Podcast
By Steve Cook
About this podcast
An audiobook podcast by Steve Cook, featuring both short stories and novel-length work. A mixture of fantasy and science fiction in a variety of genres by Steve Cook and contributing authors.

Episodes (Total: 100 / Page: 1)
Sept. 23, 2016
I started Pocket Fiction two years ago for fun, and it has been a lot of fun making episodes. I feel like I've learned a lot about how to present fiction for audio, about how valuable good music can be, and how important it is to read my work out loud as an editing process.However, after two years of back-to-back Friday releases, I've decided to bring Pocket Fiction to an end. I'm choosing to focus more on my novel, which is in the editing stages, than on this podcast. Rather than drift away from it slowly, or allow it to tail off, I wanted to bring Pocket Fiction to a definitive end, and the two-year anniversary seems like the ideal time to do that.I'd like to thank a few people. First and foremost, my wife, Susan; she's the fresh pair of ears that listened to every episode before it went online, listening for any mistakes or general problems. Any errors that came out in the final product after that are mine, of course.Pocket Fiction would be a lot quieter without the work of Kevin MacLeod, whose royalty-free music represents an incredible resource. I often hear other podcasts using pieces of Incompetech music that I've either used or considered using, and it never fails to make me smile.The guest authors whose work I used: Jacob Trahan, Andrea L Staum, Andrew Knighton, Rie Sheridan Rose, Elle Rutter, and Amy Braun. Thank you to each and every one of them. Those links will take you to the episode they guest-wrote, and from there I highly encourage you to follow links to their own work.Finally, thanks to you, listener, for hanging in there. Whether you're a long-time listener or someone who's just getting into it, I'd love to hear from you. You can use the email form on my website, or simply click here.
Sept. 9, 2016 · 00:11:11
It's late. Too late to still be interviewing this particular suspect. Too late for his sneering voice, his arrogance, his stolid restatement of the facts. Too late for four missing young women. But this suspect is hiding a secret, one hiding in plain sight...Now that Noctis Point is finished, it's time for some short stories again! If you have a short story you would like to hear on Pocket Fiction, let me know! I would love to get some guest writing on again! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store and on Tumblr.Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Pyre”, "Lightless Dawn", "Long Note 1", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Metal chain by Mediapaja2009; and chair1 by Lezaarth.
Sept. 2, 2016 · 00:12:18
“How is he?” Kingly said.Ariadne motioned for quiet. “He’s sleeping normally,” she said. “I asked Sera to get some coffee. We should probably stay here today.” The battle is over, and Noctis Point is a smoking ruin. But the war is still far from over...Noctis Point is finished! My goodness, what a long run. I hope you've enjoyed listening to it as much as I have bringing it to you. If you've enjoyed it, why not let me know?Even though I've been serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Senbazuru", "Comfortable Mystery 3", "Lightless Dawn", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sounds used in this episode: HEART_MONITOR/MACHINE BEEP by dansotak; bpcycle by nofeedbak; de-gauss by edwin_p_manchester; 
Aug. 26, 2016 · 00:11:19
The Spider with the scar turned and saw Alex. It threw its head back and howled, the two mandibles either side of its mouth flaring out, and the nearest Spiders brought their weapons up and opened fire on him... Aliens and psych clash in the Battle for Noctis Point, as Alex finally accepts the responsibility that his newfound powers bestow upon him.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Feral Chase", "Dangerous", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sounds used in this episode: Creature Roar 1 by jacobalcook;  Mountain Climber or Skydiver Opening Parachute by ALLANZ10D; Big Crash by Northern Monkey; Bundle falling to the ground by pfranzen; Body fall 1 by Adam_N; Heavy impacts by RICHERlandTV; Explosion 1 by fridobeck; and Glass rising build-up by kwahmah-02.
Aug. 19, 2016 · 00:12:25
He opened his eyes, and the vibrations stopped. One by one the pieces of clutter fell from the air around him, and then there was silence. Even the sounds from outside had stopped.“I can psych,” he said... Alex has always struggled with his psych. But something is different. Something fundamental has changed for him, changed in the world around him. And it feels good...A hundred episodes! When I started Pocket Fiction, I didn't think I'd be sitting here, nearly two years later (only four more episodes for two years!) and typing this. It's been an amazing opportunity to look back at my own work and evaluate what's good and what isn't.Pocket Fiction has always been a way for me to review my stuff and use those insights to improve, and I'm fortunate to have the time and the wherewithal to be able to do that. I don't know how many people listen to the podcast (because Apple are stingy with the numbers) but to anyone that does, let me know!If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Thunderbird", "Black Vortex", "Killers", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sounds used in this episode: Orbiting Planet (Gas Giant) by Prosser; Rocks Falling No Reverb Edition by ALLANZ10D; 01735 Falling Great Wall by RobinHood76; Cinema Boom Impact #1 by beman87; and Distantboom by Henrythetrain.
Aug. 12, 2016 · 00:09:22
Alex awoke suddenly to the sound of the apocalypse... The assault by the Jovian Spiders is under way. Princess Ariadne and Alex, both at the heart of the crisis, are forced to work together to try and find a solution. But as the Spiders deploy a hidden weapon, will it spell the end of the base?If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Long Note 1", "Interloper", "Prelude and Action", "Comfortable Mystery 2" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: 06012 fast missile flyby by RobinHood76 (reversed); and Rumbles by Geography.
Aug. 5, 2016 · 00:10:55
“It’s time,” Sera said, checking her softscreen. “The dome should be deactivating… now.”As Sera spoke, Ariadne looked up. The simulated daytime, clouds and all, flashed twice, then vanished. Martian night flooded in to take its place, the stars bright pinpricks.  As the alien Spiders make their approach on Noctis Point, Ariadne and Sera face a difficult decision.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Feral Chase", Senbazuru", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.
July 29, 2016 · 00:10:16
How could they? Wasn’t he part of the student body? Wasn’t his survival hinging on what they were doing as well? Surely there was something he could do? But no. They’d tossed him aside, and he burned with anger and the futile desire to help.Alex thumped the bed and used the momentum to turn himself over, dropping off onto the floor. With a burst of power, he increased the field around his body and pushed himself up, floating horizontally above the ground. Alex, frustrated by his exclusion from the group, lashes out psychically. He is powerful, he discovers, and therefore dangerous. But something else, far more dangerous. stalks the corridors of Noctis Point, and Alex finds himself in a head-on collision course...If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Comfortable Mystery 1", "Long Note 1", "Long Note 3", "Lightless Dawn", "Feral Chase", Senbazuru", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this podcast: Bat hit against wall by Kane53126; Spooky Steel Reverse by ani_music; genickbruch by huluvu42; Rocks by Adamgryu; and Punch 8 by CastIronCarousel.
July 22, 2016 · 00:11:51
Ariadne turned the softscreen around to show Reeve. “They’re coming.”On the screen, a deadly blossom of red dots was bursting away from the moons of Jupiter, hot on the heels of a smaller cloud of blue dots. Those represented the fleeing Terran navy. Ariadne discusses options with Principal Reeve, and comes across the psych Razz.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Spider Eyes", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.
July 15, 2016 · 00:12:41
A soft chime sounded out of the air, followed by Elsie’s voice. “Students and faculty, this is a wide-beam broadcast from Principal Hugh Reeve. Please ensure that you are in a position of safety. Message to follow in ten seconds.”The three teens looked at each other. Alex shrugged. “What could be this important?”“Trouble,” was all Natasha said. Ariadne arrives at Noctis Point bringing terrible news: The Spiders are coming. For Alex, Kingly and Natasha, it means an end to their lessons and the beginning of training for a harder cause: War.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Full On", "Long Note 3", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: DLL_LaserTwang_Gsh by kwahmah_02.
July 8, 2016 · 00:11:52
"Ariadne, it’s all over the news! They think you’re dead! And your face, it’s all scratched up!” Sera all but ran into the other room, coming back a moment later with a small first-aid kit. “Here, let’s get those sorted.”“Sera, you’re amazing,” Ariadne said, closing her eyes as Sera began to dab at the cuts on her cheek with an antiseptic wipe. “What would I do without you?” “Obviously, whatever you were doing this evening,” Sera scolded. “Where have you been?” Ariadne makes her escape from the assassination attempt and finally mends some bridges with her handmaiden. But as the full scope of the political game on Earth becomes clear, can they do anything to stop the oncoming war?If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Senbazuru", "Thunderbird", "Full On", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Kocking door and open door by rivernile7; Continuous static by Jace; and Knock on the door by HunteR4708.
July 1, 2016 · 00:12:49
The softscreen’s speaker chimed. Ariadne looked up from the report she was reading and studied the screen. It was one of the many displays she had at her workstation; tonight, most of them were showing newscasts. With a gesture, she muted them all and tapped ‘Answer’ on the active screen.The red triangle logo of the PO appeared, rotating slowly, and Ariadne quickly activated the voice scrambler. “Good evening, Shrike,” came the voice of the Liaison. “I have something for you...” Ariadne receives her largest piece of the puzzle yet; but is the information worth the deadly risk she may be running, to herself and to those she loves?If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Night on the Docks", "Thunderbird", "Harmful or Fatal", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Explosion and Rubble/Debris by CkSned; Bing Bong by Timbre; Glass Rising Build-up by Kwahmah_02; Mountain Climber or Skydiver Opening Parachute by ALLANZ10D; City Hum Night by klankbeeld; running sounds by zombiechaser3; MRIfourthscan by OmarAlvarado; Releasing Pressure by soundslikewillem; Heart_Monitor/Machine_Beep by dansotak; wind1 by eliasheuninck; and Wind houling by Bosk1.
June 24, 2016 · 00:11:53
Feeling a stab of frustration, Alex reined in his SI, collapsing it to just him and the little box of shapes. He slowly built up layers of ice beneath one of the shapes, lifting it off the floor, knowing that in reality the shape was rising off the ground shakily, slowly. He moved it over to the box and lined it up, then released his hold on it. Too soon. Alex, now with some measure of control over his power, begins to experiment with how it can be used.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Long Note One", "Black Vortex", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Pieces of wood thrown or dropped by vibe_crc; Dry branches cracking by SoundCollectah; and Door slam by Viznoma.
June 17, 2016 · 00:11:25
“They call you Shrike. Your operatives. You’ve never actually told me why.”“The Shrike is a butcher bird. It stabs its prey onto thorns and spikes, then eats them. It’s like a stockpile of food, and makes it easier for the bird to eat.”Sera ran her finger along the seam of the slicksuit and it peeled off her, flowing down into a black puddle of silky material on the floor. Ariadne turned away and busied herself looking at the pictures of the psych, Rasputin, trying to fix his face in her memory. Slicksuits were best worn next to skin, with nothing beneath them - a fact she was suddenly acutely aware of... Her mission complete, Ariadne returns to the Imperial Palace. There are still many holes in her knowledge, but her handmaid Sera holds the largest piece to the puzzle...If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Long Note One", "Black Vortex", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Lasgun fire by 211redman112; breaking glass by ngruber; Breaking Large Ice by CGEffex; and Laser Gun by Mick Boere.
June 10, 2016 · 00:10:31
Ariadne unrolled her softscreen and thumbed it into life. It glowed faintly, turned down just enough so that she could take a look at the map again. The steady pulse of the tracking dart they were following was still several metres further on.“This way,” she whispered, stuffing it back into the pouch at the small of her back. Sera looked around the corner, then slid out from the shadow, keeping herself pressed against the wall. Ariadne motioned for the third person in their reconnaissance party, Captain Desmond Bolo to go ahead, then followed on behind. In the black slicksuits they were almost unnoticeable... Princess Ariadne, in her role as spymistress, finally gets some solid intel on the terrorist plot that festers in London. But things quickly turn sour as she comes face to face with their pet psych - someone Alex would know well to avoid.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Crypto", "Feral Chase",  "Lightless Dawn", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Crushed Can by thegoose09; rat-squeak by toefur; ratSqueak by Zabuhailo; Bing-bong by Timbre; and rat in the attic, possum on the roof by Darius Kedros.
June 3, 2016 · 00:11:37
The frost-field sprang into view, cold and barren. Alex’s SI filled the room. He could see Kingly quite brightly, a figure of light and life. This close, Alex could see every detail. On a whim, he tried to push into Kingly’s body with his sense, up a nostril, but something more than embarrassment prevented him. It was as if he were coated in some sort of barrier, flexible but strong. Alex turned his attention to Natasha.She looked… different. Like a ghostly figure, not carefully outlined as Kingly was.“Kingly has an… aura, I guess,” Alex said, “and you don’t. Sounds kind of dumb.”“Kingly can psych, and I can’t..." Alex delves deeper into his skills as an anti-psych 'Null field'. No psych has ever displayed his particular talent... can he make use of it?If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Comfortable Mystery", "Comfortable Mystery 4",  "Long Note One", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: Breaking_Ice_01 by dheming; Wood burning stove by nebulousflynn; and Fireball01 by Julian Matthey.
May 27, 2016 · 00:08:41
“Is it bad?” Sera asked.“This is a complete fabrication,” Ariadne said, throwing the softscreen showing the latest press release down onto the table. “Father can’t possibly expect anyone to believe this. Too many people were involved; newscasts are already full of the return of the Machine.” She pounded her fist onto the softscreen, sending crazy patterns spiralling over its surface. Ariadne faces the fact that she can't stop her father from waging war. But there are problems closer to home that require her full attention...If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Thunderbird" and "Darkening Developments", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effects used in this episode: 004 - Doing The Dishes.wav by Soundeffects4You.
May 20, 2016 · 00:11:16
Frost burned across his mind and suddenly Alex felt a hard clear wall slam down, like a dome of thin ice. He rocked back slightly, at the same time thrilled and anxious. This wasn’t at all like he’d expected, didn’t feel like the shield Kingly had put up; that had been as thin as a soap bubble and about as threatening, despite its obvious effectiveness. Alex looked wonderingly around himself. His shield was more like being encased inside a glass marble. What new power does Alex bring to Noctis Point? As he begins to develop his unusual strain of psych power, he soon finds that enemies are easy to come by - and friends much, much harder. If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Black Vortex", "Long Note One", "Comfortable Mystery" and "Movement Proposition", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.
May 13, 2016 · 00:11:18
"When you are attacked as a psych, you will resort to your most simple shield. As such, there’s not one single shield I can teach you. Rather, I will teach you the basics of shielding, and allow you to choose for yourself one that applies to you.”Alex raised his hand. “So if I’m a skilled pyro, I might have a fire shield?”“Right, though fire shields are rare; it can be as dangerous to the wielder, or their friends, as to the enemy. Most people end up with a hard-air shield..." Alex and his friends learn about shielding as things slowly return to normality.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent”, "Feral Chase", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.
May 6, 2016 · 00:11:30
“Ariadne, you are my daughter, and heir to the throne. One day you will sit where I sit now, as Empress, and you will see the wisdom in my decision.” She was shaking her head, but he carried on relentlessly. “In the last week, since you came back from Noctis Point, you’ve done everything you can to slow my execution of the Spiders. The arsenal is in position and, at a word from me, will begin the bombardment..." With the Earth Empire on the brink of genocide, Princess Ariadne has one last desperate attempt to convince her father that there is another way. The lives of hundreds of thousands of aliens hang in the balance.If you have a few minutes to spare, it'd be great if you could leave a review at the iTunes store! Every review helps! You can leave a review by viewing the podcast in iTunes itself, and clicking on Ratings and Reviews. Even though I'm serialising Noctis Point, Pocket Fiction is always looking for submissions! If you're an author, or you know an author, and you have a piece of fiction you would like to hear in the weekly podcast, drop me a line!Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store; on Tumblr; and on YouTube. Thanks for listening! Ideas? Suggestions? Things you would like me to read? Please comment and subscribe!Music: “The Descent” "Long Note One", "Feral Chase", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By attribution 3.0.Sound effect used in this episode: Digital RF Noise 9 by Parabolix; and Sci fi button beep by peepholecircus.
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