Chip Michael wrote over 40 minutes of backing music specifically for episode 205. Listen to the music without the dialog.
Alex Hernandez is a Cuban-American science fiction writer based in South Florida, and the first of his family to be born in the U.S. His most influential experience with (written) science fiction was as a kid, when he checked out a collection of Isaac Asimov short stories from the public library and immediately connected with the author’s immigrant story. Perhaps because of that, the themes of migration, colonization and posthumanism permeate his work, which usually blend the subgenres of space opera and biopunk. His stories have previously been published by Bean Books, The Colored Lens, Interstellar Fiction and others.
Oya recklessly swung at number one and missed her completely. They were ridiculously quick, and she wished she’d been better trained in hand-to-hand combat. She honestly didn’t know what the hell she was doing.
Listen to an excerpt from Tooth and Talon by Alex Hernandez
Continue reading “Tooth and Talon
by Alex Hernandez”
Keith Bliss is originally from Widnes in the north west of England, just a stone’s throw from Liverpool. After a fairly uneventful first five years of life, he emigrated to Australia with his family and attended primary school in Elizabeth, South Australia before returning to England when he was ten. He attended Wade Deacon Grammar School and Widnes 6th Form College, before going to Leicester University where he majored in German, which came in very handy, with a minor in Philosophy, of which he is not particularly proud. As soon as he was awarded his bachelor’s degree, he left England for Germany, a country with which he had fallen in love during his studies, and settled in the Siegerland area in the west of the country. He has lived there ever since.
He’s been teaching English at the University of Siegen, Germany since 2005, and received a master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Media from there in 2010. If you ask him how he likes his job, he will invariably say it‘s the best job in the world.
By the year 2075 most of the western world has converted to the religion of the Church of the Second Coming. From its humble beginnings, as the figure of Christ began to appear all around the globe, the Church has grown to achieve absolute world power. But rumors surround the Church of the Second Coming, and hint, like so many regimes before it, of deeply held secrets and the use of brutal power to quiet ‘those who oppose.’
Listen to Yesterday’s Saviour by Keith Bliss
Michael has been writing for longer than he’d like to admit. His newest novel, The Link Boy (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy), has just débuted. It’s a sequel to his last novel – The Milkman (also from EDGE), a murder mystery set in a world with no governments. It won a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer awards, given for outstanding writing from small presses. A previous novel, Cinco de Mayo, was a finalist for an Alberta Reader’s Choice Award. Michael has written for DC Comics, several magazines (fiction and non-fiction) the Urban Green Man anthology and two urban fantasy novels for young readers. He has a degree in English and Economics, but has worked in advertising for several years. He lives with his wife and two children on Grand Island, NY.
“The man in black took a fighting posture. Thai Krav Number 1. McCallum knew it, and groaned.”
Listen to an excerpt from The Link Boy by Michael Martineck
Dr Sage hones her skills at pinpointing a time, but selecting where they go is another matter entirely. This month Dr Sage and Professor Savant take a trip back to the ol’ west when the “city of angels” was not much more than a cow town. Camels make another appearance as we explore the history …
Dr Sage hones her skills at pinpointing a time, but selecting where they go is another matter entirely. This month Dr Sage and Professor Savant take a trip back to the ol’ west when the “city of angels” was not much more than a cow town. Camels make another appearance as we explore the history of Brigadier General Edward Beale.
Continue reading “Dromedaries of the Old West”
“There’s a lot I’ll do for my country—face hostile Indians, battle sinister occultists and mechanical contraptions, even lay down my life. But the Honorable Eduardo Alberto Del Castillo Cabeza de Vaca had me about beat. ”
Listen to “The Honorable Eddy” By Kirsten Weiss