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Dealing In, Episode 11

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Welcome to the First of the Free Will/Next Ten Thousand Hours 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 creator Chris Lester, my The Next Ten Thousand Hours cohost Kitty NicIaian, and composer Danny Schade. What do we talk about? An incomplete list, in roughly chronological order:
1) Introductions
2) Schadeys’ music
3) Physical types for Lantham and Joss Kyle
4) Meeting Caspar Van Dien
5) Heinlein’s politics
5) Where would you live on the moon?
6) What’s Earth like in the Antithesis Era, and what effect did the nuclear war have?
7) People living on the moon and its security implications
8) Silly Antithesis titles!
9) Eggs and food and the penises of birds
10) Feedback (finally!)
11) Computer Security in Antithesis
12) Quantum computing and cryptogrpahy
13) revolutionary cell networks and types of trust
14) codes vs cryptogrpahy
15) Alyssa Hartman, Catholicism, Suave Rob and Bi-Gendered Characters
16) Commercial availability of Free Will
17) Who are the best commercial audiobook companies?
18) The future of Metamor City
19) The NSA
20) Knitting needles as weapons

Predestination: Exit Interview with Tee Morris

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What kind of insanity have I wrought? What does it take to do something like this?

What’s next on my plate? What does Tee Morris’s pubic hair have to do with podcasting?

Give it a listen and find out as Tee Morris roasts and interviews me on this special one-hour retrospective on Predestination and look forward to Free Will and Down From Ten.

Thank you all for listening all these long months.

Predestination, Episode 27

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Here we are, everyone. The final episode. The guy that got me into this whole thing, Scott Sigler brings us the final Story So Far. Be sure to stay tuned for the end matter — there is new music and a surprise at the end!

Thank you all for listening — it’s been an honor and a pleasure to torture entertain you.

Cast this week (in order of appearance):
Steven H. Wilson as Voleish and Percy Scott
Stephanie Sawyer as Cassy Orinthal
George Chlentzos as Douglas Reeves
Brian Levy as Jim Hartman
Erin Balabanian as Alyssa Hartman

Predestination, Episode 26

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The Climactic episode of Predestination clocking in at 37mins. This is easily the most acoustically complex episode of the series, with more kick-ss original music by Danny Schade. P.G. Holyfield joins the cast, too!

But that’s not what you’re interested in. You want to know what happens, and I can’t even ask you provocative questions because it might give something away. So, without further ado, the climax of Predestination.

Story So Far this week by Miss Kalendar of Brass Needles.

Cast this week (in order of appearance):
Stephanie Sawyer as Cassy Orinthal
George Chlentzos as Douglas Reeves
Erin Balabanian as Alyssa Hartman
Brian Levy as Jim Hartman
Kitty NicIaian as Fugitive and The Spaceport Announcer
P.G. Holyfield as Docking Controller

Dealing In, Episode 8 pt. 2

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Part 2 of the final Dealing In (well, the final one before the end of the book) is here! This time we banted with listener voicemails, talk about sex scenes and DOOM!, and laugh ourselves silly. A little treat to tide you over for till tomorrow, when the last episodes of Predestination drop!

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

Predestination, Episode 25

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Luna is rioting – Jade and Voleish are navigating their own ways through it. Meanwhile, Nineveh sleeps uneasily – in the calm before the storm, what small movements will change the course of the storm? The second transhumanist in our cast of characters is revealed – if you pay attention.

J.C. Hutchins, author of Personal Effects: Dark Art, brings us The Story So Far.

Cast this week (in order of appearance):
Stephanie Sawyer as Cassy Orinthal
Lorien Wheeler as Jade Orin
Steven H. Wilson as Voleish
Kitty NicIaian as The Computer
Christiana Ellis as The Protester
Justin MacCumber as The Shopkeeper
Michael Lemonjello as Xylar
Jonathan Sawyer as Furgeson

Predestination, Episode 24

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Joss may be able to hold his own against Doug Reeves, but will he be able to stand up under Doug, Ali, Jim, and Cassy all cross-examining him? And what does Cassy need to finally make up her mind about where she stands? This episode features more new music by Danny Schade, another cliffhanger and an unexpected appearance by a character we haven’t seen in a while. Enjoy!

Mur Lafferty , author and host of some of my favorite podcasts ever brings us The Story So Far.

Cast this week (in order of appearance):
George Chlentzoz as Douglas Reeves
Erin Ballibanian as Ali
Stephanie Sawyer as Cassy Orinthal
Brian Levy as Jim
Shannon Holden as The Air Traffic Controller

Dealing in, Episode 4 pt 3 of 3 (sex roundtable)

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Part three of the Sex Roundtable is here. This time, we tackle questions of sexual identity — both in how the authors relate to the characters and in how the characters define themselves.

Special thanks to both Chris Lester and Philippa Ballantine for joining me on this racy odyssey — it’s been a blast!

Interview at PodSyndicate.com

I’ve been interviewed in some depth over at PodSyndicate.com. Please head on over and comment! Here’s an excerpt:

The first book in the series, Predestination, deals with rigged poker games. Do you play? What did you learn from personal experiences that played a key role in creating scenarios in your book?

I’m actually pretty rusty, but at the time I wrote the first draft I played a lot, and had been playing for years. I got started when I was about ten, when an uncle of mine who was a low-level diplomat explained the nature of his job to me by saying “If you know how to play poker, and you know how to play chess, then you have the basic skills it takes to do diplomacy.” I was the kind of kid that viewed that sort of statement as a challenge, so within about two months I had a regular poker game going in my garage with my siblings and other neighborhood kids – we played for M&Ms or other types of kid-gold because we weren’t allowed to play for money. I kept on playing right through college on a daily-to-monthly basis, but since college it’s been hard to find people willing to play for stakes I can afford.

Read the rest here!

Dealing in, Episode 4 pt 2 of 3

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Part two of the Sex Roundtable is here. This time, Chris Lester is hosting it on his feed over at Metamor City and we’re running it concurrently here. Consequently, this one’s got his opening credits on it instead of mine. This episode picks up the discussion pretty much where we left off, give or take a bathroom break, and concentrates a little more on sex in Metamor City, but there’s still plenty of sauciness and chatter about Predestination to keep all of you who aren’t listening to both shows interested.

Look for part 3 soon!