Maria Lectix: The Ultimate Weapon by John W. Campbell Jr.

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John W. Campbell, Jr. was a moderately successful writer with a science background. He found his true calling as editor of the magazine Astounding Stories, in which capacity he reshaped science fiction forever. Here is one of his lesser known novels. From the pages of Amazing Stories in 1936, this novel ran as a serial called “Uncertainty”. But Ace Books called it The Ultimate Weapon!

The Ultimate Weapon by John W. Campbell Jr.The Ultimate Weapon
By John W. Campbell; Read by Maureen O’Brien
12 MP3 Files or Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: November 30, 2008 – May 11, 2009
Aliens have just been discovered! Only trouble is, the Solar System has just been discovered by those same aliens — and they want it all for themselves. The result is a war and a desperate arms race between alien technology and human ingenuity. Who will win? What is the ultimate weapon?

John W. Campbell, Jr. was a moderately successful writer with a science background. He found his true calling as editor of the magazine Astounding Stories, in which capacity he reshaped science fiction forever.

Chapter 1 |MP3| Chapter 2 |MP3| Chapter 3 |MP3| Chapter 4 |MP3|
Chapter 5 |MP3| Chapter 6 |MP3| Chapter 7 |MP3| Chapter 8 |MP3|
Chapter 9 |MP3| Chapter 10 |MP3| Chapter 11 |MP3| Chapter 12 and Epilogue |MP3|

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http://huffduffer.com/jessewillis/tags/the_ultimate_weapon/rss

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Masters Of SciFi and Horror podcast begins

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Masters of SciFi and Horror podcastRocket Ride Books, a new publisher of paper and audiobooks, in order to promote their first release, Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, have started a podcast called Masters Of SciFi and Horror. The first two episodes, all about John W. Campbell, are up and ready for listening!

Subscribe:

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/rocketridebooks

or download direct #1 |MP3|, #2 |MP3|

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Two Classic SciFi Audiobooks

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Jesse has been busy with his Conan ranting, so he asked me to pass this along to folks directly.

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Two original SFFaudio Challenge titles, The Black Star Passes and Star Surgeon, are now available on a single mp3 data disc. Both audiobooks are slightly remastered versions of the audio files which are still available for free download at Podiobooks.com and LibriVox. So this data disc version is for folks that want to save some download time. It does come in DVD style packaging and also includes a little 8 page booklet with information about both books, biographies of the authors, and a chapter/filename index. Asking price is $10 (U.S.), and it’s going to a good cause…. Um…. Yeah… That would be me…

Thanks, and happy listening!

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Podiobooks.com: The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell

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Podiobooks.com Podiobooker PodcastScott D. Farquhar‘s latest audiobook effort is COMPLETE!

He’s finished reading, recording, and posting one of our original SFFaudio Challenge titles…

And, don’t forget about Scott Farquhar’s other challenge title… STAR SURGEON!
Both audiobooks are 100% free, but donations made through Podiobooks.com will put $$ into the audiobook kitty – making Scott all the more likely to record another. And that’d be a good thing.

Podiobooks.com - The Black Star Passes by John W. CampbellThe Black Star Passes
By John W. Campbell; Read by Scott D. Farquhar
20 MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 7 Hours 34 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Podiobooks.com
Published: July 2008 – January 2009
Three separate SF stories by Campbell, written for Amazing Stories magazine: The Black Star Passes, Piracy Preferred, Solarite. These tales are tied together by a recurring cast of characters (Arcot, Morey and Wade).

For those interested in a collectible hardcopy Scott says:

“I’m intending to do an MP3 data disc version of both Star Surgeon and The Black Star Passes on a single disc which should be ready and available in a couple of weeks.”

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LibriVox: Collected Public Domain Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum

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LibriVoxAvailable now from LibriVox and narrator Gregg Margarite comes the Collected Public Domain Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum. Gregg has a smoky voice and a terrific recording setup – this makes this collection a super-solid listen! Start with the first story A Martian Odyssey which is Weinbaum’s most famous tale. It’s a classic of alien human interaction. Isaac Asimov says of it and of Weinbaum:

“With this single story [A Martian Odyssey], Weinbaum was instantly recognized as the world’s best living science fiction writer, and at once almost every writer in the field tried to imitate him.”

It is also argued that this is the first story to satisfy Astounding editor John W. Campbell’s famous challenge:

“Write me a creature who thinks as well as a man, or better than a man, but not like a man.”

LibriVox Science Fiction - Collected Public Domain Works of Stanley G. WeinbaumCollected Public Domain Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
6 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 4 Hours 33 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 13, 2009
Stanley G. Weinbaum is best known for his short story A Martian Odyssey which has been influencing Science Fiction since it was first published in 1934. Weinbaum is considered the first writer to contrive an alien who thought as well as a human, but not like a human. A Martian Odyssey and its sequel are presented here as well as other Weinbaum gems including three stories featuring the egomaniacal physicist Haskel van Manderpootz and his former student, playboy Dixon Wells.

Podcast feed:

http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/collected-public-domain-works-of-stanley-g-weinbaum-by-stanley-g-weinbaum.xml

Individual stories:

1.
A Martian Odyssey
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 58 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Early in the twenty-first century, nearly twenty years after the invention of atomic power and ten years after the first lunar landing, the four-man crew of the Ares has landed on Mars in the Mare Cimmerium. A week after the landing, Dick Jarvis, the ship’s American chemist, sets out south in an auxiliary rocket to photograph the landscape. Eight hundred miles out, the engine on Jarvis’ rocket gives out, and he crash-lands into one of the Thyle regions. Rather than sit and wait for rescue, Jarvis decides to walk back north to the Ares.

2.
Valley of Dreams
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 53 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
A sequel to A Martian Odyssey – Two weeks before the Ares is scheduled to leave Mars, Captain Harrison sends Dick Jarvis and French biologist “Frenchy” Leroy to retrieve the film Jarvis took before his auxiliary rocket crashed into the Thyle highlands the week before. Along the way, the Earthmen stop at the city of the cart creatures and the site of the pyramid building creature for Leroy to take some samples. After picking up the film canisters from the crashed rocket at Thyle II, the two men fly east to Thyle I to look for signs of the birdlike Martian, Tweel.

3.
The Worlds Of If
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 35 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

4.
The Ideal
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 47 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

5.
The Point of View
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 38 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

6.
Pygmalion’s Spectacles
By Stanley G. Weinbaum; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]

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The SFFaudio Podcast #004

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The SFFaudio PodcastBreak out your slide-rules and drop your bongs people! #004 of The SFFaudio Podcast is all about extreme knitting this week. Extreme knitting being being mostly about the audiobooks, and less about the knitting.

Topics discussed include:

Orson Scott Card, The Call Of Earth, The Memory Of Earth, Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch, religion, The Gospel According To Philip K. Dick, Whitley Strieber, 2012: The War For Souls, the Mayan calendar, Art Bell, The Sci Fi-Channel, UFOs, Space: The Imagination Station, Chariots Of The Gods?, Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World, Leonard Nimoy, In Search Of…, Harlan Ellison, Deep Shag Records, Worldcon 2006, Baycon, Blackstone Audio, Flashforward, Robert J. Sawyer, Audible.com, Audible Frontiers, CERN, Calculating God, The Royal Ontario Museum, Wake, CBC Radio One, Between The Covers, Julie D., The Wonder Stick, Stanton A. Coblentz, prehistorical, Jean M. Auel, The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Brilliance Audio, Quest For Fire, Agatha Christie, Maria Lectrix Podcast, John Carpenter’s The Thing, StarShipSofa, H. Beam Piper, John W. Campbell, Exploring Tomorrow, The Black Star Passes, The SFFaudio Challenge, BBC Radio 4, Who Goes There?, Mike Walker, Antarctica, The Zombie Astronaut, RadioArchives.cc, Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Colonial Radio Theater, Dean Koontz, Bliss To You, Dragon Tears, Jay O. Sanders, Simon & Schuster Audio

Posted by Jesse Willis