Canadia: 2056’s 2nd Episode airing now!

April 27, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Canadia 2056Canadia: 2056 episode 2 is airing across Canada this morning starting at 11:30 am. Check out the Streaming Radio Map for CBC Radio One.

Here’s the official CBC Radio hotsheet description:

“Tune in this morning for Episode Two of Canadia 2056, a spacey – in
every sense of the word – new comedy series starring Matt Watts from Steve the First and Steve the Second. It’s all about Canada’s only publicly-funded spacecraft, the Canadia – sent to help the U-S space armada against an alien threat. This week, the Captain begins to suspect that there’s a saboteur aboard his ship – and Anderson plots his escape. Canadia 2056, this morning at 11:30 (noon Newfoundland time) on CBC Radio One.”

Afterhell Volume Three Now In Production

April 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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AfterhellThe amazingly horror-ific series by the extremely creative folks at Ollin Productions have just started production of Volume Three of their Afterhell series. If you have never heard of Afterhell, you are missing out on an eargasm of multiple proportions. No better way to explain the series than to read it from the source itself:

“This is your gateway to a nightmare world of the ear and the mind.

There, horrors have been set loose on the world. Planet Earth is changing to fulfill a new role in the universe. It is the new Hell. Madness and evil are everywhere. In everyone. In everything.

All over the world, civilization has fallen. Cities burn with lunacy and brimstone. Science can’t explain it. Faith can’t account for it. The human race is under attack from its own shadows, sins, and deepest fears. The survivors face a surreal existence where only the darkest dreams come true. No one is safe. And everyone is on trial.

Poetic justice and naked cruelty. Personal demons and infernal beasts. It’s all here. This is the home of the damned. This is AFTERHELL.”

I heard Volume One where else? The Sonic Society during their first season. It caused me to purchase Volume Two, because I couldn’t wait for Sonic Society to air it. Being the horror/gore fan that I am, I have never heard anything to make me cringe as much as this series does. It’s wonderful!

The best part of this is, Volume Three is going to be released first through a podcast sometime in May! How much better can this get? I’ll keep you posted on the details. Here is a promo for Volume Three: LINK

Listen to Afterhell: Dark Descent through the Sonic Society archives:

Part 1

Part 2

You can also find out more about Afterhell and Ollin Productions at
http://www.afterhell.com/

See you in Hell!

SFFaudio Challenger tackles City At World’s End by Edmond Hamilton

April 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Meta SFFaudio - SFFaudio Contest - Make audiobook win an audiobook Aspiring audiobook narrator James Kocher has taken up our challenge! He’s planning to record Edmond Hamilton’s City At World’s End.

Born in 1904 Hamilton was a contemporary of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft, and like them sold many stories to Weird Tales magazine. He is also credited with co-creating, with E.E. “Doc” Smith, the Space Opera sub-genre of Science Fiction. In 1946 he married fellow SF author Leigh Brackett. Hamilton not only wrote novels, he also wrote comics too! One of his more memorable being Action Comics #300 (starring Superman). Readers have even remarked on the similarities between that issue and Hamilton’s City At World’s End.

Now to City At World’s End: Just imagine what might happen to a city that is thrown far into a far future…

The pleasant little American city of Middletown is the first target in an atomic war – but instead of blowing Middletown to smithereens, the super-hydrogen bomb blows it right off the map – to somewhere else! First there is the new thin coldness of the air, the blazing corona and dullness of the sun, the visibility of the stars in high daylight. Then comes the inhabitant’s terrifying discovery that Middletown is a twentieth-century oasis of paved streets and houses in a desolate brown world without trees, without water, apparently without life, in the unimaginably far-distant future.

Below is the “inspirational art” for James’ audiobook…

City At World's End by Edmond Hamilton

The Sonic Society podcasts Roger Gregg’s amazing Infidel

April 25, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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The Sonic SocietyHosts Jack Ward and Shannon Hilchie of The Sonic Society podcast are wrapping up their 2nd Season. And they’ve got an unmissible collection of programs. Prominent among their offerings are Dream Realm EnterprisesRobotz of the Company series! Also on board is an informative interview with J.C. Hutchins of 7th Son fame, Jack Ward wrings J.C. of quite possibly all of his podcast marketing secrets. But the goodness is not complete without talking about quite arguably the greatest audio drama yet to be podcast

Infidel by Roger Gregg

Crazy Dog Audio Theater‘s Infidel, bills itself as an “historical drama” – and it is that most assuredly. But it is also a very personal tale of the events of the 5th Crusade (1217-1221 ad) as seen from the perspective of Sir Hugh of Beauvais and his brother Sir Philip, two poor knights. They’ve enlisted themselves in a righteous campaign to free the holy lands from their occupation by heathen scum – and in so doing, they prove this isn’t just an historical drama. What nobody mentions is that while the events themselves are very real, and therefore don’t at first seem appropriate for SFFaudio discussion, the true genre of this stunning work is that of Horror! You’ll hear it for yourself in the final few minutes of part four of Infidel. I urge you to partake, not only is the production level on Infidel out of this world, so too is the writing. The complete podcast of all four parts of the complete drama are available now:

Audiobook - Infidel by Roger GreggInfidel
By Roger Gregg; Performed by a Full Cast
4 MP3s – [RADIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: The Sonic Society
Podcast: April 2007
Sonic Society #62 (Infidel part 1 of 4) |MP3|
Sonic Society #63 (Infidel part 2 of 4) |MP3|
Sonic Society #64 (Infidel part 3 of 4) |MP3|
Sonic Society #65 (Infidel part 4 of 4) |MP3|

Hard-copies of the 2 Disc CD set of Infidel are available through ZBS.

Subscribe to The Sonic Society‘s podcast feed:

http://sonic.libsyn.com/rss

Video trailer of X-Minus One OTR

April 24, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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X-Minus One videoIt isn’t often that we direct you towards video, SFFaudio is above that de rigeur tripe, but this vid just might be worth a look. X-Minus One fan Jason Pichonsky has animated a trailer of several X-Minus One stories!

There was an odd byproduct of seeing the video – it was strange enough to see someone else’s visualizations of familiar stories that we’re designed to be heard – the images are compelling but I kept trying to navigate away from the site – and when I did, to my repeated astonishment, the images disappeared from my mind every time! It is almost as if a video, once seen, drives out imagination. Check it out for yourself, we aren’t hosting the original YouTube video, but you can view it HERE.

[via Zombie Astronaut]

LibriVox has classic Fantasy: The Princess And The Goblin by George MacDonald

April 24, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Standing tall and proud in the history Fantasy fiction is George MacDonald’s much loved The Princess And The Goblin. First published in 1872, the story of Princess Irene, her myserious grandmother, her unbelieving nurse, and her loyal friend Curdie weaves magic and monsters together into a delightfull Victorian children’s novel. The influence of The Princess And The Goblin upon subsequent fantasy fiction can be felt in the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. All thanks for this, the first known unabridged FREE reading of this classic, go to narrator Lizzie Driver. Thanks Lizzie!

The Princess And The Goblin by George MacDonald;The Princess And The Goblin
By George MacDonald; Read by Lizzie Driver
18 Zipped MP3 Files – Approx. 5 Hours 32 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: April 2007
The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a house on a mountain, it is here that she meets her mysterious great-great-grandmother, and her friend the minor boy Curdie. Things are peaceful for Irene until the hideous race of goblins that live beneath the mountain start planning something big.

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