AD 026 – The Survivor   November 30th, 2010

We have another holdover from October, recorded at the podcasting panel at the Fur Fright convention in Connecticut over Halloween weekend. Peter Katt finished off the panel by doing this live reading, which shows the aftermath of a zombie outbreak through the eyes of a house cat.

“The Survivor” by Sean Silva

Read by Peter Katt

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Other links mentioned in the intro: Seminar from Pendant Productions.

Download or listen to the episode here.

Bait and Switch   November 28th, 2010

Bait and Switch cover
Bait and Switch by Austen Crowder

Print Book, $13.95, available from Amazon and Lulu.
Kindle eBook, $6.95, available from Amazon.
iTunes eBook, $5.99, available from Apple.
Nook eBook, $5.99, available from Barnes & Noble.
eBooks, $5.99, available from Bad Dog Books.

 

In Fenton’s world, some kids are toons. Some think the change is biological. Others think the change is social. But some kids turn into toons, and Fenton’s father just wants it to stop. He’s even built a Realist movement to ban toons from the real world, hoping that it will keep his own children from following in their estranged mother’s cartoon footsteps.

 

Tensions rise as the Realists lobby to get their ban set into law, and toons fight for their right to be themselves. Fenton’s father knows he can count on his two boys to stand behind him and his dream of building a safe, a toon-free reality. It’s just too bad that Fenton’s becoming a toon….

 

Cover artwork by Dustin Friend.
Different Skins Volume 2 cover art
Different Worlds, Different Skins, Volume 2
More of Humanity’s Encounters with Other Races

 

Print Book, $17.95, available from Amazon and Lulu.

 

What if humanity shared Earth with other sentient species? What would first contact with an alien race be like? What wonders or horrors could be wrought by our experiments to create new life-forms, both biologic and mechanical?

 

This continued anthology examines these ideas, showing humanity’s interaction with the Other, in the form of anthropomorphic animals. The stories cover diverse genres, from science fiction and fantasy, to contemporary fables, exploring themes of race and culture and the endless possibilities of the human condition.

 

Featuring stories by Earl Bacon, Cebelius, Austen Crowder, Seth Drake, Phil Geusz, G.F.D., Jason Gillespie, Graveyard Greg, Renee Carter Hall, Saia Kferr, Paul Lucas, Annette C. Miller, Brian Miller, Benjamin “eSca” Reed, Ryx, Will A. Sanborn, James Steele, Stephen Soliz, Tim Susman, Phillip Velasquez, Viergacht, and Wirewolf.

 

Cover artwork by Sara “Caribou” Palmer.

AD 025 – The Beast in the Rain   November 17th, 2010

“The Beast in the Rain” appeared in the fiction anthology Different Worlds, Different Skins, which featured fiction of human/anthro interactions. Besides giving some nice back-story on genetic-engineered races and their relationship to humanity, the story also has some gripping and moving drama. It was on another stormy night like this one where Shane lost Becky, now he’s forced to confront all those memories and unresolved feelings once again.

“The Beast in the Rain” by Sean Silva

Read by Chris Hvidsten of the Outcast Novel Podcast

Music cues by Infinity Squared

Other links mentioned in the intro: The Furry Writers Guild

Download or listen to the episode here.