Saturday, April 23, 2005

The Rev Up Review of Speculative Fiction Podcasts

Details of the second (and first real) Rev Up Review podcast:

  • Title: RUR-2005-04-23
  • Size: 15.7 MB
  • Duration: 34'08"
Use the FeedBurner link to download the mp3 file directly, or to add the feed to your aggregator.

  • 00.00 Start
  • 00.08 Jingle: RUR, Rev Up Review
  • 00.14 The second Rev Up Review has landed ('Tardis landing' sound-effect from Out Of This World BBC Radiophonic Workshop LP 1976)
  • 01.04 Intro to this podcast
  • 02.25 History of The Rev-Up Review Pages (original website also accessible through the link at the top right of this page)
  • 03.38 The Seanachai by Patrick McLean (
  • 04.35 The Seanachai promo
  • 05.57 Invasive Species from Audioblaze
  • 07.07 Earthcore by Scott Sigler
  • 08.38 Earthcore promo
  • 10.06 MythArc from Derek and Sharon Gilbert
  • 13.23 Tom Corven by Paul Story
  • 14.50 The Pocket and the Pendant by Mark Jeffrey (also available at the Dragon Page)
  • 15.12 Promo for The Pocket and the Pendant
  • 17.30 Cover to Cover, Wingin' It, Morevi and Slice of Sci Fi on The Dragon Page
  • 18.58 The future of podcasting?
  • 20.06 Cinemascope promo (Oneword Radio)
  • 21.32 "You're listening to The Rev Up Review"
  • 21.39 Episode 2 of The Journey of Jonathan Cave (first published in Alien Q webzine)
  • 33.16 Background music: "Longing for Home" by reaman. Find more of reaman's music at Electrobel
  • 33.45 Send feedback (emails, or mp3 audio) to, or post a comment below
  • 34.05 Jingle: Rev Up Review
  • 34.08 End
Next podcast:
  • I'm aiming to post a podcast once every two to three weeks, though there might be some additional Rev Up Extra podcasts if something crops up...who knows?


Derek said...

Hi, Paul,

I wanted to thank you for your time and review of the MythArc podcast. Your assessment was fair based on your presumptions, which you fairly disclosed; i.e., that there is no literal embodiment of evil and thus no supernatural battle for supremacy between that force and God. I understand that otherwise rational people may disagree on that issue.

By the way, "satan" is Hebrew for "accuser", and it's more of a job title than a proper name. The name of the enemy in the original is Helel ben Shachar--"light-bringer, son of the dawning".

Also, as you correctly pointed out, we invited confusion by naming the podcast after the novels. We've since changed the title of the podcast to P.I.D. ("Peering Into Darkness") Radio (

I do need to make one correction, however: The novels are not self-published. Winds of Evil and The Armageddon Strain are published by Whitaker House ( We have distribution through most of the major bookstore chains in the U.S. (Borders, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble), and I understand Sharon's novels will be in Wal-Mart, the largest retail chain in the country, by the end of June.

Thanks again,

Derek Gilbert

Paul S. Jenkins said...

Many thanks Derek, for responding to the comments I made about the MythArc podcast, and for clarifying the premises on which it is based.

Apologies if I misled people about the novels' publishing status.

Derek said...

Not a worry, Paul. I should add that I enjoyed your reviews of the other spec fiction sites, and I plan to listen through to the Jonathan Cave episodes. I'll also drop you a note when we get another new venture off the ground, Stormy Night Radio, which will consist of short fiction, mostly of the supernatural variety.