Reading And Writing Podcast: Interview with Taylor Anderson

April 27, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Reading And Writing PodcastJeff Rutherford, of the Reading And Writing Podcast, writes in to say:

I thought you’d be interested in this podcast interview I just posted with Taylor Anderson, author of the Destroyermen series from Roc.

Yeah, I am interested. I spotted Anderson’s unique series recently over on Tantor Media‘s website. The series is about a U.S. Navy warship that, like the terrific movie The Final Countdown (1980), travels through an otherworldly storm. But instead of a journey in time (as in The Final Countdown) the Destroyermen has the U.S.S. Walker traveling to an alternate Earth where a fierce war between Lemurians and Grik (sentient but non-human mammals and reptiles) is raging. After hearing the interview I think we should get a copy of the first novel in for review.

Have a listen |MP3|

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Posted by Jesse Willis

Audible.com: FREE Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

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For those with Audible.com accounts there’s a classic Rudyard Kipling tale available. Sez audible:

“For anyone with kids, nieces or nephews, download this classic free”

That “FREE” is likely for a very limited time.

Audible - Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard KiplingRikki-Tikki-Tavi
By Rudyard Kipling; Read by Sumeet Bharati
Audible Download – Approx. 40 [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Kids
Published: 2008
“Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, a short story from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, is about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Forgotten Classics: Dark Posessions by James Powell

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Forgotten ClassicsJulie Davis, of the Forgotten Classics podcast, did me a personal favour by recording one of James Powell’s stories for me. The tale, Dark Possessions, was first published in the February 1992 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

I dig this tale because it showcases just how creative James Powell’s writing is. He manages to surprise the reader, yet he does so within the very rigid traditions of the mystery genre. Let me explain. Dark Possessions is a murder mystery. A locked room murder mystery. A locked room murder mystery years set after the event. A locked room murder mystery set years after the event and solved by furniture.

FURNITURE!

Oh and it’s a ghost story too!

And, last but not least, Julie does an amazing job bringing it to life! Have a listen…

Forgotten Classics - Dark Possessions by James PowellDark Possessions
By James Powell; Read by Julie Davis
1 |MP3| File – Approx. 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Forgotten Classics
Podcast: April 26th 2009
A little something extra from the mind of James Powell, in which we have a deep experience of mystery and furniture.

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LibriVox: The Stars, My Brothers by Edmund Hamilton

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LibriVoxMy favourite new LibriVox up-and-comer is Gregg Margarite. I’m totally loving his reading of Harry Harrison’s Deathworld. After I finish that I’ll be turning my attention to this…

Edmond Hamilton (1904 – 1977) had a career that began as a regular and frequent contributor to Weird Tales magazine. The first hardcover publication of Science Fiction stories was a Hamilton compilation, and he and E.E. “Doc” Smith are credited with the creation of the Space Opera type of story. He worked for DC Comics authoring many stories for their Superman and Batman characters. Hamilton was also married to fellow author Leigh Brackett.

Published in the May, 1962 issue of Amazing Stories The Stars, My Brothers gives us a re-animated astronaut plucked from a century in the past and presented with an alien world where the line between humans and animals is blurred.

LibriVox Science Fiction - The Stars, My Brothers by Edmund HamiltonThe Stars, My Brothers
By Edmond Hamilton; Read by Gregg Margarite
2 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 83 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: April 26, 2009
“He was afraid—not of the present or the future, but of the past. He was afraid of the thing tagged Reed Kieran, that stiff blind voiceless thing wheeling its slow orbit around the Moon, companion to dead worlds and silent space.”

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Posted by Jesse Willis

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is just days away

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAYMy contempt for paperbooks only extends so far. When you put two of the top ten words in the English language together, namely “FREE” and “COMICS,” you’re really piquing my interest. Cast no aspersions upon the venerable paperbook when it comes with pictures says I.

That said, this Saturday is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Huzzah! I’ll be stopping in at my local comic shop (Hourglass Comics, in Port Moody, B.C.) on Saturday May 1st 2009. There I plan to pick up the maximum number of FREE COMICS allowable. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is one of the most expensive days of the year for me as I always seem to spend a few too many $$ there on the unfree comics too.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies coming to audio

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Somebody at Audible.com must be listening to the SFFaudio Podcast #023

Audible - Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-SmithPride and Prejudice and Zombies
By Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith; Read by Katherine Kellgren
Audible Download – Approx. 13 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible.com
Release Date: May 19th 2009

Yes, it’s Jane Austen’s classic regency romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! and its available for PRE-ORDER now!

Posted by Jesse Willis

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