Oct 04

Synthetic Voices #9 – “Benjy” Fiction Reading

Here’s a bit of flash fiction that I wrote and read myself.  I’m not planning on making this podcast a self-promotion machine, but this story was just featured on another podcast and I thought I’d share it here as a little bonus.  Your regularly scheduled episode should go up soon after this one…

Written and Read by James Rogers
Previously featured on The Dribblecast

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Sep 03

Synthetic Voices Episode #8 – Selections from August 2012

School is back in session, the season will start changing soon, but let’s hold on to a bit more of summer, with a review of August’s best stories.  At least, according to me!

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Aug 24

New fiction and old fiction…

A couple exciting updates:

Briefly, I’m writing fiction a little more steadily over the last couple days.  I’ve had a story in the works (in my brain) for a little while, but now I have finally sat down and begun writing.  Better than that, I have a pretty good feeling about what’s come out so far…about 1500 words.  Here’s to finishing it…

More concrete and more exciting, my friend Charity has given me permission to feature one of her stories on Synthetic Voices.  She published her story, called “Trees,” previously in an ezine that has since disappeared.  When I find the time, I’ll record it for the podcast.

Incidentally, I encountered “Trees” while doing crits for Critters.org.  I knew Charity, but had no idea that it was her story or that it was subsequently published!

Aug 14

Podcast Statistics: Six Months In

Keep an eye out for the exciting statistical bit later on in this article!

It’s been seven episodes and about six months since I started this whole crazy podcast machine.  Since then, Synthetic Voices has found a relatively stable format and I’ve learned an enormous amount about podcasting and producing.


We got a new logo, too, courtesy of Thomas Woldering.

There is also a Synthetic Voices-associated discussion of speculative audio fiction at half the Washington Science Fiction Association‘s bi-monthly meetings.  I am incredibly thankful to everybody who has taken the time to read/listen to my list and participate.  We now have a small group who listen to just about every story and a lot of new people listening to at least ONE story.  Having a real-world group to interact with has definitely given me the drive to get the podcast out ON TIME!

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Aug 13

Synthetic Voices Episode #7 – Selections from July 2012

I have to admit that July wasn’t the strongest month for short audio fiction. That said, I guarantee that there were at least six interesting ones! Check them out below…

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