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Literary Wonder & Adventure Show

Dream Tower Media's critically acclaimed monthly podcast featuring fascinating and fun conversations with authors and artists of fantasy, magic realism and science fiction, plus amusing skits, quips, and sound effects. In addition, approximately twice a year, fully produced audio adventures of fantastic stories are presented. Hosted by Robert Zoltan and his sidekick Edgar the Raven in the Dream Tower.
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Mar 22, 2018

A full audio dramatization of the mysterious sword and sorcery adventure, Delta of the Damned by Robert Zoltan. Part of his Rogues of Merth series, Delta of the Damned features the reluctant adventurers, the poet swordsman Dareon Vin, and his Indari warrior companion whom he has nicknamed Blue (his real tribal name is a secret known only to his tribe).

The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by Robert Zoltan, promotional illustrations by Zoltan, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Kori Wilson.

Go to Dream Tower Media to purchase your own copy of Delta of the Damned and sign up for the newsletter to receive news about more upcoming exciting productions.

Delta of the Damned will appear in the first novel length volume of stories, Rogues of Merth: The Adventures of Dareon and Blue, Book 1, premiering in August of 2018.

Mar 1, 2018

Author Ryan Harvey returns to the Dream Tower for a discussion of the romantic poet and teller of fantastic tales, Clark Ashton Smith. Robert Zoltan does a reading of Smith's poem, Averoigne, and Edgar the Raven finds out that Robert is a big fat liar! All on this sumptuous feast of an episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure Show!

 

Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Zoltan, Edgar the Raven, Ryan Harvey, Weird Tales, Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, The Decadents, West Coast Romantic Poets, George Sterling, poetry, short stories, fantasy, macabre, Poe, Baudelaire, Moreau, Raymond Chandler, Averoigne, The Empire of the Necromancers, The Dark Eidolon, The Seven Geases, The Tale of Satampra Zeiros, The Testament of Athammaus, Genus Loci, The Return of the Sorcerer, de Sade, An Acolyte of Black Spires, Ahn-Tarqa, Gold Rush, Auburn, California, The Flowers of Evil, The Star Treader, vocabulary, archaic, ancient, mystery, Malakoff Diggings, Swinburne, Communal Settlements, Utopian Movement, artists, The Studio, Barry Windsor Smith, Mike Kaluta, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Arabian Nights, Dunsany, Beckford, Vothek, the beauty of horror, plot versus story, Lawrence Durrell, William Faulkner, 2001, Barry Lyndon, Kubrick, Fellini, Michael Chabon, genre, Fritz Leiber, M. R. James, Updike, old radio shows, animation, narration, Wonder Stories.

Feb 1, 2018

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 8: Spaceships, Aliens, and AI, Oh My!: A Conversation with Author Becky Chambers!

Robert and author Becky Chambers (The Wayfarer Series) hold a provocative discussion on the controversial topics of space travel, alien sex, and robot love! Meanwhile, Robert and Edgar the Raven finally make it out of deep space and return to Los Angeles to find a strange package awaiting them. As if that’s not enough, Edgar gets down and funky to the catchy song, Rocketship, by Seduction Revolution. All on this episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure!

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Oct 24, 2017

In this Halloween Special, Robert and Edgar perform "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, and also get some very interesting trick or treaters at the Dream Tower door.

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Aug 31, 2017

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 7. The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part2: A Conversation with Editor Rich Horton

Still stuck in deep space, Robert finds inventive ways of keeping Edgar from going "space happy." And speaking of deeper, Robert and editor Rich Horton dig much, much deeper into the 20th Century origins of science fiction and fantasy literature and the Golden Age, including discussions of John Campbell and Astounding Stories, American jingoism, mythology, classic science fiction writers writing porn, the fine line between crap and innovation, the possibility of a new Golden Age, and much, much more!

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Jul 1, 2017

Literary Wonder & Adventure Show, Episode 6. The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part 1, with Award-Winning Author Allen Steele (Avengers of the Moon)!

Captain Zoltan and first Officer Edgar the Raven find themselves millions of miles from home! Robert and guest Allen Steele discuss the Golden Age of Science Fiction, the modern schism of fiction genres, how prohibition gave rise to the pulp magazine industry, and more!

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May 1, 2017

The Strand, a Romantic Retro Science Fiction Audio Thriller. Written by Robert Zoltan. Produced by Dream Tower Media. Music by Robert Szeles. Featuring the Voice Talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer.

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Jan 29, 2017

Episode 2 of the Literary Wonder & Adventure Podcast! Welcome to the Dream Tower! Join Robert Zoltan in a conversation with special guest Ryan Harvey about Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars! Meanwhile, Edgar the Raven throws in his acerbic quips, and Robert deals with possible Pteranodon infestation in the Dream Tower. All this and more! Sign up for the Dream Tower Media newsletter at dreamtowermedia.com.

Dec 11, 2016

Dream Tower Media is proud to present its first audiobook, a full dramatization of the mysterious sword and sorcery adventure, The Blue Lamp, by Robert Zoltan. Part of his Rogues of Merth series, The Blue Lamp features the recurring reluctant adventurers, the poet swordsman Dareon Vin, and his Indari warrior companion whom he has nicknamed Blue (his real tribal name is a secret known only to his tribe).

The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by composer and songwriter Robert Szeles (Kiss the Girl Music), promotional illustrations by Zoltan, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer.

Go to Dream Tower Media to purchase your own copy of The Blue Lamp and sign up for the newsletter to receive news about more upcoming exciting productions.

The Blue Lamp was first published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Here is some of the glowing praise from editors and magazine reviewers:

Adrian Simmons of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly:
“Adventure fiction in the classic style, Zoltan’s tale will take you from the mundane and into a world of magic and mystery not seen since the glory days of the pulps.”

Fletcher Vredenburgh of Black Gate Magazine:
A (SPOILER), a (SPOILER), and an eerie blue lamp figure in Robert Zoltan’s very fun and self-illustrated, “The Blue Lamp.” For any fan of Sword & Sorcery, those three things should be enough to make you read the story. We know what we like and when we seen it we flock to it like, well, moths.”

Nicky Magas of Tangent Online:
“…the prose, the dialogue, and characters do their part smoothly and come together to give the lesson that two swords are always better than one.”

The Story Goes Something Like This…
When Blue goes missing in the city of Merth for two days, Dareon’s search for his friend leads him to Ravel’s Exquisite Emporium, where he becomes prey to an unusual predatory salesman. Meanwhile, Blue fights for his life and perhaps his very soul, with the aid of Malika, a dancer from Khulan, against an otherworldly foe that seems omnipotent.

When is danger the safest path? How can you become victorious in a fight you cannot win?

Join Dareon and Blue and find out, in The Blue Lamp!

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