028 – War by Sandra Jensen

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated R

An interview with J. Michael Shell.

Adam Gauntlett discusses the crime fiction of Chester Himes.

And our main fiction is War, by Sandra Jensen.

Apart from Religion, school was torture. Lines of white chalk scraping into my head. I sat at the back where on good days I could see Hillbrow Tower out the window piercing Johannesburg’s sky like a pin. Today was a crappy day and I didn’t care if I could see it or not. We had netball later and I hated netball. Miss Hadley was telling us about the Boer War. I hated the Boer War.


027 – Preacher Porter’s Cure by J. Michael Shell

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated R

The conclusion of J. Michael Shell’s Preacher Porter’s Cure.

The Doggies are the oldest race in the galaxy. At least that we know of. The light beings are almost assuredly older, but like I said, my people pretty much pretend they don’t exist. To those of us who do admit it they’re an embarrassment, because they are probably what we should have evolved into. They’re what you would be if it wasn’t for The Lucies.


026 – Preacher Porter’s Cure by J. Michael Shell

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated R

Part 2 of Preacher Porter’s Cure by J. Michael Shell.

Adam Gauntlett opens his bookshelf to find The Alexandria Quartet, by Lawrence Durrell.

And Jim is joined by Jennifer Leeper, author of the novella Padre. Be sure and take a look at the very nice trailer!

I stayed with the preacher about a week. It was Sunday night when he took me in. For three days he watched over me while I got good and sick. I’d been at it a long time and stopping damn near killed me. Twice in that three days I was so bad the old preacher had to give me a little booze or I’d have gone into DTs. But when the worst of it was over he told me I wasn’t going to ever take alcohol again because I was going to be what God wanted me to be. “First thing you got to do is admit liquor’s stronger than you, but not stronger than God. It’s done wupped your ass and it’ll always wup it. Go ahead, admit it.”


025 – Preacher Porter’s Cure by J. Michael Shell

Author: Jim  //  Category: Rated R

Welcome to the first issue of Nil Desperanum in our new audio magazine format, and the first which will be heard on the No Agenda Stream (Wednesdays at 12p PST / 3pm EST).

This week our main fiction is Preacher Porter’s Cure, by J. Michael Shell.

Adam Guantlet returns, and finds The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman, on his Bookshelf.

And we are joined by Deanna Knippling, author of Miracle, Texas and Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocolypse to discuss her story, why Westerns should always end badly, and zombies.


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