For this seventh installment of the Creepsville Collection, we present four tales straight out of the Uncanny Valley: "Differently Wired": She built and programmed her ideal lover, but what will she do after she meets somebody new? How do you dump somebody who, quite literally, exists solely for you? "Rusty Bolts": Okay, so Jim Riustenholtz is a robot. Big deal. He's still part of the gang, and not that different from anybody else. Right? Right? "Continue Program?": Why live in the real world when the virtual one is so much less hassle and so much more fun?
This sixth installment of the Creepsville Collection features two fun tales of doom and gloom. "The Apocalypse Express": Three rednecks party like it's the end of the world. Because, it is. "Oh, Happy Plague!": It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of pandemic, it was the age of celebration. Enjoy your doomsday! These tales are brought to life by the amazing narration and sound design skills of Noah DeBiase.
She wanders the streets of Chicago, looking for somebody to become. She is soft clay, in search of a potter. Sometimes she becomes the One Who Got Away. Other times she becomes a Long, Lost Love. Or the dearly departed. But tonight is different. So very, very different. The fifth installment of the Creepsville Collection is brought to life by the haunting narration and sound design skills of Noah DeBiase.
Lark is a peaceful, serene little town. Lark is a community chock full of bright and cheery morning people. And Lark has a secret. Written by Seth Chambers. Narration and sound design by Noah DeBiase. With special thanks to PJ Chambers for audio quality direction.
In this third installment of the Creepsville Collection, we present a trio of creepy tales, all with a feline theme: "Symbiosis", "This Restless Night", and "Look What the Cat Dragged In". These yarns were crafted by an author who has cohabitated with many kitties over the years. Each story is brought to vivid life by the amazing narration and sound design skills of Noah DeBiase.
Something wicked is cooking in Dot's Diner. The chef is swearing, prices are rising, customers are pounding the tables, and Dot is raking in the cash. Come in and take a seat, you will not be disappointed. Written by Seth Chambers. Narration and sound design by Noah DeBiase.
During a riotous, full-moon drum ceremony, Larry fell through a vortex and slipped into the sinister universe next door. It looked like his planet...except humans co existed with silent, brooding creatures known as troglodytes. The trogs seem harmless enough, and even benevolent, but Larry soon learns that they have a peculiar, sinister hold on humanity. Terrified, he realizes that there is no place in this world for him, and yet escape seems all but impossible.
The uprising of machine consciousness is beautifully terrifying and arouses frightening questions. To what desperate lengths will an android go to fit in? How will we cope with boredom after the machines solve all our problems? Can a robot go insane? Is Artificial Intelligence an existential threat? Are thinking machines our friends? Our enemies? Or both?
The alligator had a good life, but his neighbor was a little a**hole. His neighbor just happened to be a squirrel. Not all squirrels are a**holes, but this one was. What was the poor alligator to do? He did what anybody would do: went into his garage and built a 60mm machine-gun, a flamethrower, and a grenade launcher, with which to deal with the problem. Then, suddenly, things got crazy.
Here at Gordon's Pub and Grill, we get all kinds. My policy is that everybody is welcome and should be treated as a friend when they step foot inside my establishment. That policy never changed even when Death himself paid a visit.
Despite her amazing abilities, all Sun Song Shia ever wanted was to be loved. But it's hard to find love when you don't even know who you really are. Little Bird is an expansion of In Her Eyes, originally published in F&SF, a nominee for the Sturgeon award, an honoree for the James Tiptree award, and included in the 2015 Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas (edited by Paula Guran).
There is something seriously wrong with Santa this year, and he's coming for you. Santa Claus ruined his life. He saw him as a child, flying across the sky in his reindeer-pulled sleigh, and this vision grew into a long-time obsession. He eventually learned the truth about Santa. The dark, horrifying truth.