Essentials

SFFaudio EssentialOur “SFFaudio Essentials” are audiobooks and audio dramas that are highly recommended listening. If you’re contemplating building the ultimate library of speculative fiction audio you can’t go wrong by placing any of these essentials in it.

A Case of Conscience
By James Blish; Read by Jay Snyder
Audible Frontiers
Unabridged
2008

 

A Scanner Darkly
By Philip K. Dick; Read by Paul Giamatti
Random House Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

Airborn
By Kenneth Oppel; Read by Full Cast
Full Cast Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

American Gods
By Neil Gaiman; Read by George Guidall
Harper Audio
Unabridged
2001

 

Anne Manx and the Empress Blair Project
By Larry Weiner; Read by Full Cast
RRCA
Audio Drama
2009

 

Antibodies
By Charles Stross; Read by Jared Doreck and Shondra Marie
Infinivox
Unabridged
2005

 

Assam and Darjeeling
By T.M. Camp; Read by T.M. Camp
T.M. Camp
Unabridged
2008

 

Billibub Baddings And The Case Of The Singing Sword
By Tee Morris; Read by Tee Morris and Others
Tee Morris
Unabridged
2007

 

Black Jack Justice
By Gregg Taylor; Read by Full Cast
Decoder Ring Theater
Audio Drama
2006

 

Blake’s 7 – Audio Adventures
By Ben Aaronovitvh, Marc Platt, and James Swallow; Read by Full Cast
B7 Media
Audio Drama
2007

 

Calculating God
By Robert J. Sawyer; Read by Jonathan Davis
Audible Frontiers
Unabridged
2008

 

Canadia 2056: Season 1
By Matt Watts; Read by Full Cast
CBC
Audio Drama
2008

 

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Dunwich Horror
By H.P. Lovecraft, adapted by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman; Read by Full Cast
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
Audio Drama
2007

 

Dune
By Frank Herbert; Read by Simon Vance
Macmillan Audio
Unabridged
2007

 

Ender’s Game: 20th Anniversary Edition
By Orson Scott Card; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir, and a full cast
Audio Renaissance
Unabridged
2004

 

Into That Darkness Peering: Nightmarish Tales of the Macabre, Vol. 1
By Edgar Allan Poe; Read by Wayne June
AudioBookCase.com
Unabridged
2008

 

Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia
By Mike Resnick; Read by Paul Michael Garcia
Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

Lamentation
By Ken Scholes; Read by Scott Brick, William Dufris, Maggi-Meg Reed, Stefan Rudnicki
Macmillan Audio
Unabridged
2009

 

Little Brother
By Cory Doctorow; Read by Kirby Heyborne
Random House Audio
Unabridged
2008

 

Little Fuzzy
By H. Beam Piper; Read by Brian Holsopple
Audio Realms
Unabridged
2006

 

METAtropolis
By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, Karl Schroeder; Read by Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, Alessandro Juliani, Stefan Rudnicki
Audible Frontiers
Unabridged
2008

 

Old Man’s War
By John Scalzi; Read by William Dufris
Macmillan Audio / Audible
Unabridged
2007

 

Princess Academy
By Shannon Hale; Read by Full Cast
Full Cast Audio
Unabridged
2007

 

Queen of the Black Coast
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Full Cast
Broken Sea
Audio Drama
2008

 

Singularity
By Bill DeSmedt; Read by Bill DeSmedt
podiobooks.com
Unabridged
2006

 

Slaughterhouse-Five
By Kurt Vonnegut; Read by Ethan Hawke
Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
2009

 

Starship: Rebel
By Mike Resnick; Read by Jonathan Davis
Audible Frontiers
Unabridged
2008

 

Steve, the First
By Matt Watts; Read by Full Cast
CBC Radio
Audio Drama
2007

 

The Accidental Time Machine
By Joe Haldeman; Read by Kevin R. Free
Recorded Books
Unabridged
2008

 

The Caves of Steel
By Isaac Asimov; Read by William Dufris
Tantor Audio
Unabridged
2007

 

The Chief Designer
By Andy Duncan; Read by Jared Doreck
Infinivox
Unabridged
2006

 

The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu
By H.P. Lovecraft; Read by Wayne June
Audio Realms
Unabridged
2005

 

The Forever War
By Joe Haldeman; Read by George Wilson
Recorded Books
Unabridged
1999

 

The Graveyard Book
By Neil Gaiman; Read by Neil Gaiman
Harper Audio
Unabridged
2008

 

The Naked Sun
By Isaac Asimov; Read by William Dufris
Tantor Media
Unabridged
2007

 

The Prestige
By Christopher Priest; Read by Simon Vance
Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

The Red Panda Adventures, Season 2
By Gregg Taylor; Read by Full Cast
Decoder Ring Theatre
Audio Drama
2006/2007

 

The Red Panda Adventures, Season 3
By Gregg Taylor; Read by Full Cast
Decoder Ring Theater
Audio Drama
2008

 

The Red Panda Adventures, Season 4
By Gregg Taylor; Read by Full Cast
Decoder Ring Theatre
Audio Drama
2008-2009

 

The Sky People
By S.M. Stirling; Read by Todd McLaren
Tantor Media
Unabridged
2006

 

V for Vendetta
By Steve Moore; Read by Simon Vance
Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

Voyagers
By Ben Bova; Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Blackstone Audio
Unabridged
2006

 

Way Station
By Clifford D. Simak; Read by Eric Michael Summerer
Audible Frontiers
Unabridged
2009

 

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