Here’s something all fans of SF and audio books should know about, enjoy, and then tell many other people about:
1) Transmissions from Beyond is a site dedicated to podcasts produced from short fiction published in Interzone; each podcast can be listened to while you’re browsing, or you can download them, and the stories are great! I found this site through a link on Greg Egan’s webpage – his short-story Crystal Nights, had been ‘podded’ and posted on Transmissions from Beyond for everyone’s enjoyment (and it’s a bloody good yarn, trust me!).
2) When I visited Transmissions from Beyond yesterday, I downloaded the latest podcast, Heartstrung (haven’t listened to it yet) and Clockwork Atom Bomb – this is the story by Dominic Green, and I was blown away by it! Imagine being in Africa, in the DRC, sometime during the aftermath of a nuclear war; imagine finding out the those in charge are playing with a weapon so destructive it could literally destroy the planet, a weapon which is fed raw sewerage (not sure of the spelling, blonde-moment alert) and rubble and bodies; imagine being the only person on the ground who knows what the weapon is, and then trying to stop that weapon from going ape-shit – believe me when I say that this story is excellent! It’s face-paced, high-concept, funny, and incredibly tense! I for one am very glad to have found Transmissions from Beyond and Dominic Green!
So follow the links above and check out the podcasts, the sites, and Dominic Green’s free novels – oh, didn’t I mention that?