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Designing Worlds DW275 - Never Cry Dunsany


Designing Worlds DW275 - Never Cry Dunsany

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we’re back in New Babbage – for a rather different show!

Last time, in Episode 274, we talked to several New Babbagers about the fact that their city produces a quite remarkable amount of fiction – not just shared internally with the citizens or through blogs and other aetheric devices, but in physical books available from Amazon, for example. At the end of that show, we promised we were going to try something new and – we think – rather exciting!

In this show, we feature one of those New Babbage Tales, told by a group of New Babbagers – with a little assistance from us. The Tale was written by Emerson Lighthouse. It's read for us by Bookworm Heinrichs, Emerson Lighthouse, Garnet Psaltery, Mavromichali Szondi and Victor Mornington, with images created by Wildstar Beaumont and members of the cast. It's entitled "Never Cry Dunsany".

The following music appears in this programme:
Bossa Lounger (Opening theme music) from Associated Production Music Inc.
The following incidental pieces from Audioblocks:
Too Close for Comfort; Haunted Wasteland Soundscape, And Now It Begins, Lost Between Monuments, The Long Awakening (closing music).
All music was licensed for usage in this presentation from the sources indicated above.

If you are interested in learning more about the literature of New Babbage discussed in this show, here is a reading list compelled by Ceejay:

Joe Gatch
Phineas Frakture was an avatar in New Babbage before jumping off to his own adventures!
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture
The Adventures of Phineas Frakture: Steam Wars
Steam & Sorcery: a Transdimensional Adventure

Sheryl Nantus
This steampunk western was written by a little clockwork dragon at the CocoaJava Cafe in New Babbage. The book’s dedication page thanks the city of New Babbage.
Wild Cards and Iron Horses

Lori Alden Holuta
Books inspired by city of New Babbage while the author’s avatar resided there. The Brassbright concept came to life through a character bio that got well out of hand.
The Flight To Brassbright
The Steamkettle Kids Save The Day

P.S. Chambers
Captive Sky, Truant Heart is based on a New Babbage avatar named Sky. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
Captive Sky, Truant Heart (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 1)
Day of the Dragons: The Girl in the Corner... (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 2)

Andrew McCurdy
Emerson Lighthouse, a New Babbage avatar, appears in the story. The publisher, Penny Gaff Publishing LLC, maintains a virtual publishing house in New Babbage.
A Drop of the Venom: Leviathan's Bane (Clockhaven Chronicles Book 3)

Maxwell Grantly
Author’s avatar of a clockwork teddy bear features in one story, set in New Babbage.  Other stories are also set in the city.
Runs Like Clockwork

Various Authors with New Babbage Avatars
Tales of New Babbage: The Steampunk City Volumes 1 - 3

Collections of former Flash Fiction contests: Dialogues Volumes 1-5, free in the R.F. Burton Library in New Babbage. Look to the left just as you enter the library.

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