Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TGMG 156: The Podcast Without Fear

Big and Rish watch and discuss the first episode of "Daredevil," the Marvel Studios/Netflix collaboration that you have probably already finished.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rish Performs "Technos" by E.C. Tubb on

I finally got another of the "Dumarest of Terra" books produced, and it's available to buy on Audible.  In this, the seventh in the series, Earl Dumarest goes to farming planet Loam to seek a wise man who knows of Earth, and eventually ends up on its conquering planet of Technos, where he must flee from the authorities and seek out a woman with a photographic memory who may know the location of his homeworld.

"Technos" brings up several fascinating story elements--a planet where status is based on how everyone does on vocational/standardized tests, an unkillable toxic plant on an agricultural world that is encroaching on every farm (perhaps placed there by an enemy planet), a tribute of the poor citizens in which the wealthy elderly use their bodies for a chance to be young again, a sadistic scientist who develops elaborate mazes in which to test the intellect, physical prowess, and luck of the various prisoners he places in there, and a fear-obsessed, ageing ruler who sees betrayal and assassination at every turn.

The Link:

This was probably the smoothest, least-troubled Dumarest production I've done, and when I looked at my stats--feeling masochistic after misunderstanding the plot of 50 SHADES OF GREY--I discovered that the first Dumarest book "The Winds of Gath," is my biggest-selling audiobook.  So I guess I'd better get off my duff and start another of these.

Rish Outfield (of Terra)

P.S. Not really sure what's up with the cover art, but it's still better than what I could come up with.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rish Performs "Drink To Me Only With Labyrinthian Eyes" on Pseudopod

Pseudopod is a horror fiction podcast that is, amazingly, over four hundred episodes long, hosted by the lord of hosts, Alisdair Stuart.  A couple of those episodes have, unfortunately, been tainted by my foul narrations, and this week's is one of them.

The story is--deep breath--"Drink To Me Only With Labyrinthine Eyes," written by Tom Ligotti.  As the title suggests, this was a bit of a throwback kind of story, reminding me of Poe--"The Tell-tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and most of all  "The Masque of the Red Death."

The narrator is an entertainer, a mesmerist, and I tried to sound like a cross between a showman and Vincent Price in an old Roger Corman Poe adaptation.  I tried to sound more classically old-fashioned in my narration, and the story was quite difficult to perform naturally, so check it out yourself to see if I succeeded.

Here's the link:

Rish "Labyrinthine Arse" Outfield

Sunday, April 19, 2015

That Gets My Goat 155: A Novel Approach

Rish talks about the writers symposium he attended, and he and Big discus the possibility of writing a novel this year.  And twins?

Also, the first appearance (and hopefully the last) of a new character on the show: California Rish!

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