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Audio edition of the online magazine Parallel Worlds, which covers the best of escapism, science fiction and fantasy media today.

Parallel Worlds Parallel Worlds

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Audio edition of the online magazine Parallel Worlds, which covers the best of escapism, science fiction and fantasy media today.

    Parallel Worlds Issue 11

    Parallel Worlds Issue 11

    In Issue 11, we leap into the concept of mobility in video games, make it up as we go along, revisit Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, die several times in Outer Wilds, discover the steampunk world of Warmachine, review Journeys in Middle-earth and continue our gripping fiction serial, Acid.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Parallel Worlds Issue 10

    Parallel Worlds Issue 10

    In Issue 10, we review a brilliant deckbuilder, evaluate Firefly, get to grips with Pathfinder, discover a brilliant French skirmish wargame, continue our excellent serial Acid, discuss worldbuilding, look back at one of Asimov’s greatest works, and introduce a wonderful new short story.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Interview: Peter F. Hamilton

    Interview: Peter F. Hamilton

    Peter F. Hamilton is a bestselling science fiction author based in Bristol. His work includes the Greg Mandel series, the Night’s Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, short story collections, and the Salvation Sequence. We caught up with him as he launches a new novel, Salvation Lost. Interviewed by Rob Sawyers, edited by Peter Wotherspoon.

    • 37 min
    Parallel Worlds Issue 9

    Parallel Worlds Issue 9

    This month, we scare ourselves to death with Junji Ito’s Uzumaki, discover a flat fantasy world, play a bit of Corvus Belli’s Infinity, rediscover a dungeon-crawler from 1989, catch up with Aliette de Bodard, dissect Altered Carbon Season 2, continue our Classics of Sci-Fi series, assemble an RPG party, review books and board games, and find out just what makes Mad Max special

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Parallel Worlds Issue 8

    Parallel Worlds Issue 8

    This month, we catch 'em all, get to know the largest online community of D&D artists, learn about roleplaying's most overlooked step, find out why space magic is so compelling, interview Anna Smith Spark and Isaac Childres, play some job simulators, and reassess the Star Wars prequels and Lost in Space. As ever, there's our usual range of book and board game reviews, as well as original fiction.

    • 2 hrs 33 min
    Parallel Worlds Issue 7

    Parallel Worlds Issue 7

    In this issue, we get to grips with the biggest franchise in wargaming, run an urban RPG, explore cosmic horror, attack some titans, play a bit of Disco Elysium, find out what Twitch has to do with RPGs, pick apart Star Trek: Picard, and review our usual books, games and films. There’s some original fiction, too.



    00:00:17 - Editorial

    00:01:38 - Why you should watch Attack on Titan

    00:12:20 - Classics of science fiction: The Left Hand of Darkness

    00:17:19 - Disco Elysium: roleplaying with me, myself, and I

    00:29:29 - Being an eBay eagle

    00:40:42 - Self-pub review: Kau D'varza

    00:45:20 - Visions of war: the grimdark of Warhammer 40,000

    01:01:48 - Coppers and cobblestones: running an urbancrawl campaign

    01:11:46 - Mini of the month: the machine is willing

    01:15:17 - Cosmic horror: the existential fiction we all need right now

    01:28:25 - Let’s talk about... Star Trek: Picard

    01:38:32 - Review: Legends Untold

    01:43:53 - Review: The Bestowal

    01:47:38 - Live streaming tabletop roleplaying games: a new immersive experience. Wacksteven is voiced by Tom Grundy.

    02:00:28 - Know your community: The Fantasy and Sci-Fi Readers Lounge. Cheryllynn Dyess and Rennie St. James are voiced by Jamie Sugar.

    02:06:34 - Original fiction: Echoes

    • 2 hrs 29 min

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