Science fiction author John Scalzi (Redshirts, Old Man’s War) delivers a thrilling new tale in The Dispatcher. A novella available exclusively on Audible, The Dispatcher introduces a future where murder victims come back to life:
One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone—999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don’t know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.
Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher—a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death’s crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.
Actor Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) narrates the novella, which is available from Audible for FREE until November 2nd. Since The Dispatcher is an “audio-original” (and therefore will never be released in print), you’ll want to get a copy soon.
Listen to an exclusive clip below from Audible, and check out the complete novella here.
Want to learn even more? Quinto takes you behind the scenes in the video below:
Zachary looks very dashing while walking on the red carpet at the premiere of his movie Snowden on Tuesday (September 13) in New York City. He was joined at the premiere by the film’s other stars Shailene Woodley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scott Eastwood, Keith Stanfield, Ben Schnetzer, and director Oliver Stone.
Also stepping out to show their support were Sean Penn, Michelle Monaghan, and Zachary‘s boyfriend Miles McMillan. Check in our gallery HQ images from the event.
Yesterday the Snowden cast stopped by the radio station SiriusXM to chat about the film. I uploaded some pictures in our gallery.
After leaving TIFF Zachary attended the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald in New York. Check some images we have added from the event:
Updated our gallery with new portrait Zach did on TIFF.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt heads an all-star cast in Oliver Stone’s version of the life of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Oliver Stone has rarely been known for reticence and restraint, but the big problem with Snowden, his rendering of the story of whistleblower Edward Snowden, is that it’s earnest, decorous, and — dare we say — a tad dull. Of course Snowden’s story is by now pretty familiar from news reportage and from Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary, Citizenfour. Even an award-winning documentary is only seen by a relatively small number of people, so there’s an argument to be made for dramatizing the story with expensive production values and well known actors portraying the characters. Although Snowden has been vindicated in many quarters, he’s still controversial to some, and the technical universe he inhabited is slightly impenetrable to admirers and detractors alike. So it’s hard to imagine hordes of people rushing to see his story on screen again, especially when told in such a hushed and bloodless manner.
Snowden himself was something of a geek and technocrat, not the kind of flamboyant figure who populated many of Stone’s earlier movies. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt does a good job of disappearing into the guarded, self-contained character. But he’s not the kind of character who will draw intense audience empathy. And the pedestrian, sometimes disjointed script written by Stone and Kieran Fitzgerald doesn’t do the actor any favors.