The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 02 – The Maven

Your sins don’t forget you during the holidays, and for The Maven, master street mediator, sometimes they haunt you in the form of an urgent call to a life-or-death hostage crisis. They say old soldiers never really die. At least The Maven certainly hopes so…
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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Jan Dalton

Music
Abney Park
Little Drummer Boy
http://www.abneypark.com

Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Neil Stringer

Promo
The Failed Cities Monologues
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness
Copyright 2009 Matt Wallace
http://www.matt-wallace.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 01 – Ethan

It’s the holiday season, even under the acid-washed black snowfall that covers the Failed Cities. For Reverend Ethan Grant, the holidays are about balancing brief moments of joy with long nights of blood. And the night has just begun…

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Rick Stringer

Music
Abney Park
Winter Wonder Land
http://www.abneypark.com

Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Neil Stringer

Promos
The Failed Cities Monologues
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/

Jake Bible’s Dead Mech
http://jakebible.com/category/dead-mech-podcast/

Tuning in to SciFi TV
http://tuningintoscifitv.com/

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness
Copyright 2009 Matt Wallace
http://www.matt-wallace.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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Out of Time

In a seaside town, a young man finds the world around him frozen in time.
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Written by Jack Westlake
Narrated by Rick Stringer

Promos
The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness

Glitter Girl
http://www.erinobriant.com/

Fiends
http://shadowpublications.com/

Buffy Between the Lines
Podcast Awards
http://podcastawards.com/

Farpoint Media
http://www.farpointmedia.com

Out of Time
Copyright 2009 Jack Westlake
http://www.jwestlake.wordpress.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

7th Son: Descent

Well, we got through the big push for J.C. Hutchin’s book, “7th Son: Descent.” I’m back in control of the site. That Kilroy 2.0 is one tricky hacker. It sounds like Hutch had a great day. I hope you all went out and purchased his book. Hutch is a fantastic writer, and I can’t say enough good things about the man.
7th Son: Descent

Bonus Epi[ CONTENT OVERRIDE: KILROY2.0 IS HERE!!! ]sode!

We have a special bonus epi>>> [ WARNING ::: DATABASE ERROR ::: CONTENT OVERRIDE ::: SOURCE: EXTERNAL ] <<< > source terminal location: UNKNOWN
> source terminal identity: UNAVAILABLE
> source login information: ENCRYPTED
> message begins

the post you are now reading is designed to dull your senses to THE TRUTH. do not live the life of the worker bee, the cog, the well-oiled piston in the MACHINE OF DECEIT!

there is a grand CONSPIRACY afoot. you have been taught to believe that you are UNIQUE, one of a kind. THIS IS NOT TRUE. long ago, a cabal of scientists created technologies to ensure that ANYONE’S MIND AND BODY can be duplicated.

human cloning isn’t NEAR. it’s already HERE. discover the truth at http://JCHutchins.net

you are being DECEIVED. break free from the cogs, flee the hive, become A PROPHET OF THE TRUTH!

kilroy2. was here … kilroy2.0 is everywhere

>>> [ CONTENT OVERRIDE CEASES ::: DATABASE STATUS: RECOVERING ] <<<

What’s this?

7th Son: Descent coming out in print

J.C. Hutchins is about to rock the publishing world with the print version of 7th Son: Descent. I’ve already told you how much I admire Hutch’s work. Hutch is one of the pioneers in podcast fiction. He released his entire 7th Son trilogy in 2006 and 2007 to prove that he could find an audience. He did exactly that, found an audience. But the mission isn’t finished. We need to help him get the rest of the trilogy published. Right now, only 7th Son: Descent is guaranteed to be published by St. Martin’s Press. The other two books are dependent on how well this one does. So, I’m asking you to go to JCHutchins.net to order 7th Son: Descent.

Hutch is once again creating new ways to promote his fantastic writing. You can get an EP recorded by one of the characters. John Smith’s “Anyman” EP can be found here:

http://jchutchins.net/site/2009/10/12/anyman-ep-track-1-unscrew-you/

There is so much more to explore on his site:

  • A brand-new podcast recording of the “print edition” of the novel (with new scenes, twists, and character tweaks)
  • A prequel audio short story anthology called 7th Son: 7 Days
  • Serialization of the novel in PDF at my site, and the text at BoingBoing.net
  • Free songs written and performed by John Smith, the musician character in the book
  • And more

I think Hutch is one of the best new writers out there. You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you have not read or listened to his work. There is no excuse. It is available in just about any form that you want, and maybe even soon, on film.

Here is the promo for 7th Son: Descent.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/jchutchins/7thSonDescent_Promo_01.mp3

Life Insurance

Just before Hurricane Katrina slams into his New Orleans home, a father purchases an unusual life insurance policy from a voodoo priestess.
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Written and narrated by Matthew Warner

Artwork: Deena Warner

Music: Digital Juice

Life Insurance
Copyright 2009 Matthew Warner
http://matthewwarner.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Variant Frequencies: Season V

Variant Frequencies: Season V starts on October 15, 2009. We will be back with a great story by Matthew Warner.

In December, we are going to blast your ears twice a week with The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness by Matt Wallace! The action starts on December 1 and ends on Christmas Day.

In January we will continue the Christmas theme with a fantastic story by New York Times Best Selling Author, Michael A. Stackpole.

We are just getting rolling folks. It is going to be a great season!

We Won!!

Under The BedVariant Frequencies won another Parsec Award. “Under The Bed” by Michael Natale won Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form). We are very excited about it. Congratulations Michael, and thank you for letting us produce this wonderful, creepy story.

We also want to thank Michael A. Stackpole. Mr. Stackpole is New York Times Best Selling Author who provided the incredible voice for this story. From the moment I first read this story, I heard Michael A. Stackpole’s voice in my head. I’m so glad he agreed to read it for us.

Thank you to the 2009 Parsec Awards Steering Committee for all of their hard work on the awards.

Finally, thank you for listening to Variant Frequencies. There is more good stuff to come, we promise.

Naught But Ash

Nothin’ like a good hangin’ to bring folks together. ‘Frontier justice’ is what they called it back in the day. Brutal, maybe, but efficient. Those days are back, but with a twist.

Strangers just ain’t what they used to be.
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Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Rick Stringer

Music
The songs “Tetrishead”, “Frozen Angels”, “We Insist” & “Exurgency”  by Zoe Keating
c 2009 (ASCAP) All rights reserved
http://www.zoekeating.com/

Music by Bandmate Loops
http://www.bandmateloops.com/

Promo
Stranger Things
http://www.strangerthings.tv

Naught But Ash
Copyright 2009 Anne Stringer
http://anne-stringer.livejournal.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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