The New Century Multiverse
Panther Soul: Sizzle Reel

Panther Soul: Sizzle Reel

December 2, 2021

This is a quick update on the production of the New Century Multiverse, followed by a rich and varied sneak peek at the characters and voices from the upcoming audiodrama; Panther Soul. I'm going to be writing novels for a long while, so we will all have to wait for this one, but hopefully the sizzle reel should whet your appetite. You may even feel like reading the book and giving it a star rating and review on Amazon. 

A huge thank you to all of the voice artists who worked their tails off to get me these moments. Hearing you all together is bewitching and thrilling. And this may well be my favourite so far. 

· New Century Update 0m 0s

· Kolo Nash (Alex Shaw) 3m 0s

· Stardancer (Theo Leigh) 9m 40s

· Maximus (Spencer Leeb) 14m 15s

· Dalesh and Grandpaw (Shanta Parasuraman and Akshdeep Singh Vohra) 16m 00s

· Dokoda (Felix Quist) 16m 30s

· Marko, Sir Dashington and Captain Beatrix (Orion Richardson, James Batchelor and Laureta Sela) 17m 30s

· Maugg (Maya Souris) 20m 00s

· Commodore Shrike (Sharon Shaw) 22m 30s

· Kolo’s Fight Poetry (Alex Shaw) 23m 10s

· Lia (Willow Shaw) 23m 15s

· Through the Wind Door 26m 20s

· Hrao (Maureen Foley) 27m 45s

· Close 29m 40s

· Showboating Kolo (Alex Shaw) 30m 00s

· Panther Soul Theme: “Zaad” (Jason Bradley Livesay ASCAP) 31m 00s

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 3

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 3

November 8, 2020

WARNING: Yet again, full Spoilers for Uncivil outlaw (And a lot of other New century stories).

The third of three making-of sessions. There's talk of managing the comedy and drama, and events in the real world having a transformative effect on the events of the fictional, as we look to an uncertain future. Plus I get to air some Easter Eggs and treasures from the creative process. This is one to stick around all the way to the end for. 

Our interviewers can be found on their own New Century fancast feed "Through the Wind Door" https://throughthewinddoor.podbean.com/

Greg Downing @MightyGregDoge

Toby Jungius @TJungius

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 2

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 2

November 7, 2020

WARNING: Again, full Spoilers for Uncivil outlaw (And a lot of other New century stories).

The second of three making-of sessions where we discuss such things as Wight's thinking, the maajikal restrictions on the story and why Yagana might be so goddamn scary. 

Our interviewers can be found on their own New Century fancast feed "Through the Wind Door" https://throughthewinddoor.podbean.com/

Greg Downing @MightyGregDoge

Toby Jungius @TJungius

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 1

Behind the Whitescarves: Uncivil Outlaw Q&A 1

November 6, 2020

WARNING: Full Spoilers for Uncivil outlaw (And a lot of other New century stories)

This is the first of three recoded sessions where Sharon and I talk about how Uncivil Outlaw was put together. What was planned for years and what emerged organically during production. Stick around for much talk of the music, and for the first salvo of Uncivil Outtakes.

Our interviewers can be found on their own New Century fancast feed "Through the Wind Door" https://throughthewinddoor.podbean.com/

Greg Downing @MightyGregDoge

Toby Jungius @TJungius

SteamHeart Q&A [Session 2]

SteamHeart Q&A [Session 2]

November 5, 2020

We return for the second salvo of questions from Greg Downing and Toby Jungius. You'll find out what being an editor has entailed for Sharon, how I handle character death long-term and my approach to representation of sexuality.

As well as this there's more outtakes at the end and a fairly moving wrap-up. 

These Q&A sessions will return soon, after the next production wraps. 

SteamHeart Q&A [Session 1]

SteamHeart Q&A [Session 1]

November 4, 2020

After the fun but chaotic round-table with the cast I decided that we could get to greater depths on SteamHeart and Phase 1. 

So I brought in two avid listeners and readers to come up with a bunch of questions for Sharon and I, none of which I had influence over, to see what shook out. And we weren't disappointed. Greg Downing and Toby Jungius were more than up to the task of challenging us to think about our creative process, and hopefully we will get to record more Q&A sessions in the future. 

The Making of SteamHeart [Part 1: The Cast]

The Making of SteamHeart [Part 1: The Cast]

November 3, 2020

Major spoilers for SteamHeart!

This is a gathering of the main cast of New Century (all together in one place for the first time in a long while). We take this opportunity to answer some of your questions about SteamHeart, some silly, some serious and share some insight to the creative process.

This is one of three SteamHeart features, the other two being a Q&A session with just Sharon and I, and the original table-read when I detailed for the cast what would be happening in our eighth book, recorded WAYYY back in very early 2017. 

Behind the Whitescarves: Philosophy of Humanity

Behind the Whitescarves: Philosophy of Humanity

November 2, 2020

This is a special show giving each notable character in the New Century Multiverse a few seconds to lay down their view on humanity. I spent a long time putting this one together, and zeroing in on each distinct mindset.

 

Alex Shaw: Thomas Arlington, James Penrose, Raven, Ulysses S. Grant, Miguel Alejandro Delgado, Nathaniel Curtis, Nikola Tesla, Maurice Fisher, Seth, Mister Wight, Robin of Loxley, Archduke Coriolanus, Ajax, Frederick Douglass

Maureen Foley: Sarah Arlington, Hraoanna, Tabitha Chorley, Merlene

Sharon Shaw: Abigail Grey, Katherine Holloway, Li Ying Long, Mortimer Wilson, Scarlet Wilhelmina

Spencer Leeb: Frank Butler, the Nag, 

Laureta Sela: Annie Oakley, Harriet Arlington, Viola Heartstone

Matt Wardle: Jeremy Pines, Thomas Edison, Joseph Tremaine, Johan Krieger, Oberon, Ambrosius Baltus

Theo Leigh: Truth Arlington, Gwendoline Saxe-Coburg

Bob Chipman: Sean Riley

Daniel Floyd: Henry McPherson

Lou Fernandez: Dutch Van Tassel

James Batchelor: The Black Shuck

 

Endless Voyage was provided by Tabletop Audio and Welcome to Chaos by Ross Bugden

A Huge thank you to our special patrons this month

Joel Robinson, Duran Barnett, Tom Painter, Finbar Nicholl, Abel Savard, Jamas Enright, Marc Lucksch, Dan Mayer, Joe Crow, Chris Finik, Toby Jungius, Dave Hickman, Aaron Lacluyze, David Garcia Abril, Ben Hayes, Ciaran Dachtler, and Lorraine Chisholm.

The Making of Let Them Go and The Christmas Thieves

The Making of Let Them Go and The Christmas Thieves

November 1, 2020

This is the first making of type show that we've done since The Princess Thieves wrapped, principally because I realised our Behind the Whitescarves discussions were so rich and detailed that they did most of the work of the reader. I was producing dense texts and then explaining them to you.

That's not a dynamic which makes for a massively successful author/reader relationship. So from now on these shows will be much shorter and more like fun get-togethers with the cast where we answer your questions. It gives you a taste of the depths available but the rest we leave to you. 

Plus you can get the complete lowdown here about the upcoming Definitive Edition of Secret Rooms. 

Guests: Sharon Shaw, Theo Leigh, Laureta Sela, Spencer Leeb and Maureen Foley.

The New Century Multiverse 101

The New Century Multiverse 101

December 31, 2014

This is an overview of the multiverse for newcomers. For those who might naturally be bewildered by the names and titles and sheer volume of material to listen to, even during this opening phase, this is eleven minutes that I'm hoping clears everything up. If you are one of these people, welcome.

  • Six stories. You can start with any of the first five. 
  1. The Cartographer’s Handbook
  2. Secret Rooms
  3. Tiger’s Eye
  4. Arlington
  5. The Princess Thieves
  6. SteamHeart
  • The current ongoing fiction podcast story is: The Princess Thieves. 
  • The first four are available in complete audio form on Bandcamp.
  • The first four books are available on Kindle with the fifth coming soon. 
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