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Though is leading the charge of delivering podcast audiobooks there are a number of independent novelists and podcasters who’ve started publishing on their own. We’ve assembled a list of some of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and related titles:

By Scott Sigler; Read by Scott Sigler and others
A technothriller centered on a transnational corporation’s scheme to create a creature that can be used to harvest organs for human use. And rather than debate the issue …. extreme violence is our best option.

Pirate Jack
By Allessandro Cima; Read by ??????
A Young Adult novel about pirates with fantastic elements.

The Master Of The World
By Jules Verne; Read by Eileen
This famous public domain science fiction novel is being read by the good folks Eileen at The Public Domain Podcast. Good on ya e!

Forever Fifteen
By Kiberley Steele; Read by ??????
The first and only teen vampire novel to be published so far. Think of it as Buffy the vampire. No slayer.

Brace for Impact
By ?????????; Read by ????????
“The mythology of Mick Aloha and Apocalypse Dowell, superhero / wrestling archenemies who must join forces for a common cause. If you’re looking for literature that will challenge your mind and improve your life…sorry.”

Tannis Island
By Gavin L. Lowe; Read by ????????
“Two divers on holiday in the Middle East discover an artifact beneath the coral growth under the Red Sea.”

Angelikae: Take Flight
By Colin Coltera; Read by ????????
Described as “Fantasy / Sci-fi.”

Sermons on Little Known Gods
By Lauren Merritt; Read by ????????
Described as “Humorous alternative fantasy.”

and perhaps most exciting….

By James Patrick Kelly; Read by James Patrick Kelly?

Posted by Jesse Willis

Review of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne

SFFaudio Review

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Based on the novel by Jules Verne; Performed by a full cast
33 1/3 RPM LP – Approximately 45 minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Wonderland Golden Records
Published: 1974 – Out Of Print
Themes: / Science Fiction / Submarines / War / Mad Scientist /

“…and when I am through I, Captain Nemo, shall rule the earth!”

“He’s mad, Baker! Mad, I tell you!”

Captain Nemo is the genius commander of a strange underwater ship “Nautilus”, which he invented to wage war against civilization. Captain Nemo’s base of operations for his fiendish scheme is the lost continent of Atlantis, which has sunk to the bottom of the sea centuries before.

Performed by something called “The Wonderland Imagination Theater” this is an old time radio style audio dramatization, complete with clichéd lines like “As you well know, my name is…”. What’s worse is that very little of Verne’s plotting is retained, whoever adapted this for audio seems to have decided he or she knew better how to plot a story than the inventor of modern science fiction! Production values are good, with appropriate and well-composed music, sound effects and background noise. Also on the plus side, the LP has a great campy comic book style cover, complete with word balloons. In fact if you think of the whole production as camp, its not all that bad. Unfortunately I don’t think this was what they were going for, admittedly the production is designed primarily for children. Perhaps it was sufficiently interesting for a young child back in 1974. For me it was a disappointment.

Posted by Jesse Willis