New Arrivals – Laurell K. Hamilton and William Nicholson

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Fantasy Horror Audiobook - The Harlequin by Laurell K HamiltonThe Harlequin
By Laurell K. Hamilton; Read by Cynthia Holloway
14 CDs; Approx. 16 hrs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781596000469

From the back cover:
Malcolm, head of the vampire Church of Eternal Life, is no particular friend to Anita Blake. So when he shows up in her office, to ask for her help against creatures so feared that no vampire will willingly speak their name, Anita is surprised. But she believes him. Malcolm may not be a Master of the City, but he’s an old and powerful vampire, a leader of men, and he does not easily ask for help – especially from Anita and Jean-Claude, whose power Malcolm considers corrupt. That was the first warning of The Harlequin.

The second warning is presented like a gift, left where she’d be sure to find it, with “Anita” printed on the box. Inside, carefully wrapped in folds of pristine tissue paper, is a white mask, utterly plain. The fact that it’s white, Jean-Claude tells her, is the good news. White means they are only being watched.

The flow of power that connects Anita Blake with Jean-Claude, vampire Master of the City, and with Richard, Ulfric of the werewolves, has been growing and changing, increasing exponentially. Their power seems to have attracted attention, and it’s a kind of attention no one would desire. Jean-Claude and Richard need to be strong allies now. Nathaniel and Micah need to give all their love and aid. And Anita will need to call on Edward, whose utterly human ruthlessness in her defense makes him the right man for the job.

Anita Blake has the authority to pass judgment on vampires. The Harlequin have the authority to pass judgment on her. It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you’ve been contacted.

And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death.

Fantasy Horror Audiobook - Jango by William NicholsonJango; Book Two of the Noble Warriors
By William Nicholson; Read by Michael Page
8 CDs; Approx. 10 hrs – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781423318446

From the back cover:
In joining the warrior society of the Nomana, Seeker, Morning Star, and the Wildman have achieved everything they thought they desired. Yet, as hidden doubts develop, the three friends find themselves pulled in separate directions.

Seeker has gained more power in their training than he or anyone ever imagined, and with this, a new responsibility that isolates him from the others.

Morning Star is consumed with unexpected feelings of love for a friend and begins to lose faith in her abilities.

The Wildman’s hunger for power puts him at odds with the teachings of the Nomana, and he struggles to understand his purpose.

But the three heroes’ fates again intertwine when an evil plan is set in motion that would destroy everything they have ever known, and this enemy is one that the Nomana may not be able to stand up to alone.

A story of friendship and love, strength and courage, faith and redemption, Jango is a mesmerizing sequel to the acclaimed Seeker.

Hour 25 interviews Laurell K. Hamilton

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Hour 25Hour 25 has posted an interview with Laurell K. Hamilton who talks with host Warren James about her recent novel Danse Macabre, which continues the adventures of monster hunter Anita Blake. Also on the plate is her novel Mistral’s Kiss. The show is in the m3u format, which does not make listening portable. You can listen to the entire show, via THIS link, or just the interview via THIS one. Promised future guests include: Vernor Vinge, William Tenn, Steven Barnes and Alan Dean Foster.

Recent Arrivals

Science Fiction Audiobook Recent Arrivals

Science Fiction Audiobook - Inhumanity Quest by T. Ray GordonInhumanity Quest
By T. Ray Gordon; Read by Richard Sellers
1 CD – 72 Minutes [ABRIDGED]
Publisher: Apex Audio Theatre
Published: 2005
UPC: 701376151425
Described as: “[An] audio book audio drama/science fiction/adventure. In the distant future a war for the survival of humanity rages. The enemy is powerful and ruthless and will stop at nothing to ensure mankinds extermination.”

Horror Audiobook - Jeffrey Combs Read H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West Re-AnimatorJeffrey Combs Read H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West Re-Animator
By H.P. Lovecraft; Read by Jeffrey Combs
1 CD – 72 Minutes [ABRIDGED]
Published: 1999
UPC: 619981033428
Described as: “‘The Herbert West-Reanimator’ serial was six gruesome tales inspired by Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and was a group of stories Lovecraft considered to be his ‘poorest work – stuff done to order for a vulgar magazine, and written down to the herd’s level.’ Contrary to Lovecraft’s opinion of his own work, Re-animator is a very enjoyable macabre tale filled with suspense and dread.”

Audiobook - Infidel by Roger GreggInfidel
By Roger Gregg; Performed by a Full Cast
2 CDs – 72 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Publisher: Crazy Dog Audio Theatre
Published: 2006
UPC: 69232098568
Described as: “Infidel takes place in the early 13th century during the Fifth Crusade. In the context of the factual history of the Crusade, Infidel tells the fictional story of brothers Hugh and Philip of Beauvais, and Omar, the youngest son of the sultan and to whom Hugh becomes a tutor and unlikely friend.” *Given the historical setting this may not strictly fit into the fantasy category but Crazy Dog does audio drama right. It should be fun.

Danse Macabre - An Anita Lake, Vampire Hunter NovelDanse Macabre – An Anita Lake, Vampire Hunter Novel
By Laurell K. Hamilton; Read by Cynthia Holloway
18 CDs – Approx. 21 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published: 2006
ISBN: 1596008687
Described as: “These days, Anita Blake is less interested in vampire politics than in an ancient, ordinary dread she shares with women down the ages: she may be pregnant. And, if she is, whether the father is a vampire, a werewolf, or someone else entirely, he knows perfectly well that being a Federal Marshal known for raising the dead and being a vampire executioner, is no way to bring up a baby. “

Armageddon's Children by Terry BrooksArmageddon’s Children
By Terry Brooks; Read by Dick Hill
12 CDs – Approx. 14 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published: 2006
ISBN: 1423322568
Described as: “[A] gripping chronicle of a once-familiar world now spun shockingly out of control, in which an extraordinary few struggle to salvage hope in the face of terrifying chaos. Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family’s slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization’s downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Navigating the scarred and poisoned landscape that once was America and guided by a powerful talisman, Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness.”

New Releases – July 2006

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Here are the New Releases for July!

Horror Audiobook - Danse Macabre by Laurell K. HamiltonDanse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton, read by Cynthia Holloway, Brilliance Audio, Unabridged
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Science Fiction Audiobook - A Dry, Quiet War by Tony DanielA Dry, Quiet War by Tony Daniel, read by Jared Doreck, Infinivox, Unabridged

Science Fiction Audiobook - Fear Nothing by Dean KoontzFear Nothing by Dean Koontz, read by Keith Szarabajka, Random House Audio, Unabridged, (re-release)
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Science Fiction Audiobook - Of Fire and Night by Kevin J. AndersonOf Fire and Night: The Saga of Seven Suns Book 5 by Kevin J. Anderson, read by David Colacci, Brilliance Audio, Unabridged
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Fantasy Audiobook - Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley PearsonPeter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, read by Jim Dale, Brilliance Audio, Unabridged

Science Fiction Audiobook - The Stonehenge Gate by Jack WilliamsonThe Stonehenge Gate by Jack Williamson, read by Harlan Ellison, Blackstone Audio, Unabridged
This was mentioned by Harlan Ellison in our recent interview. A Grandmaster reading a Grandmaster!
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Science Fiction Audiobook - Superman Returns by Marv WolfmanSuperman Returns by Marv Wolfman, read by Scott Brick, Blackstone Audio, Unabridged
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Science Fiction Audiobook - Voyagers by Ben BovaVoyagers by Ben Bova, read by Stefan Rudnicki, Blackstone Audio, Unabridged
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Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction

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I just stumbled across a very nice resource – Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction is a television show based in Arlington, VA. They have interviewed a number of science fiction authors, and they have archives going back to 2003 so you can listen to (or watch – each interview is available in MP3 audio format or compressed video format) at your leisure.

The following interviews are currently available: Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Wrede, Elizabeth Massie, Laura Anne Gilman, Susanna Clarke, Jasper Fforde, China Miéville, Cortney Skinner, Kim Stanley Robinson, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, Tamora Pierce, Nalo Hopkinson, Jack Williamson, Terry Pratchett, Karl Kofoed, Margaret Weis, Laurell K. Hamilton, Garth Nix, Roger MacBride Allen, Donna Andrews, Catherine Asaro, Robert Jordan, Will Ludwigsen, and Mindy Klasky.

Click here for their archives!

ITConversations debuted a new online audio intervi…

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ITConversations debuted a new online audio interview show this week called Voices in Your Head. The description:

Can you hear it, even as you read this, speaking to you inside your mind? What are those Voices in Your Head? Host Dave Slusher interviews writers, musicians and other creative people about the effect of technology on their art and vice versa.

Dave Slusher’s first guest is SF author James Patrick Kelly.

Click here to go to ITConversations and listen to the show!

And while we’re on the subject, the best SF interview show online is Hour 25. Their latest interview is with Laurell K. Hamilton.

Posted by Jesse Willis