Friday, July 31, 2009

Narration on PodCastle! Daughter of Botu, by Eugie Foster

We are interrupting our regularly scheduled broadcast....

Just wanted to let you know before it gets old, that one of my major narration projects has just gone live over at the main fantasy podcast magazine - Podcastle.

It's called Daughter of Botu, by Eugie Foster. Eugie Foster is an wonderful writer living in Atlanta and you may have heard any number of her stories in online podcast magazines such as EscapePod, ClonePod, PseudoPod and Drabblecast. You can read more about her and her over 100 publications at her website.

Daughter of Botu, an eastern story of whimsy, can be found in Eugie's short story collection, "Returning My Sister's Face: And other Eastern Stories of Whimsy and Malice" (follow the link to Amazon.com). It also received honorable mention in "The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection", edited by Gardner Dozois. It's the story of a young "rabbit", a Daughter of Botu, who meets, falls in love with and marries a local prince. At court, in human form, her life changes drastically, and not necessarily for the good.

I really enjoyed narrating this story. It has a fairy tale quality with delightful, distinct characters.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to use one of your songs in my short film, hopefully I can speak to you soon.

Derrick Mullins
818-799-1009

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Haven't listened to Botu yet, but why do they keep giving you the Asian things at PodCastle?

Diane said...

Derrick, yes, please contact me, either through Facebook or MySpace (www.myspace.com/dianeseversonsoprano). I'd be very interested to pursue this! Thanks!

Matt, I have no idea why she's given me 2 Asian-based stories. At least this time I didn't have to affect an asian accent, which was my downfall the last time...

eugiefoster said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful reading of "Daughter of Botu"! You did a fabulous job with my story, and I'm delighted Rachel tapped you to do it.

Diane said...

Thank you, Eugie! I'm so glad (read: relieved) that you liked my rendition. As I said, I really enjoyed doing it. Although the Chinese names and terms interspersed gave me a run for my money, the story itself is right up my alley. Thank you for writing it! I hope I did ok with the pronunciation!