PANDEMIC Episode #8

SEE YOUR NAME AS A CHARACTER IN ALONE!
• Scott tells you all about it in this episode.
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Two divers brought up the remnant from the Los Angeles. One, Cantrel, is not infected, while the other, Clark, just tested positive. They are in BSL4 containment aboar the Carl Brashears, where Tim Feely, Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto are working to stop the disease’s spread. While Tim and Margaret analyze the black rot on the disease’s first two victims — Candice Walker and Crazy Charlie Petrovsky — Clarence must talk to Cantrel to find out what went wrong on that fateful dive.

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PANDEMIC Episode #7

When the sub Los Angeles went rogue and attacked other ships in the Operation Wolf’s Head task force, there were many dead and many more wounded. US Navy personnel are still trying to process those in need, and they need to check each one for evidence of cellulose, a primary indicator of the disease that turns normal people into killers. The crew of the Mary Ellen Moffet is about to find out that Steve Stanton’s “Platypus” is far more advanced than they thought, and Margaret, Clarence and Tim Feely are still hard at work trying to analyze the disease. What they find next will shatter their illusions.

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Book III in the INFECTED Trilogy

PANDEMIC Episode #6

Margaret and Otto have just arrived on the USS Carl Brashear, a military cargo ship converted to be the biohazard resaerch headquarters of Operation Wolf’s Head, the mission to find and analyze the wreckage of the Orbital.

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They aren’t the only ones after that wreckage — the small ship Mary Ellen Moffet, owned and operated by Michiganders Jeff Brockman and Cooper Mitchell, are taking their passengers out on Lake Michigan. Those passengers, Bo Pan and Steve Stanton, are agents of the Chinese government. Steve’s invention, the Platypus, is about to be put into the water to find the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub that attacked other ships in the Wolf’s Head task force.

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PANDEMIC Episode #5

Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto have been assigned to Operation Wolf’s Head to try and find out what happened to the Los Angeles, a nuclear sub converted to recovering the wreckage of the Orbital, an alien machine that started a deadly plague. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton and Bo Pan are also heading toward the watery grave of the Los Angeles. They are onboard the Mary Ellen Moffet, a boat owned by Cooper Mitchell and Jeff Brockman, who have no idea their two passengers are sleeper agents for the Chinese government.

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PANDEMIC Episode #4

Operation Wolf’s Head was a secret naval task force charged with recovering any wreckage from “the Orbital,” the hostile piece of alien tech responsible for a hideous outbreak that threatened to wipe out humanity. One of the ships in that task force, the nuclear sub Los Angeles, fired upon and sank other ships before it was itself destroyed.

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Two corpses from the Los Angeles tested positive for the infection caused by the Orbital five years earlier. Murray Longworth, head of the Department of Special Threats, assigned Margaret Montoya to that task force in hopes that her extensive knowledge of this contagion could help stop another potential outbreak. Meanwhile, Steve Stanton, a sleeper agent of the Chinese government, was activated by his handler. Steve has been preparing for years, waiting for a chance to find the Orbital’s remains. To make his plan work, he needs to hire a boat to take him out to the location of that battle.

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Whitey Whiterson writes PoC skin tones …

Points to consider for writers describing people of color

Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?

We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]

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PANDEMIC Episode #3

Margaret Montoya’s life has fallen apart. After saving the world, she’s spent years as the target of endless Internet outrage for her role in the tragedy of Detroit. Her life is in shambles and she’s become a shut-in, staying in her house to hide away from the world. Her husband, Clarence Otto, was in the process of telling her their marriage was over when he got a call from Murray Longworth, the director of the Department of Special Threats. Now, Murray has come to her house to pay a visit — and it’s not a social call.

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PANDEMIC Episode #2

In Episode One, we saw the grisly demise of Wicked Charlie Petrovsky, the desperate struggle of Candice Walker, the endless efforts of the Orbital, and the long-term effects of Chelsea Jewel’s “smoochies.” In this episode, we catch up with two survivors of CONTAGIOUS—Margaret Montoya and Clarence Otto. Five years after CONTAGIOUS ended, we see where life has landed these two heroes. We also meet a new character, Steve Stanton, a young engineer whose choices and actions will soon have a worldwide impact.

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PANDEMIC Episode #1

Junkies have been asking about this one forever and a day, and finally that day has come. Welcome to Episode One of the serial audiobook PANDEMIC, Book III of the INFECTED Trilogy. If you haven’t read the first two books, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, do that first! We beseech thee! Get those books in print, as eBooks or full-length audiobooks by visiting our INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS pages.

Let’s get this party started—the first of forty episodes in a serial audiobook that will last through May 2017. Get some!

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ALIGHT Episode #23 — Q & A

This week’s episode is the Q & A for ALIGHT. Now that we’ve finished podcasting the book, we hop on the mic to answer your questions about the story, the Siglerverse, and sundry other things.

We recorded this early in the week, and after we did we received a whole bunch more questions and comments.  So we’ll cover those in a short Friday Fix soon.

Until then, enjoy this slightly long, somewhat tipsy, tiny bit rambling ‘cast!

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ALIGHT Episode #22

Em and the Birthday Children united with Barkah and the Springers to defeat Aramovsky and bring peace to Omeoycan. But was it a happy ending? Barkah’s trechary resulted in the death of his father, the Springer king, making Barkah the new ruler of his people. Em and her friends are left to rebuild both their city and their culture. But a new threat lurks just around the corner, one that threatens everyone.

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FridayFix • author Erik Storey

New author treks down from the hills to chat with the FDØ

Erik Storey’s first novel NOTHING SHORT OF DYING drops August 16. The book is getting a big push from his publisher (Simon & Schuster), but Erik is far from the typical novelist.

He came down from the mountains (literally) where he’s living in a tent (yes, a tent) to record this, his first-ever podcast. A fascinating chat with this new author.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Erik’s first-ever trip to New York was this year (which he describes as “Crocodile Dundee in NYC”).
  • How growing up in the boonies affected his fiction.
  • Erik used his last $9 to send out the manuscript for this book—something that changed his life forever.

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ALIGHT Episode #21

Aramovsky has his war—his Birthday Children army has marched to the crescent-shaped clearing to take on what he thinks is a small force of Springers, but he has no idea he’s actually outnumbered over a hundred to one. Technology may prove the deciding factor, though—Borjigin has repaired several machines of war, and Aramovsky has dozens of powerful beam weapons he acquired from Matilda. It’s going to be a bloodbath all around, unless Em can stop it. She, Gaston, Spingate and Bishop are in the shuttle with Barkah, the Springer prince, and Lahfah, racing to the clearing to try and head off a battle that could kill thousands.

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I knew her when we were immortal

Spoiler alert: my friend Shannon died today, after a long battle with multiple cancers. Writing is my life and my therapy. This is me trying to work through some things in the only way I know how. Besides scotch, I mean. Oh, wait, I’m doing both at the same time!

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ALIGHT Episode #20

Em has been captured by the Grownups. She’s being held captive in the Observatory, forced to watch as her friends are changed into something else, as they are wiped out forever. Her turn is next. Meanwhile, Aramovsky’s betrayal continues. In exchange for weapons he needs for his war against the Springers, he has agreed to deliver more of Em’s friends into Matilda’s hands.

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FridayFix • NYT bestselling author Kevin Hearne


Author Kevin Hearne came to San Diego for ComicCon. We baited him into the Lair of Døøm with tacos and Mexican corn. He couldn’t resist, then we got him on the mic to talk about his Iron Druid series.

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Cool stuff we talk about:

  • Eleven characters of first-person present, in one novel? Madness!
  • Pros and cons of Scrivener and MS Word.
  • A 19-year path to stardom.
  • The benefits of age when it comes to writing.
  • The IRON DRUID series as well as Kevin’s next epic fantasy series.
  • Tacos (duh).

GIVEAWAY!
HearneGiveawayWe’re giving away the first four books of the Iron Druid series to someone who puts their best taco-related recipe into the comments below.

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