Because you need time to read: audio book and podcast

Who else is gearing down for the weekend? No? No, me neither.

Today I have some very exciting news. My short story Salt Pan Gospel is now available as an audio book! You can get it for free when you sign up to my newsletter. It’s free to listen to and download and share with your friends and family, and it’s read by manwithoutabody, who should be the next Doctor Who. He’s kinda hammy and very suave, and he did a brilliant job reading. Tom Baker himself would not have been better.

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Indie and More Book Review episode 2 is now live, whoo!ย You can find it here. Links to books reviewed in episode 2 are below.

Soul Breaker by ย Trip Ellington



Fantasy, Young Adult



On Venusian Cloud Colony Number Nine by D. James Fortescue


Science Fiction: Hard Science Fiction



Tuned to a Dead Channel from Dagda Publishing


Science Fiction: Dystopian, Thriller



Eternal Dark by Alexandra Lanc


Paranormal/ Alternative History: Steampunk



Devil’s Asteroid by Manly Wade Wellman


Science Fiction: Hard Science Fiction, Classic Sci Fi

Short Story


Coming up next week we have Literature Emergency Broadcast episode 2, which will (fingers crossed I get my act together in time) an interview with the wonderful (and very handsome) Robbie MacNiven. Keep crossing those fingers, because there should also be some sign of comic Extra Trauma #3 around Wednesday, and gosh knows, maybe even an article on Monday. Be sure to send your reading suggestions this way. Novellas are definitely a big favourite.

Last of all, the reading list.


Kings of Infinite Space by Frank Franklin

My Babylon by James Wilber

Animal Farm by George Orwell


Up next:

Dr. Homebrew by Snow Hudson (whooooo! Finally!)

The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells

The Death of Eve by Shaune Penny

Balanced in an Angel’s Eye by Shaune Lafferty Webb



Just read:

Tuned to a Dead Channel from Dagda Publishing

Bioshock Infinite: Mind in Revolt by Joe Fielder (I couldn’t help myself. It was only short)

On Venusian Cloud Colony Number Nine by D. James Fortescue

Doubtful by Gabriel Lucatero



And that’s that. Have a great weekend, see you soon! Stay wonderful!


About Anneque D. Machelle

Anneque "Dangerpus" Machelle (rhymes with ranger wuss) is a rebel and a rogue from way out west. Strictly banned from interactions with other human beings, she spends her days amongst molluscs, dogs and lizards, whom she counts as her closest friends.

Posted on November 22, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Thank you very much for dedicating podcast time to my story, and for the feedback =)

  2. Reblogged this on D. James Fortescue and commented:
    The exceedingly generous Anneque G. Malchien allocated some podcast time to a review of ‘On Venusian Cloud Colony Number Nine’, amongst other more deserving works.

    The review starts at 5:35.

    Thank you very much Anneque =)

  3. Ace podcast again Anneque ๐Ÿ˜€ You rock. And your pronunciation of my name was spot on, thank so much for the mention ^_^ And once again thanks for the honesty. It’s important for indie authors to be held up against professional standards in my opinion if they want to be good at what they do.

    • No worries, glad I got your name right. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could have spent the entire podcast talking about Tuned to a Dead Channel. Loved your story.
      In regards to the typos, most of the stories weren’t too bad. I kind of got the impression that the authors were in charge of typo checking. There were a couple however (not yours) which had heaps and really dragged down the average. Butt message. Heh heh heh.

      • It’s a good thing to spot and feed back! The publisher is going to take it on board ๐Ÿ™‚ and it is important – we want to be professional quality after all!

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