The Encounter | Podium Audio


The Encounter

Book 1

By: Brandon Q. Morris

Performed by: Joel Richards

Released: April 26, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 09 hr, 13 min

A planet in the endless emptiness of space, far from the warmth of any sun.
And yet there are people who populate its vast caverns, living, working and loving. Since time immemorial, they have been on course for Andromeda, the neighboring galaxy of the Milky Way. This is the prophecy of the ancients, the one goal that unites them all, their cult. But then the unthinkable happens: the journey stops because the planet enters the orbit of a mysterious object that can’t be seen in any telescope. Scientists doubt its very existence, though they can’t give any other explanation as to why the journey to Andromeda has come to an end.
And then the messages start.



Brandon Q. Morris

Brandon Q. Morris is a physicist and space specialist. He has long been concerned with space issues, both professionally and privately and while he wanted to become an astronaut, he had to stay on Earth for a variety of reasons. He is particularly fascinated by the “what if” and through his books he aims to share compelling hard science fiction stories that could actually happen, and someday may happen.



Joel Richards

Joel Richards is a storyteller working in a variety of mediums. From narrating 300+ audiobooks—in almost every genre—to telling traditional and original stories for live audiences. He has performed Off‐Broadway and in regional theater—most recently his one-man show, “Mud Blood Baby” for the United Solo Festival.