Readings of weird fiction and science fiction short stories combined with immersive sound design and music.
Terra Incognita by Vladimir Nabokov
First published in the émigré journal Posledniya Novosti in Paris in 1931. Translated by the author and his son, the story was published in English in The New Yorker in May, 1963, and later added to A Russian Beauty and Other Stories.Three men traverse an area of unknown country, the tropical hell of Badonia, in hopes of reaching the Gurano Hills and escaping Zonraki. Gregson, Cook by Nik Marvin Valiere, Narration, Sound Design, and Music by Jon Fredette
The Beautiful Suit by H.G. Wells
Originally published under the title "A Moonlight Fable" in the April 10, 1909, number of Collier's Weekly. A young man acquires a hand-woven suit from his mother, and, becoming obsessed with its beauty over a period of days, he flees into the night with it. Narration, Sound Design, and Music by Jon Fredette.
The Awakening by Arthur C. Clarke
First published in Zenith in February 1942 and later revised and published in Future in January of 1952. Collected in The Best of Arthur C. Clarke 1937-1955. Upon discovering a terminal illness that will kill him within a year, an influential cult leader known only as "The Master" enters deep cryosleep for a century in hopes of awakening once a cure has been discovered. Narration, Music, and Sound Design by Jon Fredette.
The Guide by Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters (nom de plume of Edith Pargeter) was an English writer, and the short story (originally titled Guide to Doom) was first published in Alfred Hitchcocks: Stories that Scared Even Me in 1967. As a tour guide of an old fortified mansion finishes his last tour of the day, he is approached by a mysterious man who asks if he can see an infamous well within the manor. Guide: Jon FredetteMusic and Sound Design by Jon Fredette
Gateway of the Mind by Anonymous
Originally posted on Creepypasta on November 23, 2009 by an anonymous author. An experiment in the early 80s attempts to establish contact with God by depriving a test subject of all senses. Narration and Sound Design by Jon Fredette.
The Writing of the God by Jorge Luis Borges
Original Spanish title: "La escritura del dios"First published in the literary magazine Sur in 1949, and later reprinted in The Aleph. An incarcerated magician seeks a divine script that will allow him the omnipotence to free himself and avenge the destruction of his pyramid at Qaholom. Voice: Nik Marvin Narration, Music, Sound Design by Jon Fredette
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A good selection of some of the best horror writing around. Well narrated, with an eerie sound track played over the top.
Unfortunately the sound track is often overwhelming. Too loud, too all consuming, when compared to the voice. Things get lost.