This is in the nature of an experiment, albeit a protracted one.
Having come up with the idea of “live–action audiobooks”, or live–streaming myself reading, I realized that the recordings I was making in the process could be edited & sent out later as audio transmissions. aNONradio seemed like an ideal venue for this, in no small part because of its archive feature.
This is, then, a long–form spoken-word program, consisting mostly of my reading of classic science–fiction novels. I hope you enjoy!
- aNONradio timeslot : 15h UTC, Tuesdays and Fridays
- Streaming on Toobnix : planned for 2200 UTC Sundays, ending with a call–in period during aNONradio OpenVoIP (listen for announcements)
- PayPal : encourage the storyteller by leaving a tip
- Patreon campaign : tip the storyteller on a recurring monthly basis, and receive rewards — at the lowest tier, $1/month, you can download the individual story chapters (some free samples are available here)
- Twitch streaming : discontinued now that Toobnix is working
Major works read so far :
- A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs (shows 001—007)
- The Moon Pool, Abraham Merritt (shows 008—018) + novelette version (shows 058 & 059 )
- Cosmos, various authors, read as time permits rather than as a whole
- The Skylark of Space, Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith (shows 021—028, and a teaser for a re–read version available to Patreon supporters in show 90)
- Armageddon 2419 AD, Philip Francis Nowlan (shows 029—034)
- Auf Zwei Planeten / Two Planets, Kurd Lasswitz (shows 044—057)
- When the World Shook, Being an Account of the Great Adventure of Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot, H Rider Haggard (shows 061—072)
- The Gods of Mars, ERB (shows 73—80)
- The Warlord of Mars, ERB (shows 81—86)
- By Air Express to Venus, or, Captives of a Strange People, Roy Rockwood (shows 73, 77, 79, 80, 84—86 as fillers, and 87—90 as the main program)
- Pickwickians Abroad, “Deir Treblig Nhoj”
- A Journey in Other Worlds, John Jacob Astor IV
- A Columbus of Space, Garrett P Serviss
- The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole
- Journey to Mars, Gustavus W Pope
- Triplanetary, “Doc” Smith
- Skylark Three,“Doc” Smith
Shorter works read so far (as fillers, et cetera) :
- Citadel of Lost Ships, Leigh Brackett (shows 002, 004, 005, 007, 014, 015, 018)
- Shambleau, C.L. Moore (shows 038, 039)
- Lorelei of the Red Mists, Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury (shows 040, 041, 042)
- The Blind Spot, Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint ― this is actually a full novel, but I have read only the first 10 000 words so far (show 060)
- Columbus Was a Dope by Robert A Heinlein ― perhaps his shortest story, and I did not seek the permission of his literary estate before reading it, but I don’t think they’re going to be too harsh to me. Live and unedited here.
- A Sherlock of the Skies (1912) by Rene Mansfield ― live and unedited (with illustrations and re–typed text) here.
- The Flying Scarab and the Seventh Heaven (1911) by the same Mansfield, here.
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Related and Incidental Material
- Science–Fiction : The Early Years by Everett F Bleiler ― short summaries of many hundreds of stories, along with some commentary, and truly impressive indexing.