Episode 35: All The Rage by David Walton

Diane and Ray are art lovers, always after the next big thing, something amazing, something shocking, something unique. They find it in Willie, a boy who is…normal. For, in a world where everyone is a special and uniquely engineered snowflake, what exactly, is special and unique anymore?

Also, Rish and Big do a post-mortem on Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse.” How was it? Any favorite moments? Did it live up to its potential? And FOX did cancel it, didn’t they?

Special thanks to Eleiece Krawiec for narrating today’s story.

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Related Links:

David Walton’s Fiction
David Walton’s Terminal Mind (Which he just won the Phillip K. Dick Award for!!!)
Eleiece Krawiec on Well Told Tales
Jonathan Coulton
OnClassical’s Music at Jamendo.com


13 Responses to “Episode 35: All The Rage by David Walton”

  1. The story was fairly enjoyable. Not my favorite; not a subgenre I really like.

    Is this the one you guys told me had a ton of voices in?

  2. Nope, Josh, that one’s still to come.

    What would you call this subgenre?

  3. This story was okay, although I had a little trouble getting really hooked. The production was top notch (although the scream sounded out of place!)

    Just a question—I normally listen to the prattle half of the show, but I’ll skip ahead to the next track if there’s a spoiler warning. Did I miss anything interesting this week?

  4. Well, Cameron, we talked all about Joss Whedon’s show, Dollhouse. We did give away some really cool moments to the show, so if you haven’t seen it, and you want to or plan to, then I would wait until after to listen to the prattle half of the show.

    Do you guys get to see Dollhouse out there in Australia? Or do you just have to wait until it hits DVD? It’s not like it was a big deal show, so I don’t know what would motivate an Australian network to pick it up and show it. Do you get FOX out their, maybe via satellite or something?

    Anyway, that’s what you missed.

  5. I don’t know about Dollhouse, but Firefly didn’t go free to air. Serenity (the movie) was given a huge amount of advertising by our local cinema, but they didn’t even show it. Our family doesn’t have any of the pay-TV services, so I can’t tell you what the deal is there.

    It will come out on DVD soon, I’d imagine, and we’ll buy it and watch it all end to end. If Firefly’s anything to go by, I’m really looking forward to that weekend…

  6. I would call this the “genetic engineering” subgenre of SF. I’ve made some forays into writing in it but haven’t been able to pull it off. I guess it’s just not my thing. But like I said, still a good story.

  7. Cambodia Carl Says:

    Two things. I wanted to compliment you guys in having a guest reader this week. I often listen to Well Told Tales and I like the reader’s voice.

    And second, I thought it was cool taht you mentioned rage infected monkeys. Two great tastes that taste great together.

  8. No second season for Firefly, but there is going to be a Dollhouse Season 2. Great Googly Moogly.

    Well, looks like I’ll have to go back and watch season one on DVD, find out what I missed. At least I’m sure of one thing, that the worst episode of Dollhouse will be 10 times better than the best episode of Dark Angle.

  9. oops. I mean 10 times better than Dark Angel.

    I think Dark Angle is a dead spot in evil geometry.

  10. Tell me about it. My sister has the DVDs of Dark Angle…er Dark Angel. I borrowed them from her, and just couldn’t manage to get through more than two or three shows.

  11. But . . . the girl? Hot? In leather? Big sad eyes?

  12. Isn’t that Leather Tuscadero from Happy Days?

  13. To me, a SF story is successful if it gets me thinking, and this story definitely got me thinking.

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