Escape Pod Features “The Right Kind of Town” by Christian Klaver

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Stephen Eley reads “The Right Kind of Town” by Christian Klaver over at Escape Pod. Here is the |MP3|.

Subscribe to the podcast via this feed:

http://escapepod.org/podcast.xml

Posted by Charles Tan

The Agony Column Interviews Pat Murphy and Carol Emshwiller

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The Agony Column The Agony Column has a couple of interviews from SF in SF:

Pat Murphy |MP3|

Carol Emshwiller |MP3|

You can subscribe to the feed at this URL: http://trashotron.com/agony/indexes/tac_podcast.xml

Posted by Charles Tan

The Dragon Page Interviews Laurell K. Hamilton

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Dragon Page Cover To Cover LogoThe latest Dragon Page Cover To Cover podcast features an interview with Laurell K. Hamilton (Blood Noir).

You can download the |MP3| directly or subscribe to the show’s XML feed:

http://www.dragonpage.com/podcastC2C.xml

Posted by Charles Tan

NPR: Paolo Bacigalupi

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NPR - National Public RadioNPR has brief segment on Paolo Bacigalupi.

[via Electric Velocipede]

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Time Traveler reads for Scatterpod: Dark

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Michael Bekemeyer of Scatterpod has started a new themed series for the show called Scatterpod: Dark.  As you can imagine these tales concentrate on the darker side of human nature.  Some of the shows are non-fantasy horror stories, but they often have a fantasy element.

The third and most recent installation features a Science Fiction story called Ice Planet written by Michael.  The story is read by none other than myself, The Time Traveler.  Although I host my own show, but with the exception of one short flash fiction, this is my first tour of duty as a narrator.  When Michael sent me the story, I couldn’t refuse.  It was reminiscent of the kind of stories that appeared in the pulp magazines like Planet Stories (with some added expletives).

You can download the episode here
You can subscribe to the Scatterpod by pasting this line in your favorite podcatching device:

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YakiToMe – a text to speech service with a podcast option

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YakiToMe.comJust the other day I was reading a rather long blog post from TheFix-Online.com (a review of Subterranean Online’s Spring 2008 issue) when I suddenly got tired of looking at my monitor. I really wanted to finish reading the review, but I had a few pressing household tasks I needed to do, and I knew if I didn’t finish reading the review right then, I’d never get to it again. So, I wondered, is there a way to get this into my ears instead?

47 seconds later…

There was!

I found this…

YakiToMe is a web-based text to speech service that will turn any block of eText into a computer voiced MP3. Even better, it can podcast that article, book or story right to your MP3 player!

Check out the two samples I made for public consumption (both are just a couple excerpted paragraphs so as not to ruffle any copyright feathers). And FYI, you can make much longer files!

Sample 1: From TheFix-Online.com a review of Subterranean Online’s Spring 2008 issue

Here’s the original eText review.

Here’s the unique YakiToMe link for it:

|FAIR USE TheFix-Online.com’s review of Subterranean Online’s Spring 2008 magazine|

Direct download |MP3|

Podcast feed:

http://www.yakitome.com/cgi-bin/rss.py?uID=7206633907&sID=16083&aID=16688

Sample 2: From The Sacramento Bee‘s website, an article about Robert Silverberg

Here’s the original eText article.

Here’s the unique YakiToMe link for it:

|FAIR USE Back from the future – For 55 years, sci-fi writer Robert Silverberg has guided readers on journeys of infinite …|

Direct download |MP3|

Podcast feed:

http://www.yakitome.com/cgi-bin/rss.py?uID=7206633907&sID=16085&aID=16690

Subsequent fiddling with the service show that you can get better voices too. Cool huh?

Posted by Jesse Willis

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