|Titanium Rain Audio Drama
Genre: Science Fiction, Military
Written by: Josh Finney
Produced by: Pocket Universe Productions
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
Released March 26,2013
To be alive is to be at odds with the world.
Man against nature. Man against man.
The instinct to survive is what has made us who we are.
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.
Is this the ultimate corruption of nature?
Or, the birth pains of a new chapter in mankind’s evolution?
This is Titanium Rain.
In 2013 Titanium Rain was adapted into an “audio film” produced and performed by the Audio Comics Company. Nominated for two Audio Awards (Best Original Work & Best Audio Drama of 2013). This audio drama remains completely loyal to the original material, yet offers new and expanded scenes that were not in the printed version.
This production features a full cast of actors, a completely immersive sound design, and an original score composed by BBC soundtrack artist, Jonathan Sharp. Stylistically, Titanium Rain has been called a “revolutionary leap forward” for the audio medium. Unlike old-time “radio plays” of yesteryear, this production captures the full-scope and grandeur of a major motion picture.
Praise and Reviews
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
…this is an engaging listen that rivals the best classic radio dramas. – Publisher’s Weekly
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. Fully realised and cleverly conceptualised fictional environments like this don’t come around too often in comics. We need to appreciate them when they do. – Broken Frontier
The entire production is phenomenal… absolutely nothing gets lost in translation. Even [in] the banter between a group of soldiers, the listener can still hear the radio playing in the background of their scene, or the white noise of traffic and computer bleeps among tech channel-surfing of one the spot journalists…. – The Lottery Party
The AudioComics ‘movie in sound’, based on the bestselling graphic novel by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha, is a high-octane example of how visual a medium audio theatre really is. Starting with a pitched battle in a future war that is all too believable and creating a range of engaging characters whose stories intertwine, AudioComics’ production values never fall below exceptional and the pace is full throttle. One of the best examples of immersive entertainment in a creative field undergoing a huge renaissance at the moment. – Dirk Maggs, award-winning audio director/producer of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Neverwhere
The action is especially gripping and Finney is not averse to killing off characters, which keeps the drama heightened. This is war, after all, and people die. This enjoyable first installment is a strong foundation for what is intended to be a series of stories about the Phoenix Squadron. – Dale Darlage / SFSite.com
This isn’t an audio book. Much better than that, it’s audio drama, a relatively rare thing these days…this is a very good audio drama and one to be relished. – Rod MacDonald / SF Crowsnest