Recent Arrivals – Audible Frontiers

SFFaudio Recent Arrivals

Science Fiction Audiobook - Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanislaw LemMemoirs Found in a Bathtub
By Stanislaw Lem; Read by Jeff Woodman
6 Hours, 38 Mins – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009

The year is 3149, and a vast paper destroying blight-papyralysis-has obliterated much of the planet’s written history. However, these rare memoirs, preserved for centuries in a volcanic rock, record the strange life of a man trapped in a hermetically sealed underground community.
 
 
Science Fiction Audiobook - His Master's Voice by Stanislaw LemHis Master’s Voice
By Stanislaw Lem; Read by Nick Sullivan
9 Hours, 17 Mins – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009

Here is a witty and inventive satire of “men of science” and their thinking, as a team of scientists races to decode a mysterious message from space. “I had the feeling that I was standing at the cradle of a new mythology. A last will and testament…we as the posthumous heirs of Them….”
 
 
Science Fiction Audiobook - Fiasco by Stanislaw LemFiasco
By Stanislaw Lem; Read by Oliver Wyman
14 Hours, 43 Mins – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009

The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding.
 
 
Science Fiction Audiobook - Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn RuschDiving Into the Wreck
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Read by Jennifer Van Dyck
9 Hours, 45 Mins – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009

Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she’s an active historian. She wants to know about the past – to experience it firsthand. Once she’s dived the ship, she’ll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It’s a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.

Then one day, Boss finds the claim of a lifetime: an enormous spacecraft, incredibly old, and apparently Earth-made. It’s impossible for something so old, built in the days before Faster Than Light travel, to have journeyed this far from Earth. It shouldn’t be here. It can’t be here. And yet, it is. Boss’s curiosity is up, and she’s determined to investigate. She hires a group of divers to explore the wreck with her, the best team she can assemble. But some secrets are best kept hidden, and the past won’t give up its treasures without exacting a price in blood. What Boss finds could rewrite history, cost lives, and start an intergalactic war.
 
 
Fantasy Audiobook - Shadows Return: Nightrunner, Book 4 by Lynn FlewellingShadows Return: Nightrunner, Book 4
By Lynn Flewelling; Read by Adam Danoff
12 Hours, 6 Mins – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009

With their most treacherous mission yet behind them, heroes Seregil and Alec resume their double life as dissolute nobles and master spies. But in a world of rivals and charmers, fate has a different plan.

After their victory in Aurnen, Alec and Seregil have returned home to Rhminee. But with most of their allies dead or exiled, it is difficult for them to settle in. Hoping for diversion, they accept an assignment that will take them back to Seregils homeland. En route, however, they are ambushed and separated, and both are sold into slavery. Clinging to life, Seregil is sustained only by the hope that Alec is alive.

But it is not Alecs life his strange master wants – it is his blood. For his unique lineage is capable of producing a rare treasure, but only through a harrowing process that will test him body and soul and unwittingly entangle him and Seregil in the realm of alchemists and madmen and an enigmatic creature that may hold their very destiny in its inhuman hands. But will it prove to be savior or monster?
 
 

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

The SFFaudio Podcast #043

Podcast

The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #043 – Jesse and Scott talk about all the Recent Arrivals and New Releases that have been piling up while Scott’s been away fiddling on a roof.

Talked about on today’s show:
Fiddler On The Roof, Salt Lake City, Pride And Prejudice, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, zombies, SuperFreakonomics, Freakonomics as psychohistory, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, altruism, Luke Burrage’s SFBRP #072.5, Isaac Asimov’s writing style, Hari Seldon is not much of a character, The Caves Of Steel by Isaac Asimov, |READ OUR REVIEW|, Black Destroyer by A.E. van Vogt, the “fix-up” novel, The Voyage Of The Space Beagle, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury, Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, Nightfall by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, Books On Tape, a movie version of Foundation, FlashForward, TV is cops and doctors so SF on TV is cops and doctors SF, I, Robot (the movie), New Releases, Audible Frontiers, Stanislaw Lem, Memoirs Found In A Bathtub by Stanislaw Lem, Foundation Ziggurat Productions, Solaris (2002), Solaris (1972), Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Andrei Tarkovsky, His Masters Voice by Stanislaw Lem, Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem, Diving Into The Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Badge Of Infamy by Lester del Rey (audible.com version), Badge Of Infamy by Lester del Rey (podiobooks and LibriVox), Jimcin Recordings, Armor by John Steakley, Vampire$ by John Steakley, John Carpenter’s Vampires, The Blue Tower by Evelyn E. Smith (audible), The Blue Tower by Evelyn E. Smith (LibriVox), Recent Arrivals, Fall With Honor by E.E. Knight, Winter Duty by E.E. Knight, E.E. Knight, The Shadow Of Saganami by David Weber, the Honorverse, Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke, Rendevous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Fallout 3, the onion spoofs Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, V (the remake), The Prisoner (the remake), Edgar Allan Poe audiobooks, PoeAudio / Acoustic Learning, the exploration of North America, daguerreotype, Poe as a non-fiction author, The Cask Of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, A Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder by James De Mille, the 4th Annual SFFaudio Challenge, Swoon by Nina Malkin, ghosts, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart, The “Erec Rex” series by Nina Malkin, Simon Jones (actor narrator extraordinaire), Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, the beautiful illustrations in Leviathan, steampunk, airships!, my Zeppelins post, The Hindenburg (1975), movie director Robert Wise, Jesse professes his love of airships, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel |READ OUR REVIEW|, Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel, Science Fiction vs. alternate history vs. Fantasy, blue gas, the Alcatraz series by Brandon Sanderson, the Chronicles Of The Imaginarium Geographica series by James A. Owen, dragons, Charles Williams, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, The Inklings by Humphrey Carpenter, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Simon & Schuster Audio, The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, cloning, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Stephanie Meyer, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre, At The Mountains Of Madness, The Complete Ripley Radio Mysteries based on the novels of Patricia Highsmith, BBC Audio, Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin, Recorded Books, Under The Dome by Stephen King, The Simpsons Movie, Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (autobiography), Roxanne, Programmable Logic Control, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (a play), Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin, Shopgirl, The Pleasure Of My Company, Cult Holmes, The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes RADIO DRAMA, John Joseph Adams, The Improbable Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Mary Robinette Kowal, watches are only for affectation now.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Start a New Series at Audible for $4.95!

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Wow! A nice sale going on over at Audible.com. They’ve collected the first books of 71 series, and are offering them for a fiver.

Some quick recommendations from me: The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer, Voyagers by Ben Bova, and Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. Jesse will be pleased to see Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan and Starship: Mutiny by Mike Resnick on the list.

I’ve been meaning to try out a Patrick O’Brian book, and they’ve got Master and Commander on the list (read by Simon Vance!), which is going in my queue… now.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson

FREE Kristine Kathryn Rusch audiobook on Audible.com: The Disappeared

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Audible FrontiersIf you don’t already have an Audible.com account, here’s a great reason to sign up! Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Disappeared, the first novel in her “Retrieval Artist” series, will be temporarily 100% FREE starting Thursday July 10th 2008. All you need to get it is an active Audible account! Sez Audible:

SPECIAL OFFER: We think you’ll love Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Retrieval Artist series. And to prove it, we’re giving away The Disappeared free! Please hurry. This book will return to full price on July 24, 2008.

The Disappeared - (The Retrieval Artist - book 1) by Kristine Kathryn RuschThe Disappeared – (Retrieval Artist – book 1)
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Read by Jay Snyder
Audible Download – 9 hours 50 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Frontiers
Published: June 13th 2008 [FREE July 10th to July 24, 2008]
Retrieval artists help the lost find their way back home, whether they like it or not. Specialized private detectives, they investigate the most unusual crimes in the galaxy. But Miles Flint isn’t a Retrieval artist. He’s just a cop, trying to do his job. In a stolen space yacht, three people have been found eviscerated – the grisly signature of an alien vengeance killing. Moments later, the border patrol halts another ship launched out of the Moon’s orbit. Its passengers are two human children, kidnapped by the most ruthless aliens in the universe. Both ships are linked to a woman on the run: a Disappeared relocated to the inhospitable landscape of Mars. A reluctant outlaw with a bounty on her head and a detective on her case, she’s about to teach all of them a lesson: it’s dangerous to gamble with your life in a universe that rigs the game.

While you’re in the Audible catalogue you should also consider getting the Hugo Award nominated novella that gave this series its name…

The Retrieval Artist, was put out by Deuce Audio (owned by my buddy Scott) and is narrated by the incomparable Stefan Rudnicki. This tale is the true origin of the Retrieval Artist brand. It’s a two hour treat for only $3.49! GET THAT HERE

The Retrieval Artist
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Read by Stefan Rudnicki
Audible Download – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Deuce Audio / Audible.com
Published: 2007
Retrieval Artists find people who have disappeared. But people disappear for a reason: they don’t want to be found. When Anetka Sobol shows up at Miles Flint’s office on the Moon, he immediately knows that this case is going to be complicated.

And, last but not least, I’ve begun a KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH author page, which attempts to round up all the KKR audio that’s out there.

Posted by Jesse Willis

New Releases – The Retrieval Artist Novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

New Releases

Science Fiction - The Retrieval Artist Novels by Kristine Kathryn RuschI’m thrilled to let you know about these novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, which have not been getting nearly enough attention on audio or otherwise. These books are part of Rusch’s wonderful Retrieval Artist series, and Audible.com has exclusively published 5 of 6 them on unabridged audio (so far). The novels are science fiction police procedurals. A more accurate description: part Star Trek, part CSI, part The Big Sleep. In short, they are excellent, and I urge you to check them out.

If you’d like just a taste of what these novels are like, Audible.com also offers Rusch’s original novella, called “The Retrieval Artist”, read by Stefan Rudnicki. Click here to get it.

Posted by Scott D. Danielson