Interview – Ada Palmer (Too Like The Lightning)

Interview with Ada Palmer, author of Too Like The Lightning

Mentioned by Ada:
Jacques the Fatalist, by Denis Diderot
* Candide, by Voltaire
* the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund


Mentioned by me:
Consent of the Surveilled, at RibbonFarm
* the /r/rational recommendation, Ozy’s review, my review

The second volume in the series, coming soon, is Seven Surrenders

(MM3) Production Notes

Not a lot of background music or ambiance on this one, as there was a lot of narration. I could have maybe come up with bank music? But I wasn’t sure what sort of music would be playing in a bank in the 30s, if any.

I did fail to mention last week that Superman/Clark is in fact voiced by Nathan Bowman (NSPB) of the Worm Audiobook Project! Most fans of Rationalist Fiction are also fans of Worm, so if you haven’t heard/read it yet, give it a try. It is HUGE so you have many hours of listening, should you want them. :)

SFX: Alley Ambiancebending metal, tommy gun, bank panic

Intro/Outro – Handlebars, by Flobots
Luthor Manor – Boccherini’s Minuetto

(MM2) Production Notes

Wow. A truck of personal chaos crashed into my life over the last 24 hours. Sorry this episode is a few hours late! That probably won’t happen again.

I must mention that Bram Bakker began a Metropolitan Man podcast of his own a couple months ago, which I was unaware of. :( I feel terrible, I didn’t mean to step on his project. I wish him the best, please take a moment to check it out if you’re interested in another take on this story. He is very graciously providing the voice of Perry White for my version, thank you Bram!

SFX: Door Open/Close, 1940’s Office, extra typewriter, typewriter bell, wind, beach, short whoosh, longer whoosh, elevator, Rooftop 1, Rooftop 2Rooftop 3, footsteps

Intro/Outro – Handlebars, by Flobots
Luthor Manor – Boccherini’s Minuetto, Mozart’s Eine Kliene Nachtmusik