Six Years of SFFaudio

March 31, 2009 by · 9 Comments
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SFFaudio is 6 years oldHey we had a birthday today! SFFaudio was born on March 31st 2003 @12:09PM. Now we are six!

Don’t feel embarrassed if you forgot, we forgive you. Besides you can send presents throughout the coming year in the form of audiobooks and audiodramas.

Happy Birthday to us, and thanks for visiting!

Posted by Jesse Willis

Writing Excuses Features Nancy Fulda

March 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Writing Excuses features Nancy Fulda (Jim Baen’s Universe) in “The Seven Deadly Sins of Slush Stories.” |MP3|

You can subscribe to the feed at http://www.writingexcuses.com/?feed=podcast

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Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing Interviews John Klima

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Podcast - Adventures In SciFi PublishingAdventures in Scifi Publishing interviews John Klima (Electric Velocipede) |MP3|.

Or subscribe to AiSFP podcast via the feed:

http://www.adventuresinscifipublishing.com/feed/

Posted by Charles Tan

To The Best Of Our Knowledge: The Future of Science Fiction

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To The Best Of Our KnowledgeTo The Best Of Our Knowledge on The Future of Science Fiction (broadcast November 23rd, 2008) features two exclusive interviews. One with Ursula K. Le Guin, in which she calls herself a “geek” and one with George R.R. Martin who thinks the distinctions between literary genres are rather unimportant. Also on board are excerpts from two audiobooks (Dreamsongs by George R.R. Martin – Random House Audio and The Call Of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft – Landfall Productions). Consequently this is my kind of show!

Here’s the official description:

Space, the final frontier. But is science fiction the final frontier when it comes to being a literature of ideas? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll wax philosophical about science fiction with two of the genre’s greatest writers — George R.R. Martin and Ursula K. Le Guin. And we’ll explore H.P. Lovecraft’s literary philosophy of “Cosmicism.”

SEGMENT 1:

George R.R. Martin has been called the American Tolkien. His epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire is up to the forthcoming volume five; and he’s published two volumes of Dreamsongs, a career-spanning anthology of his science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories with short connective essays. Martin tells Jim Fleming that he thinks all fiction is about ideas and that only the furniture changes, that is the details of setting, character and storytelling style that the author chooses to use. And we hear Martin read an excerpt from Volume I of Dreamsongs. Also, Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most honored writers of science fiction we have. Her latest book is called Lavinia. She talks with Steve Paulson about science fiction as a literature of ideas.

SEGMENT 2:

We hear an excerpt from the Landfall Productions audiobook production of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1926 The Call of Cthulu, read by Garrick Hagon. And Jim Fleming talks with S.T. Joshi, author of the acclaimed 700 page biography H.P. Lovecraft: A Life. Joshi says Loveraft was always interested in pure science and has many imitators among contemporary writers. And we hear some music from the band H. P. Lovecraft.

SEGMENT 3:

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. is the author of The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction. He tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of his book came from, and outlines several of the beauties

Have a listen |MP3| to the 53 minute show.

[via HuffDuffer.com]

Posted by Jesse Willis

TED CHIANG gets his own AUTHOR PAGE

March 29, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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Ted Chiang (source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/1283502265/sizes/l/)I’ve added a new TED CHIANG listing to our AUTHOR PAGES section. There you’ll find all and every Ted Chiang story and audio interview that we know about. And, I’ve created a special Ted Chiang podcast through a service called HuffDuffer. In it you’ll find all three known podcast Ted Chiang stories and an interview with him too. If you haven’t tried a Ted Chiang tale, now’s your perfect chance. Plug this feed…

http://huffduffer.com/jessewillis/rss

…into your podcatcher, or use the iTunes 1-click HERE.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Paradox: CONAN audiobook coming in June 2009

March 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Meego ConanA Paradox Entertainment representative has posted this on the Conan.com forums:

We are glad to announce that the popular Robert E. Howard series published by Random House/Del Rey is coming as audiobooks from Tantor Audio. First out, starting in June 2009 with one release each month, are the three Conan books [The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, The Bloody Crown of Conan, The Conquering Sword of Conan], followed by “Bran Mak Morn: The Last King“, “The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard“, “Kull: Exile of Atlantis” and “The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane“.

Details go on to say that Todd McLaren will be the narrator. Here’s a sample of his voice |MP3|. Plans are for the audiobooks to be in the cd, mp3-cd and “mp3 download (online only)” formats. That last seems rather unlikely as Tantor will probably be selling direct downloads through Audible.com (which doesn’t offer MP3).

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