Escape Pod 74: Paradox & Greenblatt, Attorneys at Law
Rated R. Contains some profanity and explicit sexual imagery.
The Rookie by Scott Sigler
Paradox & Greenblatt, Attorneys at Law
by Kevin J. Anderson
“The man talked a mile a minute in a thin, squeaky voice; even if he hadn’t been panicked, it probably would have sounded unpleasant. “All I did was try to stop him from buying her some deep-fried artichoke hearts. How could that be construed as attempted murder? They can’t pin anything on me, can they? Why would they think I was trying to kill anybody?”
“Maybe you’d better tell me, Mr. … uh?”
“Hendergast. Lionel Hendergast. And I read the terms of the contract very carefully before we went back in time. It didn’t say anything about deep-fried artichoke hearts.”
About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson
Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 140 books, 56 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.
About the Narrator
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.