The much discussed, long-delayed MirrorMask soundtrack is finally reviewed, but not before I spend some time discussing the logic (or lack there off) behind small-press publishers releasing books in trilogy format. I also talk about the Hypertext d20 SRD, an excellent resource for stressed game masters.
The home improvement never ends at Nuketown, as I prove by painting my bathroom. It's not all housework though -- I've also got news about the GOBLIN Gaming Broadcast Network, a round up of the podcasts I'm listening to now, and a note about a new podcast, Most People Are DJs. Lastly, I've got a review of Atlas Games' card/board game, Dungeoneer.
The classic science fiction novel Dragonflight is the focus of this week's fiction review. It's joined by three new Sites of Note -- The Dragon's Landing Podcast, UncleBear.com, and The X-Men Axis.
Radio Active returns from its unintended, computer-crashing hiatus with great news: I'm going to be a dad again! Since I'm still recovering from a variety of technical issues, this podcast doesn't include the usual Sites of Note and Book Review sections, but does feature a review of Wizards of the Coast's D&D source book, Dungeon Masters Guide II.
I managed to take a break from my ongoing home improvement efforts and record a podcast! This one opens with an announcement about Radio Active's Finding Serenity book contest, and then launches into reviews of the OgreCave Audio Report, the Librivox audio book project, and Edge of the Edge podcast. The show wraps up with a reviw of Larry Niven's excellent thought experiment novel, The Integral Trees.
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The third of the weekly shows gets underway with a short review of the sci-fi western movie Serenity and then takes a look at two gaming podcasts: Pulp Gamer and Dice Make Bonk. This week's book review is The Great Book of Amber which collects all ten books of Roger Zelazny's excellent Chronicles of Amber series into one tome.
Show #16 features news about the Radio Active theme song (well, news that we're looking for one), a look at the Yog Radio Podcast, some thoughts on hotdogs, buns and the free market, and a comparison of the similarly themed (and similarly mediocre) new science fiction series Invasion and Surface.
The podcast opens with sad news about Derrek of Skepticality, who appears to have suffered a stroke, then discusses two sites of note: the Geek 4x4 podcast and the new gamer dad blog, Day in the Life of a Gamer. Finally there's a review of William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, a novel about the present day Internet, and those who immerse themselves in it.
Updates on Radio Active, including why #14 was delayed and how much bandwidth the podcast is consuming, news about a new RPG podcast called Dice Go Bonk and a review of Ben Bova's hard science fiction novel Saturn.
The Battlestar Galactica Season 1 Soundtrack takes centerstage in Radio Active #13, with four songs from the new album featured in the podcast. There's also a bunch of news about the mothership, Nuketown.com, including the launch of our new online message forum and Radio Active's new logo. I also talk about the Random Signal podcast and review the Monster Manual III source book for Dungeons and Dragons.