Beam Me Up podcasts a Jack Mangan tale

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Podcast - Beam Me UpFirst published in Interzone #202, The Unsolvable Death Trap was nominated for a British Fantasy Award. It is an existential action story with an SF environment and a musical bent. Written by the persiflagerate variety show host, Jack Mangan, who is also responsible for the popular Spherical Tomi podiobook, it is narrated by Beam Me Up‘s own Paul Cole.

The Unsolvable Death Trap by Jack ManganThe Unsolvable Death Trap
By Jack Mangan; Read by Paul Cole
Podcaster: Beam Me Up
Podcast: October 6th 2007

*One minor irritation, as this was originally broadcast on American radio there is a bleep-out over some execrative dialogue. Stupid FCC.

Jack Mangan interviews John Shirley

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Online Audio - Jack Mangan's Deadpan PodcastJack Mangan’s cult variety show Jack Mangan’s Deadpan has a two-podcast spanning interview with Speculative Fiction author John Shirley. Shirley’s latest novel The Other End gets discussed. The idea of which is Shirley’s fictional indcitment of the seemingly endless Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins Left Behind series. Tune in for the interview, stay for the deadpan.

Download Part 1 |MP3| and Part 2 |MP3| (Podcasts number 41 and 42) to hear the complete interview.

Subscribe, and stay hip, with this feed:, though still in BETA, is growing…

Online Audio, though still in BETA, is growing like a baby hippo on steroids! More than a dozen podcast novels are currently available and more are on the way. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror titles still predominate, but a few non-fiction and other genre titles are creeping in, including the delightful geek essays of Mur Lafferty. Here’s a snapshot of the current titles that are official Podiobooks:

Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply by Tony Ruggiero

AmerIndian 2192 by J. Scott Garibay

Brave Men Run by Matthew Wayne Selznick

Come, Let Me Whisper by Russell L. Burt

EarthCore by Scott Sigler

Lessons From A Geek-Fu Master by Mur Lafferty

Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana by Tee Morris and Lisa Lee

Noggle Stones by Wil Radcliffe

Spherical Tomi: A Novel of Despair by Jack Mangan

The Pocket and the Pendant by Mark Jeffrey

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Tom Corven by Paul Story is now in BETA and there are severa…

SFFaudio News is now in BETA and there are several great sounding speculative fiction or related “podiobooks” (podcast audiobooks) that are in the pipe. Podibooks from will be available for FREE, but all donations go to the author and the bandwith and other costs to support the podcasts. Here’s a list of titles we know so far:

Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana
By Tee Morris and Lisa Lee; Read by Tee Morris
This was the first podcast novel finished and it is very, very good!

By Scott Sigler; Read by Scott Sigler
Hands down the most popular Podcast novel released.

The Pocket and the Pendant
By Mark Jeffrey; Read by Mark Jeffrey
I’m listening to this one now and expect to be giving it a review after I finish.

Tom Corven
By Paul Story; Read by Paul Story
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Killed by Death
By R. Scott Bolton
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Four years ago, Man-of-Action Horatio Bartholomew Fist closed the final chapter on the Zombie Slave War with the apprehension of the War’s most notorious criminal, Arnold X. DemiGod. Now, DemiGod has turned up missing, and Fist finds himself on the trail of the vicious killer again. Armed with his merciless Dimensional Minimizer weapon, Fist and a showgirl named Pepper Shaker traverse the universe…

Spherical Tomi: A Novel of Despair
by Jack Mangan
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Can one woman escape her past? Not if she is one of the greatest combat programmers in history. Caught between two powerful warlords in the far future, and trapped by the memory of the man she couldn’t save, Tomi must face the ghosts from her own past, and hide from a world that counts her among its most heinous criminals. Add to this challenge her rapidly deteriorating cloned body, falling apart just in time to meet a new invasion from an old friend, but not quite time enough to replace, and you have the makings of an all around bad day…

Fiddle and Burn
By Jason Pomerantz
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Part comedy. Part soap opera. A fiction blog. A serialized sit-com. A daily comic strip in prose. It’s the continuing adventures of the staff of Fiddle and Burn Magazine.

Noggle Stones
By Wil Radcliffe; Read by ?????
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In his tortured dreams, the mad goblin scholar, Bugbear, saw the coming war. Pride would crumble to dust. Glory would melt to tears. Wisdom would shatter to madness. And the shadows would reign supreme. Only an eldritch scroll, a humble bee, and Bugbear’s awkward human apprentice could win this desperate struggle… a conflict that began in a time now remembered only in faded parchments, fractured whispers, and a children’s rhyme…

AmerIndian 2192
by J. Scott Garibay; Read by Leanne Garibay
The story of two brothers, Wovoka and Keokuk, restoring the Native American people to a Homeland where their culture can thrive. Lodge ships, Cybershaman rituals and Tsimshian high technology are all elements in this action-oriented tale of interstellar Elder politics and personal struggles. Sounds something like the Kirniyaga series by Mike Resnick.

Escape Pod
Editor Steve Eley Read by Steve Eley and Various Readers
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Short stories, science fiction and fantasy and fun. Guaranteed to be GREAT!

By Kelley Armstrong; Read by Kelley Armstrong
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We’re not sure what the title will be yet, but its a previously published Armstrong novel. Cool!

Geek Fu Action Grip
By Mur Lafferty; Read by Mur Lafferty
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Essays with a Geek Fu Action Grip. Solid!

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