Author Archives: Michael Spence

Podcast novelists in the NEW YORK TIMES

Two worlds have collided, and storytelling may not be the same again. In case you haven’t yet seen this, the august New York Times (”all the news that’s fit to print”) recently ran an article on podcast fiction, featuring Scott … Continue reading

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7th Son Sidebar: The Soul of the Palimpsest

Clerk’s log, MJDate 54103.3: What follows is a companion piece to “The Soul of the 7th Son.” SPOILER WARNING: Unlike “The Soul of the 7th Son,” which dealt with material appearing in the early chapters of Book One, “Descent,” of … Continue reading

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Podcasters take on Clement Clark Moore

On the fifth day of Christmas, P. Dilly gave to me … Actually, this was up on Friday the 22nd as part of the Pickle Tales Holiday Show #2, but, with the proprietors’ permission, I’m posting it here for those … Continue reading

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The Soul of the 7th Son: Gimel

Clerk’s log, MJDate 54091.7: Book One of J.C. Hutchins’s thriller 7th Son, “Descent,” is now complete, and it’s available for download in audio form at http://www.jchutchins.net (book plus extra material) and http://www.podiobooks.com (book only). If you haven’t yet heard it, … Continue reading

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Pickle Tale postscript

The results are in … and I’m out. Not a problem; hey, out of the initial 26 submissions (and you’ll get to hear all of them during the various Pickle Tales podcasts), I was chosen to be one of the … Continue reading

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For mine is a Pickle tale …

You — yes, you — can encourage an aspiring podcaster! Namely, me.

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The Soul of the 7th Son: Beth

[Continued from Part Aleph. You can find the podcast thriller 7th Son, read by author J. C. Hutchins, at www.jchutchins.net and Podiobooks.com — and I can assure you that it moves a heckuva lot faster than what you’ll read below. … Continue reading

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One universe. One GL Corps. One ethics? One could wish.

How entertainment doth mirror society! Or, The future isn’t what it used to be. Or, It’s amazing how the aliens we’ve never met have changed over the last half-century. This past Sunday, The Sci Phi Show featured an interview with … Continue reading

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The advantage of podcast radio: Freberg’s dream lives!

nybody here remember radio?” That was the question satirist Stan Freberg asked the audience in an auditorium one night in 1966.

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The Soul of the 7th Son: Aleph

If you want to see a good example of an SFF novel that slips in philosophical issues without whacking you upside the head with them, check out 7th Son, by J.C. Hutchins.

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