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The Book of Constellations

The Book of Constellations

Author: W. Keith Tims

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A down-to-Earth sci-fi road trip, The Book of Constellations is a story about Rael, who claims to be the sole survivor of an alien race, as told by Simon, the man who went with him. On a quest to save humanity from the same malevolent force that destroyed his own people, Rael believes this “Darkness” resides in the Governor of the state. Rael makes his way west to the Capitol armed with nothing but his uncanny perception and empathy. He gathers allies along the way from the forgotten and lost of America. Rael’s obsession won’t allow him to mourn another world, but how far is he willing to go to save us?

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2021-07-3101:19

A down-to-Earth sci-fi road trip, The Book of Constellations is a story about Rael, who claims to be the sole survivor of an alien race, as told by Simon, the man who went with him. On a quest to save humanity from the same malevolent force that destroyed his own people, Rael believes this “Darkness” resides in the Governor of the state. Rael makes his way west to the Capitol armed with nothing but his uncanny perception and empathy. He gathers allies along the way from the forgotten and lost of America.  Rael’s obsession won’t allow him to mourn another world, but how far is he willing to go to save us? For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Music: "Cycles" by Pictures of the Floating World. CC0 1.0 License Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The creators of The Book of Constellations and Delivery are creating a new audio drama: The Love Talker, now in production. We're excited to bring you a short teaser, "Hiding Day." The Love Talker is a folk horror audio drama that launches in 2022. Visit thelovetalker.com for more information. Follow us: Twitter: @lovetalkerpod Instagram: @the_love_talker Facebook: @lovetalkerpod ​Somewhere on the borders between Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in the most remote parts of the Appalachians, girls have gone missing for decades. When a young woman journeys there to the isolated community of Kilruane, she uncovers the truth about the mysterious man who wanders the woods and his connection to the missing women and puts herself in danger from those who want to protect the town and keep its secrets. Credits: Ghost 1: Ers https://cstng.cc/weirdmoviegeek Discord: Ers#2311 Ghost 2: Devyn Boer devynrboer@gmail.com Pa: W. Keith Tims Earl: MT Goins Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
BONUS: Emet

BONUS: Emet

2022-10-3121:24

Bonus Content: Emet from the 2022 Phonic Fiction Fest.   Produced as part of the original audio drama festival Phonic Fiction Fest, Emet was written, recorded, and produced in just 48 hours. It won numerous awards by the voters in the festival, including top prizes in Story, Acting, Original Music, the Horror-Fantasy category, and was voted Best Overall out of all 25 entries.   A transcript can be found here.   Content Warnings: Fantasy horror, death & suicide, loud noises, references to blood, disease, and cultural oppression.    Credits Producer, Editor, Sound Designer: H.M. Radcliff of Packhowl Media, The Madness of Chartrulean, & Tales for Howling at the Moon.   Lead Writer & Director: W. Keith Tims of Alien Ghost Robot Creative Media, The Book of Constellations, The First Episode Of, The Love Talker.   Voice of Duncan, Composer, Contributing Writer: Aud Andrews of The Madness of Chartrulean and his Bandcamp site.   Voice of Atara, Contributing Writer, Songwriter "Atara's Lullaby": Noelle Rose of Dragon Shanty.   Voice of the Golem, Translator, Jewish Folklore Consultant: Sivan Raz of sivanraz.com.   Editing and Sound Design: Magnus Carlson of The Nebulous Saga.   Special thanks to Cole Weavers of The Town Whispers and Nathan Lunsford of The Storage Papers for founding and running the Festival. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Simon, on the worst day of his life, meets Rael. The record is set straight about Rael’s skin color. An invitation is made, and a threat comes to Lulu’s Diner. For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music for this episode: “Lake Monroe” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) -  Bandcamp Page! “Blues Driver” by Rozkol. (CC BY 3.0 License) - Bandcamp Page! “Profound Mystery” by John Bartmann (CC0 1.0 License) -  Webpage! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) - Spotify! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Simon, Rael, Dorine the waitress and Gary the cook, find themselves at the mercy of the Theta Group. A nose is broken, a sticker is explained, and Rael changes Dorine’s life. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Twitter: @bookofcon Homepage: https://bookofconstellations.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music for this episode: “Away” and “Glimpse of Eternity” by Meydän. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The four captives must devise a way to escape the Theta Group before reinforcements arrive. An offer of forgiveness is rejected, the nature of heroism considered, and Gary’s truck is damaged. Support this story: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music in this episode: “Horror Drone” by Audionautix.com – (CC BY 4.0 License) - Website!  “An Old Parlor Guitar” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) -  Bandcamp! “Remembering Past Everything” by P C III (CC BY 4.0 License)  - Spotify!  “Fake Vega” by John Bartmann (CC0 1.0 License) - Webpage!  “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Rael speaks of how the Darkness destroyed his home. Supplies are acquired, Simon intervenes in a violent dispute, and we meet someone new in a cornfield. Support the show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music for this episode: “Profound Mystery” by John Bartmann (CC0 1.0 License) Webpage: https://johnbartmann.com/ “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Simon and Rael must keep Satya safe from her brother. The truth of constellations is discussed, coffee and tea are drunk, and Satya forms a plan to help Simon’s pain. Support this program: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music for this episode: “Bindweed (Instrumental Version)” by Axletree (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “You Can Be Broken Too” by smallertide (CC BY 4.0 License) - Bandcamp! “Dark Highway” by John Bartmann (CC0 1.0 License) - Webpage! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Theta Group pursues the RV into the forest. Rael shares his ideas on how the Darkness spreads, Satya reveals a hidden talent, and the trio encounters an astonishing amount of wildlife. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode: “Freezing But Warm” by Mëydan. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The trio visit a library to search for evidence that the Darkness has corrupted the Governor. Rael is reluctant to discuss his age, the group must cross a blockade, and a parable is told. Support this show: glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode:“Blues Driver” by Rozkol. (CC BY 3.0 License) - Bandcamp!  “Jazzmasters and Delay Pedals” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) - Bandcamp!  “Imminence” by Kai Engel. (CC BY 4.0 License) - Website!  “Scorned Hope” by Free Sound Collective. (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Rael leads the group to a rally for the Governor. Simon engages in a little commerce, Satya discusses the joys of art supplies, and Pilot Quaid delivers a powerful speech. Support this show: http://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode: “A Mist on Hinksey Stream” by Axletree – (CC BY 3.0 License) - Bandcamp! “Profound Mystery” by John Bartmann (CC0 1.0 License) Webpage!  “Scorned Hope” by Free Sound Collective. (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Rael confronts the Darkness in Pilot Quaid. He tells a story of his mother’s garden, the trio get a brief respite, and everyone at the rally gets mysterious phone calls. Content Warning: A moment of graphic violence. Support this story: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music in this Episode:“Songs for a Sad Guitar” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) - Bandcamp! “Tired of Life” by Meydän. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Scorned Hope” by Free Sound Collective. (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Theta Group storms the hotel. With Rael incapacitated, Simon and Satya must get him to safety. An old plan is tried again with mixed results. Support this show: glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode:“Room Reverberating” and “untitled” by Itsensäsyöjät. (CC BY 4.0 License) “One March Day” by smallertide. (CC BY 4.0 License -) - Bandcamp! “Advil” by Free Sound Collective (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License)   Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In the aftermath of the hotel, the group must hide for a while. When Simon relapses, Satya becomes a caretaker. The group attends a wedding, and people turn to Rael for help. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode:“Ebow Song” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Bindweed (Instrumental Version)” by Axletree. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Contemplate the Stars” by Meydän. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Riverside Retreat” by John Bartmann. (CC0 1.0 License) – Website! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Simon bargains with Doctor Astrom. Support the show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Music in this Episode: Rain and thunder effects by joedeshon & davameb from freesound.org (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Fleeing from the Theta Group, the quartet seeks shelter in the storm before attempting to reach the RV. Religious symbols are discussed, and Mara makes Rael an offer. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music for this episode:“Rainwater” by Rozkol. (CC BY 3.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Following up on a promise made to Gary, the group is shown a way into the Capitol. The location of the Ashes is found. Rael’s frustrations lead him to desperate action. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode: “Laura Palmer Funeral March” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Quoin (feat. Andrew Freidan)” by Axletree. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Droplet” and “Scorned Hope” by Free Sound Collective. (CC0 1.0 License)  “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
With the city in chaos after their break-in at the Capitol, the trio devises a plan to find the Ashes and confront the Governor. Rael reveals a difficult, personal truth. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations For more information, visit http://bookofconstellations.com Twitter: @bookofcon Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode:“Slow Moving Waves” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Contemplate the Stars” by Meydän. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Advil” by Free Sound Collective (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Rael changes the world. Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Twitter: @bookofcon Homepage: https://bookofconstellations.com Music In This Episode:“Old Tape Loops” and “Lake Monroe” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! “Glimpse of Eternity” by Meydän. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Linktree! “Scorned Hope” and “Crazed” by Free Sound Collective (CC0 1.0 License) “Cycles” by Pictures of the Floating World. (CC0 1.0 License) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
On the December Solstice, Rael breaks his silence to deliver a message to the world. Write to Rael: rael@bookofconstellations.com Support this show: https://glow.fm/bookofconstellations Show Email: bookofconstellations@gmail.com Twitter: @bookofcon For more information and to sign up for our newsletter, visit our website: https://bookofconstellations.com Featuring Sarah Penn from Rapture 518. Music In This Episode: “Lake Monroe” by Rest You Sleeping Giant. (CC BY 4.0 License) – Bandcamp! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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