Auditory Anthology

Embark on a journey through time and imagination with ‘Auditory Anthology,’ a weekly podcast bringing to life the most captivating science fiction stories. Each episode, award-winning voice-artist and host of Weird Darkness Darren Marlar breathes life into a unique blend of classic and modern tales, ranging from time-honored masterpieces to groundbreaking works by emerging authors. Curated and produced by Keith Conrad.

The Man Who Remembered by Spiritus Dei

This week’s story is The Man Who Remembered, an original story by Spiritus Dei. We meet a young man named Randy, a man who found himself at the tender age of 29, just beginning to see his life take shape. He had a job he could tolerate, was...

The Leech by Robert Sheckley

In this week’s story The Leech by Robert Sheckley, we explore a tale of a spore—a seemingly lifeless entity that has drifted through the cosmic void for millennia, until the fateful day it lands on Earth. Unbeknownst to humankind, this tiny seed...

Big Stupe by Charles V. De Vet

This week’s story is “Big Stupe” By Charles V. De Vet. If the human exploration of space goes anything like our exploration of Earth, we probably won’t think very highly of the aliens we meet, which means it would serve us right if they thought the...

The Luckiest Man in Denv by Simon Eisner

This week’s story is  “The Luckiest Man in Denv” by Simon Eisner. In a future dystopia where social climbing and technological manipulation intertwine, a man stumbles upon a disturbing conspiracy. If you have a story you’d like to contribute to the...

The Snowbank Orbit by Fritz Leiber

Our story this week is “The Snowbank Orbit” by Fritz Leiber. It’s the story of a young spaceman grappling with the surreal and isolating vastness of space and the shadow of interstellar conflict. If you have a story you’d like to contribute to...

The Snowball Effect by Katherine MacLean

This week’s story is The Snowball Effect by Katherine MacLean. In a clash between academia and administration, a university president challenges the real-world value of sociology, prompting an experiment that could change the world forever or at the...

A Matter of Protocol by Jack Sharkey

This week’s story is “A Matter of Protocol” by Jack Sharkey. A lot of writers have speculated about what aliens would do here on Earth if they ever showed up, but what if humans were the aliens visiting a new world? If you have a story you’d like to...

Welcome Martians by S.A. Lombino

This week’s story is “Welcome Martians” by S.A. Lombino. What if we landed on Mars and discovered people who were so much like us that they wouldn’t actually believe you were from Earth? If you have a story you’d like to contribute to the series...

Don’t Shoot by Robert Zacks

Our story this week is  “Don’t Shoot” by Robert Zacks. If you invent something Earth-changing, you need to be careful who you sell the technology to. You might end up inadvertently creating a cryptid. If you have a story you’d like to contribute to...