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PODCAST REVIEW: To the Manor Borne by Robots

I’d like to draw your attention to a new sf fiction podcast, To The Manor Borne By Robots. This is an interesting new entry in the field of fully-produced science fiction audio dramas. Let me shamelessly crib from the press release for a description:

Only stories will feed the Beast! In the new podcast, To The Manor Borne By Robots, a monstrous entity invades 25th century Earth, wreaking havoc, destroying cities, killing millions. The only thing that will pacify it is stories, stories read to it by the Master, the leader of the future Earth. In an effort to destroy the Beast, the Master transports his 21st century ancestor, a cube-worker named Bob, to the future, where his DNA signature allows him to be a stand-in with the Beast, while the Master travels to the past, to unravel the origin of the Beast, and destroy it. Each episode features the serialized story of the Master, Bob, and the Beast, as well as a stand-alone story, all voiced by an extensive and talented cast of actors, lavishly produced, with sound effects and music. A sci-fi Scherherezade, To The Manor Borne By Robots is available on iTunes, and via web-player on its own site. Journey to the Manor, where the future is past.

They’re two episodes in, and I’m hooked. Every episode is split just about evenly between the frame narrative, where Bob and the Master must keep the Beast quiescent while seeking to destroy it, and the story that Bob reads to the Beast. Bob introduces the story, but it isn’t simply read; like the rest of the show the story is fully dramatized, with different actors, foley sound effects, and music.

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 12/17/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. @Baen: “The night don’t seem so lonely” by Sharon Lee
  2. Fantasy Scroll Magazine #4 – December 2014
  3. @Terraform: “One Day, I Will Die on Mars” by Paul Ford

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 12/16/2014

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  1. Crossed Genres #24 – December 2014 – Destruction
  2. Electric Spec #9.4 – November 30, 2014
  3. Expanded Horizons #44 – November 2014
  4. Journal of Unlikely Entomology #10 – November 2014
  5. Mirror Dance –  Winter 2014
  6. New Myths #29 – December 2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 12/13/2014

Thanks for all of the support with my new novel, First Lights. Still no movie or theme park deal. I’ll keep you posted.

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #162
  2. Ideomancer #13.3

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 12/12/2014

 

This is it, SFSignalnauts (yes, that term will catch on)… I finally have a bonafide science fiction book released as of today.  First Lights is the first book in the offplanet series, about Humanity’s first big push into outer space.

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Apex Magazine #67 – December 2014
  2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #161
  3. Clarkesworld Magazine #99 – December 2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/19/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Vice/Motherboard has kicked off a new near future science fiction venue: Terraform
  2. Beware the Hairy Mango #247 – “God-Emperor of Dog”
  3. Some Alternate History: “The Girl Who Couldn’t Fly “ by Lou Antonelli

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/15/2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/11/2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/08/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. A little late on my part, but: Fantasy Scroll Magazine #3 – September 2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/05/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Crossed Genres #23 – November 2014 – School
  2. Galaxy’s Edge #11 – November 2014
  3. Kaleidotrope Autumn 2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 11/02/2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 10/31/2014

So why did I disappear for a while? I had to work on finishing a book (an upcoming science fiction novel, so you can all judge me harshly).

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 10/29/2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 10/25/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. It exists in list format for the first time in a while. I’d say that’s pretty special.

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 9/11/2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 9/09/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Crossed Genres #21 – September 2014 – Typical
  2. Electric Spec #9.3 – August 31, 2014
  3. Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #21
  4. Mirror Dance Autumn 2014
  5. New Myths #28 – September 2014

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 9/06/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #155
  2. Lovecraft eZine #32 – August 2014
  3. SQ Mag #16

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 9/04/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Apex Magazine #64 – September 2014
  2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #154 – August 21, 2014
  3. Clarkesworld Magazine #96 – September 2014
  4. @Lakeside Circus: “Sassanid Sands” by Gitte Christensen
  5. @Tor: “A Cup of Salt Tears” by Isabel Yap

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 8/30/2014

And we’re back, after a nice August vacation.

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #153 – August 07, 2014
  2. @OpenBook Publishers: “A Time Travel Dialogue” by John W. Carroll, Et Al.
  3. @Mythic Delirium: “The Djinn” by Saira Ali

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Free SF, Fantasy and Horror Fiction for 8/06/2014

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What’s Special About Today’s Free Fiction?

  1. Apex #63 – August 2014
  2. Clarkesworld Magazine #95 – August 2014
  3. Subterranean Summer 2014 – The Final Issue

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