Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Journey #106 - The Secret Diary by Cassie Alexander

A young boy finds himself the target of several attempts on his life.




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Cassie Alexander is an author and a registered nurse and author of the Edie Spence urban fantasy series, beginning with Nightshifted, Moonshifted, Shapeshifted, Deadshifted, and Bloodshifted.  Her books are also available in Germany, the Republic of Czech, and France.  She likes alchemy, blood, and science, in that order, and is your general all around nerd, with an emphasis on medical oddities and horror films.

Rish Outfield is a writer, podcaster, audiobook narrator, and voice actor.  He is also the co-host of the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.  You can also follow Rish on his blog, and read his stories on Smashwords.



Music used in this production:
"Despair and Triumph" by Kevin MacLeod

Related Links:
The Trial of Thomas Jefferson by David Barr Kirtley


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Journey #105 - The Nex by Tim Pratt (a preview)

Teenager Miranda Candle finds a mysterious necklace and is suddenly transported to The Nex, the bizarre city at the center of all possible universes, where she falls in with a pair of would-be revolutionaries - the skinshifter Howlaa, and the bodiless Wisp.

































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Cast of characters:
Renee Chambliss (author of Dreaming of Deliverance) as Miranda Candle (Randy)
Abigail Hilton (of the Fullcast Podcast and Guild of the Cowry Catchers) as Howlaa Moor
Bryan Lincoln (of the Fullcast Podcast) as Cal Candle, Randy's brother
Marshal Latham as Wisp


Tim Pratt is a science fiction and fantasy writer and poet. He grew up in the vicinity of Dudley, North Carolina, and attended Appalachian State University, where he earned a Bachelor's in English. In 1999 he attended the Clarion East Writing Workshop. He moved to Santa Cruz, California in 2000, and currently resides in Oakland with his wife Heather Shaw and son River. He currently works as a senior editor at Locus Magazine.

Tim's work has appeared in a number of markets, including Asimov's Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Strange Horizons. His story "Little Gods" (2002) was nominated for Nebula Award for the Best Short Story. His story "Hart & Boot," first published in Polyphony 4, was reprinted in Best American Short Stories: 2005. His "Impossible Dreams" (Asimov's July 2006) won the Hugo Award in the Best Short Story category. Collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist in 2008.


If you liked this preview of The Nex, you can finish the adventure in the free serialized blog form, as a paperback or Kindle, or as a continuation of the full cast Audible book.

To listen to the first story set in this world, you can listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of "Dream Engine" by Tim Pratt.  Caution: The roles of the cast are shifted around a bit, as explained in the today's discussion after the preview.

To listen to the further adventures of Miranda and Jenny Kay, you can listen to "We Go Back" by Tim Pratt as read by Mur Lafferty on Escape Pod..


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Journey #104 - Shadow of a Doubt - based on an Alfred Hitchcock film (presented by Screen Guild Theater)

Young Charlotte, or "Charlie", is happy to have her namesake uncle come for a visit until he starts acting suspicious.




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Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899, and later became an iconic English and American film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style.  Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else."


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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Announcements from Base Camp: 2014 Parsec Nominations (Take 2)

More of a plug than an announcement, but there you go.

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Related Links:
A list of Parsec eligible stories from Journey Into...
The Parsec Award Nomination page


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Journey #103 - Journey Into Space: Operation Luna 12 of 12 (presented by BBC)

As the crew of Luna prepares to be guided back to their own time, they begin to wonder about the nature of time, and whether they will even remember their experience.





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Journey Into Space was a BBC Radio science fiction program written by Charles Chilton.  Originally, four series were produced (the fourth being a remake of the first).  Chilton went on to write three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories, based upon the radio series.

Created in 1953, the first series was simply known as Journey Into Space, with the subtitle A Tale of the Future added by the Radio Times, but within the BBC it became known as Journey to the Moon. The series was set in 1965 (the year in which Chilton believed humans would first walk on the Moon), and was first broadcast in 1953–1954 on the BBC Light Programme.

In 1958, Journey to the Moon was re-recorded for the BBC Transcription Services (retitled as Operation Luna), because the original recordings had been erased. The first four episodes of the original series were omitted, and episodes 12 and 13 were merged into a single episode.


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Journey #102 - Journey Into Space: Operation Luna 11 of 12 (presented by BBC)

After overcoming their initial shock at seeing the “the Voice”, the crew learn more about the other creatures that live on the Earth.  But will they ever be able to get back to their own time?





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Journey Into Space was a BBC Radio science fiction program written by Charles Chilton.  Originally, four series were produced (the fourth being a remake of the first).  Chilton went on to write three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories, based upon the radio series.

Created in 1953, the first series was simply known as Journey Into Space, with the subtitle A Tale of the Future added by the Radio Times, but within the BBC it became known as Journey to the Moon. The series was set in 1965 (the year in which Chilton believed humans would first walk on the Moon), and was first broadcast in 1953–1954 on the BBC Light Programme.

In 1958, Journey to the Moon was re-recorded for the BBC Transcription Services (retitled as Operation Luna), because the original recordings had been erased. The first four episodes of the original series were omitted, and episodes 12 and 13 were merged into a single episode.


Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space


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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Journey #101 - Journey Into Space: Operation Luna 10 of 12 (presented by BBC)

After being brought to a city of domed buildings, the crew learn more about "the Voice"and its people, but they have yet to lay eyes on their hosts.





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Journey Into Space was a BBC Radio science fiction program written by Charles Chilton.  Originally, four series were produced (the fourth being a remake of the first).  Chilton went on to write three best-selling novels and several comic strip stories, based upon the radio series.

Created in 1953, the first series was simply known as Journey Into Space, with the subtitle A Tale of the Future added by the Radio Times, but within the BBC it became known as Journey to the Moon. The series was set in 1965 (the year in which Chilton believed humans would first walk on the Moon), and was first broadcast in 1953–1954 on the BBC Light Programme.

In 1958, Journey to the Moon was re-recorded for the BBC Transcription Services (retitled as Operation Luna), because the original recordings had been erased. The first four episodes of the original series were omitted, and episodes 12 and 13 were merged into a single episode.


Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space


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