Titanium Rain

WINNER, 2012 SILVER MARK TIME AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION AUDIO
WINNER, 2012 EARPHONES AWARD (AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE)
NOMINEE, 2012 AUDIE AWARD FOR BEST AUDIO DRAMA
NOMINEE, 2012 AUDIE AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL WORK

As a radio play Titanium Rain could quite easily be listened to by someone unfamiliar with the source material and enjoyed as a gripping piece of audio drama on its own merits. However, I think it works best as complementary material to the book, adding an extra layer of insight and appreciation for its audience into this minutely detailed reality and the motivations of the characters that inhabit it. From that perspective questions of superfluity are easily dismissed.

My fervent hope is that this dip into the transmedia waters proves successful enough for Finney and Rocha to be able to revisit these characters again in the near future, in either format. Fully realized and cleverly conceptualized fictional environments like this don’t come around too often in comics. We need to appreciate them when they do.

Broken Frontier

In the year 2031 mankind’s survival instinct is put to the test when a civil war in China spirals into global conflict. Nations are destroyed. Millions are killed. And for many, like US Air Force pilot Alec Killian, survival will mean shedding some of his humanity in exchange for biotech and machine.

This is the basis for one of the most acclaimed graphic novel series in recent years: Titanium Rain, created and produced by 01 Publishing. Is this the ultimate corruption of nature, or the birth pains of a new chapter in mankind’s evolution?

Cast

Lance Roger Axt as Alec "Space Case" Killian
Elizabeth Knowelden as Zoe "Happy" Garland
Colin O'Leary as Wayne "PISO" Schilling
Tom Walsh as Billy "Buffalo" Unger and Major Kameron
Mark Freidlander as Darryl "Peanut" Taylor and Crewman Colbert
Carrington MacDuffie as Sky Eye and Doctor Abby
Paul Drinan as Jamie
Michael Johnson as Ebonstorm
Erik Moody as Doc Hammond
Christopher Price as Major Paul Graves
Christopher Reiling as Rios and Crewman Bryan
Jaimie Schwartz as Cpt. Anders and Arthur Bramford
Phil Wells as "The Chief" and Major Rocha
Jennywren Walker as F-35X Computer
Richard McGonagle as your Annoucer

With Brent Askari, William Dufris, Michael Howard, David LaGraffe, Christine Marshall, Damian Smith, and special appearances by Peter David, Josh Finney, and Richard Johnston of "Bleeding Cool".

Director/Sound Design WILLIAM DUFRIS
Composer/Arrangements JONATHAN SHARP
Cover art JOSH FINNEY
Post Production WILIAM DUFRIS and JIM BEGLEY
Recorded at THE STUDIO, PORTLAND, ME

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