Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a torious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months, yet thing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery involving unkwn letters by the great Dr. Johnson grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet techlogy: the Malevin Procedure. With echoes of Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies takes the listener on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human.
Marcel Theroux is the author of several novels, including the Somerset Maugham Award winner The Paper Chase and Far North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. He lives in London. With acting credits that span stage and screen, Gildart Jackson is most often recognized for his role as Gideon on Charmed. Other notable TV roles include Jackson Palmer on Providence and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital, and his theater roles include Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Adrian in Private Eyes at the Old Globe. A classically trained actress in England, Veida Dehmlow has dozens of stage credits to her name. Her voice work includes commercials, video games, and the narration of books in a variety of genres, including nonfiction, historical romance, short stories, and children's books.