Literary Wonder & Adventure Show: The Radio Style Variety Show of Fantastic Fiction
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What is Literary Wonder & Adventure Show?
Hilarious exciting antics with your host, Robert Zoltan, and a wise-cracking raven in a magical stone tower that travels to imaginary worlds. Stimulating conversation with authors, artists, editors and others in the field of Fantastic Fiction. Some of the most brilliantly produced full audio dramas you will ever hear. Music by an award-winning composer.
Some say it’s a cross between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Late Show. Some say it’s like The Muppet Show on crack.
Black Gate Magazine says:
“Dream Tower Media, the mad geniuses behind The Blue Lamp (which Fletcher Vredenburgh called “marvelous… a full sound production, like a radio show ”) have released their new audio series, the Literary Wonder & Adventure Show. The title is spot on, as this one-hour episode is a thoroughly entertaining and far-ranging discussion. And like The Blue Lamp, this is no typical podcast, but an imaginatively designed (and frequently hilarious) radio show set in the windswept Dream Tower (with a talking raven).
Great stuff! Very, very impressive. Robert Zoltan was born to be a radio host. Thoroughly entertaining and educational. More!”
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EPISODE 6 (June 2017)
The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part 1: A Conversation with Author Allen Steele
Show Notes: The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Allen Steele, Tales of Time and Space, Avengers of the Moon, the loss to readers and writers by too much genre specialization, why writers must read the classics, why writers should read outside their genre, how Prohibition and organized crime helped create the Pulp Era and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, how the best classic science fiction is transcendent, why the mass paperback is disappearing, how to avoid genre tropes as a writer, how to survive winters in Massachusetts, missing Kurt Vonnegut by five minutes, Tales of Time and Space, Edmund Hamilton and Captain Future, the real horrors on Jekyll Island, how science fiction is not about the mechanics of a car but about the car mechanic, the subconscious creative process, how to steal like Shakespeare, the raw physicality of writing, pre-Golden Age science fiction, the thin line between fantasy and science fiction, Murray Leinster, Hugo Gernsback, Alfred Bester, Ray Bradbury, Cordwainer Smith, Burroughs, Sturgeon, Van Vogt, space travel, alternate history, robots, time travel, alien invasion stories, Wells, Stevenson, Verne, Asimov, Roger Zelazny, Philip K. Dick, Amazing Stories, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Poe and his early science fiction, Russell Banks, Lawrence Durrell, Brad Durrell, Justine, the Alexandria Quartet, Limbo by Bernard Wolf, Michael Moorcock on why you should not read in your genre, Cornell Woolwich, Ross MacDonald, Zane Gray, how Spaghetti Westerns are the best Sword and Sorcery films, how writers were discouraged to write outside their genres starting in the 1980s, the stratification of genres and their fans, keeping an open mind to things you didn’t expect, why Robert can’t stay on topic, John O’Neill, Robert Dunbar, what creates a timeless book, why scientific accuracy in science fiction is unnecessary in the long run, the joy of book spinner racks, how science fiction grew from the American Transcendentalists, Melville, Led Zeppelin, Harlan Ellison, the difference between a writer and an author, Freya Stark, The Southern Gates of Arabia, Nathaniel Philbrick , Sea of Glory, the importance of non-fiction to fiction, Spindrift, reinventing Space Opera, the part in Captain Kirk’s hair, Star Trek, slam bang old-fashioned pulp action science fiction story, Robert Dunbar and saving the Horror genre, The Stars My Destination, Nightfall, the romance of the human endeavor, the human condition.
EPISODE 5 (April 2017)
The Strand (full audio drama)
A Romantic Retro Science Fiction Audio Thriller. Written by Robert Zoltan. Produced by Dream Tower Media. Music by Robert Szeles. Featuring the Voice Talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer. Two Lovers, a universe apart. Guy, a scientist and soldier, Traveler across worlds. Hope, a brave young woman trapped on an occupied world and running out of time. The only thing that keeps them together is his improbable invention: A device that connects his universe with hers by a single Strand.
EPISODE 4 (March 2017)
Robert E. Howard, Master of Sword & Sorcery: A Conversation with Author Howard Andrew Jones
It’s spring cleaning time in the Dream Tower as Robert and Edgar travel to the Hyborian Age for a lively chat with author Howard Andrew Jones! Robert and Howard discuss Robert E. Howard, Conan, childhood, heroes, cynicism, creativity and the lure of lost civilizations. Plus, Robert and Edgar get a couple of vaguely familiar visitors.
EPISODE 3 (February 2017)
J.R.R. Tolkien, Master of Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Author Scott Oden
The Dream Tower travels to Middle-Earth for Episode 3: J.R.R. Tolkien, Master of Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Scott Oden. Join Robert and Edgar the Raven as they welcome special guest author Scott Oden for a discussion on Tolkien, orcs, creativity, bliss, childhood, and the occult dangers of advanced math. Plus, the Dream Tower gets a couple of unexpected visitors, and Robert and Edgar sing a short but sweet duet.
EPISODE 2 (January 2017)
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Master of Adventure: A Conversation with Author Ryan Harvey
Robert and Edgar welcome Writer’s of the Future Award winner Ryan Harvey to discuss Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, giant monsters, eugenics, depression, didactic versus pornographic art, and why you might name your son Holbert. Plus, Robert deals with possible Pteranodon infestation around the Dream Tower.
EPISODE 1 (December 2016)
The Blue Lamp (From the series, Rogues of Merth: The Adventures of Dareon and Blue)
Dream Tower Media is proud to present its first audiobook, a full dramatization of the mysterious sword and sorcery adventure, The Blue Lamp, by Robert Zoltan. Part of his Rogues of Merth series, The Blue Lamp features the recurring reluctant adventurers, the poet swordsman Dareon Vin, and his Indari warrior companion whom he has nicknamed Blue (his real tribal name is a secret known only to his tribe).
The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by composer and songwriter Robert Szeles (Kiss the Girl Music), promotional illustrations by Zoltan, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer.