This week’s Escape Pod has Mike Resnick content!

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Escape PodThe story this week over on Escape Pod, the preeminent podcast SF magazine, is Barnaby In Exile by Mike Resnick. Bring a hanky to this one. The story is reminiscent, and from my POV clearly in dialogue with, Pat Murphy‘s classic Rachel In Love. Both are powerful anthropomorphic visions of apes in tough emotional spots. If you like Barnaby In Exile Robert J. Saywer reccommends also reading Robert Silverberg‘s Pope Of The Chimps.

EP073: Barnaby in Exile
By Mike Resnick; Read by Paul Fischer
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: September 28th 2006

Review of A Different Point Of View by TD-0013

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A Different Point Of ViewA Different Point Of View
By TD-0013; Read by TD-0013
Podcast Book – Approx. 60 minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: August 2006
Themes: / Science Fiction / Comedy / Star Wars / Jedi’s / Sand People / Sand troopers / Thugs / Clones / Rebel Scum /

“The Rebel Alliance is a terrorist organization, plain and simple.”

For fans of the Star Wars saga, you’re going to enjoy this podiobook. ADPOV began as a segment on ”Michael and Evo’s Wingin’ It” podcast. It received such a great response, the segments were put into a podiobook format for all to enjoy. TD-0013, an Imperial Sand Trooper, brings you a set of 15 essays, all of which dispel myths and accusations you have come to know as fact from the Star Wars movies. From how Skywalker and Solo were allowed to escape with Leia from the Death Star (and most likely even assisted), to how there is no way the Emperor has been oppressing the galaxy, TD will have you believing the Rebels are indeed manipulative and evil. He has the facts to back it up, too.

In the eighth report, “I Am Not A Clone”, TD very matter-of-factly explains if he were indeed a clone, there is no way he would be as high-strung or outspoken as he is. He joined the Empire for one reason only- to restore order to the Universe! One of my favorites however is the third report, “Rebel Terrorists”. Being of the political mindset that I am, the way he made the Alliance out to be bloodthirsty, “shoot first and ask questions later” anarchists just had me in stitches. I mean, it makes complete sense how they deceived those poor, peaceful, cute-as-a-button Ewoks and used them to fight their battle on Endor!

It’s a quick listen, well-written, and just plain fun. We also get these reports from ‘in the field’, so we hear TD speaking through his helmet. A trooper’s work is never done.

You do need to know the Star Wars saga if you want to completely understand TD’s perspective. There are also several others in which you only need to know basic background. TD-0013 also maintains his own webpage, so I certainly hope he will continue to bring truth to the Star Wars universe. Who knows, he might even convince this Rebel sympathizer to change which side of the Force she is on.

The Time Traveler Show Podcast # 3 : Arena by Frederic Brown

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Podcast - The Time Traveler ShowArena by Frederic BrownThe Time Traveler Show podcast #3 is available now! The main content is an unabridged reading of Frederic Brown’s often adapted (though not always attributed) classic SF tale Arena. Originally published in the June 1944 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine this tale was first adapted as an episode of the original Outer Limits in 1964, then in 1967 for the original Star Trek television series (the infamous “Gorn” episode), and even as a comic in Marvel Comics magazine Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction in 1976. You can read the complete show notes for podcast #3 HERE or download the show HERE.

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The Time Traveler Show Podcast # 2 : With Stories by G.C. Edmondson And Frederic Brown

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Podcast - The Time Traveler ShowThe Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction February 1957The Time Traveler Show podcast #2 is LIVE from the future! In this episode the eponymous Time Traveler waxes nostalgic for his favorite old time podcasts; Dragon Page Cover-To-Cover, Escape Pod, and Spaceship Radio. Even better, podcast #2 has two complete and unabridged stories from the February 1957 issue of The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction! First up is a short story, The Inferlab Project by G.C. Edmondson (read by Terry Lenz). Next is a flash fiction story called Expedition by the legendary Fredric Brown (read by The Time Traveler himself). You can read the complete show notes HERE or download the show HERE.

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James Patrick Kelly Men Are Trouble


Men Are Trouble By James Patrick KellyThe James Patrick Kelly Free Reads podcast has just launched chapter one of Jim’s newly-Nebula-nominated novellete Men Are Trouble! Jim promises to post a chapter a week for eight weeks making this another unabridged audiobook verison of his great stories. Since Men Are Trouble is a female first person POV story he felt it “wrong” to read it himself, so he’s hired actor Genevieve Aichele, Artistic Director of the New Hampshire Theatre Project to do the reading for him.

You can access the feedburner archives for Men Are Trouble (and his recently completed novella Burn too) at:

Hot on the heels of their blooper reel comes the…

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Yog Radio PodcastHot on the heels of their blooper reel comes the actual story itself. Yep, the gents at the Yog Radio podcast have sat down and recorded their very first H.P. Lovecraft tale and released it as an mp3. Hopefully this will be the first of many more unabridged readings.

I should mention the best part, it is available for FREE…

The Music Of Erich ZannThe Music Of Erich Zann
By H.P. Lovecraft; Read by Finlay Patterson
1 MP3 file – 19 Minutes 54 Seconds [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Yog Radio
Podcast: February 28th 2006
One step from vagrancy, our anonymous narrator, recalls a fellow lodger Erich Zann. They shared a decrepit building on a mysterious French street, but Zann’s eerie music was not nearly as haunting as horror that chased him. First published in 1921, still powerful.