Archive: Asides

Doctor Who: The Lost Stories

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Doctor Who: The Lost StoriesLong, long ago (1985) the BBC put Doctor Who (then staring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor) on “hiatus” while pre-production was underway for it’s 23rd season. When the show came back 18 months later an entirely different Season 23 was produced. A few of the stories from the “lost” season 23 have been novelized but most have not.

Now Big Finish Productions (who have been producing amazing audio drama for years) announced that they’re going to be recreating the entire season on audio, including one previously unknown story.

Dursin, you called it

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Hey buddy. I understand your frustration. Just thought I’d point out that you called this one four years ago.

“Brave Men Run” Web-a-Thon Followup

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

In case you’re curious, Matthew Wayne Selznick posted a two part followup to his Sovereign Summer Sunday Event: Part 1, Part 2.

Go Listen: PodCastle

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Not a hoax! Not a dream! PodCastle, the fantasy audio magazine from the folks who bring you Escape Pod and Pseudopod, launched today. The first story is Come Lady Death by Peter S. Beagle, read by Paul S. Jenkins (of The Rev Up Review). Check it out.

Just a Reminder: Audiobooks = Reading

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This comes up now and again, so I’m just going to take the time to remind everyone that if I’ve listened to an unabridged audiobook of something, I’ve read it. You may wish to exclude me in some way from up upon your high horse, but you can’t take away from me the fact that I have read the book (more here).

Go Listen: Stories of the Third Wave, Episode 6

Monday, January 7th, 2008

The latest episode of Stories of the Third Wave, the companion podcast to Mur Lafferty‘s Playing for Keeps features a segment written by yours truly (performed by my lovely wife and I). It also features another great song from always entertaining Ookla the Mok.

“How to Beat Writers Block” Audio Course

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but Holly Lisle has released her first audio course (MP3 and PDF): How to Beat Writers’ Block (and Have FUN Writing From Now On) (which includes a copy of 21 Ways to Get Yourself Writing When Your Life Has Just Exploded).

Hopefully when things quite down for me I’ll post a review.

J.C. Hutchins’ “7th Son” Goes to Print

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

It’s been a big day for J.C. Hutchins. Earlier today he finished recording the last episode of 7th Son: Destruction, the final book in his 7th Son trilogy. More recently he posted a press release stating that the first book, 7th Son: Descent (previously reviewed) will be available in print from Saint Martin’s Press in 2009.

Congratulations, Hutch!

Free Novel Writing Seminar

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Holly Lisle is testing the idea of offering online writing seminars. She’s accepting applications for the test seminar now (this one is going to be free to the twenty selected participants as she works through the process). Sign ups close November 1, 2007 at the latest so act quickly.


Friday, October 19th, 2007

One of the things on my ever growing To Do list is to look into a replacement for the backend of my LifeFeed. Steffen Larsen’s LifePie looks like it might fit the bill once it’s released. You can see it in action here.