Podiobooks.com: Some Other Scotland by Mick Bordet

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Some Other ScotlandIt’s been a while since we talked about a Podiobooks.com podiobook, so here’s one that popped into my email just today. Mick describes his podcast like this:

…you might be interested in my podcast fiction story Some Other Scotland, which includes many SciFi elements whilst being set in the present day.

Some Other Scotland is a weekly podcast story of ancient advanced civilisations, clan wars & conspiracy in an alternative modern Scotland.

Every week listeners can vote for changes to the latest news which will affect the ongoing plot, making for a compelling and ever-changing story.

Gravestones across Scotland are being defaced. An ancient advanced civilisation is discovered under the remains of Skara Brae. Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to Scotland, two hundred years after his death. Edinburgh police unearth a mysterious surveillance operation on the Queen’s residence and the Scottish Parliament. All these events take place in a Scotland which is both familiar and yet slightly twisted.

Detective Jim Sykes’ investigation into hidden cameras and a long-dead pretender to the throne uncovers a sinister plot that dates back centuries before the term ‘terrorism’ was coined. Archaeologist Erica Wallis digs up more than she bargained for when she encounters an underground civilisation that has existed since before the pyramids of Egypt were built. When one of their misplaced, but deadly artifacts falls into the hands of young street-poet ‘Razer’, he is launched into the middle of a clan war that has been waged across the World for millenia.

Events triggered thousands of years ago are about to reach a climax that not only threatens Scotland, but could finally hand the modern World the tools of its own destruction.

The story has been running for 13 weeks to date and this week has been added to Podiobooks.com.

The feed at the main website includes spin-offs, news items and feedback episodes. That’s here:

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/SomeOtherScotland

The Podiobooks.com feed, which includes just the story itself, is here:

http://www.podiobooks.com/title/some-other-scotland/feed/

Posted by Jesse Willis

BBC 7: Scots Gothic – the influence of Scotland on Edgar Allan Poe

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BBC Radio 7 - BBC7If you love Edgar Allan Poe (and really who doesn’t?) you’ll want to get your mitts on today’s BBC 7 documentary!

Scots Gothic – A Portrait Of Edgar Allan Poe In Ayrshire
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [DOCUMENTARY]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: June 27th 2008 @ 9am and 7pm
Billy Kay investigates the impact of Scotland and its culture on the great American author Edgar Allan Poe. As a boy, Poe made an extended visit to Ayrshire in the company of his Scots-born foster father – where the vivid local folklore, bodysnatching stories and school task of recording graveyard epitaphs are all believed to have influenced the development of Poe’s dark imagination. Local historians discuss this world of “Scots Gothic”, with readings from John Buick and Keith Fleming.

It’s already in the “Listen Again” section! Go check it out!

Posted by Jesse Willis