Digital Literature: Important Works Compilation Part 1

The more I listen to podcast novels, the more I feel that they should be studied on an academic level. Delivery aside, the level of storytelling and the aural dimension (sound effects, voice acting, etc), lifts podcast novels above from mere audio books in an area of study all it’s own.

With that in mind, I will present and analyze what I believe to be the important works in Podcast Fiction.

First, let me explain what I mean by important:

The original works of the genre:

It had to start somewhere. So I will be adding the fiction that are credited with the creation of the genre. Examples include:

  • “MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana” by Tee Morris and Lisa Lee
  • The “Heaven” Series by Mur Lafferty
  • “Earthcore” by Scott Sigler
  • The “7th Son” Trilogy by J.C. Hutchins

The originating podcasts will not be included. 

Works that represent the best of the genre:

The works or authors that are award-winning or receive honorable mention. This is relevant because currently the awards given to podcast fiction is selected by peers and fans, the best indication of the work’s merit. Examples include:

  • “How to Succeed in Evil” by Patrick McLean
  • “Failed City Monologues” by Matt Wallace

There will also be analysis of works that have crossed over to traditional print.

This list is short and nowhere near comprehensive. But what it IS is an effort to place podcast fiction in the realm of literature. Where it belongs


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