‘It seemed an appropriately mythic thing, to steal the treasure of a false deity before finally accepting that he was too old for heroics.’
On a world where all of Time has become…twisted, an Egyptian pharaoh sets out on a quest to help his dying friend. Accompanied by a spy, a monster, a Norse mechanic and her tank, they journey west into the lands of the Silver God to steal the greatest treasure of all.
The Electric Eye of the Silver God is an SF story by Adrian Tchaikovsky, set in the shared world of This Twisted Earth – an anthology I am proud to have devised and developed at the start of my career. We hope you enjoy the story and invite you to explore further.
Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed 10-book Shadows of the Apt series starting with Empire in Black and Gold, published by Tor UK. He won the Arthur C. Clarke award for Children of Time (2016), the British Fantasy Award for The Tiger and the Wolf (2017) and the BSFA award for Children of Ruin (2019). He has written numerous standalone novels, novellas and short stories. You should check them out.
Feel free to follow him on Facebook or Twitter. If you want to dive deep into his work, you should take a look at his website too.
The Electric Eye of the Silver God will conclude next week. If you have enjoyed this story and want to explore the shared-world anthology it sprang from, you can order This Twisted Earth at your library or purchase a copy online. I’d love to hear your feedback.
And if you want more…? Well, I’ve started to pull some novellas together. Who knows, there may even be another anthology after that. It’s been busy times at The Fine-toothed Comb.
The Electric Eye of the Silver God is my eleventh audio piece as ‘Fine-toothed Comb Productions’, and I’m very proud of it.
There will be just one more 2-part story to follow in January, and then your free entertainment finishes. I’ve loved doing this as a hobby, but the bills won’t pay themselves.
Therefore, I will be adding Narration and Audio Editing to the available Services here at The Fine-toothed Comb in 2022. You can find relevant Testimonials here.
Sound design and attribution:
Intro and Outro music are used under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.
My regular Intro music is called The Fifth Life, by Circus Marcus.
My regular Outro music is called Post Bellum, by Dee Yan-Kee.
The sound effects used have all been sourced from Freesound under the same Creative Commons license. They are as follows:
G15-19 Bulldozer Working by craigsmith
200612 Lobsters, breathing… by TRP
Pure_granny_static by alienistcog
Slow motion gun shot by gerainsan
If you enjoyed The Electric Eye of the Silver God, you may enjoy my other performed readings – available for free on my Audio page.
If you would like me to record some of your work, talk to me via my Contact page.
If you’re a podcaster who wants help editing the audio, I’d be happy to discuss rates and work out a schedule.
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