I’ve sung their praises before, but I’ll do it again, Escape Pod has once again scored the permission to broadcast audio versions of all five Hugo Award Short Story nominees.

Download and enjoy. I highly recommend subscribing to the podcast (and its sister podcasts Pseudopod and Pod Castle) for free genre fiction delivered weekly.

*Spar has been rated X by the editors at Escape Pod for “Graphic language and sexual situations. Not for kids. Seriously.”

As of right now,I’m through the first three and they’re all very, very good stories. Listen in and let us know what you think should win the Hugo.