Dancing with Eternity, the Audiobook, Read by Author John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain

HaettenschweilerOptima2400x2400LrThe audiobook version of John Patrick Lowrie’s amazing sci fi novel about the perils of immortality, Dancing with Eternity ($21.95, ASIN: B00KWGBHUO), is finally available for download on Amazon.com, iTunes, and Audible.com.

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Author John Patrick Lowrie provides the narration and male voices and his wife Ellen McLain the female voices. Both are voiceover artists of note. Lawrence Albert, Producer, Jim French Productions DBA Imagination Theatre produced. The unabridged recording is in the style of a radio play, with ambient sounds and sound effects throughout. Because John is also a composer, his piece for orchestra, In a Strange Land, and his piece for chamber orchestra, Conversations With Piltdown Man, were chosen to lead into and out of each chapter, as well as supplying music pads in the scenes that called for music. Illustrator Philip Howe provided the cover art.

John Patrick Lowrie has played Sherlock Holmes for Imagination Theatre’s The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for the last fourteen years, so it was no surprise when Larry Albert suggested that Imagination Theatre produce the audiobook of Dancing With Eternity. Imagination Theatre has been producing radio plays since the ’70s and possesses an encyclopedic library of sound effects. Ellen McLain, the award-winning voice of GLaDOS in the hugely popular video games, Portal and Portal 2, was brought on board to play Steel and all of the female roles.

The novel, Dancing with Eternity, first published in 2011, earned rave reviews.

Dancing with Eternity (A++, top 10 novel of 2011) is a stellar debut that shows why science fiction is still the most interesting genre of today,” wrote Liviu Suciu of Fantasy Book Critic.

Dancing with Eternity was the inaugural winner in ForeWord Magazine’s ForeWord Firsts contest. J.G. Stinson wrote in the five star review: “Readers of the genre will likely recognize the influences of Olaf Stapledon, Fred Pohl, Cordwainer Smith, and other writers from the early years of American science fiction. Lowrie has taken those influences and kneaded them into his own life experiences to produce a story that is at once fantastic and recognizable, populated by real people with real dilemmas against a backdrop of stellar travel and adventure.”

“In the best tradition of A.E. van Vogt’s Voyage of the Space Beagle ….” wrote Robert Enstrom of New Myths, “the author explores human relations in a future without death–or nearly so. In some ways, perhaps unintentionally, the book conveys an almost religious message: Beliefs and sorrows spring from the past, and hope looks to the future, but only love transcends time.”

What would happen if Odysseus met Captain Ahab in the Fortieth Century? Only Captain Ahab is a beautiful woman named Steel who owns her own starship and Odysseus is an unemployed actor named Mohandas who’s stuck on the backside of a backwater moon because he won’t pay his taxes. Oh, and everybody—well, almost everybody—lives forever, did I mention that? And there’s a telepathic Internet that allows the entire population of the galaxy to communicate at will and even experience the world from another person’s perspective. Dancing with Eternity is a sprawling galactic odyssey that takes Steel, Mo and the crew of the starship Lightdancer on an incredible voyage of adventure, self-discovery, and revelation … And they get to go to a lot of really cool planets, too.

John Patrick Lowrie, voice of The Sniper in Team Fortress 2 and characters in over 25 video games, was born in 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At 16 he left home to make his way as a singer/guitarist/flautist/trombonist in a rock ‘n’ roll band, sleeping in parks and communes and getting to know several hippies. Surviving the draft, he graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and for a few years managed to make a living as a composer and guitarist in his acoustic fusion duo The Kiethe Lowrie Duet, garnering critical acclaim and opening for people who were much more famous than he was. He then decided to become an actor because the pay was better and the work was steadier. To this day he remains the only person he knows of who has done this. He met Ellen McLain, his wife of twenty-eight years, in Arnhem, Holland on a European tour of a Broadway show and started his acting career in Palermo, Italy, telling jokes to an opera house full of Sicilians who didn’t speak English. John and his wife now reside in Seattle, where they divide their professional time between acting in live theater and voice acting for computer games and radio dramas. You can find him online at lowrie.camelpress.com.

Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS, the passive-aggressive AI in Portal (2007 AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance) and Portal 2, (2011Spike Video Game Award in the category “Best Performance by a Human Female”) is also the voice of Gipsy Danger in Guillermo del Toro’s film, Pacific Rim. Ellen has worked in theater and opera for over thirty years. Her professional career began on Broadway with Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady and with the legendary Peggy Lee in her show, Peg. Ellen’s credits range from Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman to Mimi in La Bohème. McLain provides voices for many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are the Administrator in Team Fortress 2, and the voice of the Combine Overwatch for the Half-Life 2 series. She also voices Broodmother and Death Prophet for DOTA 2. McLain is the only person to have her voice in all the games in The Orange Box. She sang the ending credits song to Portal, “Still Alive,” and Portal 2, “Want You Gone,” both written by Jonathan Coulton, and Ellen sang all the voices in the Turret Opera “Cara Mia Addio” by Mike Morasky featured at the end of Portal 2.

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