Round one of the big smackdown in the “Rookie” universe.
Written by Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace
Narrated by Scott Sigler

Copyright 2009 Scott Sigler and Matt Wallace

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Creature of God

A botched deal. A quietly menacing, unholy, fatherly crime boss. A waking nightmare of small-time criminals, gothic bars, and neon churches. Johnny finds himself immersed in a dark, sinister underworld, struggling desperately to hold on as his humanity slips away.
Written by Jack Mangan
Voices: Heather Welliver, Kreg Steppe, John Cmar, Matt Wallace, J.C. Hutchins, Chris Lester, Seth Harwood, Neil Stringer, Scott Sigler, and Rick Stringer


Adventures in SciFi Publishing

JT’s Indie Christian Music

Creature of God
Copyright 2009 Jack Mangan

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

The End of Flesh – Part Two

Pacs has been put on the trail of cannibal killers who’ve claimed a high-profile victim: the son of a controversial city councilman. His investigation brings “Busboy” face-to-face with Rosalie Barello, sister to the deceased. Beautiful and enigmatic, will she prove to be his strongest ally . . . or his prime suspect?
Written and narrated by Matt Wallace

The Next Fix

Playing For Keeps

Scott Sigler’s “Contagious”

The End of Flesh
Copyright 2008 Matt Wallace

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Help Sigler

Order InfectedOur friends J.C. Hutchins and Seth Harwood put together this audio file specifically for the Variant Frequencies listeners. They are trying to help Scott Sigler make it onto the New York Times Best Seller List. The thought behind this push is that if we can get Scott Sigler’s Infected onto the NY Times list, then that is going to help all fiction podcasters.

Scott Sigler


Birth and Death

Birth rules the life of a midwife, but she has also seen plenty of death. When she realizes she is immortal, birth and death begin to look the same. She knows that any new baby she helps bring into the world will die, in time. But she learns to look beyond the spectre of death when she sees the look of bliss on a new mother’s face and gains the wisdom to live in the moment.
Written and narrated by Anne Stringer

Cello music by Christine Williams

Scott Sigler’s Infected

Seth Harwood’s Jack Wakes Up

Matt Wallace’s The Next Fix


Birth and Death
Copyright 2008 Anne Stringer

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2008 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Precision Pictures buys two stories by Matt Wallace

July 10th, 2007 — Precision Pictures Pty Ltd. announced today it has acquired the film rights to Parsec Award winning author Matt Wallace‘s acclaimed experimental podcast novel The Failed Cities Monologues. The Sydney-based production company has also purchased the rights to Wallace’s short story “Delve.” The author will adapt both properties for the screen himself.

“It ain’t Rogue Pictures,” Matt says, referring to fellow Podiobooks author Scott Sigler, whose novel Infested was recently optioned by the Universal Studios subsidiary, “but I’m definitely excited. Mostly because it excuses me from getting that job at Kinko’s for another couple of months, at least.”

Matt is currently scripting an as-of-yet unnamed project for another Australian production team. He expects to begin working on the adaptations within the next few months.

Precision Pictures is the brainchild of Australian producer Simon Smithers, who, in 2006, began developing a feature film project based on Matt’s Detective Jon “Busboy” Pacson character. That project is progressing steadily.

When reached for comment, Smithers had this to say: “I have read many books and the screenplays that evolve from them, often with disappointing results. Matt, on the other hand, has the unique talent to take a script that one step beyond where his story left off. It’s a little disturbing, but luckily for me it takes an Aussie to recognize true American talent. I am truly looking forward to seeing ‘The Failed Cities Monologues‘ and ‘Delve‘ rendered to the big screen.”

The Failed Cities Monologues are set in a dystopian version of New York City and combine elements of cyberpunk, noir, and gothic horror. It is notable for its multi-perspective storytelling technique, which shifts between the point of view of eight different protagonists. Delve is set on a small space station in the distant future and concerns a small group of people working to reconstitute the human race after it has been decimated by a bizarre plague.

Both The Failed Cities Monologues and Delve originally appeared on the award-winning Variant Frequencies podcast.

The Dead Man and The Berserk

We know transhumanism as a philosophical concept, but in one techno-genetic future they’ll come to know it as a plague. And if you think the disease is deadly, wait until you meet the cure…
Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Scott Sigler


Murky Depths

Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

Bloody Monday

Today is Monday, Bloody Monday, and we’re celebrating with a special
episode to tell you, our fans, all about it.

I know that many of you are familiar with Scott Sigler, one of the
pioneering voices in podcast fiction and author of the hit podcast
novels Earthcore, Infection, and The Rookie. Now Scott’s most
subversive work, Ancestor, is coming out in print. And on April 1st,
2007, Scott wants to help prove the worth of podcasting to the
literary publishing industry by seeing Ancestor hit number one on
Amazon.com. To help bring you to the cause, Scott is offering Ancestor
in its entirety as a free .pdf download. It’s his hope, and ours, that
this will entice you to buy the novel when it’s released.

Ancestor is horror and suspense at its most raw, a manic fusion of
Michael Crichton and William Burroughs. On behalf of the entire
Variant Frequencies team, I want to encourage all of our fans to
support Scott by logging into Amazon on April 1st and purchasing a
copy. And in the meantime, enjoy Scott’s gift of this free Ancestor
.pdf. Read it, distribute it, blog about it. Help all of us who
podcast fiction show the world that what we’re doing works.

Thank you.

Get Scott Sigler’s “Ancestor” as a FREE PDF file!

Then buy it on April 1, 2007.

Failed Cities Monologues 18: Operative 853

You’re not the only one invested in the story of The Failed Cities. The Nicodemus Consortium is very interested in what’s been happening on both sides of the river, and one of their best operatives is about to give them a full report.

Be warned that the Consortium protects their secrecy with a vengeance. Eavesdrop at your own risk . . .

Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Benjamin Grundy

Scott Sigler’s The Rookie: http://scottsigler.podshow.com
Podiobooks.com: http://www.podiobooks.com/podiobooks/book.php?ID=110

Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
November 2006

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