It’s aliiiive! You can now visit Tor Labs, the website for Tor Books’ new experimental genre fiction imprint. When you enter Tor Labs, you’ll get your first glimpse—or, rather, listen—of the imprint’s first experiment: Steal the Stars, a science fiction audio drama podcast about a forbidden office romance-turned-alien heist, written by Mac Rogers and produced by Gideon Media.
Steal the Stars, which has already landed on Popular Science’s list of the best sci-fi podcasts, is the story of Dakota Prentiss and Matt Salem, two government employees guarding the biggest secret in the world: a crashed UFO. Despite being forbidden to fraternize, Dak and Matt fall in love and decide to escape to a better life on the wings of an incredibly dangerous plan: They’re going to steal the alien body they’ve been guarding and sell the secret of its existence.
As in much of Rogers’ genre work, including the acclaimed sci-fi podcasts The Message and LifeAfter, the fantastic setting—here, the highly secretive Hangar 11—amplifies the fallibility of the regular humans caught up in an incredible situation. What happens when you let a group of highly-vetted, select professionals in on the greatest secret in history, then forbid them from developing any sort of emotional support system to process this world-changing knowledge? Find out when the first episode of Steal the Stars is released August 2.
In the meantime, listen to the first trailer for Steal the Stars!
Steal the Stars is a noir science fiction thriller in 14 episodes, airing weekly from August 2 – November 1, 2017, and available worldwide on all major podcast distributors through the Macmillan Podcast Network. It will be followed immediately by a novelization of the entire serial from Tor Books, as well as an ads-free audio book of the podcast from Macmillan Audio.
About Tor Labs
Tor Labs, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, specializes in experimental and innovative ways of publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres, as well as other material of interest to readers of those genres.
About Gideon Media
Gideon Media proudly builds on the acclaimed, award-winning theatrical tradition of Gideon Productions in creating complex, riveting genre entertainment. Gideon Media meticulously crafts new audio worlds in which listeners can lose themselves, centered around heart-wrenching, pulse-pounding tales of science fiction and horror.
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