The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #163 – Jesse, Tamahome, and Jenny (from Reading Envy) talk about newly released and recently arrived audiobooks.

Talked about on today’s show:
please send Jenny audiobooks for review, a lack of a listing of the short stories on audiobooks, kudos to Welcome To Bordertown, George R.R. Martin’s Warriors II and Down These Strange Streets (urban fantasy), Jenny is reading around the world in 52 books, Tigana is sort of Italian, future releases, Happy Audiobook Month, audiobook sale at Tantor, Nick wants Redshirts by John Scalzi, coming soon on Audible, Audible Modern Vanguard, Colin Firth narrated the Graham Greene novel The End Of The Affair, Redshirts has three codas (short stories), Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s The Long Earth, Flood, Discworld has giant turtles, Good Omens is great in audio, Stephen Baxter is doing a Doctor Who (The Wheel Of Ice), Gregory Benford’s free audio novelette The Hunger For The Infinite is part of the Galactic Center series, sort of like I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, sheer amount of David Brin audiobooks, Jenny might read Kiln People, how do Scott and Jesse truly feel about David Brin? (Jesse’s review of Startide Rising), the value of awards, The Greatest Science Fiction Stories Of The 20th Century has a good Brin and others, (Ben Bova was in the news not David Brin), The Postman book and movie, “if you build it they will come”, Heinlein’s Glory Road narrated by Pinchot, it’s one of Jo Walton’s least favorites, How To Build An Android also narrated by Pinchot, Alastair Reynolds’s Blue Remembered Earth, reviewed by Luke, Heinlein’s The Number Of The Beast (666?), Moonwar by Ben Bova, 21st Century Dead (zombies), Jenny’s collecting subgenres, Daniel Wilson’s Amped (1st three chapters on io9), someone stole that title, Energized by Edward M. Lerner sounds like Paolo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, separate chapters like the Nova tv show, Red Mars, super science!, Jonathan Maberry, Robert Bloch’s Psycho series, “did he escape?”, H.G. Wells stuff added, Etsy 101: Sell Your Crafts On Etsy, Jenny wants N.K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon in audio, Liz Williams’s Worldsoul has librarian heroes, “X-men meets The Breakfast Club”, Sfsignal’s book cover gallery for June, is body horror the same as splatterpunk?, Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination looks like a Jenny book, The Islanders by Christopher Priest (author of The Prestige), waiting for international books, Paul McCauley’s In The Mouth Of The Whale is not in America, “I would buy the ebook”, small fonts, William Gibson is only in mass market paperback, many Philip K. Dick novels with plain covers, the value of book covers, “it’s like a good looking person”, “that screams I am a literary miracle”, Edwin A. Abbott’s Flatland, get the annotated one, Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! A Very Grimm Tale by Yuri Rasovsky (audiodrama), so many fairy tales, a superficial interest in Further: Beyond The Threshold by Chris Roberson, a law that a bookcover should be honest, “that’s enough on that”, C.S. Friedman?, Adam-Troy Castro is not always super creepy, Paul Krugman’s End This Depression!, he was just on Geek’s Guide, “oh that kind of depression”, Justinian’s Flea, The Most Powerful Idea In The World, The Swerve: How The World Became Modern, author on The Bookworm podcast, Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds, “I’m sensing a pattern with your reading, Tam”, Delany interview, Delany’s Nova, Tigana is the Sword and Laser pick for June

cover for Chris Roberson's Further: Beyond The Threshhold

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CBC NXNW: Studio One Book Club interview with Guy Gavriel Kay

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CBC North By NorthwestI tell people I don’t listen to the radio much anymore, but that’s not quite true. Every single morning I wake up to the sound of CBC Radio One on my clock radio. And on Saturday and Sunday mornings this means I wake up to the sounds of North By Northwest, a BC based radio show that’s seemingly more often than not, about books. “The Studio One Book Club” is their long running feature I enjoy most. I was just checking their podcast feed and I re-discovered an interview I heard on the radio. Host Sheryl MacKay and a studio audience talked to Guy Gavriel Kay about his new historically inspired Fantasy novel Under Heaven. It was broadcast earlier this year in four parts. Coolly, all four parts are now available as a one hour, one episode, podcast! Have a listen |MP3|

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P.S. CBC has not yet released J. Michael Straczynski’s The Adventures Of Apocalypse Al. Pity.

Book Ninja interview with Guy Gavriel Kay

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Book Ninja MagazineTwo Guys talking… Book Ninja Magazine has a downloadable interview that allows you to listen to Christine Fischer Guy talking to Guy Gavriel Kay |MP3|. This is one of those literary literature interviews about literate literary writers. Analysis, method, influence, structure, style – in other words, everything but the street-level story idea. I’d have been enthralled if I knew what the subject was. Where o where are those down and dirty attention grabbing ideas? Can anyone tell what the hell Yasabel, Kay’s new book, is about? It’s a modern fantasy, but I didn’t learn that from the interview.

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Book Lust podcast delivers Connie Willis & Guy Gavriel Kay

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Book LustThe Book Lust podcast has two half-hour interviews you’ll want to hear. with SF writer Connie Willis and Fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay. Connie talks about her novels, Doomsday Book, Bellwether, her first story Firewatch and the origins of her love of Science Fiction and lots more. Guy talks about his Fionavar Tapestry, his latest novel, his involvement with editing J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and the nature of High Fantasy fiction. These are two terrific interviews conducted by a real fan of the two authors.

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Guy Gavriel Kay interview

OnlineAudio”>HERE‘s an interesting 12 minute interview from March 2000 with fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay -the link is to a section of Kay’s offical website, but the interview was originally recorded for CBC Radio One. Topics covered in the interview include the blurring of boundaries between mainstream and fantasy fiction, and adapting novels into film.

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