The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting and presented in 3D immersive audio. In every episode, host LeVar... more
In a small German village, an orphaned boy lives at a home for "displaced persons," and puzzles over where he... more
As a generation ship hurtles toward a distant star, one of its crew members receives a rare and precious opportunity.... more
An artist works as a dream concierge, creating augmented dream packages for clients. For more from Violet Allen, visit her... more
A time traveler is stranded in a small town. This story appears in SOMEONE IN TIME: TALES OF TIME-CROSSED ROMANCE,... more
A hapless salesman flees the librarian hell-bent on retrieving her lost library book. This story appears in Africa Risen: A... more
A story of a stolen wok, magic, and manipulation. This story was originally published in Strange Horizons. You can find... more
A financial advisor meets his new client: a hardworking, unassuming man with a curious and potentially life-changing secret.
A waitress is jolted from her morning routine when she's visited by a mysterious child.
A struggling college student gains new perspective on her studies from her classmate, who's come to study from another planet.... more
A young girl explores her own power, and finds kinship with a bird of prey.
A family matriarch takes up residence in the Underworld.
A group of mall Santas celebrating Christmas Eve discover that there is a stranger in their midst. "The Usual Santas" appears... more
A mystical phenomenon brightens the dreary days of winter — until one year, when it suddenly stops.
A boy discovers his father's hidden kingdom. This story appears in the anthology Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories,... more
A tale of complicated family relationships and magical cooking. This story was first published in Uncanny Magazine.
An adventurer carried back spoils from a journey to the center of the earth. Now, his family joins him on... more
When an Instagram-famous rock climber comes to an untimely death, his friends and admirers gather to memorialize him. This story appears... more
While on a quest to beat the high score at his local arcade, a sixth grader has an unusual, life-altering... more
LeVar Burton Reads is back November 1st with stories from Stephen Graham Jones, Kim Fu, Tobias Buckell and more, in... more
A man remembers a supernatural force from his childhood.
While on a quest to beat the high score at his local arcade, a sixth grader has an unusual, life-altering experience. For... more