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Edict Zero News

Production for Edict Zero – FIS is on hiatus until a time TBA. Meanwhile, the show has been nominated in multiple categories for the brand new Audio Verse Awards. In addition, James Keller has been nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Special Agent Nick Garrett, Julie Hoverson for Best Actress for her portrayal of Special Agent Jewels Kircher, Phil Rossi for his portrayal of Special Agent Marcus Briggs, and Jack Kincaid, me, for my portrayal of The Ambassador. That’s so far. Nominations are still open.

You can check out the categories and nominees by clicking on this line.

Also, the Edict Zero Universe has taken its first step beyond the realm of audio drama with the release of a science fiction novelette ebook, “The Sound of Silence”, via amazon. This stand-alone story also serves as a backstory prequel to the Edict Zero – FIS series, one of many planned or in draft.

Check it out by clicking on this line and jumping to its page on amazon.com.

That’s all for now. Thanks to all listeners. Cheers.

–Jack Kincaid

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6 responses

  1. PeterB

    Hey Jack!

    Congratulations on the nominations: IMHO, all four nominees deserve awards for an excellent performance delivered over all three seasons!

    But, I´m still wondering why “Edict Zero FIS” hasn´t received an award yet for its sound production and story telling.
    I´d say, E0 is on a par with a professional audio drama such as “Otherland” (by Tad Williams), which has been the “biggest” audio production (with 220 voice actors, a nested structure of story lines, and a very rich sound landscape) in German history.

    BUT:
    * The EO story regarding computer-based simulated realities is a bit deeper than the story by Tad Williams (Keywords: media relative deceptions and ambivalences, ontological insecurities, etc. in E0) .

    * EO´s protagonists are “much” funnier (and weirder, in a positive sense!) than their Otherland equivalents.

    * EO´s story telling and sound engineering is done by a “single” person [Jack, I still can hardly believe that! :-)].

    * “Otherland” was produced by professionals being able to use the technology of a federal state-owned radio station (“Hessischer Rundfunk”). In comparison, EO`s top quality is achieved with “low-tech” (!) equipment.

    * And the best thing is: EO is ABSOLUTELY FREE! The Otherland audio CDs cost more than 100 EUR at the moment (the MP3s, downloadable at Audible, are cheeper).

    Even though both audio productions are top-notch, with the aforementioned aspects in mind, EO >> Otherland. Therefore, where are the “awards” for EO in toto? :-)

    *** Novelette ebook: “The Sound of Silence” ***
    At the moment, I´m quite busy, but I wanted to check out the Kindle version in the next two weeks. As soon as I´ve finished reading it, I´ll write a review on Amazon.

    Jack, I´ve always found that you´re a creative multi-talent in general and a gifted story teller in particular. The way how you juggle with ambivalence (regarding characters, their social interactions, and reality constructions), twisted story lines, and a refreshingly “weird” sense of humor in EO’s narrative universe is quite “elegant”. So, I´m eager to see if I´ll find all those ingredients in the EO prequel, too. At least, I think releasing such ebooks may be the next logical step in the further development of the EO universe. In short: I´m in :-)

    All the best
    ~Peter

    September 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

  2. Thank you, Peter. I’m always honored by your words. As for awards, in general, those typically require applying for them and processes that don’t interest me much. My time is better spent creating, at least while I still have time to do so. The sands in that hourglass are running out. I hope you enjoy the ebook and I hope to expand the E0 universe through prose. Time will tell if that’s practical. Cheers!

    September 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    • PB

      Yes, the “awards` processes” – that`s perhaps really interesting for those who want to study “micropolitics” at work :-)

      Apropos “ebooks”:
      Have you ever thought about writing a technical ebook regarding the production of a high-quality audio drama with low tech equipment? I know there are some books about sound engineering / podcasting out there. But you´re one of the current masters of free audio production in the podiosphere, so I think you have a lot of (technical) stories (the DOs and DONTs, the tricks of the trade, etc.) to tell that might be unheard of.

      Perhaps such a technical ebook is inspiring for future producers of free audio dramas, too.

      Just an idea.

      Cheers
      Peter

      September 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

  3. Noel

    Man the one thing I look forward to listening to is been but on the back burner. Hope you guys get it back up and running soon. Congrats on the awards. Going to go get me a copy of the ebook now.
    All the best guys..

    September 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

  4. Micropolitics indeed, Peter. I’m glad that you said it so I wasn’t tempted to. ;) As for non-fiction, hmm, I never really considered it.

    Noel: A big thanks! Sorry about the back burner. Life gets in the way sometimes regarding time one can allocate and boring stuff like money matters. Unfortunately, speaking from my experience thus far, there’s little correlation between degrees of financial success in the arts and actual talent & ability. It’s an annoying reality of this universe. Eh, whatchagonnado? :D

    Cheers.

    September 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  5. markl

    I’ve really enjoyed this series so far, so hope you do get time to pick it up again. The internet has allowed some really interesting and original audio dramas and books to find an outlet.
    I’ve listened to my fair share over the last 18 months or so and have a massive respect for all those who bring us these gems. I will continue to hold this series in the same regard as Were Alive, Nathan Lowell, Scott Sigler and many others

    November 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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