A gaming campaign is purely a collection of stories in an arc. But there’s so much more to it. Television, Movies, episodic podcasts, there’s a definite trend and audience for watching or following a series of stories with an over-arching theme or plot.
Mentions in Episode 27:
- Sherlock Holmes settled into regular storytelling in the Strand
- Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers were found in Chapman & Hall
- Seanan McGuire’s Indexing
- The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
- Serial Podcasts:
- BBC Radio plays
- History of serial novels:
- Here’s a neat little article on Serial Novels Were The Craze In The 19th Century
The Amanda Palmer quote Jeannie was misquoting: Gaga, Palmer & Madonna – “I’m just trying to entertain people, make a living and pay my rent, without having to get a job I hate and hopefully find an audience who’ll love and accept me and not think I’m a narcissist for wanting to be a performer and find true inner peace and that’s it.”
- Comic Books
- That bit about the Algonquin Round Table, aka The Vicious Circle
- Make Cole’s Legion versus Phalanx
- Jeannie’s short story of the month – 1 Arabian Day is out on Amazon
- Ursula Vernon – Read Pocosin for free!
- Neil Gaiman’s A Story in Emerald
- John Dies at the End by David Wong
- Other serial novel sets we liked
- The Oz books
- Tales of the City
- Kate Elliott’s The Novels of the Jaran
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay
Tell us some of your favorite episodic stories! Where do you go look for them?