Electricity is a Podcasted Novel by Myke Bartlett, author of "How to Disappear Completely." A new chapter appears every Tuesday.

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Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

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Electricity: a podcasted novel by myke bartlett


Aston Somerfield, casual smoker and part-time alcoholic, has come to London to find himself. He knows who he's looking for, he's seen him on the cover of the NME. Drawn across oceans by fame and fate, Aston is keeping his diary empty to make sure he's available. Won't commit to anything until it's everything.

London, however, has other ideas.

When a virtual stranger calls Aston a few hours before his death, fate catches up with him, derailing his barely-made plans. Amid a hundred boozy evenings and romantic deadends, a mystery unfurls.

Equally assisted and hindered by tremulous accountant Tom Hensley and dedicated loafer Steven Black, Aston uncovers a different London, one of murder, ghosts, dangerous emails and the second big bang.

As chaotic and random as the city it inhabits, Electricity gradually evolves into a mystery bigger than the universe itself. Being of a somewhat useless persuasion, Aston does his best to ignore it.


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    Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    A Nomination and a Plea for Reviews (Now with Prizes!)

    I'm rather excited about this. "How to Disappear Completely" has been nominated for a Parsec award, which you can read more about here: http://www.parsecawards.com/node/140

    If you'd like to head over and vote or leave a comment, I encourage you to do so! Many thanks to the kind nominator(s)!

    You can now win yourself $100 for spreading the word about Electricity and How to Disappear Completely!

    Starting August 10th 2007 The Reviews for Riches
    Contest will start. Podcast Pickle will award $100 each week to one
    lucky person for 4 weeks. All you need to do is add a review to
    any podcast at PodcastPickle.com. Every time you add a review you are
    automatically entered into the weekly contest. You
    help spread the good word and you help yourself
    to a chance at $100. Which sounds a good deal to me.

    More info: http://podcastpickle.com/index/reviewContest

    In other news, a "podsafe" version of "Electricity" is about to launch at www.podiobooks.com in the very near future. I'd really appreciate it if you, kind and tasteful listener, could furnish Podiobooks (or, indeed, elsewhere in the interweb) with reviews of some kind. Reviews of a good kind would be preferable, obviously, but honesty is helpful too. With only four chapters left, it's time to spread the word!



    ps. If you're unsure of the best way to spread the word, you could start by "popping" the book at popcurrent here, otherwise here are some other options:

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    Myke, I couldn't get registered at the Parsec Awards site - no confirmation email was ever sent to me. (Maybe I'd better try again, in case I got my address wrong!)

    All my favorites have been nominated, and in different categories, so I don't have to choose between them. It's great.
    I registered, but I can't find where to vote. There were some checkboxes on HTDC's page, but they didn't seem to do anything.

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