Ep 70 - Alchemy, Immortality and Celtic Myths with Barbara Barnett, Author of Alchemy of Glass
Join us for a conversation with gaslamp fantasy author, Barbara Barnett, as we talk mythological inspirations in her recent novel, Alchemy of Glass, her latest follow up to The Apothecary’s Curse. Barbara shares the Greek and Celtic myths that inspired her work, like the Tuatha Dé Danann. We get to hear firsthand how she blends elements of magic, science, history, and myth together to tell wonderfully compelling stories. Also featuring great anecdotes from Barbara’s days going to Comic-Con press parties and more! Both Alchemy of Glass and The Apothecary’s Curse are available anywhere books are sold! Go check them out!Drunk Mythology is a podcast created by Krista and Christian, recounting the feats and failures of world Mythology, with a few drinks along the way.
On a freewheeling and literary edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we plunge into 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominated supernatural novel THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE with author Barbara Barnett. Barbara will join us in hour 2. Hour 1, Joel and Eric will dive recklessly into the week’s top paranormal news for your amusement and edification.THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE, a 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominee, is a diabolical supernatural blend of historical fantasy and medical thriller as a physician and an apothecary race against time to recover the ancient book that made them immortal centuries ago. In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it instead kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder, only to find he cannot die. Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it’s Gaelan. As the two men conceal their immortality, the only hope of reversing their condition, the apothecary’s curse, rests with Gaelan’s missing manuscript.When modern-day pharmaceutical company Transdiff Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company’s scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Transdiff Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption? Clearly, yes.Barbara Barnett The Apothecary's CurseBarbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel THE APOTHECARY’S CURSE and CHASING ZEBRAS: THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO HOUSE, M.D., the critically-acclaimed and quintessential guide to the themes, charact
"Main Story: “What the Blood Bog Takes” by Barbara A. BarnettOriginally published in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show #47.)On the Day of Sacrifice, my sister Asthore and I wait at the blood bog's edge, our feet sinking into the muddy shore. Asthore gawks with unbridled curiosity as the ceremonial procession emerges from the fog-shrouded forest; I watch with trepidation. Our clan-chief Fallon leads the procession, a sheepskin mantle draped across his sinewy shoulders and a wary look on his furrowed face. It has been many generations since the gods last demanded the sacrifice of a clan-chief, but the harvest has been meager this year, and many of our kinsmen have died raiding neighboring clans. And so Fallon walks with slow steps, leaden with the possibility that today the gods will call for his death.Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, coffee addict, wine lover, and all-around geek. Her short fiction... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
FarFetchedFables No 140 Barbara Barnett and Tim Boiteaub
Far Fetched Fables
"Flash Fiction: “The Robbed” by Tim W. Boiteau (Originally published at Every Day Fiction.) You can’t find your keys this morning, so your wife drives you to work. At dinner, it seems, the salt is lacking, but when you attempt to add some more, the shaker is bare. The only consolation at the end of such a troubling day, of course, is Aurelius, but he too is absent from the shelf. When sleep doesn’t come, the bedroom grows long, the blankets constrict the body, stretching over with elastic tension, blood stagnates in the head, and the ears sharpen to the muted creeping of thieves, careful things, biding their time in air vents and drains and the narrow crevices between walls, watching through miniscule peepholes. Tim W. Boiteau's fiction has appeared in such places as Every Day Fiction, The Writing Disorder, LampLight, Kasma Magazine, and Write Room. He was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2013 Fiction Open contest. Tim holds a PhD in experimental psychology and lectures at Eastern Michigan University.... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Debut show. Come on by and let's talk about the 2012-13 television season, now in full swing. I'll be joined by Blogcritics and Seat42 TV writer JeromeWetzelTV, and we'll let you know what we've been watching (and re-watching). And feel free to turn me on to what you're loving. We'll talk Elementary, Revolution, Perception, Once Upon a Time, Last Resort, maybe even a little bit of House (don't you miss it?), and more! You'll have a chance to call in and weigh in on the new Primetime Season. I'll let you know what's upcoming Let's Talk TV as well as on Blogcritics, where I serve as co-executive editor and Sr. Contributing TV Editor So come on down to BlogTalk Radio and say "HI!"
BC Radio Live with Sreedhar Potarazu, Barbara Barnett
BC Radio Live
New format! Eric Olsen will interview author Sreedhar Potarazu (Get Off the Dime: The Secret of Changing Who Pays for Your Health Care) at 6. Phillip Winn and Lisa McKay will join at 6:30 to talk about latest haps at Blogcritics - tonight we'll talk House with Barbara Barnett