The audio drama serial anthology podcast Synesthesia Theatre has finished its run of the adaptation of my Galvanic Century novel, Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken. With the release of its eleventh part, the steampunk western draws to a close.
Why Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken?
Out of all of the Galvanic Century novels, Iron Horses was best suited for an adaptation for two reason. First of all, while all of the books are written to stand more or less on their own, Iron Horses is exceptionally self-contained. Secondly, most of the accents involved are American, making casting the parts from Chicago’s pool of professional indie film and theatre actors a lot simpler.
It’s been a long run, from January until now, and I hope that those who’ve listened have enjoyed it. If you haven’t been listening, you can now start with episode 1 and binge your way all the way through.
After an episode or two of cast interviews we’re going to be launching into our second season, a 9-part adaptation of the cyberpunk thriller Cold Reboot. If you’ve read the book, you know that the themes are more adult and the language is stronger, as fits the setting.
After that? Well. Depends on our funding. We give away these episodes free, don’t have any sponsors, and this podcast is expensive to produce. When you add up hosting costs, accounting fees, feeding the cast, transportation, and all the other little material costs, Synesthesia Theatre has cost us in the neighborhood of $2000. All that comes out of pocket.
We may have to take a hiatus after Cold Reboot until we can afford a third season. If you don’t want to wait, you can help by pledging a dollar or two to Synesthesia Theatre’s Patreon. Every little bit helps, and you can unlock cool exclusive bonuses ranging from early episode access to our blooper reels.
It’s not very much money – a few dollars per month – and it really helps us out.