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Sunday, October 16, 2011
19th Century History Inspires 22nd Century Tale!
It's an encore presentation on the new podcast episode:
Hear an encore presentation of the audio adaptation Alibi Jones: Blind Eye on today's episode of The Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! "Blind Eye" is now a part of the Audio AnthologyPodioracket Presents: Glimpses - available atPodiobooks.com - AND is included in comic book form in The Adventures of Alibi Jones #1, just out from Earthbound Comics! Seemed like a good time to feature the story here on my own podcast once again.
Wanted to give you something more than just the story, though - so there's a long bonus section after the story itself where I go into the historical roots of"Blind Eye". Even though the story is science fiction set in the next century, it is based on actual events that occured back in the 19th century. Find out what those events were on this episode! **If you want just the bonus material, it begins at the 32:32 mark. The story begins about 6 minutes in, after a promo for Podioracket Presents: Glimpses**
As for the story - It's 2135 - Alibi is in the SAIF (Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force) Mediation Corps. He handles negotiations between humanity and alien races, and occasionally oversees negotiations between alien races. He's the adopted son of the former head of the Solar Alliance, Anita Capituna, his "Aunt Anita". At a diplomatic function he attends on his aunt's behalf, Alibi hears talk of a new settlement. But the news sounds suspicious - could "Poyas" be more con job than colony? And what is Alibi's old girlfriend Shirra doing messed up in it?