LibriVox: The Pirates Of Ersatz by Murray Leinster

November 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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LibriVoxElliot Miller, one of the participants in last year’s SFFaudio Challenge has completed his audiobook project! Elliot recorded one of the funnest, and funniest SF novels of the 1950s:

The Pirates Of Ersatz by Murray Leinster!

I’m loving this novel’s playful storytelling, I find it very reminiscent of The Space Merchants.

First published in three successive 1959 issues of Astounding Science Fiction magazine. It was later republished as half of an Ace double novel under the title The Pirates Of Zan.

LibriVox - The Pirates Of Ersatz by Murray LeinsterThe Pirates Of Ersatz
By Murray Leinster; Read by Elliott Miller
12 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 6 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: November 19, 2009
Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get out, something pulls him back in. This is a tongue-in-cheek space adventure along the lines of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. It was originally published in the FEB-APR issues of Astounding Science Fiction in 1959.

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[In addition to the reader, this audio book was produced by the good works of dusty, Betty M. and David Lawrence – Thanks so much folks!]

Posted by Jesse Willis

Nova Interviews Karl Iagnemma, Writer and Robot Engineer

January 9, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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Nova Science Now podcastAcclaimed roboticist and fiction writer Karl Iagnemma was interviewed on NOVA for their piece entitled “Engineering Fiction.”

Have a listen |MP3|.

Karl, from MIT, talks to NOVA scienceNOW‘s Susan Lewis about his dual life as a robot engineer and award-winning fiction author. He speaks of his preference for fiction over science and the reasons for these choices in this short interview. It was enough to whet my appetite… Apparently there is an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt from one of his short stories, On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction.

Posted by Elaine Willis

a LibriVox FIRST (full cast unabridged narration): Wanted 7 Fearless Engineers

October 27, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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LibriVoxHere’s what I’m fairly certain is a LibriVox FIRST! A full cast unabridged narration of a story. That is, multiple narrators, reading one work, in concert. Something similar has already been done for plays (check out Macbeth), but this is the first prose fiction I’ve heard done for LibriVox this way.

The first chapter is somewhat reminiscent of the Louis Wu recruitment scene as depicted in the opening chapters of Ringworld – which is cool, because that’s a great scene. First published in Amazing Stories magazine’s February 1939 issue, and later reprinted in the April 1956 issue, this tale was written under a pseudonym of Astounding SF editor F. Orlin Tremaine.

The narrators, Andrew Coleman, Cori Samuel, David Barnes, Lizzie Driver and Philippa, are actually performing this audiobook, not just reading it. Very cool. The recording environment for these readers is dead silent, their volumes are all excellent and uniform. If you’re planning on doing a multiple narrator production, make this audiobook your model!

LibriVox Science Fiction Audiobook - Wanted 7 Fearless Engineers by F. Orlin TremaineWanted 7 Fearless Engineers
By Warner Van Lorne (aka F. Orlin Tremaine); Read by Andrew Coleman, Cori Samuel, David Barnes, Lizzie Driver & Philippa
8 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 2 Hours 3 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: October 23, 2008
A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead–what dangers awaited them–or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: “Are you a brave man?”
Chapter 1 |MP3| Chapter 2 |MP3| Chapter 3 |MP3| Chapter 4 |MP3|
Chapter 5 |MP3| Chapter 6 |MP3| Chapter 7 |MP3| Chapter 8 |MP3|

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Posted by Jesse Willis

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