published on Every Day Fiction, and was subsequently picked up by Nelson Education (and slightly adapted) for a literacy resource.

Driving with a dead body behind you is stressful at the best of times. For Tom the presence of a stern figure in the passenger seat makes it even worse...


Ainsworth: The Spectre Bride

April 25, 2010

I recorded this for librivox, after Debbie read and enjoyed the tale. It's a very purple horror story by William Harrison Ainsworth (author of Rookwood).


Dead Weight by Matt Cowens - Flash Fiction Podcast

March 30, 2010

This very short story was originally published on www.everydayfiction.com


The Death Meter

March 17, 2010

This flash story by Debbie Cowens was originally published at http://www.everydayfiction.com/


Solomon’s Pearls

January 8, 2010

Solomon's Pearls is a speculative fiction story published by Bluewood Publishing.


The Church of the Divine Visitors isn’t an ordinary cult. Its leader Johan and his advisor Solomon have plans to change the world. The seeds of a new era are ready to be sown, if the federal agents don’t storm the compound before their work is complete.