Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible. However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space. As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure. Cave-in rescues, planetary collisions, and other mishaps keep her new family fighting to stay alive.
Tumbler Episode 12
In this, the last episode, we finally see what is to become of Libby Carter. Will she be able to help knit the community back together? Will she get back on her own feet? Will she be crushed by a rock in a completely random accident?
Tumbler Episode 11
Libby fights to save the Davis family, then goes to see why Woody hasn't reported in. Story So Far Special Guest: Mur Lafferty.
Tumbler Episode 10
In this episode, Libby rushes to help save the survivors of the comet.
Tumbler Episode 09
In this episode, Libby finally puts it all together. With the help of her friends and co-workers, she has finally extracted her first cube of precious metals. It’s taken a long time for her to get here, but Libby finally has everything working for her.
Tumbler Episode 08
In this episode, mining foreman Libby Carter runs into difficulties working a full-time job, while mining her own claim in her spare time. There’s too much work, and something’s got to give.
Tumbler Episode 07
In this episode, we find out what happened to Dora, and Libby is finally given her chance to go back to Earth.
Short but good!
This may not be the longest story out there but it is well worth listening to! Awesome story had me hooked in the first episode!
Low Gravity SciFi
On the one hand it’s a man writing about a hyper competent and tiny young (barely) woman. On the other hand there’s tons of moralizing about working hard and making your own way talking over indentured servitude. In the end, it’s a fun kind of hope punk space story with light geology and mining science & tech. It’s a bit low gravity, but sometimes that’s exactly what you’re in the mood for.
I just completed listening to the podcast of Tumbler. I found the story quite entertaining and very refreshing. I very much enjoyed the setting. Every day hard working folk, living on the frontier of man’s expansion into space. Libby’s progression from naive greenhorn city slicker into a sharp and skilled frontier miner is a interesting journey to say the least, and the journey is one well worth taking. But what I find most enjoyable is even though the story is set in a fictional universe where mankind has moved out into the far reaches of the galaxy, the science of the story is relatable. It’s not far fetched and difficult to grasp. Everything feels like it could be happening right now. Combine that with characters that are just living a day to day life working to make ends meet and put food on their tables, and it provides readers/listeners with a story which we all can relate.
My only downer with the story is that it feels to short. I found myself wanting more of the story, wanting to know more about the lives of the townsfolk and how they’ll bounce back from the hardships they face.
Tumbler is a great story and is well worth giving a listening or read, whichever you choose.