2018 Parsec Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2018 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, have been announced.

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

  • Ark City, Adam Christopher
  • Uncanny County, Todd Faulkner, Alison Crane, William Franke & Nicole Greevy
  • The Rags on His Back, C. Christopher Hart
  • Nairobi Jack Rackham and the Lost Gold of the Atlantimengani, Thomas E. Fuller
  • Time! Trip! Season One, Gabe Templin & Orlando Segarra

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

  • “All’s Fair”, Lewis Blemings-Derrick
  • “What Happens When the Stars Go Out”, Jesse Clark (The NoSleep Podcast)
  • “Inhale”, Rick Coste
  • “The Mayan Crystal”, Fred Greenhalgh (Gen-Z Media)
  • “The Axe and Crown”, Eli McIlveen & Sean Howard

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)

  • “Buddies for Hire”, Edward Champion (The Gray Area)
  • “Loopholes”, Edward Champion (The Gray Area)
  • “The Beast of the Western Wilds: A Witch Hunter Tale”, Domien De Groot (The Audio Epics Podcast)
  • “Excuse Me”, Kaitlin Statz (Liberty: Tales from the Tower)

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Long Form)

  • Derelict: Tomb, Paul E. Cooley (Shadow Publications)
  • Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic, Julie Cox (Nobilis Erotica)
  • Sons of Macha, John Lenahan
  • Gone, Sunny Moraine
  • The Aldergate Papers, Adrian Ward

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

  • “A No-Hero’s Guide to the Road of Monsters”, A.T. Greenblatt (PodCastle)
  • “Random Play All and the League of Awesome”, Shane Halbach (Cast of Wonders)
  • “The Long Afternoon of Sir Rupert Moncrief”, Gareth D Jones (Gallery of Curiosities)
  • “The Rags on His Back”, Christopher Long (The Wicked Library)
  • “Six Jobs”, Tim Pratt (PodCastle)
  • “The Case of the Black Lodge”, Aaron Vlek (The Wicked Library)

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

  • Escape Pod
  • Rude Alchemy
  • Seminar
  • Tall Tale TV

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

  • Astronomy Cast
  • Decipher SciFi
  • Flash Forward
  • Skeptoid
  • Tale Foundry

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

  • The 602 Club
  • Anomaly Podcast
  • Kalanadi
  • Two Gay Geeks

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

  • Aggressive Negotiations: A Star Wars Podcast
  • Lower Decks: A Star Trek Discover Podcast
  • Rebel Force Radio
  • To the Journey!

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

  • Eating the Fantastic
  • Radio Drama Revival
  • Under the Puppet

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

  • Grant’s Advent Calendar
  • Radioactive
  • The Uncle Interloper Show

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

  • The Amelia Project
  • Gone
  • Immunities
  • The Phenomenon
  • SHABAM!

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

  • Kakos Industries
  • Robotz of the Company
  • Wynabego Warrior

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