Tag Archives: Science Fiction

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

http://media.blubrry.com/antithesis1/www.jdsawyer.net/wp-content/uploads/antithesis2-ep02.mp3A 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.

    Dealing In, Ep. 9 pt. 2

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    This one features Miss Kalendar along with Chris Lester and Kitty Nic’Iaian.

    This is part two of the final round of Dealing In. Part three will be coming next week. You guys rock!

    In this episode, we deal with some very particular and intelligent criticisms of Predestination voiced by Paul Fischer and Michael Spence.


    Dealing In, Ep. 9 pt.1

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    This one features Miss Kalendar along with Chris Lester and Kitty Nic’Iaian.

    This is it, folks, the final round of Dealing In before we get to Down From Ten. We toast the successful conclusion of Predestination and look forward. Some info on Down From Ten here, as well as some very involved conversations about the themes of Predestination, the possible interaction of quantum mechanics and consciousness, and the nature of trust. Not to mention a LOT of laughs, some inside information on what I’m like as a director, and lots of other stuff. This is one of three episodes in this final Dealing In saga — 61 minutes of audio goodness here. Enjoy!!!

    Dealing In, Episode 8 pt. 1

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    Part 1 of the final Dealing In (well, the final one before the end of the book) is here! This week’s serves up a mountain of your emails on a range of topics including:

    Old Europe
    Bastiat’s Principle
    Buried Alive In The Blues
    Steampunk (Van Der Meer, Broadmore, Carriger)
    Soulless by Gail Carriger
    The Red Panda and Black Jack Justice — Decoder Ring Theater
    Heather Welliver
    The basics behind stereo imaging
    McCarthyism and Bill Shelley
    Flight of the Conchords “The Humans Are Dead”
    Easter Eggs in Predestination
    First Gulf War
    Xanatos gambits and bounded perspective
    Is stealth technology in space possible?
    Chicken Scissors
    Tom Lehrer
    Man Love in Metamor City and on Erotica A La Carte
    Scott Sigler’s The Crypt
    Angels Unawares

    Kitty Nic’Iaian and Chris Lester join, once again. Enjoy!