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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #259 – Jesse, Scott, Tamahome, and Seth talk about NEW RELEASES and RECENT ARRIVALS.

Talked about on today’s show:  a vintage podcast with Scott, R.I.P., Radio Downloader app, audio drama, Brad Lansky and the Alien at Planet X is full of sound, it’s like Ruby, Richmond Smokes a Joint, The Cleansed, are movies the most respected art form?, Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alexander Irvine, postmodernism, Death of the Author by Roland Barthes, The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 4 edited by Ellen Datlow, Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop, a group of crows is murder, Night Watch #2 and #3 by Sergei Lukyanenko, the Night Watch series discussed on A Good Story Is Hard To Find #57 podcast, “a three volume novel“, Dickens serial novels, Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney, what Michael Jackson says at the end of songs, The Line by J. D. Horn, Jenny is studying Turkish, Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull, kids at schools love him, Raising Steam (Discworld #40) by Terry Pratchett, regular narrators for series, The Companions (The Sundering #1, Legend of Drizzt #24, Forgotten Realms) by R. A. Salvatore, Dungeons and Dragons, many Dragonlance books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Jesse read them!, what is your D&D Alignment??, vs the Ultima eight virtues, “he’s got cool eyes”, Magic’s Promise by Mercedes Lackey, William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher, purists won’t like it, more alignment talk, Z 2135 (Z 2134 #2) by David Wright and Sean Platt, Fractured by D.J. Molles, Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, The Rift by Bob Mayer, The Runestone Incident by Neve Maslakovic, To Honor You Call Us by H. Paul Honsinger, The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Jacqueline Simpson (a folklorist!), The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson, Lockstep by Karl Schroeder, who was on Geek’s Guide #106, can’t find it in my local bookstore, was serialized in AnalogHis Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth, Pickman’s Model by Lovecraft, guess who had that made?, H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine‘s missing chapter, The True Detective was inspired by The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, Galveston: A Novel by Nic Pizzolatto (creator of True Detective), Words Of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson is longer than all of C.M. Kornbluth’s work, Terpkristin gave it five stars on Goodreads, Luke’s alignment, Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga comic with the Lying Cat, Mask Of The Red Panda graphic novel, it’s an audio drama podcast too at Decoder Ring Theatre, Julie’s alignment, Martians Go Home by Frederic Brown, Screaming Mimi and Honeymoon In Hell as well, The Frightened Fish (Doc Savage) from, Doc Savage is a comic from Dynamite too, “hair is like a helmet”, Haldeman’s Forever PeaceWork Done For Hire, Haldeman’s quote about “write what you know”, Haldeman’s Star Trek novels, Jesse thinks he’s f’ing awesome, Seth likes Neal Stephenson, Project Hieroglyph, Robert J. Sawyer’s WWW trilogy, in the optimistic axis, The Woman In Black by Susan Hill (and original film)

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The SFFaudio Podcast #226 – READALONG: The Iron Heel by Jack London

August 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment
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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #226 – Jesse, Jenny, and Bryan Alexander discuss The Iron Heel by Jack London.

Talked about on today’s show:
Jenny is not an economist, a Heinlein vibe, God Emperor Of Dune, The first half of this book is talk, a terrible novel but an interesting book, The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, the distancing narrators, 700 years into the future, the audience is for seven hundred years in the future (or is that six hundred), prizefighting, grub = food, the purpose of the footnotes, The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells, Avis Everhard, alternate history, Michael Bishop, an underground book, an underground society, that Buck Rogers stuff, Armageddon—2419 AD by Philip Francis Nowlan, exchanging socialism for the Yellow Peril, Asgard, Seoul, set in the year 419 B.O.M. (Brotherhood of Men), A Thousand Deaths by Jack London, The Island Of Doctor Moreau, predictions, war with Germany, a surprise attack on December 4th, William Randolph Hearst, war economy as a solution to national surplus, Trotsky’s letter to Jack London, London had good reason to be a socialist, work conditions and natural disasters, a chaotic time, Jackson’s arm, race vs. class, Jack London’s racism, The Heathen by Jack London, the dog stories, class consciousness, grinding out the middle class between the 1% and the people of the abyss, The Shadow And The Flash by Jack London, manly overachievers, oligarchy doesn’t use race to divide people, do you want you fruit to be picked or not?, Japanese segregation in California classrooms, Canadian politics, Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, ‘temporarily embarrassed millionaires’, the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country… corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, “the military-industrial complex”, Eugene Debs, why was The Iron Heel not more popular?, The Black Hundreds, Das Kapital, Marxian fan-fiction, ‘social evolution is exasperatingly slow’, sooo sad, Marx’s essay on Napoleon III, a Darwinian model, do we live under an oligarchy?, government regulation (anti-trust and child labour laws), why socialism didn’t take hold in the early 20th century USA, Larry Summers, the Chilean cover of The Iron Heel, Salvador Allende, a novel read by revolutionaries, Science Fiction within the novel, the aesthetic end, the role of religion, the God of the Oligarchs, mostly air with a little bit of vertebra, Chicago, religious revivals and the apocalypse, Azusa Street Revival, the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake, William Randolph Hearst, Patty Hearst, John Waters, Cecil B. Demented, personal charisma and bulletproof arguments, Everhard is a porn star name, Benjamin Franklin, London’s didactic reading, Marx’s surplus theory of value, economy is not a science, power wins, the French Revolution, the Commonwealth of England, George Orwell’s review of The Iron Heel, 1984 is in The Iron Heel, coincidental dates, London’s insight into fascism, too much love from the strong and not enough love for the weak, Eric S. Rabkin, unmanning, ‘designed to be crucified’, father figures are destroyed, the chapter titles, The Call Of The Wild, a powerful beast is unmanned, builds up and builds through interaction with others, a sated king, a dominant primordial beast, The Sea Wolf, reading London is like a shot of adrenalin to the heart, surplus value, colonialism, the machine breakers, the trusts did not advertize, consumerism, Paul Krugman, petty bourgeoisie, the genocide of Chicago, the Paris Commune, gothic wooing, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Looking Backward: 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy, the education of the oligarchy,

“They, as a class, believed that they alone maintained civilization. It was their belief that if ever they weakened, the great beast would ingulf them and everything of beauty and wonder and joy and good in its cavernous and slime-dripping maw. Without them, anarchy would reign and humanity would drop backward into the primitive night out of which it had so painfully emerged.”

excusing colonialism, the white man’s burden, ignoring the starving masses, the Roman Empire, steampunk, Lloyd Blankfein “doing God’s work”, Margin Call, oppositional films, “The Social Network deeply hates Zuckerberg and the online world”, Nine Inch Nails, Michael Douglas, Wall Street, the cleaning lady, why isn’t The Iron Heel more generally appealing to SF readers?, British Space Opera vs. American Space Opera, Commune 2000 A.D. by Mack Reynolds, a broken utopia, job cash vs. job love, the social end of SF, the storytelling technique doesn’t attract, the unsuccessful revolution, Winston Smith’s diary, looking back when writing doesn’t have the same power, the Goldstein Book, brainwashing, the bomb in congress, spy and counterspy, Starship Troopers is a series of lectures punctuated by gunfire, Frank Herbert, “a raving genius”, doing Dune (and Dune Messiah), Chilton Books, the boot crushing the human face forever, the leaky suspense, a Norton critical edition, how to record The Iron Heel, the footnotes are problematic, a crazy wild marvelous book, WWI, WWII, Metropolis, armoured cars or tanks, The Last Man by Mary Shelley, a terrifying future found in a cave written on leaves, A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, The Scarlet Plague by Jack London, Idiocracy, The Marching Morons by C.M. Kornbluth, on Lenin’s deathbed he was read Jack London, The Cold Equations, To Build A Fire, The Empire Strikes Back,

“The cold of space smote the unprotected tip of the planet, and he, being on that unprotected tip, received the full force of the blow.”

cosmic and Lovecraftian, as snug as a Jedi in a hot tauntaun, Robert Sheckley, Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky.

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The stories listed below are, to the best of my research, all PUBLIC DOMAIN in the United States. Among them you will find many works first published in the 1950s and 1960s. You can, in most such cases, do your own research on them (using the website). If a work first published between 1950 and 1963 was not properly renewed (in its 28th year) it is PUBLIC DOMAIN. In some cases, prior to 1950, I am relying on the extensive research of others (the Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft stories for example). I have not included any stories first published in periodicals or books covered by copyright compilation renewals (as was done by magazines such as Fantasy & Science Fiction). My research into the Philip K. Dick stories are extensively documented HERE (and elsewhere on SFFaudio). The one original PDF collection, of Guy de Maupassant stories listed below, was edited by Chris Coski – he has given me permission to host it (the stories in it are PUBLIC DOMAIN).

Stories are listed alphabetically, by author last name (and then by story title).

If you see it below, it’s good to go.


The Purple Death by W.L. Alden |PDF| 8 pages

Flight To Forever by Poul Anderson |PDF| 38 pages
The Martian Crown Jewels by Poul Anderson |PDF| 13 pages
Three Wishes by Poul Anderson |PDF| 7 pages

Man-Trap by Hal Annas |PDF| 8 pages
No Sons Left To Die! by Hal Annas |PDF| 34 pages

The Farmers Curst Wife by Anonymous |PDF| 1 page

Possible To Rue by Piers Anthony |PDF| 5 pages

Once A First Wife… by Norman Arkawy |PDF| 9 pages

The Mirror Of Cagliostro by Robert Arthur |PDF| 31 pages

The Jokester by Isaac Asimov |PDF| 15 pages
Let’s Get Together by Isaac Asimov |PDF| 18 pages
Living Space by Isaac Asimov |PDF| 15 pages
Silly Asses by Isaac Asimov |PDF| 2 pages

The Werewolf Howls by Clifford Ball |PDF| 7 pages

The Absent Minded Coterie by Robert Barr |PDF| 18 pages
A Game Of Chess by Robert Barr |PDF| 9 pages |PDF| 13 pages

La Chasse-Galerie (aka “The Bewitched Canoe” aka “The Flying Canoe“) by Honoré Beaugrand |PDF| 7 pages

The Beautiful People by Charles Beaumont |PDF| 16 pages
Elegy by Charles Beaumont |PDF| 15 pages

The Mating Season by Wilton G. Beggs |PDF| 15 pages

The Blindman’s World by Edward Bellamy |PDF| 12 pages

The Hemp (A Virginia Legend) by Stephen Vincent Benét |PDF| 8 pages

Roderick’s Story by E.F. Benson |PDF| 9 pages

The Watcher by R.H. Benson |PDF| 2 pages

The Devil’s Invention (aka Oddy And Id) by Alfred Bester |PDF| 14 pages
Disappearing Act by Alfred Bester |PDF| 21 pages
The Roller Coaster by Alfred Bester |PDF| 11 pages

The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 6 pages
The Death Of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 25 pages
An Inhabitant Of Carcosa by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 4 pages
Haïta The Shepherd by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 9 pages
John Mortonson’s Funeral by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 2 pages
The Middle Toe Of The Right Foot by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 8 pages
Moxon’s Master by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 12 pages
The Thing At Nolan by Ambrose Bierce |PDF| 7 pages

It’s A Good Life by Jerome Bixby |PDF| 18 pages

The Attic by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 9 pages
The Man Who Found Out by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 20 pages
The Occupant Of The Room by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 11 pages
S.O.S. by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 6 pages
A Victim Of A Higher Space by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 17 pages
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood |PDF| 25 pages

Warrior Queen Of Mars by Alexander Blade |PDF| 40 pages

The Last Plea by Robert Bloch |PDF| 39 pages

I, Mars by Ray Bradbury |PDF| 8 pages

The Crime Therapist by Marion Zimmer Bradley |PDF| 9 pages
A Dozen Of Everything by Marion Zimmer Bradley |PDF| 5 pages

Exiles Of The Dawn World by Nelson S. Bond |PDF| 31 pages (from Action Stories, December 1940)

Mr. Lupescu by Anthony Boucher |PDF| 4 pages
Señor Lupescu por Anthony Boucher |PDF| 4 pages (Spanish translation)

Cathy And Heathcliffe by Emily Brontë |PDF| 9 pages

Experiment by Fredric Brown |PDF| 2 pages
The Last Train by Fredric Brown |PDF| 4 pages
Sentry by Fredric Brown |PDF| 2 pages
Voodoo by Fredric Brown |PDF| 2 pages

Visitors’ Book by John Brunner |PDF| 17 pages

The Grove Of Ashtaroth by John Buchan |PDF| 19 pages
The Watcher By The Threshold by John Buchan |PDF| 30 pages (Blackwood’s) |PDF| 13 pages (Atlantic)

Riya’s Foundling by Algis Budrys |PDF| 10 pages

Dark Waters by M. Ludington Cain |PDF| 2 pages
The White Sands Of Bridesrun Beach by M. Ludington Cain |PDF| 3 pages

The Wild Huntsman Or The Demon’s Skeleton Chase by Gottfried August Bürger |PDF| 5 pages

The Thing In The Forest by Bernard Capes |PDF| 2 pages

The Demoiselle d’Ys by Robert W.Chambers |PDF| 9 pages
The Mask by Robert W. Chambers |PDF| 11 pages
The Messenger by Robert W. Chambers |PDF| 19 pages |PDF| 20 pages
The Repairer Of Reputations by Robert W. Chambers |PDF| 48 pages
The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers |PDF| 11 pages

The Wrong Track by A. Bertram Chandler |PDF| 30 pages

A World Of Slaves by John Christopher |PDF| 22 pages

The Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 10 pages
The Nine Billion Names Of God by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 8 pages
The Other Side Of The Sky
Part 4 – Freedom Of Space by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 7 pages
Part 5 – Passer By by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 7 pages
Part 6 – The Call Of The Stars by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 7 pages
The Parasite by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 12 pages
Second Dawn by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 24 pages
The Star by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 9 pages
The Stroke Of The Sun by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 8 pages
A Walk In The Dark by Arthur C. Clarke |PDF| 8 pages

Number Nine by Cleve Cartmill |PDF| 10 pages

The New Mother by Lucy Clifford |PDF| 42 pages

Fishhead by Irvin S. Cobb |PDF| 7 pages |PDF| 6 pages

Barrier by Theodore R. Cogswell |PDF| 5 pages

Kubla Khan: A Vision In A Dream by Samuel Taylor Coleridge |PDF| 3 pages

The Lagoon by Joseph Conrad |PDF| 14 pages

Adam And Eve And Pinch Me by A.E. Coppard |PDF| 11 pages

Open With Care by Boyd Correll |PDF| 10 pages

And What Remains by Irving E. Cox |PDF| 17 pages
Of Such As These by Irving E. Cox |PDF| 36 pages
Peace On Earth by Irving E. Cox |PDF| 18 pages

The Dead Valley by Ralph Adams Cram |PDF| 18 pages

The Dead Smile by F. Marion Crawford |PDF| 21 pages

The Christmas Present by Richmal Crompton |PDF| 5 pages

The Nobles Are Coming by Gene Cross (aka Arthur Jean Cox) |PDF| 5 pages

Rebuttal by Betsy Curtis |PDF| 11 pages

Alien by Lester del Rey |PDF| 18 pages
The Last Lunacy by Lester del Rey |PDF| 9 pages
Shadows Of Empire by Lester del Rey |PDF| 11 pages

The Devil’s Derelict by Lester Dent |PDF| 14 pages (from Action Stories, December 1930)

A Subway Named Mobius by A.J. Deutsch |PDF| 15 pages

Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 21 pages
Beyond The Door by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 6 pages
Breakfast At Twilight by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 17 pages
The Crawlers by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 10 pages
The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 13 pages
The Defenders by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 26 pages
Exhibit Piece by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 14 pages
The Eyes Have It by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 3 pages
Foster, You’re Dead by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 22 pages
The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 26 pages
The Gun by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 9 pages
The Hanging Stranger by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 17 pages
Human Is by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 9 pages
James P. Crow by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 12 pages
The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 28 pages
Meddler by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 13 pages
Piper In The Woods by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 20 pages
Progeny by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 15 pages
Prominent Author by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 16 pages
Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 16 pages
Second Variety by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 44 pages
Shell Game by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 16 pages
The Skull by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 18 pages
Small Town by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 16 pages
Souvenir by Philip K.Dick |PDF| 12 pages
Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 16 pages
Survey Team by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 12 pages
Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 26 pages
Of Withered Apples by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 8 pages
Tony And The Beetles by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 12 pages
The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 22 pages
The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 40 pages
Upon The Dull Earth by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 26 pages
The Variable Man by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 69 pages
A World Of Talent by Philip K. Dick |PDF| 22 pages

Rescue by Gordon R. Dickson |PDF| 11 pages

The Adventure Of The Devil’s Foot by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle |PDF| 16 pages
The Horror Of The Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle |PDF| 10 pages |PDF| 12 pages
The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle |PDF| 41 pages

Fame And The Poet by Lord Dunsany |PDF| 25 pages (ONE ACT PLAY)
The Ghosts by Lord Dunsany |PDF|
The Highwayman by Lord Dunsany |PDF|
The Hoard Of The Gibbelins by Lord Dunsany |PDF|
The Madness Of Andelsprutz by Lord Dunsany |PDF|
The Wonderful Window by Lord Dunsany |PDF| 11 pages |PDF| 4 pages

Sandra by George P. Elliott |PDF| 10 pages

Court Of Judgement by David Ely |PDF| 12 pages

The World Is So People by Dean Evans |PDF| 17 pages

Some Fabulous Yonder by Philip José Farmer |PDF| 43 pages
The Wounded by Philip José Farmer |PDF| 6 pages

The Lost Tribes Of Venus by Erik Fennel |PDF| 37 pages

The Third Level by Jack Finney |PDF|

The Martian Shore by Charles L. Fontenay |PDF| 18 pages

The Celestial Omnibus by E.M. Forster |PDF| 17 pages
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster |PDF| 34 pages

Crom The Barbarian by Gardner F. Fox and John Giunta |PDF|

Suburban Frontiers by Peter Grainger |PDF| 22 pages

The Flying Cuspidors by V.R. Francis |PDF|

Office Call by Charles E. Fritch |PDF| 9 pages

Professor Jonkin’s Cannibal Plant by Howard R. Garis |PDF| 9 pages

Puzzle In Yellow by Randall Garrett |PDF| 4 pages

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman |PDF|PDF|

The Shadowy Third by Ellen Glasgow |PDF| 14 pages |PDF| 19 pages

Land Beyond The Flame by Evelyn Goldstein |PDF| 13 pages

His Natal Star by Austyn Granville |PDF| 7 pages

Hoydons Aweigh! by J.W. Groves |PDF| 13 pages

The Weapon by T.D. Hamm |PDF| 3 pages

True To Type by Arthur T. Harris |PDF| 5 pages

Selina Sedilia by Bret Harte |PDF| 9 pages

The Hollow Of The Three Hills by Nathaniel Hawthorne |PDF| 6 pages
Earth’s Holocaust by Nathaniel Hawthorne |PDF| 8 pages

The Boats Of The Glen Carrig by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 69 pages
Eloi Eloi Lama Sabachthani by William Hope Hodgson |PDF|
The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson |PDF|PDF|
Grief by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 2 pages
The Haunted Jarvee by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 15 pages
The House On The Borderland by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 164 pages
A Tropical Horror by William Hope Hodgson |PDF|
Out Of The Storm by William Hope Hodgson |PDF|
The Stone Ship by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 23 pages
The Voice In The Night by William Hope Hodgson |PDF| 11 pages |PDF| 12 pages

The Last Unicorns by Edward D. Hoch |PDF| 4 pages
Who Rides With Santa Anna? by Edward D. Hoch |PDF| 4 pages (Real Western Stories, Feb. 1959)

The Bobbsey Twins At The Seashore by Laura Lee Hope (aka Lilian C. Garis) |PDF|

The Garden Of Fear by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 16 pages
Gods Of The North by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 10 pages
The Grisly Horror (aka Moon Of Zambebwei) by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 26 pages
The Mirrors Of Tuzun Thune by Robert E. Howard |PDF|
Mountain Man by Robert E. Howard |PDF|
The People Of The Black Circle by Robert E. Howard |PDF|
Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 25 pages
Solomon Kane’s Homecoming by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 3 pages
Spear And Fang by Robert E. Howard |PDF|
Temptress Of The Tower Of Torture And Sin (aka The Voice Of El-Lil) by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 19 pages
Waterfront Fists by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 12 pages
A Witch Shall Be Born by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 35 pages
The Witch From Hell’s Kitchen by Robert E. Howard |PDF| 22 pages

To The Stars by L. Ron Hubbard |PDF| 90 pages

Strangers To Straba by Carl Jacobi |PDF| 11 pages

The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs |PDF| abridged 10 pages
The Toll-House by W.W. Jacobs |PDF| 21 pages

The Friends Of The Friends by Henry James |PDF| 25 pages
The Jolly Corner by Henry James |PDF| 31 pages

The Ash-Tree by M.R.James |PDF| 13 pages
The Haunted Dolls’ House by M.R. James |PDF| 11 pages
The Malice Of Inanimate Objects by M.R. James |PDF| 2 pages

A Home Among The Stars by E.K. Jarvis |PDF| 17 pages

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka |PDF| 26 pages

The Last Druid by Joseph E. Kelleam |PDF| 5 pages

Gomez by C.M. Kornbluth |PDF| 24 pages
The Little Black Bag by C.M. Kornbluth |PDF|
The Marching Morons by C.M. Kornbluth |PDF|
The Mindworm by C.M. Kornbluth |PDF| |PDF| 15 pages / 13 pages
Time Bum by C.M. Kornbluth |PDF|

The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner |PDF|
Home Is The Hunter by Henry Kuttner |PDF|

The Dead Sexton by Sheridan Le Fanu |PDF| 16 pages

Bazaar Of The Bizarre by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 28 pages
The Casket-Demon by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 14 pages
The Cloud Of Hate by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 13 pages
Femmequin 973 by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 14 pages
Friends And Enemies by Fritz Leiber|PDF| 19 pages
The Goggles Of Dr. Dragonet by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 20 pages
No Great Magic by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 23 pages
I’m Looking For “Jeff” by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 13 pages
Lean Times In Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 40 pages
The Lion And The Lamb By Fritz Leiber |PDF| 42 pages
The Lords Of Quarmall by Fritz Leiber and Harry Fischer |PDF| 91 pages
A Pail Of Air by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 15 pages
Scylla’s Daughter by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 60 pages
The Unholy Grail by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 28 pages
When The Sea-King’s Away by Fritz Leiber |PDF| 27 pages

The Balance Of Trade In Impressions by Stephen Leacock |PDF| 5 pages
The New Food by Stephen Leacock |PDF| 2 pages

Dead On Departure by Milton Lesser |PDF| 21 page
Give Away by Milton Lesser |PDF| 14 pages
The Poison Pen by Milton Lesser |PDF| 14 pages

All Gold Cañon (aka All Gold Canyon) by Jack London |PDF| 11 pages
Brown Wolf by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages
The Cruise Of The Dazzler by Jack London |PDF| 29 pages
The First Poet by Jack London |PDF| 5 pages (a one act play)
The God Of His Fathers by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages
Goliah by Jack London |PDF| 13 pages
The Heathen by Jack London |PDF| 12 pages
In A Far Country by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages
In The Forests Of The North by Jack London |PDF| 11 pages
The Man With The Gash by Jack London |PDF| 9 pages
The Men Of Forty-Mile by Jack London |PDF| 5 pages
The Minions Of Midas by Jack London |PDF| 9 pages
Moon-Face by Jack London |PDF| 1 page |PDF| 12 pages
The Night-Born by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages
The Red One by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London |PDF| 27 pages |PDF| 5 pages (1st of a serial)
The Sea Wolf by Jack London |PDF| 148 pages
The Shadow And The Flash by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages |PDF| 9 pages
La Sombra Y El Destello por Jack London |PDF| 10 pages (Spanish translation)
The Son Of The Wolf by Jack London |PDF| 9 pages
That Spot by Jack London |PDF| 24 pages
The Star Rover (aka The Jacket) by Jack London |PDF| 102 pages |PDF| (7 page brochure)
A Thousand Deaths by Jack London |PDF| 9 pages
To Build A Fire by Jack London |PDF| 10 pages |PDF| 12 pages
To Repel Boarders by Jack London |PDF| 5 pages
Trust by Jack London |PDF| 8 pages
The Turtles Of Tasman by Jack London |PDF| 8 pages
The Unparalleled Invasion by Jack London |PDF| 8 pages
White Fang by Jack London |PDF| 99 pages
The Wisdom Of The Trail by Jack London |PDF| 4 pages

The Hounds Of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long |PDF|
Two Way Destiny by Frank Belknap Long |PDF| 23 pages

Naked Lady by Mindret Lord |PDF|

Alethia Phrikodes by H.P.Lovecraft |PDF| 4 pages
Beyond The Wall Of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 7 pages
Dagon by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 4 pages |PDF| 3 pages
The Cats Of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 3 pages
The Challenge From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 9 pages
The Colour Out Of Space by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 18 pages
Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 8 pages
The Curse Of Yig by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop |PDF| 13 pages
The Doom That Came To Sarnath by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 8 pages
Ex Oblivione by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 3 pages
From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 6 pages
Fungi From Yuggoth
V: Homecoming by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 1 page
He by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 10 pages
The Horror At Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 14 pages
The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 8 pages |PDF| 4 pages
The House by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 1 page
In The Vault by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 7 pages
The Music Of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 5 pages |PDF| 6 pages
The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 10 pages |PDF| 16 pages
Nemesis by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 1 page
The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 5 pages |PDF| 7 pages
Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 7 pages
The Picture In The House by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 3 pages
Polaris by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 3 pages
Portrait Of Death by H.P. Lovecraft and Rudy Palais (an uncredited adaptation of Pickman’s Model) |PDF| 7 pages (from Horrific #8, November 1953)
The Rats In The Walls by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 7 pages
The Shadow Out Of Time by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 47 pages
The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 19 pages
The Statement Of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 6 pages |PDF| 5 pages
The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 11 pages
The Unnamable by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 5 pages
The Wicked Clergyman (aka The Evil Clergyman) by H.P. Lovecraft |PDF| 3 pages

A Night With Hecate by Edward W. Ludwig |PDF| 18 pages

Scratch One Mark by Dan J. Marlowe |PDF| 15 pages

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The SFFaudio Podcast #158 – READALONG: The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth

April 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #158 – Last week’s podcast was an unabridged reading of The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth. This week Jesse discusses it with the narrator, Mark Douglas Nelson!

Talked about on today’s show:, the SciPodCast, The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth, The City At World’s End by Edmond Hamilton, the virtues of democracy, Oath Of Fealty by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, H. Beam Piper, Space Viking, a wealth of ideas, Frederik Pohl, the story as a straw man, Robert A. Heinlein, telepathy, witches, dystopia, utopia, polo played with jeeps (mounted with 50 caliber machine guns), the syndicate vs. the mob, Ireland, Iceland, libertarianism, the Prometheus Unbound review of The Syndic, polyandry, an economy run on alcohol, sex, and gambling, laissez faire capitalism, monopolies, robber barons, taxes vs. shakedowns, “a real mess of a book”, should a society compromise its ideals to save itself?, is the joke on us?, a velvet gloved invisible hand, The High Crusade by Poul Anderson, the children’s crusade, WWII, rule by mob vs. rule by mobsters, Ron Paul, the sustainability of a war based economy need not much concern the arms manufacturer, Isaac Asimov, The City At World’s End has a real plot, disaster stories, new ideas trump big flaws, “writing by the seat of your pants”, space opera, E.E. “Doc” Smith, respect for science and scientists, Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Odyssey by Philip Jose Farmer,, Riverworld series, rolling ships, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, the problem of endless series, StarShipSofa, The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman, A Princess Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Voyage To Arcturus by David Lindsay, “philosophy, philosophy, philosophy”, it starts with a séance, C.S. Lewis, Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves And Wooster, Leave It To Jeeves, LibriVox’s new funding (from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, Gregg Margarite, Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper, Kevin J. Anderson, Principles Of Economics, iambik audio, Wonder Audio, All Or Nothing by Preston L. Allen, The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa, High And Low, Netflix, Sweet And Lowdown, One O’Clock Jump by Lise McClendon, A Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton, Talents Incorporated by Murray Leinster, goofy, the William Woodsworth Microphone Showdown, do expensive mics make great narrators?

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The SFFaudio Podcast #157 – AUDIOBOOK: The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #157 – The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth, read by Mark Nelson.

This UNABRIDGED AUDIOBOOK (6 Hours 20 Minutes) comes to us courtesy of and WonderEbooks. The Syndic was first published in Science Fiction Adventures, December 1953 and March 1954.

Come back for our next episode (SFFaudio Podcast #158) to hear our discussion of it.

Here’s the etext |RTF| (Rich Text format).

The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth - illustrated by Sussman
The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth - illustrated by Sussman
The Syndic by C.M. Kornbluth - illustrated by Sussman

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New Releases: The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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New Releases

SFFaudio Podcast #116 was a nearly 2 hour discussion of The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth. At the time, last July, there was no commercial audiobook version. Now there is!

The Space Merchants
By Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth; Read by Dan Bittner
Audible Download – 6 Hours 5 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Macmillan Audio (available through
Published: December 2011
In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world’s most powerful executives. Through advertising, the public is constantly deluded into thinking that all the products on the market improve the quality of life. However, the most basic elements are incredibly scarce, including water and fuel. The planet Venus has just been visited and judged fit for human settlement, despite its inhospitable surface and climate; colonists would have to endure a harsh climate for many generations until the planet could be terraformed. Mitch Courtenay is a star-class copywriter in the Fowler Schocken advertising agency and has been assigned the ad campaign that would attract colonists to Venus, but a lot more is happening than he knows about. Mitch is soon thrown into a world of danger, mystery, and intrigue, where the people in his life are never quite what they seem, and his loyalties and core beliefs will be put to the test.

Macmillan Audio - The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth

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