Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Journey #117 - The Death of Captain Future by Allen Steele (Seeing Ear Theatre)

Spacer Rohr Furland takes a temporary position on The Comet, joining the sparse crew of Jeri, a bioengineered “Superior” human, a cranky AI referred to as "The Brain", and the eccentric (some say crazy) captain, Bo McKinnon, who styles himself to be the 1940’s pulp SF hero, Captain Future.




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Episode art from Christian Jaehnel

Allen Steele was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Journalism. Before turning to SF, he worked for as a staff writer for daily and weekly newspapers, freelanced for business and general-interest magazines, and spent a short tenure as a Washington correspondent, covering politics on Capitol Hill.

Steele, became a full-time science fiction writer in 1988, following publication of his first short story, "Live From The Mars Hotel" (Asimov's, mid-Dec. `88). Since then he has become a prolific author of novels, short stories, and essays, with his work appearing all over the world.

In 2013, he received the Robert A. Heinlein Award, presented by the Robert A. Heinlein Society in recognition of his fiction promoting the exploration of space.


Seeing Ear Theater was an extension of the SCI-Fi Channel, and produced audio dramas between 1997 and 2001. Dozens of Science Fiction and Fantasy stories were produced by a dedicated and talented crew of multimedia artists, writers, actors and musicians and delivered “radio” drama via streaming audio. It managed to capture some of the top living SF writers of today, like Harlan Ellision, J. Michael Straczynski, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, and Kim Stanley Robinson. It also produced some classic stories, from the likes of Fredric Brown, Poul Anderson, and William Tenn.
Cast (partial):
Neil Dickson as Rohr Furland
Marina Sirtis as Jeri

Crew:
Adapted by Brian Smith

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Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Journey #116 - The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (You Are There)

Accused of conspiracy to murder Queen Elizabeth of England, Mary is sentenced to death for treason.




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Simon Salt has been a student of history since he had his imagination sparked by a High School history teacher who brought the subject to life for him. Every since he has been an avid reader, amateur historian and consumer of all things historical. He is a professional photographeran author & Keynote speaker.

He is originally from England and moved to the US 12 years ago. A fan of all things vintage, mechanical and technical he can often be found in his garage making props for photography shoots. He currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is submersing himself in both the colonial and civil war history of the area.


Music used in this production:
"Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod


Theme music by Man In Space


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Promo for The Prometheus Saga anthology

Bria Burton, a great friend of the show, has a story published in this new and interesting anthology The Prometheus Saga.

Bria's Story is titled "On Both Sides", and it is a genuine coincidence that is goes along with this month's Journey Into... History.  The premise: When a mysterious woman vanishes during the American Revolution, young Robby Freeman searches for answers from a cryptic sharpshooter who deserted Washington’s Continental Army.

I haven't read any of the stories yet since the book launch is today, but I plan to.  Bria asked me to help her out with the audio for a book trailer.  It was a lot of fun to work with her on that.  So I thought I would share it with the rest of you.


 
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Art provided by Charles Cornell (who also has a story in the anthology, "Crystal Night")

For more info on the anthology, go here
To see the awesome video book trailer that Bria put together, go here

Friday, January 23, 2015

Journey #115 - The Power of the Sentence by David M. Locke (presented by Mind Webs)

An English professor lecturing about the use of sentences finds his examples are taking on a life of their own.

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Mind Webs was a 1970's series out of WHA Radio in Wisconsin that featured weekly semi-dramatized readings of science fiction short stories performed by Michael Hansen. It aired stroies by some of the genre's best writers like Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, Gordon R. Dickson, and Ray  Bradbury. Many of the readings were enhanced by music, periodic sound cues, and the occasional character voice, however they are not completely dramatized.



Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Journey #114 - Mutiny of the Colonial Army (You Are There)

The Pennsylvania Line stands ready to mutiny from George Washington's Colonial Army.




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Simon Salt has been a student of history since he had his imagination sparked by a High School history teacher who brought the subject to life for him. Every since he has been an avid reader, amateur historian and consumer of all things historical. He is a professional photographeran author & Keynote speaker.

He is originally from England and moved to the US 12 years ago. A fan of all things vintage, mechanical and technical he can often be found in his garage making props for photography shoots. He currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is submersing himself in both the colonial and civil war history of the area.


Music used in this production:
"Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod


Theme music by Man In Space


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Journey #113 - The Crowning of Charlemagne (You Are There)

Will Charlemagne, King of the Franks, accept a crowning as Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III?




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Simon Salt has been a student of history since he had his imagination sparked by a High School history teacher who brought the subject to life for him. Every since he has been an avid reader, amateur historian and consumer of all things historical. He is a professional photographeran author & Keynote speaker.

He is originally from England and moved to the US 12 years ago. A fan of all things vintage, mechanical and technical he can often be found in his garage making props for photography shoots. He currently lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is submersing himself in both the colonial and civil war history of the area.


Music used in this production:
"Feelin Good" by Kevin MacLeod


Theme music by Man In Space


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Journey #112 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (presented by Campbell Playhouse)

Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three Christmas ghosts.




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Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. They include Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol.

The Campbell Playhouse (1938–40) was a live CBS radio drama series directed by and starring Orson Welles. It was a continuation of The Mercury Theatre on the Air, but now directlysponsored by the Campbell's Soup. The series offered hour-long adaptations of classic plays and novels, as well as adaptations of popular motion pictures.


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