Friday, August 14, 2009

A Quick Note

On September 3 of this year -- that's 2009, I don't get here very often -- the Science Fiction podcast site "Escape Pod" will be 'casting a story by Eugie Foster the title of which, SINNER, BAKER, FABULIST, PRIEST; RED MASK, BLACK MASK, GENTLEMAN, BEAST, is a real tweak. I love long titles. You may have noticed.

Ah. I'm narrating the thing. That's the point of this post. The story is dark, lush, richly evocative and gives me lots of nifty characters to fuss with. Love it. It's also a great story! Did I forget that in the rush to talk about my small part in bringing it to you? It is. It makes me want to read a lot more of Ms. Foster's work.

As a sidebar, I'm preparing another one of my stories for the British podcast site, Not sure when that'll be.

So. What the hell do these pictures have to do with Eugie, Escape Pod, Starship Sofa, et al?

Nothing. These are resonance photos. They get me vibrating in sync with memories, they help the past get all harmonic with the present.So, finally, to let everyone know: the new book is at about the one-quarter point in it's coming-about. As of now, the title is "Love." It won't stay that short for long. The pictures on this post are from one very real location that's been hanging in my head for years and which features prominently in the book.

The book is about becoming a human being. It's about the horrors of becoming a real live person. It's about the terrors we ditch in that time when it first dawns on us that we're alive and just before the corollary to all that joy smacks us in the face.


Diane Severson said...
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Diane Severson said...

Hey, I just read that story by Eugie last week. Indeed a fantastic one. I'm looking forward to your narration. I'm sure it will enhance the story's creepiness! :-)

Jack said...

I just listened to the Escape Pod episode, and -- my word. Your narration is stunning. You have a marvellous, mahogany voice and such passion and emotion in every word: it took a story that I would have skimmed over or ignored in text form and turned it into a narrative that absolutely gripped me.

Please, please, read more stories out loud.

Anonymous said...

Jack, thank you for the very kind words. I don't know. The story itself, silent, on the page, sort of rumbles the gut.

Diane...hope you've had a chance to listen... Hope you like it.


Larry Santoro said...

Why, oh why!? I have to identify my own-damn self every time I try to leave a comment or log into my site!

Evo Terra said...

Your narration of last week's Escape Pod story was nothing short of fabulous. Thank you, sir, for such an exciting read.

I listen to an amazing amount of audio fiction, as I'm the co-founder of It's with a keen ear when I tell you how exceptional your ability to convey a story in audio truly is.

I hope to hear more from you in the future.


Larry Santoro said...

Thanks for the comment. I've got a lot of my work, self-read, over at Stop by and browse. I begin at about episode 40.

Again, thanks for the comment.


Erich said...

Loved your reading at EscapePod. Eugie is a fantastic author and I look forward to learning more about you as well. Starshipsofa, here I come!

Larry Santoro said...

Thanks, Erich. I hope you like some of my stories on StarShipSofa!

Joe Mahoney said...

Hi Larry

Count me as another person who really enjoyed your narration. The raw emotion in the scene where the main character is skinned alive was something else.

I'll definitely be checking out your StarShipsofa stuff

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