All Good Things…

We have had five awesome seasons of Variant Frequencies. However, in recent months my work life has gotten to be more challenging than in the past. It is harder to concentrate on the podcast.

All good things must come to an end. On May 30, 2010 we will be doing a live show at Balticon 44. That will be the final episode of Variant Frequencies. We hope that any of you who will be at Balticon 44 will come join us for this farewell performance. It is an opportunity to celebrate and say goodbye, instead of simply fading away.

We can’t thank the Farpoint Media family enough. It has been an honor and a privilege to be associated with this wonderful group of people. We will keep the site going as long as FPM is willing to let us. That will keep all of the stories available. It will also leave open the possibility of one day returning if I get the bug again.

Then we have the amazing writers: A.R. Yngve, Adrian Grey Marsden, Bryn Sparks, Carmelo Rafala, Christa Faust, D.K. Thompson, Darren Reid, David Tallerman, Dennis Egan, D.J. Burnham, James P. Hogan, Jason McDowell, Jonathan C. Gillespie, Johathan McGoran, Michael Natale, Ray Banks, Scott Sigler, Seth Harwood, Matthew Warner, Jack Mangan, D. M. Moehrle, Michael A. Stackpole, Ray Banks, Jack Westlake, and of course the two authors for which this podcast was originally started, Anne Stringer and Matt Wallace.

Variant Frequencies could not have existed without the incredible voice talents of: Stacey Griffith-Livingston, Tom “DevoSpice” Rockwell, Ian Jones, Anne Stringer, Maia “KnitWhitch” Whitaker, Anton Buntic, Heidi Jones, Jan Dalton, Evo Terra, Neil Stringer, Adrian Grey Marsden, A.R. Yngve, Jeff Frank, Scott Sigler, Ali Groves, Rich Sigfrit, Dani Cutler, Nan Worthington, Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, Chuck Tomasi, Leann Mabry, J. Marcus Xavior, John Cmar, Jack Hosley, Tony McCartney, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Will Hoffacker, Phil Rossi, Jack Ward, Lonnie Ezell, Ciaran O’Carroll, Nobilis, Paul S. Jenkins, Lorrie Mennenga, TD-0013, P.G. Holyfield, Seth Harwood, Thomas “cmdln” Gideon, Marck Pearlstone, Matthew Warner, Heather Welliver, Kreg Steppe, Matt Wallace, J.C. Hutchins, Chris Lester, Marilyn Taylor, Michael A. Stackpole, Sean “Dogg” Robertson, Benjamin Grundy, Christopher Mott, and Alasdair Stuart.

We also had some beautiful artwork by: Deena Warner, Paul Drummond, and Vincent Chong.

A major part of Variant Frequencies has been the music. We have been honored to feature music by: Abney Park, Cagey House, Evan Tate, Greg Seaman, Mue Sephei, Neil Stringer, and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Finally, we want to thank you, the listeners. Without you, Variant Frequencies would have had no reason to be. It has been truly an honor to have you listen to our stories. We can only hope that we entertained you, and distorted your reality…

for just a little while.

Heart of Clay: A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual

Ever since Saint Darwin returned with harvested seeds from an Egyptian bush that wouldn’t burn, golem constables have worked alongside human and ghost inspectors. They patrol England’s cobblestone streets together, keeping them safe from the monsters the patron saint of scientists exposed to the world. But when inanimate golems are being trafficked by a shadowy group of businessmen dressed up in wicked smiles and sharp teeth, it’s up to the Paranormal Patrol’s newest created member – Constable Lump – to go undercover in the gaslit night and learn where his missing brethren have vanished to, without sacrificing his newfound life getting the answers.
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Written by D.K. Thompson
Narrated by Rick Stringer
Voices: Ali Groves, Marck Pearlstone, Dani Cutler, and Alasdair Stuart
Art: Vincent Chong

Music
Abney Park
http://www.abneypark.com

Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Promo
Dead Hunt
http://deadhunt.kenncrawford.com

Vincent Chong
http://vincentchongart.wordpress.com

Murky Depths
http://www.murkydepths.com

Heart of Clay: A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual
Copyright 2010 D.K. Thompson
http://krylyr.livejournal.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2010 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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The Destruction of Sennacherib

19th century London. A place and a history much like the one we know, and yet changed. As a separist army stands poised for war, two words will determine just how far its course will deviate. Lethal Configuration. It’s the key to saving an empire . . . or annihilating one.

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Written by Bryn Sparks
Narration by Marck Pearlstone and Ali Groves

Music
Abney Park
http://www.abneypark.com

Laura’s MIDI Heaven
http://www.laurasmidiheaven.com/

Promos
Brave Men Run
http://www.mattselznick.com/

Staked
http://www.authoratlarge.com/

Brains Matter
http://www.brainsmatter.com/

Requiem of the Outcast
http://www.requiemoftheoutcast.com/

The Destruction of Sennacherib
Copyright 2008 Bryn Sparks
http://bastinadoes.blogspot.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Saint Darwin’s Spirituals

Ghost inspectors and golems patrol the streets of Whitechapel. Prostitutes turn tricks for the fever-dream flesh lusts of the spiritual. And the statue of Saint Darwin, the scientist who broke the barrier between the natural and the supernatural, oversees it all. Now a disciple of Darwin – a woman of skin and bone – follows a trail of blood and corpses over cobblestone streets, hoping to unravel the devastating mystery of her own life.
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Written by D.K. Thompson
Narration by Rick Stringer, Ali Groves, Dani Cutler, Maia Whitaker, and Anne Stringer
Music by Abney Park
Artwork by Vincent Chong commissioned by Murky Depths
Print version on Murky Depths

Promo
Matt Wallace’s The Next Fix
http://www.thenextfix.net/

Saint Darwin’s Spirituals
Copyright 2008 D.K. Thompson
http://krylyr.livejournal.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Last Flight of the Esperanza

Fifteen ships left Earth in search of new places for humans to live. When the Esperanza 15 crashes, only one of the crew is left alive. How will she survive when she is the only human on an entire planet?
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Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Ali Groves

Promo
Moldawer in the Morning Podcast
http://www.moldawer.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Sacrifice

Father Michael Brannigan isn’t your average priest. Since childhood he’s been a medium, a powerful seer of spirits. But in the jungles of Africa, he’s about to experience something unlike anything he’s ever seen before…
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Written by Jason McDowell
Narrated by Rick Stringer and Ali Groves

The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund

Jason McDowell
http://www.myspace.com/jason_mcdowell

HTFib
http://www.htfib.co.uk/index.html

Children of the Gods
http://www.childrenofthegods.net/

The Time Traveler Show
http://timetravelershow.com

Sacrifice
Copyright 2007 Jason McDowell

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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