Sometime earlier today or last night, downloads of our combined podcast feeds for Prometheus Radio Theatre, plus our Firebringer titles at PodioBooks.com, hit the One-Million mark. While we’re sure a lot of our colleagues out in podcast-land hit this milestone long ago, we’re pretty excited. We don’t know which show or chapter was the one millionth, but we do know that our single “best-selling” download is Steve’s reading of “The God of Tarzan,” and our most-downloaded work is still Taken Liberty. These numbers don’t include any of the audio we’ve provided to libraries, or to BooksAMillion.com, or the stats for Badge of Infamy via LibriVox; so our actual numbers are even higher. Thanks for listening, please keep listening, and tell, maybe, another million friends!
Sorry, all, but last night’s storm coupled with a very busy work week prevented the next chapter of Unfriendly Persuasion from going up last night. Looks like it will be Sunday this week. Part of the craziness, though, is a project I’m working on that may soon bring some very exciting news! Stand by!
Unfriendly Persuasion, the novel set just after the second series of Arbiter Chronicles episodes, was released March 8 in paperback and eBook. It’s available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords.com or any online book retailer. It picks up just after the events of “Contents Under Pressure.” The story stands on its own, but check our Arbiter Chronicles page for links if you’d like to listen to that show again before starting the novel.
Unfriendly Persuasion, read by the author will run by-weekly for the foreseeable future. Six new full-cast episodes of SuperHuman Times are being recorded now, as is Lance Woods’s reading of the SuperHuman Times novel Heroic Park, due out in August.
Please let us know what you think as you listen to or read Unfriendly Persuasion. Also, if you missed it, you might want to go back and grab our March 18th release of the Farpoint 2012 opening ceremonies, which includes a new episode of our sitcom, Waste of Space, guest starring Battlestar Galactica’s Kate Vernon and True Blood’s Kristen Bauer.
The Balticon Podcast has reached its 100th episode! And. to celebrate, Paul asked for fiction from the first ten podcasters to ever attend a podcasting track at an SFCon anywhere, anywhen, at Balticon 40. Since Steve Wilson was among those ten, Prometheus was asked for an entry; and how better to celebrate the 100th podcast from such a grand old SF con than with a special Arbiter Chronicles episode, featuring the entire cast?
So here it is, The Arbiters do Balticon! You’ll also hear some wonderful pieces by Jared Blackwell, Mur Lafferty and Christiana Ellis!
This brief update is mostly to let listeners know that episodes are no longer being posted to the feed at http://prometheusradiotheatre.com/?feed=rss. That’s exclusively our blog feed now. Podcasts will be on http://prometheus.rnn.libsynpro.com/rss.
I also mention the book Getting Things Done, by David Allen, which I recommend to anyone who’s feeling a bit out of control of all the STUFF they want to accomplish.
Finally, there are coupons available on Smashwords so that you can buy Firebringer Press ebooks for the reduced price of $2.50. These are good through June 25th. We’ll probably keep generating new ones, so check the Prometheus blog if you miss the date.
Taken Liberty: LP46E
Testing the Prisoner: HU58N
Our friend Helen E. H. Madden wrote “When the Angels Fall,” a story about a young man who’s in love with his oppressive robot guardian angel, for the collection Coming Together: With Pride. Steve did a reading of it for this week’s Nobilis Erotica podcast.
It being an erotica podcast, please consider yourself advised that the content is explicit.
Thanks to all of you who came out to see us at Balticon, both at the Farpoint table and at the Firebringer Presents panels and Steve’s reading. And just to show it wasn’t all business, here’s a photo by our own Paul Balze of Steve moderating the “Naughty Mad Libs” panel, and struggling not-so-bravely through the results of a mad-libbed passage from Robert A. Heinlein’s I Will Fear No Evil. Sheila Dee looks on, amused, while Doc Coleman seeks refuge on the delightful shoulder of Laura Frechette.
A good (noun) was (verb)ed by (number).
The first Arbiter Chronicles novel, Taken Liberty, has been available on Kindle (and, of course in paper!) for a while. This week, however, we’re excited to announce that it’s also available as an iBook, a Sony eReader book, and a Barnes & Noble Nook book! All of this is courtesy of the fine folks at Smashwords, where it’s also available in just about every ebook format imaginable!
Please consider supporting PRT by buying a copy for just $4.99, and please, please consider leaving a review on your favorite eBookstore!
The fine folks at Libsyn have submitted a correction to our blog feed with iTunes. New subscriptions will be pointed at the correct url soon. At that point, if your feed is broken, you’ll need to re-subscribe. We’ll post here when everything’s in order!