[New Podcast] Ana’s Asteroid by Megan Hutchins, narrated by Alethea Kontis

For you Audiophiles: This week’s episode of Cast of Wonders (Young Adult Fiction Podcast) is now live! Episode 301: “Ana’s Asteroid” by Megan Hutchins, narrated by Alethea Kontis ************************* Want to hear more stories narrated by Alethea? Check out this list! Support Alethea Kontis on Patreon–even a $1 pledge gets you access to exclusive content! https://www.patreon.com/princessalethea

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Part of Your World–Essays, Podcasts, and Awards

The finalists for the 2018 Hugo Awards were recently announced. No surprise, I wasn’t among them. And yet…I kind of was. This year, Neil Clarke–of Clarkesworld Magazine–was shortlisted for Best Editor, Short Form, and Escape Pod finaled under Best Semiprozine. How do I factor into these two things, do you ask? The answer is here, in my latest essay…

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Alethea Narrates: My Generations Shall Praise (Escape Pod 616)

Samantha Henderson’s “My Generations Shall Praise” was first published in Interzone, November 2016, and reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction 34, edited by Gardner Dozois. I think maybe the editors were worried I wouldn’t want to do this performance–it’s a dark one. The MC is a baby-killing sociopath on death row, about to have her brain erased and…

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2017 Releases–A Complete List

This list is for those Princess Alethea completists out there. And for me, on those days when I feel like a complete failure for not producing enough. Books The Truth About Cats and Wolves (Jan) When Tinker Met Bell (Sept) The Simi’s ABCs (Dec 19th)   Short stories/novellettes “The Glass Mountain” (novelette, fairy tale–Jan, Once Upon a Kiss) “Grim…

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Princess Alethea Reads “Tatterhood”

In honor of the completion of my makeshift in-home audio recording booth–and the fact that we all need a little light in the darkness today–I have recorded a fairy tale for you all to enjoy. This one is dedicated to my dearest fairykin Shveta Thakrar, who suggested “Tatterhood,” a Norwegian fairy tale I was unfamiliar with until now. Shveta,…

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The Unbreakable Princess Alethea

(I should totally have my own television show with this title. Right? Netflix, call me.) * Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Nor does one expect, after months of carefully planning two simultaneous conferences (BEA and the SFWA Nebula Awards weekend), a spectacularly sprained ankle. It sounds like such a small thing, doesn’t it? Yet, this sprain was severe enough…

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Fairy Tale Podcast

Yesterday, I posted about how I am now eligible for this year’s Parsec Awards because I have been narrating stories for Cast of Wonders and Pseudopod. Um…HELLO…I ALSO NARRATE PODCASTS OF MY OWN HERE ON THIS WEBSITE. *sigh* Sometimes The Brain, she no work. The podcasts I post here (also available via iTunes) are called “Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale…

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2014 Parsec Awards

Hey guys! The Parsec Awards are kind of new to me. Now that I’ve been doing more on the narration front, I’m eligible! How exciting! This year’s eligibility window is May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. The stories I have narrated are: “The Monster & Mrs. Blake” (written and narrated by Alethea Kontis): http://www.castofwonders.org/2013/09/episode-97-the-monster-mrs-blake-by-alethea-kontis/ “Ieia” (by SJ Bickley):…

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Alethea Reads “Abigail”

Yup…I can already tell this month is going to be insane, and all of my best laid plans are…well…I’m just going to have to allow them to go astray if and when they need to. In the meantime, I still have many fun things for you! Like this one — i which I read Hunter Grey’s horror fantasy story…

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