Spherical Tomi: A Novel of Despair
Summary: In this podiobook:
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Prologue. Tomi watches from within her Spherical as a fierce battle rages between the Greatships Musashi and Hades IV. Though she is the lead combat programmer for the neo-Tokugawan Rebellion, she has abruptly ceased all Spherical activity, following
Chapter I: Orbital Debris (partial).Michi inhabits a decaying clone body (itai) aboard the the Linden satellite, alone with her partner Jeanette.Their job is to monitor the subspace surrounding planet Cerberus - home of William Sterling the Black - f
End of Chapter I. Orbital Debris. Begin Chapter II. The Persistence of Memory. With no doubt now as to the nature of the cylinders in their sector, Michi and Jeanette scramble to fulfill their duties, while also tracking Van's progress toward their s
End of Chapter 2: The Persistence of Memory. Van is on his way to the satellite now, though in a way - Michi and Jeanette find themselves with another unwelcome visitor. In the meantime, even Michi's great Spherical skills are put to the test against
Chapter III. A Moment of Despair and Begin Chapter IV. A New Plan of Action. Michi is overwhelmed and suffers a moment of despair in the face of imminent defeat. She's all too aware that defeat almost certainly means death. Care for a cup of tea? Wil
This is a busy episode. We finish chapters: IV. A New Plan of Action, V. Drops of Rain, and VI. Waves. We begin chapter VII. An Old Friend For Dinner. Suddenly the Linden is the place where everyone wants to be -- Tojo Samurai, William Sterling and h
Six minutes of discussion about how the Spherical Tomi book began, along with a few acknowledgments, shoutouts, and funny, mildly embarassing recording outtakes. This episode is not required to follow the story.
Finish Chapter VII. An Old Friend For Dinner, begin the mondo chapter VIII. Back and Forth. Tomi's mind is sent for a ride, then brought back for more confrontation with Shogun Ryogi. There's another skirmish for control of Michi's quarters. This epi
Continue chapter VIII. Back and Forth. Michi is back in her Spherical again, programming against enemies on all fronts. Her itai body is continuing to deteriorate; the time has come to enact her desperate plan. This episode features combat, betrayals
Finish Chapter VIII. Back and Forth. Finish Chapter IX. Garden. This is it. Michi and William finally square off. You will not believe the outcome of this battle.
Finish Chapter X. In the Details. Another meal, another conversation, another offer. A healthy dose of existential terror.
Finish Chapter XI. Azul. Finish Chapter XII. The Bakenokawa. Finish Chapter XII. Departure. High above Sterling City on the dome's underside -- watch out for that Clamp! Who is Azul? More revelations from Tomi's guest; the final revelation will chang
Post-story meta-episode. Acknowledgements. Submitted listener names are read aloud here. Spherical Tomi notes and trivia. Nearly four minutes of outtakes! Listening to this episode is not required to follow the story. Thanks for subscribing, everyone