The SFFaudio Podcast #001 – NEW RELEASES / RECENT ARRIVALS

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The SFFaudio PodcastHey look! We’ve got our own podcast. This is the very first one, which includes SFFaudio founders Scott D. Danielson and Jesse Willis talking about audiobooks, audio drama, and cease and desist orders. We won’t desist podcasting if you won’t cease downloading them – whatever that means.

This week we talked about the most recent of Recent Arrivals, the newest of the New Releases, and the breaking news about the attempt to break Broken Sea Audio Productions‘ productions.

Topics under discussion include:

Ubik, Philip K. Dick, Joss Whedon, Dollhouse, Babylon Babies, Audible.com, audio drama, The Grist Mill, F. Paul Wilson, Charles de Lint, Robert A. Heinlein, Starman Jones, Mort Castle, Dr. Bloodmoney, Frederik Pohl, Lester del Rey, Arthur C. Clarke, 2000x, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Trek, Audible Frontiers, Wonder Audio, The Last Theorem, Preferred Risk, Alfred Bester, Fondly Fahrenheit, The Stars My Destination, Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, Audio Realms, Conan and Mickey Mouse.

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http://www.sffaudio.com/?feed=podcast

Posted by Jesse Willis

BSAP’s CONAN audio dramas and audiobooks threatened by a big corporate monster

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The Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. HowardOn the 22nd August 2008 Broken Sea Audio Productions, and its chief bottle-washer Paul Mannering, received a cease and desist letter from a law firm representing Conan Properties International LLC (aka Paradox Entertainment).

Sez Paul:

The letter claims that BSAP is selling audio books of Robert E. Howard’s work. BrokenSea have responded by confirming that we do not sell any material, and no income is received by us for making these audio files available to the public. Our production of both audio books and audio drama’s of Robert E. Howard’s work is based entirely on work that is in the public domain (www.gutenberg.org.au)

Out of respect for tangible brands, such as the “Conan” title we are changing the title and logo of our Conan audio drama to “Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Sagas.” We expect this change to be in place by Thursday 28th August.

Here is the |PDF| of Conan Properties International’s CEASE AND DESIST letter sent to Broken Sea.

Here are my $0.02…

For a man who killed himself 72 years ago, with no children and no spouse to inherit his estate (nearly all of which is in the public domain) it’s amazing how spurious vigorous Robert E. Howard’s defense of his lapsed copyright is.

I chalk it up to either the nefarious forces of Stygian evil, or the Black Seers of Yimsha. Either way, R.E.H. has been zombified, and forced to say things – or rather has had his lawyers say things that aren’t true. Time for some barbarians to overthrow the forces of civilization (by ignoring the intended effects of cease and desist chill).

SFFaudio will still be calling spades shovels and Conan stories Conan stories. Long live Broken Sea Audio Productions, long live BSAP’s CONAN!

UPDATE: The ever vigilant Quasar Dragon has a posted a post on this issue check it out HERE.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Broken Sea: The Queen Of The Black Coast episode 3

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By Ishtar’s eyes! It’s the third episode of The Queen Of The Black Coast audio drama! And in this one we finally meet Belit!

Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard AUDIO DRAMAQueen Of The Black Coast
Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard
Performed by a full cast
Podcast – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: Broken Sea Audio Productions
Podcast: June 2008 – ????

Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3| Part 3 |MP3|

Having survived the Sirens of Set in the dark waters of Stygia, CONAN, TITO and the crew of the ARGUS head still farther south into the waters of KUSH… And finally come into bloody conflict with the Queen of the Black Coast and her savage crew of corsairs.

Subscribe to the feed you dogs!

http://brokensea.com/conan/?feed=podcast

And, be sure to listen to the end, there’s a little preview of an upcoming BSAP audio drama based on the Mad Max and The Road Warrior series!

Posted by Jesse Willis

Robert E. Howard’s Queen Of The Black Coast as a FREE AUDIO DRAMA

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AUDIO DRAMA - Robert E. Howard’s Queen Of The Black Coast

Broken Sea Audio Productions, the folks who brought you such original audio dramas as Jake Sampson: Monster Hunter and Grog and Gryphon, have finished adapting their audio dramatization of Robert E. Howard’s Queen Of The Black Coast. Now, the true age of Conan can begin!

Queen Of The Black Coast by Robert E. Howard AUDIO DRAMAQueen Of The Black Coast
Adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard
Performed by a full cast
Podcast – [AUDIO DRAMA]
Podcaster: Broken Sea Audio Productions
Podcast: June 2008 – ????

Episode #1: |MP3|

Into the seaport town Messantia, of the southern Hyborian kingdom of ARGUS, the road of Kings led the twenty four year old Cimmerian barbarian- CONAN. Having gotten crossways with the local justice system over a friend of his and the death of a guardsman, Conan took the law into his own hands with his mighty broadsword. The guardsmen were not pleased by his northern Cimmerian ideas of justice, so CONAN “borrowed” a horse from the courts and fled looking for a ship. The mercenary ship- The ARGUS, just so happened to be putting out to sea as CONAN thundered down the pier having just stormed through the market- guardsmen hot on his trail. Will the ship’s captain, TITO, allow the Cimmerian passage, or will the guardsmen fill his back full or arrows first? And what of the legendary She-Devil Pirate Queen of the Black Coast? Join the adventure and find out- BY CROM!

Subscribe via the podcast feed for BSAP’s Conan audio:

http://brokensea.com/conan/?feed=podcast

Posted by Jesse Willis

SFFaudio Challenge Title: Red Nails by Robert E. Howard COMPLETE & UNABRIDGED

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Mark Kalita, the narrator for the audiobook version of Robert E. Howard’s Red Nails informs me that he has completed his challenge title! This is the third completed title in our Second Annual SFFaudio Challenge. All 7 of the 7 chapters of this novella are available for download COMPLETE and UNABRIDGED! Woohooo!

Audiobook - Red Nails by Robert E. HowardRed Nails – A Tale Of Conan
By Robert E. Howard; Read by Mark Kalita
7 MP3s – Approx. 3.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Broken Sea Audio Productions / Hooligan Audiobooks
Published: December 2007 – January 2008
“Red Nails, a tale featuring the legendary Conan the Barbarian, was written by Robert E. Howard and began its written serialization in the July 1936 issue of Weird Tales. This thrilling audio novella begins with pirate-adventuress Valeria of the Red Brotherhood on the run after slaying a notable brigand. She is followed by Conan and the two soon fight their way to a great, walled city inhabited by two warring peoples. The adventure seekers soon find themselves embroiled in the feud and mayhem ensues as the city’s rulers make unholy plans for the mighty Cimmerian and his feisty female companion. Listen now as an ancient evil returns from oblivion and a wicked sorceress seeks to gain immortality at the cost of our Hyborian heroes!”

|Chapter 1 MP3|Chapter 2 MP3|Chapter 3 MP3|Chapter 4 MP3|
|Chapter 5 MP3|Chapter 6 MP3|Chapter 7 MP3|

Posted by Jesse Willis