Two exclusive interviews with George R. R. Martin, 1 Free, 1 FREE Free

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iTunes Audiobook Store - FREE Exclusive Interview With George R.R. MartinThe Apple iTunes Audiobook Store has a banner ad featuring a FREE “Exclusive Interview With George R.R. Martin.”
The interview appears to have been recorded by Books On Tape (the audiobook company releasing Martin’s Song Of Ice And Fire fantasy series), and was provided to iTunes by The interview runs 38 minutes and talks about the Song Of Ice And Fire series as well as the audiobook versions of them. And like the title of it sez, this is an exclusive, it isn’t on or on the Books On Tape website. iTunes will ask for your iTunes account which requires a credit card even though the item your getting is free.

One reviewer of the interview mentions the Geeks On podcast, and that they have interview a superior interview with Martin recorded at last year’s ComicCon. Judge for yourself |MP3|.

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SFFaudio News

Audiobook Publisher - Deuce AudioAudible.comScott D. Danielson, along with myself, is an SFFaudio founder. He’s now working as a reviewer, and as our “Web Kzin.” But his SFFaudio cred doesn’t end there. He’s also a long time Audiofile magazine reviewer, an Audie Awards judge, was a long-time columnist for SFsite and is a professional Science Fiction author. He’s also been running a little audiobook company and he’s just posted a story of interest about it to his personal blog

Scott writes:

“I’m in the final stages of preparing audio for submission to My company, Deuce Audio, will soon have stuff for sale on Audible and iTunes, just as was planned when I started the darned thing almost three years ago. More on that sometime in the future, I’m sure. I haven’t even told the authors that these will be on there because I’ve told them that before and it didn’t happen. This time, the contract is signed, and the stories will be out there soon. So I’m closer, but I won’t believe it until I actually download one.”

There are other folks in similar situations to Scott and his Deuce Audio, other companies with Science Fiction and Fantasy and Horror audiobooks that are making deals to get their content onto (and therefore iTunes too). We’ll try to let you know as they make their announcements. The future never sounded so good! has an exclusive Orson Scott Card short story Pretty Boy

SFFaudio News, which long ago had much original SFF content, may be gearing up for a renewed push to get more. I have evidence: First there’s James Patrick Kelly’s StoryPod – Volume 1 of which has just wrapped. Second, there’s a new and exclusive Orson Scott Card audiobook on Audible now. These two facts, combined with some other evidence I’m not able to disclose at this time, make me fairly confident that Audible is looking to expand their original SFF content. WOOHOO!

The new Card story is called Pretty Boy. It first appeared in Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show issue #2. Unfortunately it is very expensive through Audible. It sells $17.95 on itself and $15.95 on iTunes (Audible has a monopoly on audiobooks in the iTunes store). I can’t imagine other circumstances I’d do this, needless to say audio is the medium we prefer, but for the sake of budgets, you can get the original text version for only $2.50 through Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show (and it comes with a bunch of other choice content- including another OSC story in audio AND SFFaudio co-founder Scott Danielson’s excellent short story: Adrift). Here’s the detail on the audio edition…

Pretty Boy by Orson Scott CardPretty Boy
By Orson Scott Card; Read by Scott Brick
1 AA File – 47 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: 2007
How do you systematically destroy a child with love? It’s not something that any parent aspires to do, yet a surprising number come perilously close to achieving it. So begins Orson Scott Card’s new story from the Ender Universe, a profound meditation on parents and offspring focusing on the childhood of one of Ender’s Battle School challengers, Bonzo Madrid, and the circumstances that lead him to his unique place in the Game.

Audible’s "Secret Sale"

SFFaudio News has a “secret sale” on right now that promises selected titles for $9.95 each. This is pretty good – it includes several works by Orson Scott Card, Heinlein’s Rocketship Galileo, and one I hadn’t seen before, Kate Wilhelm’s Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang. There are also classics like Brave New World and 1984, stuff by Le Guin and Koontz, etc.

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Star Wars audiobook available FREE via Audible

SFFaudio Online Audio

It isn’t often we have FREE content from to tell you about, but it looks like today is the exception. As a promotion for the 2007 Comic-Con Audible and Random House Audio have decided to make a Star Wars audiobook a FREE DOWNLOAD. This is probably a very limited time promotion, if you haven’t already got an account you’ll need to get one. Membership is free, though they do ask for a credit card.

Star Wars Legacy Of The ForceStar Wars – Legacy Of The Force – Betrayal
By Aaron Allston; Read by Marc Thompson
1 AA file – 6 Hours 10 Minutes [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Random House Audio
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 0739356895
“Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master, has unified the Jedi order into a cohesive group of powerful knights. But as the new era begins, honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties. The Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict, with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy. A mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape. It’s the most alarming evidence yet that sparks of political unrest are threatening to ignite a total rebellion.”

This is the first book in the “Legacy Of The Force” series, which is set approximately 40 years after the events of the original 1977 Star Wars movie.

[VIA The Slush God Speaketh]