Zombie Astronaut has: Johnny Chase Agent Of Space!

November 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Zombie AstronautThe Zombie Astronaut, that magnificent malnourished monster, has posted some highly coveted episodes from one of the most sought after radio dramas in recent memory: Johnny Chase Agent Of Space!

Johnny Chase Agent Of Space was a space opera radio serial that was broadcast for two seasons on CBC Radio between 1978 to 1981. The show was set 700 years in the future. According to wikipedia the show runs “a fine line between being a serious space opera and being an over-the-top spoof of them.”

Chase works for the Earth Empire aboard his spaceship the Aleph-9. Also on board is his talking computer, voiced by Chris Wiggins (of Friday The 13th: The Series). Together they battle space pirates, space vampires, and evil space aliens – all of whom are in space!

Johnny Chase Agent Of SpaceEpisode #11 -The Living Crystals |MP3|

Ep. #13 – Emporess In Exile |MP3|
Ep. #14 – Mozart Mystery |MP3|
Ep. #15 – Doctor Death |MP3|
Ep. #16 – The Mirror Demons |MP3|
Ep. #17 – The Phantom Troop Ship, Pt. 1 |MP3|
Ep. #18 – The Phantom Troop Ship, Pt. 2 |MP3|
Ep. #19 – The Last Human |MP3|
Ep. #20 – The Clone Killers |MP3|
Ep. #21 – Space Dracula |MP3|
Ep. #22 – The Easter Conspiracy |MP3|
Ep. #23 – The Power Of Org |MP3|

Lots of other goodness can currently be found on ZA’s blog too (as opposed to the also excellent ZA’s website or addictive ZA’s podcast).

One other show that caught my eye, and my ear, is a more recent CBC Radio Drama series called Deep Night. It’s clearly in the CBC radio drama tradition of shows like Nightfall. I have fairly fond memories of the original broadcasts of Deep Night, it aired on summer evenings a few years ago. The scripts aren’t terrific, but theme song is haunting, and the acting is great.

Posted by Jesse Willis

The SFFaudio Podcast #013

November 24, 2008 by · 3 Comments
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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #013 – We’ve got an absolutely unique interview with the incredibly cool Mister Ron from the Mister Ron’s Basement podcast! Mister Ron has a podcast devoted to humorous fiction from the 19th and early 20th century.

In the interview we talked about Mister Ron’s podcast, H.G. Wells, Sherlock Holmes spoofs, August Derleth, Solar Pons, O. Henry, Stephen Leacock, Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court, Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Franklin, Bud Grace, Piranha Club, Stanley Huntley, A Journey To The Sun, Pfaff’s Beer Cellar, Mortimer Thomson, podcasting, archive.org.

Also talked about on today’s show:
Audiobooks, The Little Book, Selden Edwards, The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman, time travel, James P. Hogan, Thrice Upon A Time, movies, what’s right with Frequency, what’s right and wrong with the Star Wars: Clone Wars movie, and what’s worrisome about the new Star Trek movie trailer and finally what’s playing this week on BBC7.

Posted by Jesse Willis

LibriVox: The Son Of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

November 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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LibriVoxNow available from the good folks at LibriVox and narrator Ralph Snelson: The Son Of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs! I’ve added this audiobook to our nifty EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS page. There you’ll find Books 1 and 3 in the Tarzan series as well. According to the LibriVox forums, Mr. Snelson is already working on Book 5 in the Tarzan series. The missing Book 2 is also in progress, but with multiple narrators. A complete FREE ERB audio library isn’t too far away now!

LibriVox Audiobook - The Son Of Tarzan by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Son Of Tarzan
By Edgar Rice Burroughs; Read by Ralph Snelson
27 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 9 Hours 51 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: November 22, 2008
This is the fourth of Burrough’s Tarzan novels. Alexis Paulvitch, a henchman of Tarzan’s now-deceased enemy, Nikolas Rokoff, survived his encounter with Tarzan in the third novel and wants to even the score.

Podcast feed:

http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/son-of-tarzan-by-edgar-rice-burroughs.xml

Posted by Jesse Willis

Terra Incognita – The Australian Speculative Fiction Podcast

November 23, 2008 by · 5 Comments
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Introducing Terra Incognita, the Australian Speculative Fiction Podcast and sister site to Coeur de Lion.

The first story up is “The Devil in Mr Pussy” by Paul Haines. |Link| Direct download |MP3|.

You can subscribe to the feed at:
http://keithstevenson.com/TISF_RSS_Feed.xml

Posted by Charles Tan

The Agony Column Recordings

November 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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The Agony Column The Agony Column has a couple of new recordings:

Dan Simmons (Drood) |MP3|

Chip Kidd (Bat-Manga) |MP3|

SF in SF Panel with Kim Stanley Robinson, Cecilia Holland, and Barry N. Malzberg |MP3|

You can subscribe to the feed at this URL:

http://bookotron.com/agony/indexes/tac_podcast.xml

Posted by Charles Tan

Review of The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman

November 20, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Science Fiction Audiobook - The Accidental Time Machine by Joe HaldemanThe Accidental Time Machine
By Joe Haldeman; Read by Kevin R. Free
7 CDs – 8 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9781436120418
Themes: / Science Fiction / Time Travel / Artificial Intelligence / Religion / Academia / Los Angeles / Massachusetts / MIT /

Things are going nowhere for lowly MIT research assistant Matt Fuller—especially not after his girlfriend drops him for another man. But then while working late one night, he inadvertently stumbles upon what may be the greatest scientific breakthrough ever. His luck, however, runs out when he finds himself wanted for murder—in the future.

When an MIT graduate student Matt Fuller accidentally invents a time machine he get’s himself into a load of trouble. Not only is his supervising professor a hard-ass thief of academic proportions, the stupid time travel machine can only travel forward into the future! Every time Matt presses the ‘go button‘ he ends up twelve times farther than last time, he’s invented a time machine that only got a one way ticket to the future. Fueled by caffeine, job worries, and a murder charge, Matt blasts himself forward 12 x 12 x 12 into the future – where the only thing stranger than Jesus returning to Earth is a visit from the personified city of Los Angeles. Haldeman’s inventiveness is unparalleled in time travel SF. His hero Matt is picaresque, he’s on an inventive journey and the adventure is unpredictable and compelling. I loved it.

Kevin R. Free, a narrator new to my ears, performs this novel to perfection. Everyone I’ve recommended this novel to has enjoyed the heck out of it – if Recorded Books keeps picking novel/narrator combinations like this we’re in for a real treat. Speaking of Recorded Books, The Accidental time Machine is one of the inaugural publications in their new Sci-Fi imprint. Also terrific, there’s cool art custom cover just this edition [see above], it features actual details from the book – that’s refreshing. A great and peppy novel, an excellent, excellent, reading, fast moving and not too long. This is the kind of Science Fiction story I want to see more of. Speed on over to RecordedBooks.com, or your local library, and request a copy of this audiobook.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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