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The Spinning Master

The Spinning Master is an adventure story about a woman who travels to another world to find her missing brother. Written like literature, researched like history, and steeped in Irish mythology, this is sci-fi without spaceships; fantasy without magic; and a love story that transcends species and gender. Expect aliens, autism, and video games. The Spinning Master is set in Ireland, in a dystopian and not-too-distant future. Ronan Lawless has vanished leaving his sister, Liath, deep in debt. When video-game magnate Ethan Blake offers her a job, along with a biometrically embedded AI, she senses he has an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Ronan is held hostage in Ildathach, the otherworld of Irish folklore, by an alien species known as the Sí. When he is kidnapped by Faelán, a Sí from another tribe, he learns the truth of his predicament. But Faelán has an agenda of his own and Ronan discovers what it means to be loved by one of the Sí.Trailer: https://shows.acast.com/the-spinning-master See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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The Spinning Master - Coming Soon!

Coming soon. Eleanor Flegg's episodic audio adventure, The Spinning Master is sci-fi without spaceships; fantasy without magic; and a love story that transcends species and gender. Expect aliens, autism, and video games. Look out for the first chapter on May 4th.A Soundsdoable Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

5mins

23 Apr 2020

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 1. The Moon Colony

A colony of moon-dwellers succumbs to a fatal virus. In Dublin, Liath Lawless reports her brother missing.Eleanor Flegg reads the first chapter of her book, The Spinning Master. Subscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7mins

3 May 2020

Rank #2

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 2. The Hardship

Two years later. By night, Liath looks over the broken city . She receives an unexpected visit from the video game magnate Ethan Blake who comes with an interesting proposal.The Spinning MasterRead by Eleanor FleggSubscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes.A Soundsdoable production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

7 May 2020

Rank #3

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 3. Rainfall

Ethan Blake asks Liath to design the interior for his family home in County Limerick. She has misgivings. He seems to have an ulterior motive. Liath reflects on the environmental crisis precipitated by the cloud-seeding compound, Rainfall®The Spinning MasterRead by Eleanor FleggSubscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes.A Soundsdoable Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

10 May 2020

Rank #4

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 4. A Prototype

Liath opens a gift from Ethan Blake, allegedly a prototype to help them keep in touch. Mystified by the contents, she sets off in search of technical assistance.The Spinning MasterRead by Eleanor FleggSubscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes.A Soundsdoable production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7mins

15 May 2020

Rank #5

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 5. Soul Trader

A reflection on the possible futures of cigarette factories, Soul Trader's Ethical Vision, the rigours of fashion modelling, and the importance of looking the part.The Spinning MasterRead by Eleanor FleggSubscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes.A Soundsdoable production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

18 May 2020

Rank #6

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The Spinning Master : Chapter 6. The Wonderful Wall of Weeds

Liath's design for the Soul Trader HQ unfolds amid increasing evidence that Ronan has vamoosed with all assets. Fame. Popcorn. A Rare Moment of Beauty.The Spinning MasterRead by Eleanor FleggSubscribe now to hear the complete book via regular episodes.A Soundsdoable Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8mins

21 May 2020

Rank #7

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The Spinning Master: Chapter 7. The Zone

On a mission to find out more about Ethan Blake's mysterious and disquieting gift, Liath goes in search of someone who knows how emerging technology works in a post-privacy world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13mins

24 May 2020

Rank #8

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The Spinning Master: Chapter 8. A Family Mortgage

The iniquities of Ronan's financial arrangements revealed. Liath's finances are precarious beyond belief and she's lying about it like a trooper. With gingernuts, hot water bottles, and a comforting friend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11mins

28 May 2020

Rank #9

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The Spinning Master: Chapter 9. Tallaght

A domestic interlude. Introducing the parents Lawless, the regenerative qualities of lawnmowers, and the fundamental goodness of the suburban housing estate See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7mins

31 May 2020

Rank #10