Final Rune: Three Skeleton Key MODERN AUDIO DRAMA

December 24, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Final Rune ProductionsFred Greenhalgh, the host of Radio Drama Revival and the force behind FinalRune Productions has sent out a thank you email with a bonus! Included in it is a new production of Three Skeleton Key. Which is among the most famous of old time radio tales!

Sez Fred:

“Thank You, Thank You

2009 has been a huge year for FinalRune. Initially we didn’t think we would produce much work, but instead we have released three spectacular re-creations of old time radio plays and produced our first live radio show on Halloween – all of which blew away our expectations.

None of this could have happened without huge contributions of time and talent from numerous individuals, most notably those at The Mad Horse Theater Company. A big THANK YOU to our new friends, and we hope to have many more great productions together.

Of course, we also have a huge thank you for you, our listener, for caring about this kind of work and encouraging us to make more. 2010 promises many exciting projects, which we’ll fill you in about as soon as we possibly can.

For now, we’re proud to announce the release of the terrifying final installment of our three-part OTR project with Mad Horse, the classic Three Skeleton Key, re-energized with a fine set of performances on location at a lighthouse in Maine.”

Final Rune Productions and the Mad Horse Theatre Company: Three Skeleton KeyThree Skeleton Key
Based on the story by George G. Toudouze; Adapted by James Poe; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 24 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Final Rune Productions
Published: December 23, 2009
Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious – it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats. The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats. First published as a short story in Esquire magazine’s January 1937 issue. Later adapted for radio by Suspense and Escape.

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Space Audio Podcast: talking comics

December 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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Space Audio PodcastMark Askwith, host of the Space Audio Podcast (the audio wing of Canada’s Space TV channel (aka Space: the Imagination Station) has a year (and decade) long wrap up chat about comics. His guest is George Zotti, the manager of The Silver Snail (a Toronto comic book store where Askwith used to work). |MP3|

Here’s the podcast feed:

iTunes 1-Click |SUBSCRIBE|

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FanExpo 2009: Convention panel with Darwyn Cooke talking about Richard Stark’s The Hunter

December 23, 2009 by · 6 Comments
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FanExpo 2009Fanexpo 2009 featured a convention panel called “Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke.” Cooke is famous, at least to me, for two comics I have in my collection. Selina’s Big Score (a DC comics universe homage to the crime novels of Richard Stark), and the more recent adaptation of the first of Stark’s novels: The Hunter.

The panel, posted up on, discusses Cooke’s recent work with the recent release of an adaption of the novel, The Hunter. Other topics include previous comic works such at Catwoman and the New Frontier followed by questions from the audience.

Incidentally, the volume on this MP3 is absolutely crap. It’s waaaay too low. Likely it is the worst sounding MP3 ever posted to SFFaudio. Sorry about that. But, if you turn up your volume to the absolute max you can probably make most of it out.

Have a listen |MP3|

And, if somebody out there has a better recording of this panel, let me know! I’d like to link to it.

Parker Will Return Summer 2010

[via Almost Darwyn Cooke’s Blog]

Update: has a better quality version.

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LibriVox: Space Prison by Tom Godwin

December 22, 2009 by · 3 Comments
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LibriVoxSpace Prison (first published as: THE SURVIVORS) is a new audiobook of an old pulply paperback by Tom Godwin! Narrator extraordinaire Mark Douglas Nelson, has courteously posted it to for the use by anyone for anything. Being that this is now a public domain audiobook you can do pretty much anything you can think of with it.

Me? Oh, I’m old fashioned. I’ll just be listening to it.

Here’s the teaser:

“One of the truly unusual novels of science-fiction—a vivid portrayal of the deadliest planet ever discovered!”

And here’s the Wikipedia description:

The Survivors is a science fiction novel by author Tom Godwin. It was published in 1958 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies, of which 1,084 were never bound. The novel was published in paperback by Pyramid Books in 1960 under the title Space Prison. The novel is an expansion of Godwin’s story ‘Too Soon to Die‘ which first appeared in the magazine Venture.”

LIBRIVOX - Space Prison by Tom GodwinSpace Prison
By Tom Godwin; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
12 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 5 Hours 59 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: December 21, 2009
AFTER TWO CENTURIES….The sound came swiftly nearer, rising in pitch and swelling in volume. Then it broke through the clouds, tall and black and beautifully deadly — the Gern battle cruiser, come to seek them out and destroy them. Humbolt dropped inside the stockade, exulting. For two hundred years his people had been waiting for the chance to fight the mighty Gern Empire … with bows and arrows against blasters and bombs!

Podcast feed:

iTunes 1-Click |SUBSCRIBE|

[Special thanks too AnnSterling and Laurie Anne Walden]

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The Dial P For Pulp podcast: Show No. 11

December 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Dial P For PulpDial P For Pulp is back from a year-long hiatus with Show No. 11: Citadel Pt. 1 and The Ship of Ishtar. So, if the loooong wait has meant you’ve dropped DP4P out of your podcatcher now’d be the time to re-add it. See in the show David Drage, the host, talks fondly about old pulp magazines, reviews a new pulpy publication, plays short (but pulp-filled) audio drama, podcasts the second and concluding part of a discussion of A. Merritt‘s pulp classic The Ship Of Ishtar and reads the first part of a pulp era story. In fact, included in this very show is Drage’s reading of a story from the Third Annual SFFaudio Challlenge. Woo-hoo!

Citadel (Part 1)
By Algis Budrys; Read by David Drage
1 |MP3| – Approx. 1 Hour [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Dial P For Pulp
Podcast: December 2009
He was looking for a privacy his strange personality needed. And—never quite seemed to achieve it. All his efforts were, somehow—great triumphs of the race, and great failures for him! First published in Astounding Science Fiction February 1955.

Here’s the feed:

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Science Fiction Book Review Podcast: Anathem by Neal Stephenson

December 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast Check out the latest Science Fiction Book Review Podcast! Sez Luke Burrage:

An epic-length review of an epic-sized novel, Luke tackles Neal Stephenson’s Anathem.

And it ends up being a very persuasive review too! I want to give this massive tome a try now.

Luke also has lots some cool things to say about our own SFFaudio Podcast (#44). Thanks a bunch Luke!

Have a listen |MP3| or subscribe to the SFBRP feed:

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