Escape Pod asks: "What first inspired you to become passionate about Science Fiction?"

August 30, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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SFFaudio @ Worldcon 2006

Podcast - Escape Pod During Worldcon, Stephen Eley, editor of Escape Pod, the premier podcast Science Fiction magazine, took time out on Saturday August 26th from organizing the Podcast party and doing several panels, to tour the dealers room, mic in hand, asking the con attendees: “What first inspired you to become passionate about science fiction?”

Many friendly people took time out to answer including: Rachel Turtledove (Harry Turtledove‘s daughter and fellow SF writer), Tim Pratt (Escape Pod alumnus), Douglas Triggs (official bannerman for Escape Pod and SFFaudio both), Johnathan Gage, Mike Resnick (Escape Pod alumnus), Vera Nazarian (SF&F author), Jetse de Vries (SF author and Interzone editor) and more!

Listen to the 9 minute MP3 documentary HERE.

Visit Worldcon via NPR’s Weekend America

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Podcast - Weekend AmericaIt seems Weekend America (NPR) correspondent Krissy Clark dropped in at Worldcon and we’ve got the link to audio story she broadcast on Saturday August 26th. Krissy talked to panelists Nick Sagan (SF author and son of Carl Sagan), the legendary James Gunn and Paolo Bacigalupi (who was nominated for a Hugo in the Novelette category), and a few other folks.

You can listen to the eight minute segment via Realaudio HERE or you can subscribe to the Weekend America podcast via this feed (the segment can be found near the begining of hour one):

KAMN #17: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

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The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas LogoI’ve been eagerly waiting for this one… The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas latest podcast is up and ready for your consideration:

KAMN #17: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

Here’s the description…

“Summer, Joe and David tackle the first novel to win the Hugo Award, Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man. The story is on the surface a pulp police procedural where a weary yet tenacious detective must catch a killer. What sets this story apart from typical pulp novels is the incorporation of telepaths and telepathy as integral necessities of society, for business and commerce, lifestyle quality, and for deterring crime.

The Demolished Man is generally recognized as the first novel to delve into telepaths and society, and many stories that followed, in both literature and television, borrowed heavily from the telepath behaviors Bester set up in this story.”

Download the MP3 HERE.

By the way, you can subscribe to The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas show using iTunes by clicking HERE.

Mech Muse Issue #2 Streets – SFFaudio Staff Cheer!

August 29, 2006 by · 2 Comments
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Mech Muse Issue 2
Hot on the heels of the first issue’s podcast release comes the start of MechMuse‘s second issue of their ad-supported podcast. You can also visit the website and subscribe to the ad free version for just $7.00 per issue. The ad-supported FREE podcast is accessible via this podcatching feed: an iTunes Music Store search for the phrase “MechMuse”.*

The truly cool tales thus far released this issue are:
Mech Muse - Dracula by Bram StokerDracula
By Bram Stoker; Read by Ken Richman
1 MP3 AAC* File – 2 Hours 13 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
*chapters 1 – 4 only (later chapters are still to come)

Mech Muse - Identity CrisisIdentity Crisis
By Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Bob Barnes
1 MP3 AAC* File – 2 Hours 2 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

Mech Muse - Rough DraftRough Draft
By Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Rick Jelinek
1 MP3 AAC* File – 38 Minutes 50 Seconds [UNABRIDGED]

Mech Muse - The Storyteller's WifeThe Storyteller’s Wife
By Eugie Foster; Read by Rick Jelinek
1 MP3 AAC* File – 54 Minutes 40 Seconds [UNABRIDGED]

Also, there are stories still to come for the Fall issue:

On My Way to Paradise by David Farland (Chapters 7-9)
Siren Song by David Farland
Reality, Interrupted by Jason Erik Lundberg
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Chapters 5-6)
Illusion by Mark Cole
Demon Pope by Richard Garnett

I got an early taste of these tales and managed to listen to both Kevin J Anderson stories – they rocked! When I met KJA at Worldcon I told him how much I was enjoying them and he said I was the second person that day to tell him that!

UPDATE:*Thanks to Nick for pointing out these details.

posted by Jesse Willis

Pseudopod #2: Good Advice by Richard E. Dansky

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Horror Podcast - PseudopodEpisode #002 of the premier Horror podcast is up and out. Extra bonus points go to the co-editors of Mur Lafferty and Ben Phillips, for getting the earnest vocals of Matthew Wayne Selznick to read this story, Good Advice by Richard E. Dansky. MWS is the perfect choice for reader for a couple of reasons: One, this tale is told in a thoughtful first person perspective, a style Matt excells at. Two, anyone who’s listened to Brave Men Run knows that it is set in a school milleu. Given this story is too and that this story has a horrific nature this turns out to be a curiously wicked casting against type!

Download show #002 HERE, or subscribe to the podcast with this feed:

posted by Jesse

Worldcon and Harllan Ellison brought to you by The Agony Column

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Agony ColumnRick Kleffel of The Agony Column has beat SFFaudio to the punch and posted a super-clean recording of the vast majority of the Harlan Ellison Worldcon event that happened on Saturday afternoon. The event was entitled “Harlan Tells Us.” In it Harlan mentions that this may be his very last convention, so it was a real privilege for the attending SFFaudio staff to finally get to meet the man in person. Get it while it is hot folks… Here is the 1 Hour and 5 Minute MP3.

Rick has also posted a cool 19 minute “Worldcon Report” in MP3, he describes it as “my attempt to toss together a sort of NPR style podcast that tried to give a feeling for the many facets of the Worldcon.”

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