EP086: When We Went to See the End of the World

Show Notes

Rated R. Contains drugs, swinging, and frequent gratuitous apocalypses.

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When We Went to See the End of the World

By Robert Silverberg

Mike offered Nick some pot. “That’s really something,” he said. “To have gone to the end of the world. Hey, Ruby, maybe we’ll talk to the travel agent about it.”

Nick took a deep drag and passed the joint to Jane. He felt pleased with himself about the way he had told the story. They had all been very impressed. That swollen red sun, that scuttling crab. The trip had cost more than a month in Japan, but it had been a good investment. He and Jane were the first in the neighborhood who had gone. That was important.

About the Author

Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He is noted for having attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.

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About the Narrator

J.C. Hutchins

J.C. Hutchins crafts award-winning transmedia narratives, screenplays and novels for companies such as 20th Century Fox, A&E, Cinemax, Discovery, FOX Broadcasting, Infiniti, Macmillan Publishers and Harebrained Schemes. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, ABC Radio and the BBC. His latest creative endeavor is The 33, a monthly episodic ebook series.

J.C.’s other recent work includes writing roles on immersive online prequels for X-Men: Days of Future Past and FOX’s sci-fi TV series Almost Human. He also co-wrote the transmedia experience Body/Mind/Change starring director David Cronenberg, and Infiniti’s groundbreaking responsive film, Deja View.

J.C. has also helped extend the storyworlds of such franchises as Shadowrun, Golem Arcana, Cinemax’s espionage series Hunted, A&E’s miniseries Stephen King’s Bag of Bones and Discovery’s The Colony.

J.C. began his career as a new media novelist, using strategies such as podcasting, social media and crowdsourcing to create and distribute his acclaimed 7th Son thriller novels. The years-long endeavor was successful: 7th Son: Descent was later published by St. Martin’s Press.

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