A Reading in a Spaceship

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Tuesday, February 10, 2009

That's a strange headline, but it could actually happen in Second Life. And it did tonight, when I attended the launch event for Phil Rossi's new podcast novel, Eden.

For those of you who haven't tried a podcast novel, they are quite fun and in a way like those radio serials of the distant past. Each week a new episode is released and usually you are left hanging on the action until the next week's episode arrives. I've listened quite a few over the past several years, and I'm going to continue as long as they keep coming.
Phil is a veteran of podcast novels, having published the very popular "Crescent" podcast in 2007. It's a truly spooky thriller set in a future space station in a far-away part of the galaxy, inhabited by various not-so-nice characters. The series proved so popular that he's even obtained a RL book deal for this work to be published in the atomic world by Dragon Moon press!

Having listened and enjoyed his very well done Crescent series, I could not resist attending tonight's event. Phil took the stage in a giant spaceship high above the surface of Corona Cay where a couple dozen fans were there to hear him read the first episode. Afterwards Phil, who's also a terrific musician, pulled out his guitar and gave us a wonderful live concert.
Once again, I'm amazed at these kinds of events where several different mediums intersect in ways unimaginable a few years ago. Tonight we experienced spaceships, music and print all joined via virtual reality.

The new podcast launches on February 11th, and you can find it on Podiobooks.com. For more info on Phil's work you can check out his sites at CrescentStation.net and PhilRossi.net.


Phil Rossi said...

Awesome write up :)

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