Parsec Awards 2011 Finalists

Finalists for the 2011 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, have been announced:

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form)

  • “Saying the Names”, Maggie Clark (Lightspeed)
  • “The Taste of Starlight”, John R. Fultz (Lightspeed)
  • “Neighbors”, Eddy Jones; read by Arioch Morningstar (Tuesday Terror)
  • “Loyalty”, Renee Jordan; edited and performed by Arioch Morningstar (Tuesday Terror)
  • “The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas”, Nathan Lowell (Tales from the Archives)

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form)

  • FRANK – Vol.01: Boiling Point, Neil Colquhoun
  • The Hidden Institute, Brand Gamblin
  • Marco and the Red Granny, Mur Lafferty
  • Kissyman and the Gentleman, Scott Sigler
  • Act of Will, M. Darusha Wehm

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form)

  • Valhai, Gillian Andrews
  • Secret World Chronicle, Veronica Giguere
  • The Prince of Hazel and Oak, John Lenahan
  • Owner’s Share, Nathan Lowell
  • Ancestor (2010 edit), Scott Sigler

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

  • “The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd”, Grant Baciocco & Doug Price
  • “This Must Be The Place”, Elliot Bangs (Dunesteef)
  • “A Place So Foreign”, Cory Doctorow (Dunesteef)
  • “BrokenSea Doctor Who”, Paul Mannering, Mark Kalita, & Stevie K. Farnaby
  • “The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater”, Pendant Productions

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

  • The Account, Cayenne Chris Conroy (Teknikal Diffikulties)
  • HG World, Jay Smith (3015 North Studios)
  • Decoder Ring Theatre, Gregg Taylor
  • We’re Alive, Kc Wayland & Shane Salk (Modern Myth Productions)
  • The GearHeart, Alex White

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

  • Grant’s Advent Calendar Video Podcast

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

  • Dark Fiction Magazine
  • Drabblecast
  • The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
  • Escape Pod
  • Flash Pulp

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

  • The Ballad of Iron Percy
  • Cobalt City Adventures Unlimited
  • The Doctor Who Podcast
  • Redline Theatre
  • Tuesday Terror

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

  • The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
  • Pendant Backstage
  • PodCulture: TARDIS Interruptus
  • This Week in Pendant
  • Tuning in to SciFi TV

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

  • Geek Out With Mainframe
  • PodCulture
  • Scifi Diner
  • StarShipSofa
  • WhatTheCast

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

  • Adventures in Scifi Publishing
  • Fullcast Podcast
  • Get Published
  • I Should Be Writing
  • Podcast Teardown

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

  • Astronomy Cast
  • Planetary Radio
  • Skepticality
  • The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
  • Skeptoid

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

  • comedy4cast
  • Dragon*ConTV
  • Geologic Podcast
  • Requiem of the Outcast
  • Technorama

Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast

  • The Funny Music Podcast
  • The GeekSpin
  • Radio Free Hipster
  • Renaissance Festival Podcast

Best Youth Driven Speculative Fiction Podcast (Trial Category for 2011)

  • Aaron’s World
  • Princess Scientist’s Book Club

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