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The Dead Robots’ Society is a Parsec Award Finalist!

I just saw that the DRS podcast has been made a finalist for the Parsec Awards. Our category is, of course, Best Writing-Related Podcast. Thanks go out to those who nominated us in the first place, and further thanks go out to the steering committee who placed us in the finalist column. That means a great deal.

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Terry here. Allow me to add my congratulations to all the finalists and to wish them the very best of luck. Special congratulations to our very own P.G. Holyfield for his success with Murder at Avedon Hill in the selection process. The same goes to those who have been guests on our show at one time or another. To all, well done. 

I’m also adding the complete list of finalists for the 2009 Parsec Awards to Justin’s announcement. Here it is.

Parsec Award 2009 Finalists

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form)

  • Best in Class by Jonathan C. Gillespie, Variant Frequencies
  • Eusocial Networking by Scott Sigler, 7th Son: Obsidian
  • Gestalt by J. C. Hutchins, Playing For Keeps
  • The Goodbye Party by Christiana Ellis, 7th Son: Obsidian
  • St. Darwin’s Spirituals by D.K. Thompson, Variant Frequencies
  • Under The Bed by Michael Natale, Variant Frequencies

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form)

  • Eden by Phil Rossi
  • The End of Flesh by Matt Wallace, Variant Frequencies
  • Nemesis by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, 7th Son: Obsidian
  • Pallas & Stan by Matt Wallace, Playing For Keeps
  • Prophet of Panamindorah Book3: Fire and Flood by Abigail Hilton

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novel)

  • Contagious by Scott Sigler
  • Double Share by Nathan Lowell
  • FETIDUS – The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural by James Durham
  • Fractured Horizon by H.E. Roulo
  • Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form including Independents)

  • Age of the Zombies
  • The Dixie Stenberg and Brassy Battalion Adventure Theater – Pendant Productions
  • Dr Who – BrokenSea
  • Star Wars, Codename: Starkeeper – The Adventures of Indiana Jim
  • The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form including Independents)

  • Amazing Pulp Adventures Starring Mister Adventure
  • Metamor City: Making the Cut
  • Murder at Avedon Hill
  • The Leviathan Chronicles
  • The Takeover – Mur Lafferty

Best Speculative Fiction Video Podcast

  • 7th Son: Obsidian
  • MODSonline
  • Stranger Things
  • The Totally Rad Show
  • The Underdevelopment Podcast

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

  • Bloodcast, Season 2
  • Erotica a la carte
  • 19 Nocturne Boulevard
  • Pseudopod
  • Variant Frequencies

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

  • Bell’s in the Batfry
  • Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts
  • comedy4cast – Comedy Podcast
  • Geek Pantheon and Your Moment of Kim
  • Geek Survival Guide

Best Speculative Fiction Fan Podcast

  • The 9th – A Heroes Podcast
  • The Babylon Podcast
  • The ScapeCast
  • The Signal
  • Tuning Into SciFi TV

Best Speculative Fiction News Podcast

  • (Cool) Shite on the Tube
  • Dial P For Pulp!
  • Galactica Quorum
  • Rangercast
  • Skepticality

Best Writing-related Podcast

  • The Dead Robots’ Society
  • I Should Be Writing
  • Irrevent Muse “Get Published”
  • Movie Mantras
  • Writing Excuses

Best “Infotainment” Cast

  • The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
  • Geek Survival Guide
  • Geologic Podcast
  • Movie Mantras
  • Tuning in to SciFi TV

Best Gaming Podcast

  • All Games Considered
  • Brilliant Gameologists
  • City of Heros Podcast
  • The Game Kennel
  • The Podge Cast

Best Anime Podcast

  • Anime 3000 Panel with Sean Russell
  • Anime Diet
  • Anime Roundtable
  • Anime World Order
  • Star Rabbit Tracks

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

  • Antithesis, Book 1: Predestination and Other Games of Chance
  • FETIDUS – The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural
  • Gypsy Audio
  • The House of Grey
  • 19 Nocturne Boulevard

Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast

  • FETIDUS – The Foundation for the Ethical Treatment of the Innocently Damned, Undead and Supernatural
  • The FuMP
  • The GeekSpin
  • Radio Free Hipster
  • Wander Radio


  1. Congratz Guys…they do that at DragonCon don’t they?

    Hope I have the time to see the awards while I’m there…I’m a panelist on the MMORPG programming track myself….we’ll be there all 4 days for my Force of Arms game…:D

  2. I’ll be there to accept the award… nah, I can’t pull of that sort of confidence. I’ll be there, at least. 🙂 I’ll also be on a couple of panels on the podcasting track. I’ll stop by and see what’s going on with Force of Arms!

  3. Hehe P.G., Well we look forward to having you. As an indie developer team we’re happy to have everyone and anyone to get the word out. Hope to see ya there both of you.
    As far as Atlanta’s transit system…it sucks for the most part…but its getting better and will be in full steam for Dcon. I live close to Atlanta so its bout a 30 min drive for me.


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