Recent Arrival: We, Robots ed. Allan Kaster

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Science Fiction Audiobook - We, Robots edited by Allan KasterWe, Robots
Stories by Elizabeth Bear, James Cambias, Jeffrey Ford, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Ian McDonald, and Michael Swanwick
Read by Amy Bruce and J.P. Linton
4.5 Hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Infinivox
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781884612893

While we patiently wait for the next Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction, Allan Kaster and Infinivox offer this cool anthology. NOW AVAILABLE!

This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today’s most acclaimed science fiction authors. A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award winning story, “Tideline,” by Elizabeth Bear. In “Balancing Accounts,” by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn’s moons. “The Seventh Expression of the Robot General,” by Jeffrey Ford, involves a robot general coming to grips with his position in a world that no longer requires, or even understands, his role. A city awakens its ancient guardian as it is about to be invaded by a mining company in “Shining Armour” by Dominic Green. In “The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm,” by Daryl Gregory, a country ruled by a super villain comes under attack by American super heroes. In “Sanjeev and Robotwallah,” by Ian McDonald, a young boy becomes enamored with the armed robots that do the fighting in a Civil War and the celebrity boy-soldiers who pilot them. A robot acting as a scarecrow could be a desperate young boy’s one chance of staying alive in “The Scarecrow’s Boy” by Michael Swanwick. These are unabridged readings by Amy Bruce and J. P. Linton.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

Five Free Favourites #12 – Sherlock Holmes Pastiche

Aural Noir: Online Audio

Five Free Favourites

Looking for more Sherlock Holmes pastiche? Indeed, so are we! In that vein, look what a set of beautiful gems I found over on

Cult Holmes

Poking around the internet I also turned up one viable “RealAudio” link from 1995 – using this, and some elementary HTML skill, I managed to reconstruct the links to the remainder of the files. I shall, perhaps, write a brief monograph on this process one day. If you’re looking for MP3 versions I suggest you visit and do a search.

BBC 7 - The Spy's Retirement by Jon Courtenay GrimwoodThe Spy’s Retirement
By Jon Courtenay Grimwood; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 28 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
How did Holmes and Watson meet?

BBC Radio 7 - The Lady Downstairs by Christopher FowlerThe Lady Downstairs
By Christopher Fowler; Read by Hannah Gordon
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes’ landlady has picked up a few tricks over the years.

BBC Radio 7 - The Deer Stalker by Paul CornellThe Deer Stalker
By Paul Cornell; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes finds a most unusual weapon.

BBC Radio 7 - A Shambles In Belgravia by Kim NewmanA Shambles In Belgravia
By Kim Newman; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Professor Moriarty helps out a lady.

BBC 7 - The Adventure Of The Lost World by Dominic GreenThe Adventure of the Lost World
By Dominic Green; Read by Andrew Sachs
1 Broadcast – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2005
Holmes investigates a series of gruesome trombonist murders.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Rumors: Escape Pod Podcast, YEAR 2

SFFaudio News

What’s a powerhouse podcast magazine like Escape Pod going to do to celebrate a full 52 continous weeks of Science Fiction goodness? Rumor has it that another Paul Di Filippo story is in the offing (possibly even on this week’s anniversary show)! Sometime after that there’s a good chance we’ll see a few, most or even all five of this year’s Hugo award short story nominees too! That’s right boys and girls it’s entirely possible that all five of the Hugo nominated stories will be gracing your MP3 player in the coming months:

Seventy-Five Years by Michael A. Burstein (Analog January/February 2005)
The Clockwork Atom Bomb by Dominic Green (Interzone May/June 2005)
Singing My Sister Down by Margo Lanagan (Black Juice, Allen & Unwin; Eos)
Tk’tk’tk by David D. Levine (Asimov’s March 2005)
Down Memory Lane by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s April/May 2005)