JOHN KESSEL

John KesselJohn Kessel (1950 – ) is a writer, editor, playwright and teacher. Born in Buffalo, New York he is an American author of Science Fiction and Fantasy with a particular bent towards the short story. He has won a Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and had a story top the Locus poll. One of his stories, A Clean Escape, was adapted to audio drama by the now defunct Seeing Ear Theatre.



Creative Commons Audio:

Buffalo by John KesselBuffalo
By John Kessel; Read by James Campanella
1 |MP3| – Approx. 56 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: StarShip Sofa
Podcast: March 2008
In April of 1934 H.G. Wells traveled to the United States, where he visited Washington, D.C. and met with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wells, 68 years old, hoped the New Deal might herald a revolutionary change in the U.S. economy, a step forward in an “Open Conspiracy” of rational thinkers that would culminate in a world socialist state. For forty years he’d subordinated every scrap of his artistic ambition to promoting this vision. But by 1934 Wells’s optimism, along with his energy for saving the world, was waning. A Hugo and Nebula nominee 1992 Winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and the Locus poll in 1992.


The Baum Plan For Financial Independence by John KesselThe Baum Plan For Financial Independence
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
1 |MP3| – 33 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: John Kessel’s website
Published: 2008
Ex-con Sid and his sometime girlfriend Dot break into a house in the Blue Ridge Mountains and open a door to a world that changes everything.


Pride And Prometheus by John KesselPride And Prometheus
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
2 M4As – Approx 1.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: John Kessel’s website
Published: 2008
Miss Mary Bennet, the bookish younger sister of Elizabeth Darcy, meets a mysterous and handsome scientist from the continent come to Regency England on a matter of life and death.
Part 1 |M4A| Part 2 |M4A|


Every Angel Is Terrifying by John KesselEvery Angel Is Terrifying
By John Kessel; Read by Gregory Frost
1 |M4A| – [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: John Kessel’s website
Published: 2008
Railroad is a murderer and a man haunted by God. What happens in the aftermath of his latest crime, when the pet cat of his last victims offers him a chance to change his life?


A Clean EscapeA Clean Escape
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
1 |MP3| – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: John Kessel’s website
Published: August 2007
A psychiatrist deals with a patient who seems to have lost his memory of the last twenty-four years. Or has he?


A Clean EscapeSome Like It Cold
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
1 |MP3| – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: John Kessel’s website
Published: August 2007
A time traveling talent scout from the future visits 1962 in search of his next recruit. But is she ready to come?

Commercial releases:

A Clean Escape by John KesselA Clean Escape
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
Audible Download – 29 Minutes – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible.com / John Kessel
Published: 2007
In the privacy of her office, a psychiatrist torments a man suffering from a faulty memory. Or does she? When treatment becomes a struggle for power, who can separate reality from illusion, lies from truth, sanity from insanity, guilt from innocence? And what is at stake in the world outside the room? Spend a suspenseful session with Robert Havelmann and Dr. D. S. Evans in John Kessel’s mind-bending dance of reality, fantasy, and psychological horror, “A Clean Escape”.

Some Like It Cold by John KesselSome Like It Cold
By John Kessel; Read by John Kessel
Audible Download – 29 Minutes – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible.com / John Kessel
Published: 2007
A time traveling “talent scout” from the future visits 1962 in search of his latest recruit for the entertainment megacorporations of the late 21st century. But what if she doesn’t want to come? And who pays the costs?

The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, May-June 2003
By Barry M. Malzberg, John Kessel, Jack Cady, Robert Sheckley, Paolo Bacigalupi, Harvey Jacobs, David D. Levine and Robert Reed; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Karr, Gabrielle de Cuir, and more
Audible Download – 6 Hours 41 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Published: 2003

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