LibriVox: Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 009

March 26, 2009 by · 4 Comments
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LibriVoxWith 9 volumes of short stories now out there’s no doubt there’s a plethora of SF listening available over on LibriVox.org. I love these collections, they have a good variety and not too much repetition …. oh wait, I take that last part back. It’s the constant repetition that is impairing these collections. LibriVoxateers, please stop recording Kurt Vonnegut’s 2BR02B. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

Sounding good in this collection are Jerome Lawson’s reading of The Cosmic Express and the quick humor of Frederic Brown’s Earthmen Bearing Gifts. The standout though is Irving E. Cox’s Impact. It is a tale about a deserter from an interstellar trading ship who causes the ship’s captain no end of troubles. It’s a cool old story despite the wretchedly old-fashioned woman teacher character (she’s jealous, blackmailing and shrewish).

LibriVox - Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 009Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 009
By various; Read by various
10 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 4 Hours 25 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20th 2009
Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.

LibriVox - 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 2BR02B
By Kurt Vonnegut; Read by smokemonkey
1 |MP3| – Approx. 17 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Previous FREE MP3 versions of this story are HERE, HERE, and HERE and HERE. You can stop recording this very mediocre story now people.

LibriVox Science Fiction - The Cosmic Express by Jack WilliamsonThe Cosmic Express
By Jack Williamson; Read by Jerome Lawsen
1 |MP3| – Approx. 26 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20, 2009
Originally published in Amazing Stories in November 1930, later reprinted in the December 1961 Amazing Stories. Unfortunately this reading excludes the 1961 introduction to the tale by Sam Moskowitz. You can read that HERE.

The Day Time Stopped Moving
By Bradner Buckner; Read by Tom Weiss
1 |MP3| – Approx. 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

LIBRIVOX Science Fiction - Earthmen Bearing Gifts by Frederic BrownEarthmen Bearing Gifts
By Fredric Brown; Read by Alan Winterrowd
1 |MP3| – Approx. 6 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20, 2009
First published in the June 1960 issue of Galaxy magazine. “Mars had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return—if delivery could be arranged!” Another reading is available HERE.

LibriVox Science Fiction - Impact by Irving E. CoxImpact
By Irving E. Cox; Read by Tom Weiss
1 |MP3| – Approx. 54 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20, 2009
From Amazing Science Fiction Stories, January 1960. They were languorous, anarchic, shameless in their pleasures . . . were they lower than man . . . or higher?

Longevity
By Therese Windser; Read by Betsie Bush
1 |MP3| – Approx. 4 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
From Amazing Science Fiction Stories May 1960. A morality tale—1960 style.

LibriVox Science Fiction Short Story - The Measure Of A Man by Randall Garrett The Measure of a Man
By Randall Garrett; Read by Barbara King Gardner
1 |MP3| – Approx. 25 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20, 2009
From April 1960 Astounding Science Fiction magazine. “What is desirable is not always necessary, while that which is necessary may be most undesirable. Perhaps the measure of a man is the ability to tell one from the other … and act on it.” Another version is available HERE.

LibriVox Science Fiction - No Moving Parts by Murray F. YacoNo Moving Parts
By Murray F. Yaco; Read by Tom Weiss
1 |MP3| – Approx. 45 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20th 2009
From Amazing Stories May 1960. We call them trouble-shooters. They called ’em Gypsies. Either way, they were hep to that whole bit about….

LibriVox Science Fiction - The Nothing Equation by Tom GodwinThe Nothing Equation
By Tom Godwin; Read by Daniele F.
1 |MP3| – Approx. 22 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20th 2009
From Amazing Stories December 1957. The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except—

LibriVox Science Fiction - The Stoker And The Stars by Algis BudrysThe Stoker and the Stars
By Algis Budrys; Read by Jason Mills
1 |MP3| – Approx. 25 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 20th 2009
From Astounding Science Fiction February 1959. When you’ve had your ears pinned back in a bowknot, it’s sometimes hard to remember that an intelligent people has no respect for a whipped enemy … but does for a fairly beaten enemy.

Podcast feed:

http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/short-science-fiction-collection-vol-009.xml

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StarShipSofa Aural Delights No 71 Gord Sellar

March 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Aural Delights No 71 Gord Sellar mp3

Poetry:  Marble People by Bruce Boston 04:00

Fact: English Assassin on Books 04:39

Fact: Film Talk by Rod Barnett 04:39

Poetry:  Chess People by Bruce Boston 25:00

Intro to Main Fiction: Sheila Williams/Asimov’s 26:40

Main Fiction : Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons by Gord Sellar 29:20

Outro To Main Fiction: Gord Sellar 02:03:00

Fact: Cover Art by Skeet 02:11:00

Poetry:  Gargoyle People by Bruce Boston 02:20:0000

Narrators:  JJ Campanella Diane Severson

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Masters Of SciFi and Horror podcast begins

March 23, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Masters of SciFi and Horror podcastRocket Ride Books, a new publisher of paper and audiobooks, in order to promote their first release, Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, have started a podcast called Masters Of SciFi and Horror. The first two episodes, all about John W. Campbell, are up and ready for listening!

Subscribe:

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or download direct #1 |MP3|, #2 |MP3|

[via SFsignal]

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Orson Scott Card Selects – Lamentation by Ken Scholes

March 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Orson Scott Card Selects (presented by Audible.com)
Orson Scott Card’s latest aural essay is up on Audible.com. And like Julie D., who just reviewed it for us, Card is smitten with Ken Scholes’ first novel Lamentation. Card calls it “One of the finest works in [Fantasy] ever….”

Go check it out, or just grab the |MP3| and listen immediately.

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If You’re Just Joining Us Interviews Lou Anders

March 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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If Youre Joing Us If You’re Just Joining Us interviews Lou Anders |MP3|

You can subscribe to the feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/IfYoureJustJoiningUs

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a POUL ANDERSON author page

March 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Poul AndersonI’ve added a complete and unabridged (I think) listing of all and every audiobook and radio drama associated with POUL ANDERSON. You’ll find it under our AUTHOR PAGES section.

And, for those interested in recording a Poul Anderson story — there is a new listing over on Manybooks.net featuring a 1955 Poul Anderson story called The Barbarian. It should be a fun listen as it spoofs Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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