FREE MP3 NOVELETTE: The Sagan Diairy by John Scalzi

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Blog - John Scalzi's WhateverJohn W. Campbell Award winning author John Scalzi writes:

“I have something special for you today, and something I am extraordinarily proud of. To celebrate the release of [The Sagan Diary] I and Subterranean Press have arranged for a reading of the book — the entire novelette — here on the Whatever. But it’s not me who will be reading the book. The Sagan Diary is meant to be the thoughts of Jane Sagan, as she looks over her life after the events of The Ghost Brigades and prepares for the life which will be detailed in The Last Colony. I wanted voices closer to hers than my own. So I asked some friends if they would speak for Jane Sagan: I asked Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ellen Kushner, Karen Meisner, Cherie Priest and Helen Smith. Happily for me (and for you) they said yes. Each of them recorded a chapter (or more, in the case of Mary Robinette Kowal), and took the words I wrote for Jane and gave them extra dimensions — made more of them than I would be able to make of them myself. If you’ve wondered what Jane Sagan sounds like, she sounds like this. I was delighted to hear her voice coming through these readings, and deeply humbled by the efforts these women provided in letting Jane speak with them and through them. Without prejudicing your own hearing, let me say that I found myself getting emotional listening to these words given voice.”

The novelette in question is set in the same universe as Scalzi’s novels Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades

The Sagan Diary
By John Scalzi; Read by various readers
9 MP3 Files – Approx. 81 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Subterranean Press / Scalzi.com/whatever
Published: February 2007

Download the entire audiobook:
Preface |MP3| Chapter 1 |MP3| Chapter 2 |MP3| Chapter 3 |MP3| Chapter 4 |MP3| Chapter 5 |MP3| Chapter 6 |MP3| Chapter 7 |MP3| Chapter 8 |MP3|

And as a point of interest you can click on over to SFFaudio’s own Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog to read and hear about her reading of The Sagan Diary – in that post Mary shows how just a few stumbling words can make a relatively short audiobook much longer.

The Time Traveler Show Podcast # 7 : With a FREE Andre Norton short story!

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Podcast - The Time Traveler ShowThe Time Traveler Show podcast #7 is available for download now. The featured tale is a short story by Andre Norton entitled The Mousetrap. The reader is Rick Stringer from Variant Frequencies. Mousetrap was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction’s June 1954 issue. Also included in this episode is a panel discussion with Sarah Zettel, Anne Harris, John Scalzi and Tobias Buckell that was recorded earlier this month at the Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Time Traveler Show #7: Mousetrap by Andre NortonThe Mousetrap
By Andre Norton; Read by Rick Stringer
1 MP3 File – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: September 2006
Podcast: TheTimeTravelerShow.com


To read the complete show notes for podcast #7 click HERE or download the show MP3 directly by clicking HERE.

And if you haven’t already subscribed do so by placing this feed into your podcatcher:

http://www.timetravelershow.com/shows/feed.xml

The Coode Street Podcast

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Australian SF publisher and editor Jonathan Strahan has a podcast that is currently 2 shows in. The first contains a story by Deborah Biancotti entitled “Stealing Free”. Deborah has “published her first story in 2000 and has won the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Story, the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent, and the Ditmar for Best Short Story.” The second show contains “The Third-Quarter King” by Nebula nominee and Campbell finalist Tim Pratt.

Click here for The Coode Street Podcast site.

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Check out this great 10 minute long documentary on…

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Check out this great 10 minute long documentary on Science Fiction and SF fandom done by Joe Mahoney for broadcast on CBC Radio One‘s The Current. Authors interviewed include: John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow, John Clute, Robert J. Sawyer, and Margaret Atwood.

Listen to the Documentary here:

Joe Mahoney’s Documentary

Note: To hear the documentary, click and drag the time bar to about the fifteen minute mark.

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