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Welcome to the AntipodeanSF Radio Show, hosted by the editor of AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe, aka "Nuke" or "The Jollyfish". Ion selects the best in speculative flash fiction for these shows, with stories often narrated by the authors themselves. 

Listen in weekly to a show devoted to the presentation of flash speculative fiction stories (science fiction, fantasy, and horror).

The AntiSF Radio show also features discussions and panel presentations recorded at various speculative fiction conventions and awards ceremonies.

AntiSF is where speculative flash fiction belongs - downside up!


Apr 18, 2014

Greetings fellow fans of the what if. Thanks for dropping by. I’m Nuke, your host and editor for another AntiSF Radio Show. This one’s called “Rigel”, named after that famous star in Orion, summer constellation here in the southern hemisphere of this world, a star group that’s now setting in the mid evening, heralding the onset of Winter. Astronomy, it’s the key to it all, really, and that’s one of the reasons I’m a real hard SF lover. Not that I expect you to be. Don’t forget your roots, though, and do keep watching Cosmos.

Let’s get on with Rigel, then, star of the day. In this offering of AntipodeanSF in audio you’ll find out what it’s like to be in the moving business, get pensive about gender with Stan, hear about living again, and discover the true breatharians, only really possible in Science Fiction.

Did you say that all of the good science fiction ideas have gone? Not true. There are endless angles that a writer can bring to an idea that seems to have been done over till it’s stale. In this show, it’s a classic time-travel tale from the writer that invented word Robot, Karel Capek. Listen with me now and I’m sure you’ll glean just a little of what I mean.

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Gregoire Lourme - Cinematic Volume 1 - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Can't Relive The Party (Toussaint Morrison) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Stefano Giardiniere - Pensive Hours - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Jampy - Moving - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA

Leslie Hunt - Your Hair Is On Fire - Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA