Hugo Nominees avaialable as audiobooks

September 2, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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SFFaudio Online Audio - Worldcon 2007

Nippon 2007 Worldcon 65The result are out, attendees from throughout Japan and the world convened at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center and discovered the results of the 2007 Hugo Awards. Though the results can’t be changed you can still argue over them – at least for most of the categories. Here`s a roundup of all the titles the winning and nominated titles thus far adapted into audiobooks:

Best Novel:
(Science fiction or fantasy story of 40,000 words or more.)

Science Fiction Audiobook - Eifelheim by Michael FlynnEifelheim
By Michael Flynn; Read by Anthony Heald
14 CD, 17.5 hrs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9781433206115

Fantasy Audiobook - His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi NovikHis Majesty’s Dragon
By Naomi Novik; Read by David Thorn
5 CD, 6.5 hrs – [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9780739354131

Glasshouse
By Charles Stross
No audiobook version available yet.

2007 Hugo Award WinnerRainbows End [WINNER]
By Vernor Vinge
No audiobook version available yet.

Blindsight
By Peter Watts
No audiobook version available yet.

Best Novella:
(Science fiction or fantasy story of between 17,500 and 40,000 words).

The Walls Of The Universe by Paul MelkoThe Walls Of The Universe
By Paul Melko; Read by Paul Cole
5 MP3s -[UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Beam Me Up
Podcast: 2007
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Inclination by William ShunnInclination
By William Shunn; Read by William Shunn
3 MP3s – Approx. 2 Hours 10 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Science Fic Shunn Podcast
Podcast: April 2007

Get all three parts:
|Part 1 MP3|Part 2 MP3|Part 3 MP3|

2007 Hugo Award WinnerA Billion Eves [WINNER]
By Robert Reed
No audiobook version available yet.

Lord Weary’s Empire
By Michael Swanwick
No audiobook version available yet.

Julian: A Christmas Story
By Robert Charles Wilson
No audiobook version available yet.

Best Novelette:
(Science fiction or fantasy story of between 7,500 and 17,500 words)

All The Things You AreAll The Things You Are
By Mike Resnick; Read by Paul Cole
4 MP3s -[UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Beam Me Up
Podcast: 2007
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Yellow Card Man
By Paolo Bacigalupi
No audiobook version available yet.

Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth
By Michael F Flynn
No audiobook version available yet.

2007 Hugo Award WinnerThe Djinn’s Wife [WINNER]
By Ian McDonald
No audiobook version available yet.

Pol Pot’s Beautiful Daughter
By Geoff Ryman
No audiobook version available yet.

Best Short Story
(Science fiction or fantasy story of less than 7,500 words)

How To Talk To Girls At Parties by Neil GaimanHow To Talk To Girls At Parties
By Neil Gaiman; Read by Neil Gaiman
1 |MP3| – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: NeilGaiman.com
Published: April 2007
A tale of two boys going to a party and encountering those mysterious beings known as “girls.”

Escape PodKin
By Bruce McCallister; Read by Steve Eley
1 |MP3| – UNABRIDGED
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: May 2007

Escape Pod2007 Hugo Award WinnerImpossible Dreams [WINNER]
By Tim Pratt; Read by Matthew Wayne Selznick
1 |MP3| – UNABRIDGED
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: May 2007

Escape PodEight Episodes
By Robert Reed; Read by MarBelle
1 |MP3| – UNABRIDGED
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: May 2007

Escape PodThe House Beyond Your Sky
By Benjamin Rosenbaum; Read by Paul Tevis
1 |MP3| – UNABRIDGED
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: May 2007

Tor Books begins podcasting for Worldcon 2007

August 28, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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SFFaudio Online Audio - Worldcon 2007

TOR PodcastingTor, perhaps the most popular publisher of deadtree SF and Fantasy books has decided to get into podcasting. They’ve got a couple of blurbs up on the new Tor podcast website and a 22 second MP3 file in the feed. Here are the blurbs:

“Subscribe to Tor Podcasts and listen to the latest from Tor Authors and Editors, delivered right to your MP3 player.”

and

“Tor kicks off the very first of their podcasts with coverage of the Nippon2007 WorldCon from Yokohama Japan. Join Tom Doherty and Patrick Nielsen Hayden for the exciting event.”

There’s also a press release that says this:

“Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC–the largest publisher of science fiction in the world–is pleased to announce its first ever podcast from the 65th World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan this August 30th – September 4th, 2007.

Tor Publisher, Tom Doherty, and Senior Editor, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, will podcast directly from the Nippon2007 Worldcon, marking the first time that Worldcon has ever taken place in Japan. This international podcasting event will kick off Tor’s podcasting program, which will continue with regularly scheduled podcasts on September 12th.

The daily podcasts from the convention will cover the events there, as well as interviews with notable authors and editors and perhaps a few surprise guests. These podcasts will be available for download from iTunes, Yahoo and Google, through RSS–and individuals can also tune in to them directly from the Tor website at www.tor-forge.com/podcasts.

The tor.com podcast launch heralds the beginning of several exciting digital businesses that Tor will be launching in the coming months–designed to make Tor the leading online destination for the Science Fiction community.”

Could be very cool. Incidentally, they’ve got the title of their podcast modestly listed in iTunes as “The Very Best Of Science Fiction And Fantasy” – hopefully the podcast will live up to the title’s claim.

You can subscribe to the feed via this url:

http://www.tor-forge.com/GenerateRSS.ashx?type=itunes