Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good Story 002: Serenity

Serenity Joss WhedonIn Episode 2, Julie and Scott talk about Serenity, a movie written and directed by Joss Whedon.

And here's the podcast!
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Extra Stuff mentioned in the podcast:
Diana Wynne Jones - Fire and Hemlock, The Lives of Christopher Chant, Howl's Moving Castle, The Homeward Bounders
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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    Good Story 001: The Reapers Are The Angels

    The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden BellIn the first A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast, Julie and Scott discuss The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell!
    For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.
    Download or listen via this link: |Episode #001|

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    An iTunes feed is on the way...

    Talked about in the podcast:
    And here's the audiobook from Blackstone Audio, read by Tai Simmons. I love this cover!

    The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Announcing "A Good Story is Hard to Find"

    Scott Danielson (from SFFaudio/Rivets and Trees) and Julie Davis (from Happy Catholic/Forgotten Classics) have a lot in common.

    We're both Catholic.

    We both love science fiction, mysteries, fantasy, books, movies ... in fact, we love good stories, wherever we find them.

    We both love finding stories that have a deeper meaning that sheds light on faith, belief, life, and God. Especially when those stories are right out there in popular culture. The Lord of the Rings springs to mind.

    We both love talking about our faith, stories, and deeper meanings.

    Last, but not least, we love sharing the conversation.

    Premiering this Thursday, Scott and Julie will begin the new Catholic podcast, A Good Story is Hard to Find.* (There will be more here than a blank space very soon!)

    This bimonthly podcast will alternate discussing books and movies that we can't wait to talk about and to share with you.

    We will begin by discussing The Reapers Are the Angels, Alden Bell's zombie apocalypse novel. (My review here.) The movie to be discussed mid-January will be: Serenity. You might be surprised at the themes these works carry about belief, faith, and free will. We were.

    Join us and spread the word.

    *Our patron author is Flannery O'Connor. Who else?