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ADD Cast 064 – Jedi School Dropout

April 14th, 2009 by pfischer

In each community there is a coming of age ritual that marks the change between childhood and adulthood. In our wonderful podcasting tribe, two youngsters turned 14 and created their own podcasts to mark this momentous event. The first of these is a radio play based in the Star Wars universe written and produced by Spinderfly, a.k.a. Lava Spout.

Consider, if you will, what would happen if you had an obnoxiously perky Sith in training.

Category: Friends, Podcast, sci-fi, Tribe | 3 Comments »

ADD Cast 063 – Christmas 2008

December 27th, 2008 by pfischer

You’re intrepid ADDers, Paul and Martha, get together with Grailwolf’s Geek Life hosts Marc and Heather to geekout over babies, TV, movies, and beer. Lazy show notes. It’s a Merry Christmas geek roundup. We catch up on our lives and the things we’ve been enjoying. Big changes ahead for all four of us.

Category: Beer, BeerCast, Family, Friends, Geek, Humor, Movie, News, Podcast, sci-fi | 3 Comments »

Free Book: Playing For Keeps full PDF with bonus story- PARASITE AWAKENS

August 22nd, 2008 by pfischer

Mur Lafferty has released her novel Playing for Keeps for free as a PDF. 

A free book? There’s no such thing as a free book! What’s the catch?

No catch. It’s free. But, Mur asks that if you like it you purchase it from Amazon.com on August 25. She’s making a run on Amazon and really needs us all to pitch in and help her get noticed. She, like so many others, has a book contract now. But podcasting novels are still a new medium for delivery and we need to show the publishing industry that this makes a difference. 

Martha and I have read the PDF version multiple time. We help Mur by making the PDFs and doing layout and formatting. We also did a little editing. All of this was to help Mur make the best product possible. We bought the first version of Playing for Keeps when it was self-published on Lulu.com. And now we’re joining her for her run on Amazon and we’ll be buying multiple copies of Playing for Keeps as published by Swarm Press.

Mur has delivered countless hours of enjoyment and encouragement to the pod-o-sphere. She has also inspired and rallied people including me. It is not an exaggeration to say that if Mur wasn’t here I wouldn’t be either. I wonder how many other people to whom you listen, read, and watch are here because they were inspired by Mur Lafferty. I’m guessing the number is larger than you think.

So be ready to place your order from Amazon.com for Playing for Keeps on Monday August 25. Be there! Aloha.


Category: Author, Balticon 41, Balticon 42, Balticon 43, Book, Events, FarPoint Media, Freebie, Friends, Geek, News, Podcast, sci-fi | Comments Off on Free Book: Playing For Keeps full PDF with bonus story- PARASITE AWAKENS

ADD Cast 061 – Double! No Trouble

August 7th, 2008 by pfischer

The force of nature known as Tee Morris and the irrepressible Philippa “The Killer Librarian” Ballantine join us for their last and best Double Trouble interview. Martha and I interview Tee and Pip about writing, life, and all sorts of things.

  • Beverage roundup
  • Black Adder
  • Quantum Leap
  • Don’t mess with the librarians
  • PROMO: Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts
  • PROMO: I Should Be Writing
  • Cataloging duels of librarians
  • Fear the weeding policy
  • Kitties!
  • I AM Survivor Dad!
  • “The dark goddess must dine on tears!”
  • PROMO: Metamor City
  • PROMO: Reality Break
  • Tee Morris in a barrel
  • Double Trouble (links galore)
  • Free PDFs have over 50,000 downloads!
  • Why haven’t they been Boing Boing‘d?
  • Don’t whine Tee
  • If you want me to post your PDFs you have to ask me
  • If you’re going to buy, please do so on 8/8/08 on Amazon.com
  • Getting voice parts for future podcasts of Digital Magic and Pitcher’s Pendant
  • Tee and Pip talk about the plots of their upcoming books
  • Pip and Tee trapped in the same body
  • Erotica a la Carte
  • Tee will be organizing live events at Balticon 43
  • MUSIC: Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes by The Buck Brothers

Category: Author, Balticon 43, BeerCast, Book, Erotica, fantasy, FarPoint Media, Friends, Humor, Interview, Music, News, Podcast, sci-fi | Comments Off on ADD Cast 061 – Double! No Trouble

Second Free Book – Pitcher’s Pendant

August 3rd, 2008 by pfischer

Due to a problem with iTunes I have to put the link to Tee Morris’s book in a separate post. Please see the previous post for all the relevant info.

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ADDCast 060 – Obsidian Morris

August 2nd, 2008 by pfischer

Tee Morris joins us for snails and and impromptu review of 7th Son Obsidian.

All Books available from Amazon.com


Category: Beer, Friends, Geek, Humor, Interview, Music, Podcast, sci-fi | 1 Comment »

ADD Cast 059 – The Incredible Hulk

June 26th, 2008 by pfischer

We review the new movie, The Incredible Hulk. Not to be confused with lesser movies of a similar title.

Lazy show notes:

John Cmar

Sci-Fi Laura



Heather Welliver

Marcus Grailwolf Bailey

Greg Wright

Martha Holloway

Paul Fischer

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The Future and A.D.D.

May 19th, 2008 by pfischer

Paul got interviewed on Stephen Euin Cobb’s awesome podcast, The Future and You.

We talk about Balticon, public safety, wireless broadband, attention deficit disorder, and much more.

Recorded at RavenCon.

Category: Balticon 41, Balticon 42, Friends, Geek, Interview, Podcast, Politics, sci-fi, Science, Social Responsibility | Comments Off on The Future and A.D.D.

Voice of Free Planet A.D.D.

May 15th, 2008 by pfischer

A special appearance on Jared Axelrod’s Voice of Free Planet X podcast. Jared has gone daily now. It blows me away to see how he maintains awesome quality every day. I loves me some Free Planet X.

Today: Voices from the Future

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ADD Cast 058 – Bleeping Baby Names

April 5th, 2008 by pfischer

This episode stars Sonic Boom, who’s real name has been bleeped many times because her father was too drunk to remember not to say her real name.

Guests include Tee Morris, Marc “Grailwolf” Bailey, Heather Welliver, Brand Gamblin and his girlfriend Allison

  • Plug galore – It’s so annoying I’m not giving anyone links, so there!
  •  I Will Swallow Your Soul
  • A little review of Farpoint Convention
  • Erin Gray
  • Sonic Boom thinks the studio has a revolving door
  • Marc’s convenience store sickness
  • Burger King chip
  • PROMO: Stranger Things
  • PROMO: Aliens You Will Meet
  • Scott Sigler needs antibiotics: help him with his Infection
  • Pimpage/Bell abuse
  • More questions for Cthulhu
  • Thank you for your service to your country
  • Live Calls for Cthulhu at Balticon
  • Would you want to see a live Hey! Want To Watch A Movie?
  • Stop The Noise!
  • Morevi spoiler alert
  • Be on the lookout for J.C. Hutchin’s Obsidian

MUSIC: Shoot Him Down by Babylon Bombs

Category: Balticon 42, Beer, BeerCast, FarPoint Media, Friends, Geek, Humor, Podcast, sci-fi | Comments Off on ADD Cast 058 – Bleeping Baby Names

ADD Cast 057 – Open (Con) Season

March 30th, 2008 by pfischer

This week I am joined by Podcast fans Meagan and Scott Breakall, Chooch from the podcasts Into The Blender & City of Heroes, and Paulette Jaxton. We discuss the impending launch of Scott Sigler’s novel Infected and the opening of Con Season 2008.

Lazy Show Notes

Music: Shoot Him Down by Jenny Beck (@Music.Podshow.com)

Scott Sigler Donuts

Category: BeerCast, Friends, Geek, Humor, Podcast, sci-fi | 1 Comment »

Scott Sigler’s Infected – Free eBook

March 29th, 2008 by pfischer

<The free download period has expired. Get your copy of Scott Sigler’s Infected on line or at your local bookstore. Thank you!>

We did it before and we are doing it again.

Scott Sigler’s new print version of Infected gets released on April 1st, 2008. Over the next few days, his publisher has allowed him to give away copies of the PDF version of the book for free.

We are helping him do just that.

For more information on Scott and Infected, visit www.scottsigler.com

If you want share the file with friends, get them to download it from this page or from:


By getting the file from that link, it’s proving to the big publishers that we podcasters have a clue about what we are doing.

This file will only be active for a few days, at which time the link will become inactive and you’ll have to go to the bookstore to read the story. Which you should do anyway.

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ADD Cast 054 – Cloverfield

January 21st, 2008 by pfischer

We review the new J.J. Abrams movie, Cloverfield.

Spoiler free and Spoiler laden reviews.

PROMO: Fear the Froot

Category: BeerCast, Friends, Geek, Humor, Movie, Podcast, Review, sci-fi, Wine | 1 Comment »

ADD Cast 053 – Xmas Past

January 3rd, 2008 by pfischer

Martha & Paul, Heather & Marc

Xmas wrapup

Jared Axelrod’s Avante-Garde Dinner

Slice of Soup

Cocktail of Pot Roast with Cranberry sauce

Recovering from the cookie disaster

Marc and Heather’s Xmas

PROMO: Nocturnal by Scott Sigler

PROMO: Better Late Than Never

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December 17th, 2007 by pfischer

In addition to offering its listeners their regular story for the month of
December, Variant Frequencies has prepared a special holiday surprise for
fans of the two-time Parsec-nominated FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES, as well as
all those who’ve supported the podcast in the past year. We are proud to
present THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS, an exclusive 10,000-word
eChapbook written by Matt Wallace and produced by Variant Frequencies.

Failed Cities Book Cover

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Martha and Paul Guest Host Popular Internet Video Show

November 5th, 2007 by pfischer

Lulu TV‘s hit Internet show, This Day in Alternate History (TDAH pronounced Ta-Dah!), was guest hosted on Sunday Nov 4 by your favorite podcast hosts Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway.

In this episode of TDAH, we report from the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan. If you’re a Godzilla fan, you can’t afford to miss this one. Great Godzilla questions will be answered, such as what kind of women he like, his favorite recreation, why he really stomps Tokyo, and who is true love is.

Watch it here!

TDAH is up for The Best Video Blog of 2007. Please vote to help our friends at TDAH continue their rise to fame and fortune.

Category: Humor, Interview, News, sci-fi, Video | 1 Comment »

Scott Sigler’s NOCTURNAL launches midnight on Halloween

October 12th, 2007 by pfischer

Nocturnal Podcast
Click here to play the NOCTURNAL promo

Junkies – it’s time for a new novel. Not a short story, not a “novella,” but a full-blown, balls-out, tits-swingin’ novel that will have you crying like a little punk every Sunday when the episode finishes. NOCTURNAL is that novel.

And on top of that, I’m running a contest where YOUR NAME can be the name of a victim in NOCTURNAL. All you need to do is go to the brand-new scottsigler.com and register a full profile. Go there, then look on the left-hand side. See where you’d log in? Create a profile. FILL IN ALL THE FIELDS to win! If you don’t want to fill them in, no worries, but only complete profiles are eligible to get ‘dat ass killed and be immortalized in the pages of NOCTURNAL when it’s printed in 2010.

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ADD Cast 048 – Princess Mononoke

September 30th, 2007 by pfischer

We are joined by the Swiss Family Nobilis to review and discuss Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki‘s anime masterpiece.

  • Yusuf The Wonder Neighbor
  • Calls you never want to get when you’re on the other side of the planet
  • Our LOL Cats Contest ( link )
  • High Fiber Cat
  • PROMO: Asian Variations, a free download album
  • PROMO: Christian Ellis‘ The Sounds of Awesome
  • PROMO: Better Late Than Never Podcast
  • We summarize the movie Princess Mononoke
  • What’s the hero’s name?
  • We talk about how the movie makes us feel and how awesome it is
  • FarPoint Media’s big announcement (Special thanks to Summer Brooks, Mike Mennenga, and Jeffery Willerth for their hard work)
  • MUSIC: Black Heart off Asian Variations by MoShang

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Hugo Awards 2007

September 1st, 2007 by pfischer

Best Novel: Rainbows End
by Vernor Vinge (Tor)

Best Novella: “A Billion Eves”
by Robert Reed
(Asimov’s October/November 2006)

Best Novelette: “The Djinn’s Wife”
by Ian McDonald (Asimov’s July 2006)

Best Short Story:
“Impossible Dreams” by Tim Pratt
(Asimov’s, July 2006)

Best Related Book:
James Tiptree, Jr.:
The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
by Julie Phillips (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Dramatic Presentation,
Long Form: Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Dramatic Presentation,
Short Form: Doctor Who
“Girl in the Fireplace”

Best Editor, Long Form
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Editor, Short Form:
Gordon Van Gelder

Best Semiprozine
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Liza Groen Trombi

Best Fan Writer
Dave Langford

Best Professional Artist
Donato Giancola

Best Fanzine
Science-Fiction Five-Yearly
edited by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers

Best Fan Artist
Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 2005 or 2006
Naomi Novik

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