Podcast Episodes 20 Feb 2011 01:55 am by David !

Podcast 8: EXPLODED

“EXPLODED,” by Tom Francis. Read by Christopher Joseph.

“It’s going to look like we’re profiting from it? Pete, it’s going to look like we did it. You don’t seem to realise how sceptical people are going to be about something like this. You’re the only person in the world who has any idea how this box works, and to the rest of us it looks a hell of a lot like a hoax. And when some small-minded prick with a bag of pipe bombs decided commuters were responsible for all the world’s problems this morning, it became the most vicious hoax in history. We’re going to have protesters on your lawn around the clock, we’re going to get ripped to shreds in the press, we’re going to be hounded by cameras. We’re going to get mail bombs, Pete.” I sat down, and lowered my voice. “They’re gonna try and kill us. Nobody knows yet, but I promise you that at some point in the next eighteen hours, someone Googling the victim names is going to find our prediction list and our lives as they stand will be over.”

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Tom Francis is a writer and editor for PC Gamer magazine and PCGamer.com. He blogs at pentadact.com.

Christopher Joseph is a filmmaker in Los Angeles. His website is palmeralley.com.

In the book, “Exploded” is illustrated by Jesse Reklaw!

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