Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Signal Boost ~ "Planetary Luna" Audio Book by Tuscany Bay Publishing!

Find it Here!

Much credit should go author and editor Richard Paolinelli for all the work he has done in the Planetary Anthology series. After Superversive Press shuttered it looked unlikely that the project would ever be completed and was destined to be a what-if, but not only has Tuscany Bay released more volumes than Superversive did (and next month will have re-released all of Superversive's old volumes), it has also carried the project into a whole new medium. That would be into the burgeoning audio book world.

Planetary Luna isn't the first book in the series to cross into audio, that would be Planetary Pluto, but it is the one that has made the biggest splash so far, and is also the largest in size. Originally planned to be split into two volumes, it was instead collected in one large tome due to lack of time. Though readers appear to enjoy this big boy in all its overweight glory.

This is the Planetary Anthology series--weird is expected. For a project of this scope it is amazing that it still has so much to offer its audience, even now so many years after it was first conceived. It is amazing how well the idea holds up even now.

For those who do not remember what the Planetary Anthology series is about, here is a reminder. Every planet in our solar system (including our Sun and Moon) have a fascinating mythology and history behind them going back countless centuries, so why not celebrate them with the best wonder stories? So here is eleven volumes ranging from the scorching Sun to the far off Pluto where each volume plays tribute to the planetary system and the wondrous universe we live in. There is nothing else quite like it out there.

Here is a description for Planetary Luna, and the stories in contains:

These are the tales of the orb that lights our night sky and drives the tides of our oceans. The bright companion that orbits our planet, invades our dreams and drives us mad. 
The Curse and the Covenant by Ann Margaret Lewis – Tal, in the land of Ur, is son to a Lord. When a demon offers his father a gift to make him and his people like gods, Tal knows it’s a bad idea. 
The Doom that Came to Necropolis, by Steve Johnson – Necropolis is a small town, complete with small town values and small town myths. Unbeknownst to them, their doom is about to arrive, riding a motorcycle, and armed with the weapons of science. 
How to Train your Werewolf, by Margot St. Aubin – Jason Branch recently escaped from a home for the insane. His only goal now is to rest and be left alone in the woods. But when strangers decide that the same stretch of land would be perfect for their needs, they will soon discover Jason's true madness. 
Luna Sea, by Jody Lynn Nye – the moon can be a harsh mistress … or can she?
Regolith, by Penelope Laird – How far would you go to prevent your favorite band from being kidnapped and held for ransom on the Moon? 
Crazy like an Elf, by Declan Finn – When astronomer Barbara Davis hired a private security firm, she didn’t expect a man who claimed to be from Middle Earth. 
Samaritan, by Karl Gallagher – Thomas' people settled on the Moon to avoid contamination from biotech and nanotech gadgets. But when a high-tech spacer crashes Thomas must risk exile from his home to save the stranger's life. 
Moonboy, by Karina L. Fabian – Cory Taylor is the first boy born on the moon and may just be the first to die on it. But his first attempt to leave the moon may move up that date to closer than even he expects. 
Fly Me To the Moon, by Mark Wandrey – Annmarie Smith dreamed of going to space, and she finally succeeds in creating a company to mine water on the moon. Everything looks great, until alien first contact makes it all much, much more complicated. 
The Hyland Resolution, by Justin Tarquin – Charles Hyland is caught in the crossfire of an interplanetary war, their only hope is that Charles can extricate himself from the labyrinth of his own mind. 
Another Fine Day in the Corps, by L.A. Behm II – Some days you get the bear. Some days, the bear is packing mortar rounds. 
The Mask of Dhuran Zur, by John C. Wright – Some manuscripts you just shouldn’t read. 
Elwood, by Bokerah Brumley – Mysterious things happen to Emma Kelly when she meets the lunatic gypsy at the end of the lane and the gypsy's invisible pĂșca. 
Much Madness is Divinest Sense, by Lori Janeski-- A madman doesn't usually believe that he's insane. But the ones who are truly dangerous are the ones who not only believe it, but embrace it. 
The Night my Father Shot the Werewolf, by Josh Griffing – The boys in Mrs. Carroll's third-grade class learned a lot last year, about things like cursive, and multiplying, and werewolves. 
The Black Dogs of Luna, by Paul Go – The crew of the Sirocco find a nightmare of the ages on the Moon. 
Despot Hold ’em, by Caroline Furlong – You have to know when to hold them, know when to fold them. But most importantly of all, know when to run. 
Polar Shift, by Richard Paolinelli – After the pole's shift, Sam Peck may just be the last living human being in the entire universe. 
The Price of Sanity, by A.M. Freeman – Never make deals with the unknown. Especially when it's paying for your freedom with your soul. 
Vulcan III, by William Lehman – Unfortunately for the crew of "Scorpion" the Vulcan III, the moon is the harshest engineering environment we've ever built in, especially when something goes wrong. 
Merry By Gaslight, by L. Jagi Lamplighter – What if that million-dollar mansion you hardly dare to long for were so much less than you deserved. 
Squeeze on the Moon, by Lou Antonelli – An expert in disaster recovery gets the opportunity of a lifetime – plus a little walk down memory lane.

As for me, I have at least two stories in the series, including one in Planetary Uranus (which is the next audio volume!) and the upcoming Planetary Sol, which is out in November! It's amazing to see this project come to full fruition, but humbling that I am fortunate enough to be a part of it. You won't find anything remotely like this out there.

Once more, you can find the audio version of Planetary Luna here.

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