Spider Robinson is Audible’s latest Sci-fi Guest Editor

October 30, 2008
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Spider Robinson is Audible‚Äôs latest Sci-fi Guest EditorSpider Robinson is guest editor over on Audible.com right now. That means he’s written an essay (titled “The Missing Audiobooks“) and made a list of Audible audiobooks he recommends.

Here’s a snippet from the essay:

“Where are all the audio short story collections and anthologies?

Audiobook editors solemnly assure me that surveys prove audiobook readers hate short stories, whether in single-author collections or anthos. But if I ask where I can find those surveys they change the subject. So I can’t prove the pollsters bungled the job; I just strongly believe it. But in the case of science fiction, I’m certain: they’re dead wrong. There’s a vast audience for short SF; always has been.”

And here are Spider’s picks:

Several stories from… 2000x [from The Hollywood Theater of the Ear] |READ OUR REVIEW|

A Sheckley Trilogy by Robert Sheckley [from Wonder Audio] <--- from SFFaudio's own staff!!! The Retrieval Artist by Kristine Kathryn Rusch [from Deuce Audio] <--- from SFFaudio's own staff!!! Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick [from Audible Frontiers]

The Winds of Marble Arch by Connie Willis [from Audible Frontiers]

The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick [from Blackstone Audio]

Antibodies by Charles Stross [from Infinivox] |READ OUR REVIEW|

10 to the 16th to 1 by James Patrick Kelly [James Patrick Kelly’s StoryPod]

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