It’s time to kick-off another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.
Sunday, April 16th 1:30: Easter Brunch
There’s a table just waiting for you: orange juice, sweet rolls, and maybe even a brightly colored egg or two. No doubt there will be something chocolate! Grab a seat, and welcome Spring as Cale shares selections from Kenneth Grahame’s delightful Dream Days stories, live in voice.
Monday, April 17th 19:00: Miss Prinks
Gyro Muggins brings us this short story by Gordon R. Dickson. First published in 1954 in the June edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it has subsequently appeared in various collections such as The Mutants (1970), Mindspan (1993) and The Best of Gordon R. Dickson.
When the clock struck thirteen o’clock on her apartment’s grandfather clock, Miss Prinks, every inch a lady, thought it queer. However, the very mannerly scientist from the eighty-third Zanch dimension who materialized in her living room explained it quite clearly and, on his sudden departure, made several improvements on her condition. With her condition improved, Miss Prinks, in all regards a lady, leapt out of the building, over a train, and into the atmosphere.
Tuesday, April 18th 19:00: Of Mice and Magic
More than anything, Benjamin Ravenspell wants a pet. But when he buys a mouse named Amber, he gets more than he bargained for. No sooner does Ben take her home, than Amber turns him into a mouse too.
You see, Amber has magical abilities, and it so happens that Ben is a familiar, a creature that stores magical energy. Together they each form half of a powerful wizard. Alone, they’re just vermin.
Soon Ben and Amber find themselves pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil, and the fate of the world will rest on them learning to work together.
Wednesday, April 19th 19:00: The Atrocity Archives Part 2
Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for The Laundry, a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob’s under a desk restoring lost data. None of them receive any thanks for the jobs they do, but at least a techie doesn’t risk getting shot or eaten in the line of duty. Bob’s world is dull but safe, and that’s the way it should have stayed; but then he went and got Noticed.
Now, Bob Howard is up to his neck in spycraft, alternative universes, dimension-hopping Nazis, Middle Eastern terrorists, damsels in distress, ancient Lovecraftian horror and the end of the world.
Only one thing is certain: it will take more than control-alt-delete to sort this mess out…
Join Corwyn Allen as he resumes relating stories involving Charles Stross’ unlikely hero, Bob Howard.
Thursday, April 20th
19:00: Monster and Myth: The Chimera Part 1
21:00 Seanchai Late Night
With Finn Zeddmore.
Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.
The featured charity for March April is Project Children, building peace in Ireland one child at a time.