Hello faithful listeners! It is I, your reclusive host who has been kind of radio silent these last few weeks. What has happened to the podcast? Why the lull in episodes?
To tell you the truth…I simply don’t have the time. My work life has gone from unemployed, to underemployed, to part-time, to, now, full-time and busy! Plus, other things going on in my life (mostly good) have been taking up more and more of my time as well.
Any of my friends in podcasting know that writing and recording episodes takes TONS of time, preferably too much of it. I don’t really see those days returning any time soon and while I really don’t want to abandon the project I’ve put so much effort into over the last two years…I don’t have a choice.
So, Synthetic Voices is going on the shelf. The episodes will still live on in iTunes and other places, the show notes will also stay on the site. Some day I may find that precious time and pick the thing back up again, or perhaps morph it into something else entirely.
Until then…I hope to see locals at Balticon and Capclave as usual. Thanks to all those who came out to the podcast discussions, even as they became more and more infrequent, you guys are rockstars! And thanks so much to Tony and the StarShipSofa gang, who really helped my show go from unknown to semi-known. Tony is another guy doing this for the love, and he always amazes me that he’s kept up that gig for so long.
No podcasted episode this month due to my moving to a new apartment, but you can see the list below. It’s an abbreviated list, as I just wanted to get the top picks out quickly, but overall, not the strongest month for podcasted fiction anyway. There were a few interesting episodes I’m sorry to have excluded, but hopefully by now listeners will know how to seek out some solid fiction on their own…right?
I hope to have the August episode up sometime in early September (barring technical problems in my new abode).
Hey all, especially all you lovely people from Pseudopod! :-)
I’m moving house at the moment and so writing and podcasting is taking a back seat. Never fear! I hope to have a new episode out by month’s end. Just subscribe on iTunes, etc (see the podcast’s dedicated page) and you’ll get the new update when it’s ready.
Thanks so much for all the recent enthusiasm for the podcast!
We’ll be discussing the 6 “Top Picks” from the Synthetic Voices podcast, plus anything else that comes up in the mix (other podcasts, favorite/recent audiobooks). Also, learn about other activities of the Washington Science Fiction Association (with which we are affiliated).
Speaking of Capclave, don’t forget to buy your tickets for this Fall! George R. R. Martin is our Guest of Honor, but even without his magnificense, I would expect Capclave to continue to be an awesome reader/writer-focused weekend.
Speaking of cons more soon to come…Balticon is coming up in May and I am prepared with my tickets and buddies to room with. It’s my first non-Capclave con and I’m super excited about it! Joe Haldeman is the Guest of Honor, so I guess I’d better get working on The Forever War before I attend…
Back to writing. I’ve got a super short story submitted to Pseudopod’s 500 words or less competition. The top winners will get purchased and read by Psuedopod proper! It’s too late to submit your own work, but now you can help judge, voting on each block of 10 stories as they come out every 2 days. We’ve been organizing little reading parties where I read them out and we all…enjoy the quality writing. Occasionally there is a gem in there. I’m pretty proud of my story, so I’m bracing myself for when the forum folk rip it to shreds!