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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: https://www.theskepticsguide.org
 
The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Fea ...
 
Join me as I discuss literature from my perspective. A new take on classics and modern novella. Reading through the last page only, I will attempt to recreate the story based on the information given...which may not always be quite so accurate.
 
A monthly conversation about books and ideas on NTS Radio hosted by friends Carrie Plitt, a literary agent, and Octavia Bright, a writer and academic. Each show features an author interview, book recommendations, lively discussion and a little music too, all built around a related theme - anything from the novella to race to masculinity. Listen live on NTS Radio www.nts.live
 
Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by over twenty years, had a strong influence on Stoker's famous novel. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
On an island off the coast of Chile, Captain Amaso Delano, sailing an American sealer, sees the San Dominick, a Spanish slave ship, in obvious distress. Capt. Delano boards the San Dominick, providing needed supplies, and tries to learn from her aloof and disturbed captain, Benito Cereno, the story of how this ship came to be where she is. Dealing with racism, the slave trade, madness, the tension between representation and reality, and featuring at least one unreliable narrator, Melville's ...
 
Del Fawmer is a solo musican with a blossoming career, but her life is turned upside down when her dying grandmother asks her to delve into the secrets of the past. Visiting the old woman's house, Del comes across a box full of unusual musical instruments, each accompanied by a letter. Join her as she learns about a homemade, pedal-powered organ, the different uses for a drainpipe and Bob Dylan's unwanted harmonica. Each quirky instrument reveals a story from Del's family history that lead h ...
 
Brad Watson is the author of Last Days of the Dog-Men (Norton, 1996), winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Heaven of Mercury (Norton, 2002) received the Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and was a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction. A novella and collection of stories, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, will be published by by W.W. Norton in March, 2010.
 
This novella explores the relationship between Frank Saltram, a charismatic speaker who is also a freeloader; Ruth Anvoy, a young American who visits her widowed aunt, Lady Coxon, an American who married a Brit; and George Gravener, a British intellectual with a future in politics who becomes engaged to Ms. Anvoy. The story revolves around the dispersal of The Coxon Fund, a sum of money left by Ms. Anvoy’s father with the stipulation that is be given to a great man to publish and pursue mora ...
 
Dedicated to the author's son who was wounded in World War 1, The Shadow-Line is a short novel based at sea by Joseph Conrad; it is one of his later works, being written from February to December 1915. It was first published in 1916 as a serial and in book form in 1917. The novella depicts the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development. The novella is notable for its dual narrative structu ...
 
★Sci-fi ★Cerebral ★Witty ★Quirky A red dwarf star system punches through the fabric of space-time and barrels toward colonized space. The dire situation takes an unforeseen twist when an SOS transmission from a long-lost experimental starship, The Invictus, is traced to the system's sole planet. Based on the Alexandra Forever: 2291 novella series. Listener Advisory: Some strong language, references to sexual situations, occult references, depictions of drug and alcohol use, depictions of vio ...
 
Edwin Windsor, Evil Efficiency Consultant, returns with his manic lawyer Topper and his faithful secretary in this novella-length prequel to How to Succeed in Evil. Edwin is approached by a vampire, who offers him the prospect of eternal life if Edwin will help him with the troubles the modern world has presented his kind. It's Edwin versus Nosferatu in this insightful satire of the highly exploited vampire genre.
 
An audiobook science fiction and fantasy short story narration podcast. I professionally narrate Audiobooks, speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy stories from around the world every Monday and Friday. Most episodes are stand-alone short stories, with a few book excerpts and episodic audiobooks mixed in. From Epic fantasy to space opera, steampunk to urban sci-fi, and everything in between. This short story podcast is tailored to help bring authors and readers together, so each piece of fict ...
 
Candide vivait paisible et innocent chez le baron de Thunder-ten-tronckh, en Westphalie. Dans son château, le précepteur Pangloss (« qui discourt de tout » en grec), représentation de Gottfried Leibniz, professait un optimisme béat. Candide partageait cette plénitude d’autant plus qu’il était amoureux de Cunégonde, fille du baron. Un jour, ce même baron surprend leurs amours et chasse Candide à coups de pied « dans le derrière ». (Résumé par Wikipédia) This novella tells the tale of a young ...
 
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The Tear Thief

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In a world where emotions are disappearing, selling the tears containing these emotions has become a thriving industry. Alongside this enterprise and its harvested tears, a black market offers wild tears culled from unsuspecting donors for very personal use. Baldassario, the tear thief, is a virtuoso in this field. The greatest challenge of his career brings with it a most unexpected journey. "The Tear Thief" is a novella written as part of the Emotein art project. The www.emotein.com site p ...
 
In this podiobook: The Gyssyc ship is in orbit above Ulliam; the Task force sent to meet them has been destroyed. Captain Cook fears the worst, the Gyssyc has declared war on the Ulliam. The crew of the Arwen must figure out what happened before a second fleet arrives, the fate of three races rests in their hands.The Arwen Season 2: Ulliam is the sequel to th Parsec award winning novella The Arwen Season 1: Regal.
 
Jacqueline is an Award-winning author, having been recognised for her debut novella Walk Quiet Run Quick. A fictional crime story that creates an awareness of some of those red flags hidden within a relationship. She has also published her 2nd book, The Relationship JigSaw. 8 Key Pieces For A Healthy Happy Relationship. She interviews women and young girls who have experienced abuse and how they overcame adversity and challenges. Gain insights about relationships that will engage, educate an ...
 
Agent Augustus Elsworth is a Seeker of the Arcane Unknown, mechanic, pilot and thief... or so he believes. When he is caught trying to steal a magic artifact from the ruthless mobster Charles Patrick, he is offered a choice: buy it outright, or forget about his mission. In order to win the money, the young mechanic decides to enter the Cliffside Aeroprix, the most dangerous air race in the world. Can Augustus win the race, or even survive it? “Maiden Flight of the Avenger is a rattling yarn, ...
 
A podcast for lovers of speculative romance, Season 1 dives deep into each and every entry in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. Join Mara from the YouTube channel Bookslikewhoa and guests as they dissect every mating dance, every nefarious plot in the PsyNet, and everything else that makes this series iconic. If you like Fated Mates, Learning the Tropes, or Ice Planet Podcast, you’ll enjoy Changeling Cast.
 
The title of the novella is almost an adequate summary in itself. The “boy-meets-girl-then-loses-her” story is universal but not, I think, banal – despite a surprise ending which notoriously turns out to be very little of a surprise. “First Love” is given its originality and poignancy by Turgenev’s mastery of the piercing turning-point (akin to Joyce’s “epiphanies”) that transforms the character’s whole being, making a tragic outcome inevitable. Even the nature symbolism is rescued from trit ...
 
UN/RESOLVED is a unique, two-sided crime fiction podcast for fans of murder investigations like Serial; gripping audiobooks; and deep, intertwining mysteries... 1. UNRESOLVED (Episodes 1-6): Join host Zoe Drew as she unravels one of the strangest murder cases in modern British history, in all six episodes of FNR Digital Radio’s twisting "true crime" podcast series, ‘UNRESOLVED’. 2. RESOLVED (Episodes 7-12): Looking for answers? Gather more insight, discover dark family secrets, and uncover w ...
 
Nestled deep in the heart of Pennsylvania is the small borough of Hull’s Landing. While it may seem like just an ordinary place, The Landing holds a secret so dark, that there are those who will do anything to protect it. For decades, young girls have been disappearing like clockwork. While some have their suspicions, the entire town lives in fear; and for good reason. When Rita Clemens, a former member of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, decides to make her new home in Hull’s, she begins to ...
 
Published in 1872, Carmilla is an early work in the vampire literature genre and is incidentally one of the most influential of its type. The gothic novella accounts the tale of Laura, a young woman who becomes susceptible to the friendship and seductive charms of the mysterious Carmilla. A gripping tale of coincidence, mystery, compulsion, dark romance, and deception, Le Fanu’s classic is regarded as having paved the way for modern takes on vampires. Narrated by Laura, the novel opens with ...
 
“Mark Phillips” is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators is which one. Originally published as That Sweet Little Old Lady, Brain Twister follows the adventures of FB ...
 
The Gambler is a short novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. (Summary from Wikipedia)
 
The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol. Due to the pandemic, the Civic’s annual production could not be presented this year. Defying fate, Carol’s director, Kerry Shanklin, has adapted the work into a radio play, which will be available for download on December 1st from this website, and other sites. The recording, which has been funded by the Civic’s donors and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, ...
 
George Eliot's seventh and perhaps most famous novel almost didn't get written! It took birth as a short novella titled Miss Brooke but she was unhappy with its progress and finally in despair, she decided to put it aside for a couple of years. Meanwhile, personal problems intervened and when she took up the project again, it was with a renewed sense of creativity. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life first appeared as an eight-part serial novel in 1871-72. In 1874, it was finally compile ...
 
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Tattoo

Paul Elard Cooley

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Scars. They remind us who we are, what we are and where we have been. But when a scar takes away your identity, what would you do to get it back? Jackson, a journalist in Houston, discovers links between several murders that have taken place in his city. His investigation draws him into the world of body art where he discovers an obsession worth killing for.
 
In a world that expects perfection and settles for nothing less, a young man plays in the ruins of a broken marriage, and a man with a broken body woos a woman with a broken heart. Author Ann Regentin has written everything from reading comprehension tests to poetry and music, but seems to have found her real niche somewhere in the gutter. As of now, she's still too happy there to climb out. Producer Nobilis and his wife Dee have been producing the "Nobilis Erotica" podcast for over a year. ...
 
Maude is a novella by Christina Rossetti, written in 1850 but published posthumously in 1897. Considered by scholars to be semi-autobiographical, the protagonist is 15-year-old Maude Foster, a quiet and serious girl who writes poetry that explores the tensions between religious devotion and worldly desires. The text includes several of Rossetti's early verses, which were later published as part of her collections of poetry. - Summary by Elizabeth Klett
 
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A collection of eight horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler, author of INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and ANCESTOR. This eBook-only title features seven tales from Scott's six years of free audiobook podcasts, plus the brand-new novella "Hunter Hunterson & Sons.” Scott still gives away his audio stories -- for free -- every week at scottsigler.com Stories in BLOOD IS RED: Number One with a Bullet In the high-stakes world of the National Football League, a wasted d ...
 
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Night after night, beautiful young women are murdered in the city of Memphis, home of the blues. The police have no clues and it all comes down to Detective Renee Juliard, a tough, gritty woman not very well liked among her collegaues, to save the city from the fear that continues to build like an enraged hurricane. Tim Seale, a married newspaper editor is having trouble sleeping. Morning after morning, however, he awakes with his clothing damaged and sometimes even blood on his hands. As he ...
 
One dark and stormy night, a stranger arrives in West Sussex at a village inn. He is heavily clad in an overcoat and his face is wrapped in bandages. He takes a room at the inn, but refuses to socialize with anyone. He stays cooped up in his room all day and night, working with strange chemicals and apparatus. Suddenly, strange events begin to happen in the village. Mysterious burglaries and fires break out, culminating in a destructive rampage across the peaceful countryside. The stranger i ...
 
Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation - or her undoi ...
 
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
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Some families don't come from blood. Listen to the book four playlist here https://talltaletv.com/series-of-portals-and-portents/ or listen to book one http://talltaletv.com/series-monsters-mushrooms/ listen to book two http://talltaletv.com/series-of-tyrants-and-teakettles/ Listen to book three http://talltaletv.com/series-of-bandits-and-bad-magic…
 
From number one best-selling author Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson comes the first of three Skyward series novellas, each told from the perspective of a different member of the team back on Detritus. Listen to FM's story between Starsight and Cytonic. When a planet-destroying Delver suddenly appears in the sky of Detritus and vanishes just a…
 
Hell is only torture for those who fear the flame. Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Jude-Matulich-Hall/e/B08J6FKWZM?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1634898180&sr=8-1 Jude dwells in her Heavenly Hell with child - Sidny, hubby - Jason, their black cat, Baphomet, and their bunbuns, Boo & Gizmo, in the lovely Pacific Northwest United States. Inspired by …
 
If you think about your favorite books, they’re probably not standalone novels. Many of todays books, especially in fantasy and sci-fi settings, are part of a set. Writing a series, though, can be difficult work. Not only do you need to consider the plot of a single book, but the plot that will connect all of them. This, of course, doesn’t always a…
 
This minisode we are leaning even further into our autumnal and back to school-ish vibe to talk about The Campus Novel, a genre that includes some beloved books and some much less beloved books, but remains enduring nevertheless. Why is there such an appetite for novels about university life? Are these stories mostly wish fulfilment narratives for …
 
★Sci-fi ★Cerebral ★Witty ★Quirky Fiddlehead is uncertain as to whether or not she is being abducted into a cult by a homicidal maniac, but tags along anyway. Bronson and Jane delve into the mythology of the Goddess. Listener Advisory: Some strong language, references to sexual situations, occult references, depictions of drug and alcohol use, depic…
 
Story would not be the same without multiple characters. You often need a villain and at least one supporting character. In some genres, especially epic fantasy and science fiction, there will be at least a dozen prominent supporting characters. There are even some cases where the supporting characters are almost main characters of their own. It’s …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:40 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Part #1 Famed science communicator Dr Karl tells us about snipers, TikTok, Anti-Vaxers and the way in which social media companies pander to the advertising dollor. Dr Karl is an Australian science communicator and popularizer, who is known as an author, and as a science commentat…
 
What could POSSIBLY go wrong with giving robots human emotions?! Mike Morgan was born in London, but not in any of the interesting parts. He moved to Japan at the age of 30 and lived there for many years. Nowadays, he's based in Iowa, and enjoys family life with his wife and two young children. If you like his writing, be sure to follow him on Twit…
 
Stories could not exist without some form of character. Especially in the Hero’s Journey, it is the main character who drives the story forward. Readers connect better to the story when it is about the people inside the pages. That’s why one of the first things any author should build is their main character. While some authors don’t plan their cha…
 
★Sci-fi ★Cerebral ★Witty ★Quirky Alexandra rescues a suspicious and sanity challenged priestess to be. Bronson and Jane are shown a video of the nightmarish images being transmitted from the Invictus. Listener Advisory: Some strong language, references to sexual situations, occult references, depictions of drug and alcohol use, depictions of violen…
 
Worldbuilding is one of those things that we at Writing Roots (especially Leigh) can talk about for a very, very long time. There is so much that goes into the process of creating the world of a book, even if that book is based in modern Earth. You need to consider things like the history of the place and culture, the languages, and the geography. …
 
The Skeptic Zone #679 - 10 October 2021 Dedicated to the memory of Michael Wolloghan The Skeptic Zone is very sad to inform you that one of our founding reporters Michael Wolloghan died unexpectedly in October 2021. Episode #679 is dedicated to his memory, including a replay of one of his reports. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and…
 
Work is Hell When Hell overflows, what do you do with the lost souls? Daniel Charles Wild, otherwise known on reddit's writing forums as user BecauseISaidSoToo, is a long time contributor to Tall Tale TV. The short story 'Work is Hell' is one of the many wild tales included in his brand new short story collection, 'Stories For Imaginary Friends' Au…
 
One of the most common types of structures, especially in fantasy writing, is the Hero’s Journey. It’s why we’ve talked about it as much as we have over the course of this podcast. As we get further into Preptober, getting ready for National Novel Writing Month, one thing we suggest is to plan out the story you want to write. Yes, even you pantsers…
 
Can you have freedom without constraint? What role does it play in creativity, and can it be productive as well as limiting? This month our guest is the thinker and writer Maggie Nelson, whose latest book, On Freedom, explores the concept of freedom via four wide-ranging essays about art, sex, drugs and climate. Its subtitle is Four Songs of Care a…
 
Join romance authors Mina V. Esguerra and Tara Frejas on this livestream as they talk about the origins and inspirations of their characters names. Other authors in the community will also share their character name origins. Got questions? Ask them on the live chat during the stream or tweet @romanceclassbks . 🔴 Listen to the #RomanceClass​​​​ Podc…
 
★Sci-fi ★Cerebral ★Witty ★Quirky A red dwarf star system punches through the fabric of space-time into our universe carrying the long-lost ship, Invictus. Is the star system actually a probe? Listener Advisory: Some strong language, references to sexual situations, occult references, depictions of drug and alcohol use, depictions of violence, humou…
 
We are one month away from National Novel Writing Month. October, sometimes known in writing circles as Preptober, is the time to start planning for trying to write 50,000 words in one month. Before you can do any writing, you need some kind of idea. Something needs to stir your imagination so you can create wonderful worlds and characters. Leigh, …
 
Sometimes during an exorcism you have to improvise a little. Currently, A.A. Ron writes as a pastime and loves to create worlds and stories. This story was previously submitted in Volume V, issue 4 of the magazine JJ Outre Review in 2020 (https://thejjoutrereview.com/urban-demonology/), albeit with a few minor corrections made since then. ---- Stor…
 
Trigger Warning: Suicide does get mentioned while discussing "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman. The novels I explore in today's episode are "A Study in Scarlet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman; and "Malibu Rising" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. If you are interested in purchasing any of the novels mentioned, please follow …
 
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:04:44 You Can Count on Adrienne. With Adrienne Hill The Herman Cain Freedom Award (HCFA) is reminiscent of the Darwin Awards. Taken directly from the sub-Reddit it says "Nominees have made public declaration of their anti-mask, anti-vax, or Covid-hoax views, followed by admission to hospital for Covid. The Aw…
 
Even for an old dragon, age is only a prison if you allow it. Margaret Speaker Yuan is 6' tall with flaming red hair, a chess grandmaster, and a 10th degree black belt. She is a world traveler with a second home in Nepal, where she does most of her writing. Margaret loves to tell tales. She is published in middle grade non-fiction, and her unpublis…
 
Whether it’s a dystopian or utopian outlook, humans have been looking towards the future for almost all of history. The reason for painting on cave walls was to teach future generations. The reason we record current events is to make sure those to come know what happened in their past. The thing with the future, though, is that we don’t know what’s…
 
School is a loooong way in our past, but the imprint of that new start in September cycle runs deep, so in this minisode we are leaning into that back-to-school feeling. It also feels like there are more brilliant books on the horizon than ever this autumn, and we want to pay homage to our big and exciting to-read piles by telling you about some of…
 
Throughout the modern world trust in science has continued to erode at dangerous speeds. From anti-vaxxers to climate change deniers, there is an ever growing movement of people that deny science at the peril of us all. The shift towards a public with increasing lack of scientific literacy and critical-thinking skills combined with the proliferatio…
 
What is a superhero? Do they have to have superpowers of some kind? Did their origins have to be tragic? Are characters superheroes only because they started in comic books? No matter the answers, superheroes have become a massive piece of the storytelling world in recent years. We can largely thank the Marvel Cinematic Universe for that. Even befo…
 
A strange shimmer is more than just a sunspot. Tony Rauch has four books of short stories published – “I’m right here” (spout press), “Laredo” (Eraserhead Press), “Eyeballs growing all over me . . . again” (Eraserhead Press), and "What if I got down on my knees?" (Whistling Shade Press).He has been interviewed and/or reviewed by the Prague Post, th…
 
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