19 Nocturne Boulevard (atomicbedtimestories)
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An invader kills your family - and even though you suspect, you can't act - why?

Direct download: CuckooClock_RSS.mp3
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Sometimes people have to be cruel to be kind....

Direct download: WheelsWithin_pt2of2_RSS.mp3
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A glimpse of a dreamworld, a vision of the future, or something else entirely?

Direct download: WheelsWithin_pt1of2_RSS.mp3
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government trust doesn't go both ways.

Direct download: SecurityRisk_RSS.mp3
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(sorry about the rough intro - the smoke is killing my voice)

Things can be as plain on the nose on your face - but how often do you really LOOK at the nose on your face?

Direct download: BlindSpot_RSS.mp3
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Beyond Pandora by Robert J. Martin
and
Two Timer by Frederic Brown

Direct download: PandoraAndTwo_RSS.mp3
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Life on another scale entirely.

Direct download: Rotifers_RSS.mp3
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The end of the story of talking to an alien's brain....

Direct download: BigBaby5of5_RSS.mp3
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Why do we assume only stationary computers - or even useful computers - would be the most likely to independently develop A.I.?

Direct download: SmallWorldM75_RSS.mp3
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Almost done!

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Direct download: BigBaby4of5_RSS.mp3
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by Roger Kuykendall

Kids don't know what WON'T work, so sometimes they get unexpected results.

 

Direct download: anythingwrong_RSS.mp3
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halfway done.

An alien presence can be hard to understand, unless it really WANTS to be heard...

Direct download: BigBaby3of5_RSS.mp3
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By Noel Loomis

In a world where money has been replaced by a daily point score, what is left to achieve?  Or at least to prove you achieved something at all?

Direct download: Millionaire_RSS.mp3
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Human - alien communication is trickier than expected...

Direct download: BigBaby2of5_RSS.mp3
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Telepathy with aliens allows the best exploration.  But what if you miss something dangerous?

Direct download: BigBaby1of5_RSS.mp3
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Tales of accidental invention....

Direct download: TheWaterEater_RSS.mp3
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When everything is replaceable, what makes a man?

Direct download: AmIStillThere_RSS.mp3
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A tale of revenge...

Direct download: NoShieldFromTheDead_RSS.mp3
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A story told in an odd set of correspondence.

I'm... not sure what it's about, actually.

Direct download: OnHandlingTheData_RSS.mp3
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In a strange place, anyone can blend....

Direct download: StrangerHereMyself_RSS.mp3
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Short sharp and shocking. 

Direct download: Disqualified_RSS.mp3
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Perception is 9/10ths of the law....

Direct download: TheGodPllnk_RSS.mp3
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Escaping the holodeck isn't easy when a sociopath is running the show!

Direct download: Creatureinside2of2_RSS.mp3
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Long before Star Trek, the healing qualities of a feedback-loop holodeck were posited.  Except in the hands of a solipsistic narcissist, it might go very wrong.

Direct download: Creatureinside1of2_RSS.mp3
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Every experiment in the world cannot prevent the completely unexpected....

Direct download: TimeFuze_RSS.mp3
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Sometimes what you leave behind isn't as bad as what you run into when running away.

Direct download: IncidentRoute12_RSS.mp3
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Picking up Hitchhikers can be dangerous, even in the far future....

Direct download: HardGuy_RSS.mp3
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An actor teaches an alien to play the role of his life - himself.

Direct download: MyFairPlanet2of2_RSS.mp3
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What if an alien who wanted to blend in and scout our planet encountered an acting coach?

Direct download: MyFairPlanet1of2_RSS.mp3
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While writing a book on the superiority of humans to all other so-called intelligent life-forms, an explorer has a bit of a rude awakening.

Direct download: SweeperLoray_RSS.mp3
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It's a long trek to find life in the galaxy - a nine-year voyage with limited interaction...

Direct download: TheLonelyOnes_RSS.mp3
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Two short stories, one about robot sales and one about being lost in time.

Direct download: TwoShorts_Salesman_Lost_RSS.mp3
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And so it plays out - weakness on both sides, and nothing realistic.

Direct download: LoveStory_part2of2_RSS.mp3
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Another take on a possible future....

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You know what they say - beware earthmen bearing anything.

Direct download: GiftFromEarth_RSS.mp3
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An alien's-eye view of a weird ass annoying world.

Direct download: WeirdestWorld_RSS.mp3
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Betting on the future is a sucker's game.

Direct download: 1000PerPlate_RSS.mp3
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Some words sound similar and mean very different things - but that doesn't mean they can't work out.

Direct download: PoppaNeedsShorts_RSS.mp3
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What could it mean when a body is hanging there in public and no one but you seems to notice?

Direct download: The_HangingStranger_RSS.mp3
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You'll never guess what the rats are.  SMH

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You know what they say about non-Euclidian angles....

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A heart-warming tale of a man and his rat.

Direct download: BrownJohn_RSS.mp3
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When it absolutely, positively MUST get there on time.... even decades later.

Direct download: RattleOK_RSS2.mp3
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The final revelation - what was so horrible?

Direct download: Shadow8_RSS.mp3
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The descent into the ancient metropolis.

Direct download: Shadow7_RSS.mp3
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Time travel can make things easier - or much harder.  Depends on which way you go, and how much it takes out of you.

Direct download: TravelerInTime_RSS.mp3
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The Australian desert hides horrible things....

Direct download: Shadow6_RSS.mp3
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In show business, they say never work with kids or animals - but what about monsters?

Direct download: JimsyAndMonsters_RSS2.mp3
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Few minutes after friday, but I fell asleep in my office chair after the livestream - been getting so many things done, i just passed out when I relaxed. My feet re so cold, I need a carpet under my desk.

our hero finds a reason to leave, but cannot get anyone else to vacate.

Direct download: Shadow5_RSS.mp3
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When shipwrecked, some dream of rescue, while others plan for the worst.

Direct download: AWomansPlace_RSS2.mp3
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A visitor's look at a post-nuclear New York.  

Some things never change.

Direct download: ComingAttraction_RSS.mp3
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No intro.  Life is still crazy.

Direct download: Shadow3_rss.mp3
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Peasley has disturbing dreams - almost like memories - of unimagineable places.

Direct download: Shadow2_RSS.mp3
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Everyone knows statistics lie. But it helps a lot if you get correct numbers to begin with.

A tale of a census that goes horribly wrong.

Direct download: SodomAndGTexas_RSS.mp3
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Not what you'd expect - a couple of kids cook up something unusual...

Direct download: PeopleSoupRSS.mp3
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The Real Hard Sell by William W. Stuart, part 2

The conclusion of the story that asks what if the only job left to humans was sales?

Direct download: RealHardSellRSS_pt2.mp3
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If the only job left is sales - the only job for humans - who is left to sell to?

Direct download: RealHardSellRSS_pt1.mp3
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The story is quite short, so I added a couple of samples from books I've done for Audible, and a prose poem cycle from Robert W. Chambers called The Prophet's Paradise, which is odd and generally overlooked, though he's known for originating the King in Yellow.

Direct download: HelpfulRobotsRSS_plussamples_plusProphet.mp3
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Every strike must resolve, sometime...

Direct download: RobotsAriseRSS_pt2.mp3
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A striking tale of simple robots - or is it a simple tale of striking robots?

 

Direct download: RobotsAriseRSS_pt1.mp3
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Making rats smarter seems like a good idea, until they're smart enough to escape....

Direct download: OhRatsRSS.mp3
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A child in an occupied land finds out the consequences of war.

Direct download: TonyAndTheBeetlesRSS_pt2.mp3
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A child of occupation finds out the truth of war.

Direct download: TonyAndTheBeetlesRSS_pt1.mp3
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Excavating ancient societies can be thrilling.... but who's the excavator, and who's the ancient?

Direct download: LaterThanYouThink_RSS.mp3
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Juvenile delinquency starts early when a ward full of babies is possessed - and what can you do to stop them?

Narrated and sound edited by Julie Hoverson

Direct download: KillYouTomorrowRSS.mp3
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A man has an issue with his writing snake.  (Not a euphemism)

Narrated by "Atomic" Julie Hoverson
Sound editing by Bill Bowman

Direct download: Droozle_RSS.mp3
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If an alien pig can talk, does it make smart bacon?

Direct download: BeyondLiesWubRSS.mp3
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If every decision might change the world, just stepping through a door could be life-affecting!

Direct download: TheDoorway_RSS.mp3
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What happens when the lights go out?

 

Direct download: PetFarmRSS_pt2.mp3
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Reclamation of lost colonies is tricky work - especially when aliens have been involved.

putting this one out a bit early, since the weekend is going to be crazy busy.

Direct download: PetFarmRSS_Pt1.mp3
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A man breaks down doors, but not to get through them.

Direct download: HandyMan_RSS.mp3
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And this is how half the human race would die out......

(assuming stereotypes of the time, not real people with any diversity)

Direct download: NameisWoman2_RSS.mp3
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Men may be from Mars, but the women went there to get away....

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When aliens appear, who says they will want to eat people?

;)

Direct download: SweetTooth_RSS.mp3
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A couple discovers that a deal that looks too good - always is.

Direct download: TheOldRamblingHouseRSS.mp3
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Spies must be dealt with...

Direct download: SpyInTheElevator2_RSS.mp3
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narrated by Julie Hoverson

 

In a future of huge enclosed and isolate communal living spaces, spies must want to "come in" from the cold, right?

Direct download: SpyInTheElevator1_RSS.mp3
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Number 12 looks just like you! 

<shudder>

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A story from the Twilight Zone - no, literally!

Direct download: BeautifulPeople_pt1RSS.mp3
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Fishhead's brutal end.

Direct download: FishHead_RSS_pt2.mp3
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A story that inspired Lovecraft - for the lushness of description, and perhaps the casual racism.

Direct download: FishHead_RSS_pt1.mp3
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The world is not as empty as one thinks.

Direct download: APailOfAir2RSS.mp3
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In a world where everything, even air, is frozen, any sign of life is a wonder - or a terror,

Direct download: APailOfAir1RSS.mp3
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How to solve the problems of the entire world. 

It would work, wouldn't it?

yeah, humans are a problem.

Direct download: Goliah_pt2RSS.mp3
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written in 1910, but set in 1924, Goliah is a shadowy figure (perhaps the first Bond-style "villain") who forces, under pain of inescapable death, the men who run the world into fixing society.

Direct download: Goliah1_RSS.mp3
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How much debt to make life worth living?

Direct download: CostOfLivingRSS.mp3
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A full story in one - what happens when aliens come in peace, but land in the wrong place?

Direct download: BadDayForVerminRSS.mp3
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The spy is finally revealed! 

Direct download: BrainTwister11_endRSS.mp3
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Varlets!  Highwaymen!

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The Queen visits the palace and plays with a hand of kings and queens ...

Direct download: BrainTwister9_Ch6aRSS.mp3
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Collecting another telepath, the queen wishes to make a progress...

Direct download: BrainTwister8_Ch5RSS.mp3
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Another telepath?

 

Direct download: BrainTwister7_Ch4aRSS.mp3
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Long damn chapters, eh?

Direct download: BrainTwister6_Ch3bRSS.mp3
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Finally a telepath!  One's who's ... functional... mostly.

Direct download: BrainTwister5_Ch3aRSS.mp3
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A side trip to check for telepaths at a DC institution....  with the obvious outcome.

Direct download: BrainTwister4_Ch2cRSS.mp3
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(long darn chapters...)

How does this telepathy-detecting machine work?

The explanation might amaze you.

Or baffle you.

Or just make your brain hurt.......

Direct download: BrainTwister3_Ch2bRSS.mp3
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The search for a telepath continues...

Direct download: BrainTwister2_Ch1b_2aRSS.mp3
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An FBI agent's work is never easy.

note:  this is a very funny little story from 1962, set a decade in the future, and uses non-PC terminology (a lot) to refer to all aspects of psychiatry, including patients.  If you are easily offended by terms like "imbecile", "nuthouse", and "loon", in a historic and comic context, this is probably not the story for you.

Direct download: BrainTwister1_ProCh1aRSS.mp3
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The escape! 

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Next week - Brain Twister (aka, That Sweet Little Old Lady) by Gordon Randall Garrett and Laurence Mark Janifer

Written in 1959 (rewritten in '62), but set in the far-flung future of the 1970s, an FBI agent must face an impossible task - he must locate a telepath!

Direct download: AffairoftheBrains9_chs12b_13RSS.mp3
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An escape plan might be forming!!!

Direct download: AffairoftheBrains8_chs11_12aRSS.mp3
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