Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance | Podium Audio

Beyond Kuiper

Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance

By: John Connelly, Matthew Medney

Performed by: Dylan Sprouse, George C. Romero, Kyle Perrin

Realeased: November 10, 2020

Language: English

Duration: 13 hr, 57 min

There is no Drake Equation. There is no question on sentience. The galaxy is alive and filled with life. The only issue: we humans aren’t invited.

The Galactic Star Alliance awaits your exploration.

In this novel co-created and written by Matthew Medney (Heavy Metal Magazine CEO and NYU adjunct professor) and John Connelly (Lockheed Martin Aerospace Engineer), humankind acknowledges the vastness of time, the cyclical nature of civilization, and the obscurity of our own history.

If our galaxy is so full of sentient life, why has no one said hello? We thought of a simple, logical reason: no one wants to.

The Galactic Star Alliance has been alive and well for millions of earth years. Hundreds of thousands of worlds and trillions of beings move across the many home worlds of the Alliance. This revelation led to many questions: How is faster-than-light speed travel possible, and could cohesive, interstellar civilizations exist without it? Is it conceivable to govern a coalition not of different countries, but of different species? As for the title, from where would our judges watch us?

But our galaxy has spoken to us humans. There are some who believe it is out there. Not as science-fantasy but as science.

We introduce Bernard William Hubert. World renowned astrophysicist, and lead scientist of the seminal company of exploration, Outer Limits. While on loan to CERN, a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions leaves Bernard as the sole survivor. While the scientific community and world looks to him for answers, he simply states the unthinkable: “It has to be aliens.” Inconceivable to the world, the Hubert family is investigated and his family’s name tarnished.

Disgraced and shunned, Bernard claws his way back into the equation with his new company C.O.R.E. as they work tirelessly to design an engine capable of interstellar travel.

Follow Bernard on his road to redemption and discovery in this ensemble cast of futurism, space travel, and the fate of our species.


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John Connelly

John Connelly - Builds spaceships. He is a Mechanical Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space, who contributes to numerous NASA missions, including Mars 2020, LUCY, Deep Space Gateway, and Orion. But space, and the unknown, don’t occupy his entire being. Following his dreams to work in the aerospace industry, John moved to Denver, Colorado. It was there where John met Tony, his amazing wine slinging partner, who is a Chef and Sommelier. John’s expansive mind and energetic curiosity lead him to enjoy a myriad of creative outlets, among them; boulder scrambling, disc golf, searching for the perfect wave to body surf, gardening peppers too hot to eat, and gloving. Between delving into these fine activities he honors his Irish heritage and cardio needs by participating in Ireland's true traditional sport, hurling (look it up). But beyond all of this, he is an artist, an acrylic painter, whose strokes transcribe exotic dreamscapes to canvas, and bring a vibrant, lush palette to illuminate new worlds. Throughout all of these diverse facets of life, his affinity for words never wavered. His and Matt’s world building and galactic lore span a lifetime of curiosity, transcribed and translated from existential questions to tangible adventure.



Matthew Medney

A writer above all, Matthew is the CEO of the generational & legendary Heavy Metal Magazine. As well, Matthew co-founded Boutique Storytelling Company, Herø Projects and presides as CEO. A graduate of the University Of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management, Class of 2011. In 2019, Matthew was met with the opportunity to take the helm at the world's greatest science fiction, fantasy & horror brand, Heavy Metal. Leading the charge at two genre focused brands Matthew spends most of his time thinking about the unknown.


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Dylan Sprouse



George C. Romero



Kyle Perrin

Kyle Perrin is an audio engineer, sound designer, and composer living in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Amanda, and his son Ellis. For a decade now, Kyle has been entrenched in the music industry as a music director and guitar player, working with several prominent artists in several genres including Rock, Pop, Indie, Hip-Hop, and Metal. Kyle has performed and recorded alongside top talent such as DMC, Starley, Katy Perry, Logan Henderson, and countless others while spanning the world on prominent tours. His nuanced approach to sound and storytelling has been developed through a distinct skillset cultivated from the many cultures and artists he has interacted with. He learned early on that how you execute a vision is critical to how well the story is told and supported, no matter what the medium. In recent years, deciding music wasn't enough, Kyle opened the door to sound design and audio storytelling. A creative professional across many forms of entertainment, Kyle quickly adapted to this new medium becoming a leader in the field over the past two years. Kyle has engineered, sound-designed, and scored some of the most successful podcasts, animated shorts, and digital premiers online, including stories such as "Another Kingdom: Season 3" and "The Cold War: What We Saw," both Daily Wire Productions - alongside Heavy Metal Entertainment's Podcast Series. Kyle aims to always operate at the highest possible levels, by being uncompromising on his creative path, and emphasizing the significance of creating meaningful and impactful moments in storytelling.