December 10th, 2013

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The Chronic Rift Network update

I'm horribly behind on updating stuff on The Chronic Rift Network, so without further ado, here is one big-ass update. It's likely that I missed some stuff, since I haven't updated since the end of September, but these are the high points, more or less (and certainly all the most recent stuff).

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    In Review: Mojo Rising. John S. Drew, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Krissy Meyers, and Michael Falkner host an in-review episode that includes Natalia Lincoln's review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson, Dan Persons's review of Riddick, and Keith's review of the final season of Burn Notice. Plus Bringing It to the Table and Pop Tops and the usual digressions...

    Classic: British SF TV. From 1993: Andrea K. Lipinski and Keith host a Roundtable on genre stuff from across the pond that includes Prydonians of Prynceton's Gary Blog, Cathy Boudreau, and Sharane McCurry. In addition, Keith examines the Peter David-Todd McFarlane debate moderated by George Perez and Orenthal V. Hawkins reviews Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and seaQuest DSV.

    In Review: Can Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku Dance? John, Keith, Michael, and Dan host an in-review episode that includes Natalia Lincoln's review of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron, Dan's review of Gravity, John reviewing The Christmas Stocking podcast, and Keith's review of the new fall TV season. Plus Bringing it to the Table and Pop Tops.

    Spotlight: Doctor Who's William Hartnell. The first of twelve monthly spotlight episodes that will highlight each of the twelve people who have played the Doctor, starting with John joined by G2V's Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg to look at the very first Doctor ("the original, you might say"), William Hartnell.

    Roundtable: "1983 Geek-a-Mania in TV & Movies." From Dragon Con 2013, Keith is joined by fellow podcasters Jessa Phillips (Good to Be a Geek), Van Allen Plexico (The White Rocket Podcast), Michael Gordon (New Legend Productions), and Kevin Eldridge (The Flopcast) to look back 30 years to genre stuff on screen in 1983.


Sci-Fi Diner -- below is just a sample of recent episodes; check the podcast web site for more
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Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
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The Batcave Podcast
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HG World -- the Parsec Award-winning full-cast audio drama is now part of the Rift Network!
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The Cardboard Jungle
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    October 1, 2013. Michael Falkner wonders if Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will be able to retain its top spot at the box office, and other stuff.

    October 8, 2013. Michael brings the bionic, as The Six Million Dollar Man's fourth season comes out on DVD, plus box office hits and more.

    October 15, 2013. Michael talks about the DVD releases of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, and much more.

    October 22, 2013. Michael looks at Gravity's continued reign at the top of the box office, and more besides.

    December 3, 2013. Michael looks at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and other new releases.


Cinefantastique Online
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Mighty Movie Podcast
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The G2V Podcast -- this is just a sample of recent episodes; check the podcast web site for more
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Generations Geek
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    Episode 15: Geeky about Gravity. Scott Pearson and his daughter discuss the movie Gravity along with astronaut Thomas D. Jones, plus an afterword on Doctor Who's 50th anniversary.


It Has Come to My Attention
    The War of the Worlds. Kevin Lauderdale looks back at Orson Welles's famous 1938 radio drama adaptation of H.G. Wells's classic novel.


Dead Kitchen Radio
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    Episode 35: Doctor Who. In honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, Keith R.A. DeCandido reads his 1996 Who short story "UNITed We Fall."


This and That with Him and Her
    "Thanksgiving Menu." Clay & Debby are back to talk about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and other holiday stuff.

    "Wurstfest." Clay & Debby discuss Wurstfest, a ten-day celebration of sausages in Texas.


Presenting the Transcription Feature
    CBS Mystery Theatre. John S. Drew hosts old-time radio, as all four October episodes (all at this link) highlight CBS Mystery Theatre, plus continuing new episodes of The Adventures of Superman and The Avengers.

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A bunch of StarCraft novels, including mine, are on sale for only two bucks on the Kindle!

Right now the following StarCraft novels are only $1.99 at the Kindle store:
    Speed of Darkness by Tracy Hickman
    Queen of Blades by Aaron Rosenberg
    Dark Templar Book 1: First Born by Christie Golden
    Dark Templar Book 2: Shadow Hunters by Christie Golden
    Dark Templar Book 3: Twilight by Christie Golden
    I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill
    Ghost: Nova by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Ghost: Spectres by Nate Kenyon
    StarCraft II: Flashpoint by Christie Golden
    StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils by William C. Dietz
    StarCraft II: Devil's Due by Christie Golden

Get 'em while they're cheap!
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