Author Focus: Mike Resnick

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Mike ResnickThe prolific Mike Resnick is one of the winningest Science Fiction writers in history. He is also as a long-time participant in Science Fiction fandom. Like many of his peers, in the 1960s and 70s Resnick wrote sleaze sex paperbacks under pseudonyms. His most praised work so far has been his Kirinyaga cycle, which was inspired by his many visits to Africa. His daughter, Laura Resnick, is also an award-winning SF author. Unfortunately for us Mike Resnick still only has has a small percentage of his fiction available on audio. Here’s as much as we’ve been able to find:

Audiobooks:

Science Fiction Audiobooks - Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick One Perfect Morning With Jackals & Kirinyaga (Tales of Kirinyaga #1)
By Mike Resnick; Read by Pat Bottino
1 Cassette – 83 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Infinivox
Published: 1997
ISBN: 1884612237
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For I Have Touched the Sky (Tales of Kirinyaga #2)
By Mike Resnick ; Read by Pat Bottino
1 cassette – 71 minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Infinivox
Published: 1997
ISBN: 1884612253
Once before, the Kikuyu tried to become something that they were not, and they became not city-dwelling Kikuyu, or bad Kikuyu, but an entirely new tribe called Kenyans. Those who came to Kirinyaga came here to preserve the old ways – and if women start reading, some of them will become discontented, and they will leave, and then one day there will be no more Kikuyu left.

Sci-Fi Audio - The Hugo Nominees 2002Sci-Fi Audio – The Hugo Nominees 2002
Edited by Jeremy Bloom; Read by Various
2 CDs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Frequency Audio Magazine / SciFiAudio.com
Published: 2001
ISBN:
This collection includes Resnick’s Old MacDonald Had A Farm and is read by Hour 25 Online host Warren James. The bio-engineered “butterballs” were saving the Earth’s impoverished billions from starvation. Even vegetarians couldn’t object to that, right? These animals exist only to be eaten… But when a reporter visits the factory farm where the butterballs are grown, he finds that things aren’t quite as simple as they seem.

Escape PodEscape Pod #055 Down Memory Lane
By Mike Resnick; Read by Alex Wilson
1 MP3 File – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: May 26th 2006
Escape Pod editor Steve Eley picked this story along with 3 other Hugo nominated short stories for podcast in the Spring of 2006. The podcast of this story has lead to a successful movie rights purchase for Resnick.

Escape PodEscape Pod #073 Barnaby In Exile
By Mike Resnick; Read by Paul Fischer
1 MP3 File – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Escape Pod
Podcast: September 28th 2006
Editor Steve Eley picked this melancholic tale for podcast. The story is reminiscent of Pat Murphy‘s classic Rachel In Love.

Science Fiction Audiobook - Kirinyaga by Mike ResnickKirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia
By Mike Resnick; Read by Paul Michael Garcia
8 CDs or 1 MP3 CD – 10 hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9780786167906 (CD), 9780786174218 (MP3-CD)
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Science Fiction Audiobook - Kirinyaga by Mike ResnickBirthright: The Book Of Man
By Mike Resnick; Read by Adams Morgan
11 CDs or 1 MP3 CD – Approx. 13 hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Published: 2006
ISBN: 0786192941 (CD), 0786190531 (MP3-CD)
“Birthright: The Book of Man is a brilliant novel of science fiction that carefully constructs a blueprint of mankind’s history—social, political, economic, scientific, and religious—for the next 18,000 years.”

Audiobook - We Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate HistoriesWe Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
Edited by Martin Greenberg; Read by various narrators
4 Cassettes – 6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dove Audio
Published: 1999
ISBN: 0787119024
Includes as story called Over There by Mike Resnick, read by William Windom
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Interviews with Mike Resnick:

Recorded at Chi-Con 2000 |MP3|
Recorded at ConJose 2002 |MP3|
Recorded at WindyCon 2006 |MP3|

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