Category Archives: Free Will

Free Will, Episode 03

Well, that’ll teach me to swear I’ll be on time…

Nevertheless, I present you with Episode 3 of Free Will and Other Compulsions, In which the Moon Girl confronts the search party, Bill Shelley has a chat with the President, Joss weighs his options, and a new character steps into our little drama.



Cast this week (in order of appearance):
Andrea Fender as The Moon Girl
Michael Lemonjello as The Fish Man (Search Team Leader)
Mark Smith as The Jet Pack Man (Search Team Assistant)
Nathan Lowell as Senator William Shelley
Benjamin Roberts as Shane
Kitty NicIaian as the White House Aide
Miss Kalendar as Alyssa Hartman
and J.R. Murdock as General Assange


This week’s promo: Crudrat kickstarter campaign. A kickass girl’s adventure sci-fi novel by Gail Carriger for which I’m producing the audiobook.

And this week in the post-show I tell you a bit about our new cast member, and explain a bit about my philosophy of science fiction–particularly young adult science fiction.




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Free Will, Episode 02 day late, but not a dollar short, I give you episode 2 of Free Will and Other Compulsions, Free Will is back.



I proudly present, Episode 1 of Free Will and Other Compulsions.

Cast this week (in order of appearance):
Andrea Fender as The Moon Girl
Michael Lemonjello as the Search Team Leader
Mark Smith as the Search Team Assistant
Nathan Lowell as Senator William Shelley
Danny Schade as Senator Shelley’s Secretary,
Derek Moore as Jim Hartman
Stephanie Sawyer as Cassy Orinthal
George Chlentzos as Dougles Reeves
Kim The Comic Book Goddess as VAL
Miss Kalendar as Alyssa Hartman


This week’s promo: Every Photo Tells short fiction and fiction contest podcast.




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Blogging Free Will–Ebook Giveaway

So, Free Will is in prep for release right now, with the typos and other nit-picky details being worked over, layout being done, etc. It’s a big step forward in the Antithesis Progression, and there are a lot of you out there who have been waiting patiently for the series to continue.

Some of you will get a sneak peak. You see, this is a big book. It ate up more pages, and more time, than I expected by an order of magnitude, and I’m eager to see it find a good home on the shelves and in the e-readers of all of you, including those of you who have drifted away in the meantime, intending to come back when the series continued.

To let people know Antithesis is back, we’re going to need publicity. Publicity means you! Some of you out there enjoy blogging, posting opinion pieces and reviews, etc., and you are the ones I need. Starting today, the first hundred of you that email me with the subject line “Free Will Ebook” will receive a free, pre-copyedits ebook version of Free Will (and a corrected version once the proofs are done).

In return for receiving this advance review copy, you promise to blog the book when you’ve finished reading it and, once the book is released to the general public in the next week or two, to post a copy or extract of your blog review in two of the following: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, Kobo, Sony ebook store, Kobo, iBookstore. Those of you who feel enthusiastic enough about the book to post the review in all those places will be entered into a drawing. The four prizes in that drawing will be:

  • A copy of the signed-and-numbered collector’s edition of the Predestination poster
  • A signed paperback copy of Predestination
  • A signed paperback copy of Down From Ten
  • A Clarke Lantham Mysteries 2-pack: Paperbacks of And Then She Was Gone and A Ghostly Christmas Present
  • Spread the word!
    Also, watch this space. There will be more announcements in the coming days about casting calls, a new Death Threats contest, and other goodies.

    Free Will, ep 05

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    And now, Episode 5 of Free Will and Other Compulsions. Story So Far by Jack Hosley, host of Wander Radio.

    Cast this week (in order of appearance):
    Steven H. Wilson as Percy Scott
    Nobilis Reed as The Nurse
    Nathan Lowell as Senator William Shelley
    Kitty Nic’Iaian as White House Intern
    Benjamin Roberts as Shane the Aide

    Dealing In, ep10 pt1

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    Welcome to the first of several Down From Ten Feedback shows. This one is episode eleven of the Dealing In series of feedback shows, where I and several friends answer your emails and talk about whatever comes up. This time, I’m joined by Metamor City and Down From Ten cast member Chris Lester, New York Times Bestseller Gail Carriger, and producer/actor/cartoonist Kitty NicIaian. What do we talk about? An incomplete list, in no particular order:

    Stargate SG-1
    Sir Apropos of Nothing
    The Name of the Wind
    Stephen R. Donaldson
    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
    The Gap Cycle
    Cozy Mysteries
    Agatha Christie
    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Law vs. Morality
    Unconventional relationship structures
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    U.S. Regionalisms and prejudices
    Polyamory Weekly
    Free Will (announcement)

    Triple Threat Double Dip contest

    The first Triple Threat Contest is now upon us.
    Your Mission:

    • 1: Download and print these bookmarks.
    • 2: Cut along the dotted lines.
    • 3: Take to your local libraries and bookstores.
    • 4: Leaving a stack near the checkout gets you one point. Put a bunch inside books by Robert A. Heinlein, Stephen R. Donaldson, Philip K. Dick, George R. R. Martin, and Charles Stross for two points. (Do be sure to respect local laws and private property rights).
    • Take photos of each instance of bookmark distribution.
    • Email photos of your nefarious deeds to me at dan at
    • Each point will count as one entry of your name in the hat – so repeat as often as you wish to enter before December 20th.

    The winner will be drawn December 21st.
    Prize: Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time 2009 Memorial Calender, full of gorgeous artwork.

    Here’s your chance to double-dip. Check out Digital Magic and Metamor City for their versions of this same contest. Everyone who enters all three contests will automatically be entered into a second drawing – the prize this time being a package of local edible goodies from San Francisco and New Zealand!