A podcast novel from just under the radar…. bu…

A podcast novel from just under the radar…. but soon to be looming large in your podcatcher…

Brave Men Run.
By Matthew Wayne Selznick; Read by Matthew Wayne Selznick
55 Chapters – Approx 30 Minute MP3 Installments [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: BraveMenRun.com / Podiobooks.com
Published: Started Nov 2005 – Concludes ??? 2006

Fans of Ultimate Spider-Man, silver age comics, and alternate history will enjoy this prose novel of teen angst and metahumans! Brave Men Run is a coming of age story set in an alternate 1980’s, where people with amazing talents and abilities suddenly make themselves known. Can young Nathan Charters find himself in this uncertain new world? Who is he, where did he come from, and is he part of a remarkable new minority… or just a misfit among misfits?

Described as “alternative history fantasy” and it may turn out to be just that, but whatever it is called, it’ll also be called X-CELLENT! A prose superhero novel without the funny looking long-underwear type costumes. After only three installments I’m totally hooked!

HERE‘s the promo in mp3 format.

Paul Jenkins of The Rev-Up Review podcast had this to say about the first couple of instalments of the podcast of Brave Men Run: “…well written with great dialogue. Utterly convincing and the podcast is well produced with good sound and superbly read by the author…” You can, BTW, hear the complete mini- review on the 13th episode of R.U.R. at about the 5 Minutes 40 Second mark.

I recently spoke with Matthew about how much I’m enjoying his podcast novel. I asked him about the X-Men like story. It turns out the idea for this “Soverign Era” novel came from a serialized fiction project Matthew worked on a few years ago. We also talked about the little tips of the hat to Silver Age Comics sprinkled throughout the narrative, the cerebral and realistic portrayl of what it would be like to have super powers and plenty more. I’m really jazzed about this one, and I think if you give it a shot you will be too. Matthew’s prose is clean and true and the production is matched by a terrific straight reading by the author. Like The Pocket And The Pendant this one’s available at Lulu.com in a Print On Demand paperbook edition as well.

You can also listen to the first part of a two part interview done with Matthew HERE the interviewer is Paul Puri of of the 5+5 Podcast – cool stuff. Looking forward to part 2 of that interview on the 5+5 Podcast soon too!

Though Podiobooks.com is leading the charge of del…

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Though Podiobooks.com is leading the charge of delivering podcast audiobooks there are a number of independent novelists and podcasters who’ve started publishing on their own. We’ve assembled a list of some of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and related titles:

By Scott Sigler; Read by Scott Sigler and others
A technothriller centered on a transnational corporation’s scheme to create a creature that can be used to harvest organs for human use. And rather than debate the issue …. extreme violence is our best option.

Pirate Jack
By Allessandro Cima; Read by ??????
A Young Adult novel about pirates with fantastic elements.

The Master Of The World
By Jules Verne; Read by Eileen
This famous public domain science fiction novel is being read by the good folks Eileen at The Public Domain Podcast. Good on ya e!

Forever Fifteen
By Kiberley Steele; Read by ??????
The first and only teen vampire novel to be published so far. Think of it as Buffy the vampire. No slayer.

Brace for Impact
By ?????????; Read by ????????
“The mythology of Mick Aloha and Apocalypse Dowell, superhero / wrestling archenemies who must join forces for a common cause. If you’re looking for literature that will challenge your mind and improve your life…sorry.”

Tannis Island
By Gavin L. Lowe; Read by ????????
“Two divers on holiday in the Middle East discover an artifact beneath the coral growth under the Red Sea.”

Angelikae: Take Flight
By Colin Coltera; Read by ????????
Described as “Fantasy / Sci-fi.”

Sermons on Little Known Gods
By Lauren Merritt; Read by ????????
Described as “Humorous alternative fantasy.”

and perhaps most exciting….

By James Patrick Kelly; Read by James Patrick Kelly?

Posted by Jesse Willis

Podiobooks.com is now in BETA and there are severa…

SFFaudio News

Podiobooks.com is now in BETA and there are several great sounding speculative fiction or related “podiobooks” (podcast audiobooks) that are in the pipe. Podibooks from Podiobooks.com 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
[UNABRIDGED] – STATUS: ?????????
– STATUS: ?????????

Killed by Death
By R. Scott Bolton
– STATUS: ?????????
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
– STATUS: ?????????
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
– STATUS: ?????????
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 ?????
– STATUS: ?????????
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
[UNABRIDGED] – STATUS: ?????????
Short stories, science fiction and fantasy and fun. Guaranteed to be GREAT!

By Kelley Armstrong; Read by Kelley Armstrong
– STATUS: ?????????
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
– STATUS: ?????????
Essays with a Geek Fu Action Grip. Solid!

Posted by Jesse Willis