AntipodeanSF (speculative fiction)
AntipodeanSF podcast/radio show is devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror). AntiSF is where speculative fiction belongs -- downside-up!
The AntiSF Radio Show Fourcade-Figueroa

G’day and welcome to the AntipodeanSF Radio Show Fourcade-Figueroa, a faint cousin who probably dared to tangle with Centaurus A in the past and came out of the encounter somewhat shredded. I’m your editor and host, Nuke, and I think that’s a good description of what our own encounter with speculative fiction should do to us — tangle and shred the mind, but leave us intact to regroup and shine.

In today’s show, those dodgy metaphors aside from me, you’ll hear two stories from Anti-Antipodeans, one of them about human resources in the face of progress, and the other possibly about human resources in the face of an unusual setting. Later in the show we’ll hear more of the panel discussion about crime specfic from Contact 2016 in Brisbane, during that astronomically-based event, Easter.

For now, though, let’s have some stories. That’s what we’re all about, after all.

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Contact 2016 - Panel Audio Recordings

Direct download: antipod-0157-fourcade-figueroa.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Fornax Dwarf

Greetings and salutations fellow specfic lovers. I’m your host and editor Nuke, and this is the AntiSF Radio Show Fornax Dwarf. Of all the dwarfs hanging around the Milky Way it is intrinsically one of the brightest, but it’s so far away that the light we see now left the galaxy back in the Ordovician era, when Nautiloids ruled the seas and a mass extinction event was about to turn life on earth in a different direction. So it’s not so bright.

Not sure that’s really where I wanted to go with this spiel, but let’s stick with it, anyway. Not so bright. Well, that’s almost the opposite of what I want to say when it comes to the contributors to AntipodeanSF. Always bright, they are, although I must admit that sometimes the underlying message of their words may be hidden in darknesses.

Anyway, now that we’ve seen the darkness, as opposed to the light, why not stick with me now for the next half an hour or so for two stories from the pages of AntipodeanSF online, one that questions our questions, and another to question the motives of us and the other. We’ll also hear a segment from a panel at the recent Aussie National SF Convention “Contact” in Brisbane about crime in speculative fiction.

On with those stories though, and we hope we’re not 460 million years too late.

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

The Contact Team - Aussie Natcon 2016 - Live Panel Recordings

Direct download: antipod-0156-fornax-dwarf.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Fornax A

G’day and welcome. Are you listening to us on a radio? And if you are, have you heard Fornax A? Here’s the subtle connection. Radio station 2NVR modulates a signal centred at a frequency of 105.9 million hertz, while Fornax A is the fourth brightest radio collective in the firmament measured at a frequency of 1400 million Hertz, but you will need a radio telescope not just a radio to listen in.

In the meantime, it’s time for the AntipodeanSF Radio Show Fornax A, dedicated to the Memories of Lorna Davis. Who’s that? Well, that’s about to resolve — and without the use of interferometry.

 

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Memories Again (Lee Rosevere) / CC BY-NC 4.0
Direct download: antipod-0155-fornax-a.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Fath 703

Greetings and salutations, it’s another AntipodeanSF Radio Show, today designated Fath 703. What’s that fath all about? Well, it’s like this. I’m Nuke, your host and editor, and Fath 703 is named after Arthur Edward Fath, astronomer, who was instrumental in the discovery that spiral nebulae were huge collections stars at a distance. One of those spirals, 703, now bears his name.

Also bearing names is AntipodeanSF, where speculative fiction is downside-up, and for your tipping point today we have two stories, one old one new. We’ve done a few of these kinds of shows lately, and there is a structure. Let’s keep it up. New first, then.

 

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

The Swamp Stompers - Swamp Stomp Boogie

Sweet Lil Rider - Boom Bang

 

Direct download: antipod-0154-fath-703.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Draco Dwarf

Draco Dwarf is never thrown. G’day and welcome to the AntiSF Radio Show sporting that name. But what’s that. Well, it’s spheroidal like a soccer ball, and it is part of the Local Group, actually yet another satellite of the Milky Way, and is currently about 261 million light years away. Not so far by recent shows.

Speaking of show, here are. Stick with me — I’m Nuke by the way — and we’ll hear two stories from the pages of AntipodeanSF. One of them from Issue 212 of the magazine, the other a Flashback to a classic story from Angela Slatter from Issue 74, out in July 2004. Let’s go new first, shall we?

 

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Into The Woods - Magic Pudding

Crown The Humble - Gypsy Girl

Direct download: antipd-0153-draco-dwarf.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Cygnus A

G’day and welcome to The AntipodeanSF Radio Show Cygnus A. G’day, I’m Nuke, and I’m here to introduce what is to us here in the Sol system, one of the strongest radio sources in the sky. It was discovered by Grote Reber in 1939. Later, in 1951, Cygnus A was identified with an optical source, in this case becoming the first radio galaxy. Something big’s happening at Cygnus A, since two radio jets extend many times its width, easily visible even though we’re 600 million light years away, and there are two intense hot spots at the far edge of the jets, where ejected material is colliding with the intergalactic medium. If you’ve read Contact, by Carl Sagan — and why haven’t you if that’s the case, go and get on with that soon.

Now. Where was I. Oh yes. In Contact, Cygnus A makes an appearance as the result of intelligences actively creating a galaxy.

Creation. That’s what we’re all about here on the show. So let’s do it. Two stories today from Issue 212 of AntipodeanSF magazine, a story that’s perhaps a gender-bender, and the second with a bend in the details.

 

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
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Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Bandintexas - The Scientist

Luke Escombe - Devil

Direct download: antipod-0152-cygnus-a.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Copeland's Septet

G’day to you from 480 million light years hence in the direction of the constellation of Leo. That’s it, close to Denebola. There are seven of us grouped out here, and I think we were first spotted by our namesake astronomer observed at Birr Castle in the field of view of the 72-inch "Leviathan of Parsonstown", the biggest telescope in the world back in 1845. Irish and all.

Top o the cosmos to you. Welcome all sentients. This is the AntipodeanSF Radio Show Copeland’s Septet.

Hi, I’m Nuke, your host and editor. Thanks for joining me. Stick around for the next twenty minutes or so for two stories from the pages of the longest running online speculative magazine down under. Issue 215 is out now. Go read it. But not right now. Stick around for Psychology 102. That’s two stories, a recent one about positive intervention, and a flashback to the AntiSF in year 2000 for some forgiveness.

 

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.antisf.com.au/contact

Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Detlef Bard - ForgivenessAttribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Project Divinity - “Positive”Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Direct download: antipod-0151-copelands-septet.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Coddington's

Welcome all, welcome one. This is the AntipodeanSF Radio Show Coddington’s, first spotted way way back in 1898. G’day, I’m Nuke your host and editor, and we’ll also be heading way way back in AntiSF history for a flashback from a hundred years later, 1998. Stick around for that.

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.antisf.com.au/contact

Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Luke Kennedy - Skin & Scars

 

Direct download: antipod-0150-coddingtons.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Circinus

G’day again and welcome to the AntiSF Radio show Circinus, coming at you from 13 million light-years away. Circinus, like speculative fiction should, is undergoing tumultuous changes, as rings of gas are being ejected from it. And Circinus is sneaky. Although it can be seen using a small telescope, it was not noticed until 1977 because it lies close to the plane of the Milky Way and is obscured by galactic dust.

Hopefully, not so obscured any more are our stories and authors, two of them featured today right here inside Circinus.

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.antisf.com.au/contact

Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Fireworks (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Fraymed - Believe Me

Direct download: antipod-0149-circinus.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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The AntiSF Radio Show Centaurus A

G’day and welcome to another AntipodeanSF Radio Show. I’m Nuke, your host and editor, and I’m we’re here today to listen together to Centaurus A, of course in the constellation of Centaurus. In fact, there is a link to us antipodean dwellers, since it was discovered in 1826 by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop from his home in Parramatta.

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AntipodeanSF Radio Show by Ion Newcombe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.antisf.com.au.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.antisf.com.au/contact

Music Credits:

Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volumes 1 to 8 - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Peter Schneider - Work - jamendo.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Sweet Lil Rider - Gunpowder/Black Pepper

 

Direct download: antipod-0148-centaurus-a.mp3
Category:Speculative Fiction -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT
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