Speculative Fiction podcast link spam!

This week at the Star-Dusted Sirens, I’m serving up some link spam!

The Star-Dusted Sirens

When it comes to fiction, I generally prefer reading over listening, but over the last few years, two factors have led to me spending more time listening to short fiction podcasts: 1) I’m a dreadfully slow reader with very little free time, and 2) I often have stretches at work where I’m doing fairly routine tasks like binding or scanning music—the perfect opportunity to put on my headphones and let someone else do my short fiction reading for me.

What’s been interesting about listening to fiction rather than reading it myself is that audio often gives me a better sense of when a story is truly gripping me. The less engaged I am with the story, the more I find myself zoning out and missing things. But when a story’s good, I’ll hang on every word—assuming the narration is decent, that is. There have been a few times when I’ve…

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2 thoughts on “Speculative Fiction podcast link spam!

  1. I listen to podcasts and audiobooks while I drive, cook, do the laundry, etc. I refer to this as “reading” because I’ve found that friends look down on this way of consuming books. But a good narrator can add a lot to the experience, and I get to read more books–what’s not to like?!

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