The Gorgon Incident and Other Stories | Podium Audio

Mage Errant

The Gorgon Incident and Other Stories

By: John Bierce

Performed by: Ralph Lister

Released: February 27, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

A fugitive child finds shelter with a monster of legend.
A mind-blind scholar outwits the mages who disdain him. A gold mage must secure a bank vault from a monster capable of obliterating entire cities. An aging basketweaver wakes up one morning to find a brand new river in front of her house. A palace-sized octopus seeks to defend his city from a living fortress of bone—if he can get his arms to cooperate.
In these twenty-four short stories set in the world of Mage Errant, John Bierce explores the murky depths of history, forgotten corners of Ithos and beyond, and the strangest reaches of magic itself.
Includes a special note from the author.



John Bierce

John Bierce is a fantasy novelist, history and science buff, SFF fan, and general all-around dork. He travels the world full-time as a digital nomad, and has an unhealthy obsession with geology.



Ralph Lister

RALPH LISTER is a native-British, multiple Audie Awards winner/finalist and Earphones Award winner, and over 12 years has narrated more than 500 single-voice and multi-cast audiobooks. For non-fiction (political commentary, biography, history, religion, and self-help), Ralph is aided by a life-long personal interest in history and current affairs, a facility with many modern languages, and 15 years of overseas business experience. As an equally in-demand narrator of fiction, his Audie-nominated work is filled with the authentic voices of people and creatures of all ages and accents. Recent narrations include Rudyard Kipling’s _Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle_ (for Penguin Random House Audio), and James Clavell’s renowned Asian saga titles, _Shōgun_ and _Noble House_ (for Blackstone Audio). Hired and re-hired by major US audiobook publishers and producers, Ralph is now based in Barcelona, Spain, where he also continues his passion for on-camera acting. On-camera work includes the role of Emmet Vale in **_Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice_**. Two-time Eclipse Award Winner for Best Actor (Film), Grand Award Winner for Best Actor (Stage). Fluent in Spanish, conversational in French and German, and familiar with Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin.