Complete podcast of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town


36 weeks ago -- give or take -- I set out to read my 2005 novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town aloud, in installments, in my podcast. And now I am done.

Someone Comes to Town is my weirdest book by far, a fantasy novel about a man whose father is a mountain and whose mother is a washing machine, who moves from small-town Ontario to Toronto to help build a citywide meshing wireless network with a crustypunk dumpster-diver.

Reading the book aloud was enormously satisfying. I hadn't read it through since I finished the final draft in 2004, and in many ways it was like coming back to it for the first time.

But even more satisfying was the participation from my readers. First there was John Taylor Williams, of DC's Wryneck Studios, who volunteered to master the audio for me, adding bed-music, editing out the gonks, and making it sound really good -- he started this around week 27, and it seriously improved the final 9 episodes.

Then Glenn Jones, a reader in the UK, decided to create a dedicated podcast feed for the book, with all 36 episodes, to make it easy to fetch and play in one gulp.

Im not sure what I'll podcast next -- I have a little more than a week to think about it -- but I'm really looking forward to it.

Podcast feed for Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

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Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town



5 Responses to “Complete podcast of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town”

  1. Jman says:

    Could you possibly put in one file for downloading?Maybe release in torrents?

  2. Cory Doctorow says:

    Nope, but you could! Behold, the beauty of CC licenses!

  3. [...] by Cory Doctorow; narrated by the author [...]

  4. Robert says:

    It is a wonderful book and a good start on the podcast.

  5. [...] ok, it is odd. And that’s only the beginning. In fact, Cory himself calls the book his “weirdest book by far“. It also, however, is a lot of [...]

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