Episode 109: The Strange Affair Of The Sundered Man by Joshua Reynolds

What would Rish Outfield give for a Parsec Award nomination? Would he give…his soul? outtakes

Also, Joshua Reynolds brings us “The Strange Affair of the Sundered Man.” Ameriquetzlan ambassador Ulrich Popoca returns, this time to investigate a baffling case involving a person still alive, despite being–quite literally–half the man he used to be.

Afterward, Big and Rish talk about their separate vacations, including a San Diego Comic-Con that made Rish–almost quite literally–old.

Special thanks to Rich Girardi for producing today’s story and lending his voice to the episode.

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Related Links:
Joshua Reynolds’s Site
Rich Girardi’s Site
The Other Strange Affair Stories On The Dunesteef
Cossmass Infinities Strange Affair Story
Tin Tin Wikipedia Page
Photo by Andy Roberts
Music in today’s episode was La Traversée by Ehma.
Some sound effects were provided by freesound.org.
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4 Responses to “Episode 109: The Strange Affair Of The Sundered Man by Joshua Reynolds”

  1. Cambodia Carl Says:

    What I don’t want from future Dunesteefs:

    *Rish starting to sing a song and then getting interrupted. If yer gonna start a tune, finish the damned thing.

    *Introducing a topic by saying “I don’t know if people are interested in this.” If we ain’t interested we’ll turn it off.

    *Bad Roger Moore impressions.

    What I want from the Dunesteef’s future:

    *More stories about ethereal things that howl and grunt.

    *More quotes from “When Harry Met Sally.”

    *More episodes that are so long I have to take a alternate route home to get them all in.

  2. I’m always happy to see more Ulrik Popolca stories.

    To address the repeat comment Big makes about anticipating seeing/mentioning the vikings that Mr.Reynolds mentioned were featured in the setting, I would advise if you have not already been made aware that the references to the Vinlanders sharing North America with the Ameriquetz, and Ulrik’s half-Vinlandish blood and first name, are references to the pirates with guns.

    Going by how they mention the Ameriquetzlan ambassadorial warrior cult guards wearing their pistols low on their hips, “Vinland style”, I’m guessing they are somewhat like cowboy vikings as well.

    The story is not one of Reynold’s best in this series, in my opinion, not a whole lot happens in it as compared to the similarly confined mystery in the Case of the Artisan’s heart – where we receive far more in setting and character reveals, and more interesting intercharacter dialogue, as well as the rousing action at the end.

    Then again, for those who have not read previous stories, Ulrik’s talk about his scar and the animosity between him and Frogmore are probably as good an introduction to some of the basic elements of the series as anything.

    In terms of production, another good work from the Dunesteef, guys. At no point did the audio or the narration leave me wanting, and I appreciate that you guys use a returning leitmotif for these stories – it could almost qualify as Ulrik’s theme song at this point.

    Thanks for another episode, and here is hoping Mr.Reynolds writes more of these stories.

  3. Guys, I love these Strange Affair stories. I really like everything you do, but these are a special treat. Keep up the great work!

  4. I love this series. I want to hear them on Dunesteef. I want to see them in theatres. I want to read the collected stories in novel form. I want the lunchbox.

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