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Star Ship Sofa Podcast Science Fiction Magazine StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine has a show to end all shows today. Well, again, I would say that… but, honest… even if I do so… it is a good show! Find out for yourselves.

Aural Delights No 45 Paolo Bacigalupi mp3

Flash Fiction: Reality 2.0 By Ian Creasy 4:00 Shimmer Interview

Flash Fiction: I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Mack Reynolds 09:40

Fact: Fiction Crawler No 2 by Matt Sanborn Smith 24:20

Main Fiction: Pump Six by  Paolo Bacigalupia  34:00 

Narrators: MCL, Lawrence Santoro, Grant Stone

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Posted by Tony C. Smith

LibriVox: Short Science Fiction Stories Collection #005

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The “Short Science Fiction Collections” from LibriVox are FREE and FUN! Here’s the latest, which includes mostly new stories (a couple of stories previously recorded by other narrators). My recommended listens from this collection include: Summit, Crossroads Of Destiny and A Matter Of Magnitude. Also, listen to The Untouchable and Quiet, Please, if only for the voice of new narrator Jerome Lawson. Lawson is trying and achieving distinctive voices for each character – it’s not polished to perfection yet, but he’s really got something there. Lawson also has great sound set-up too. I’d like to hear more of his work in the next collection – or in novella or novel length work. And, thanks to all the narrators and the administrators at LibriVox for these! We appreciate it folks!

LibriVox Short Science Fiction Stories Collection #005Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 005
By various; Read by various
10 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 5.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
“Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1931 and 1962, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.”

Stories included:

LibriVox - 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 2BR02B
By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; Read by Hoosemon
1 |MP3| – Approx. 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
In the not so distant future an over-populated planet requires that every birth be balanced by a death. When Edward K. Whelig, Jr.’s wife births triplets he needs to find three people willing to enter a local suicide booth and give him the receipt…

The Burning Bridge by Poul AndersonThe Burning Bridge
By Poul Anderson; Read by Alex C. Telander
1 |MP3| – Approx. 52 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
Usually there are two “reasons” why something is done; the reason why it needs to be done, and, quite separate, the reason people want to do it. The foul-up starts when the reason-for-wanting is satisfied … and the need remains! This story was first published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine’s January 1960 issue.
*From Worlds of If, January 1962.

By Alan E. Nourse; Read by RK Wilcox
1 |MP3| – Approx. 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
Not a strange-looking man, Morgan thought. Rather ordinary, in fact. A plain face, nose a little too long, fingers a little too dainty, a suit that doesn’t quite seem to fit, but all in all, a perfectly ordinary looking man. *First published in 1963 in “The Counterfeit Man -More Science Fiction Stories”.

Crossroads of Destiny by H. Beam PiperCrossroads of Destiny
By H. Beam Piper; Read by Alex C. Telander
1 |MP3| – Approx. 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
No wonder he’d been so interested in the talk of whether our people accepted these theories! *First published in the July 1959 issue of Fantastic Universe Science Fiction magazine.

Egocentric Orbit by John CoryEgocentric Orbit
By John Cory; Read by Elanor
1 |MP3| – Approx. 6 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
It took a long time for human beings to accept that our little piece of meteoric rubble wasn’t the exact and absolute center of the Universe. It does appear that way, doesn’t it? It may not take so long for a spaceman to learn … First published in Astounding Science Fiction’s May 1960 issue.

A Matter Of Magnitude
By Al Sevcik; Read by RK Wilcox
1 |MP3| – Approx. 13 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
When you’re commanding a spaceship over a mile long, and armed to the teeth, you don’t exactly expect to be told to get the hell out … *First published in the pages of Amazing Science Fiction Stories, January 1960.

Quiet, Please
By Kevin Scott; Read by Jerome Lawsen
1 |MP3| Approx. 6 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
Groverzb knew what he wanted—peace and quiet. He was willing to scream his head off for it!
*First published in Worlds of If magazine’s November 1961 issue.

The Untouchable by Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.The Untouchable
By Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.; Read by Jerome Lawsen
1 |MP3| – Approx. 11 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
“You can see it—you can watch it—but mustn’t touch!” And what could possibly be more frustrating … when you need, most violently, to get your hands on it for just one second… *From Analog magazine’s December 1960 issue.

Summit by Mack ReynoldsSummit
By Mack Reynolds; Read by RK Wilcox
1 |MP3| – Approx. 12 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
Almost anything, if it goes on long enough, can be reduced to, first a Routine, and then, to a Tradition. And at the point it is, obviously, Necessary. *First published in Astounding Science Fiction’s February, 1960 issue.

The Yillian Way
By Keith Laumer; Read by John Larmour
1 |MP3| – Approx. 37 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: April 2008
The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive, colorful—and, in the long run, deadly!

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Posted by Jesse Willis

The Time Traveler has FREE STORIES by Alfred Bester, James H. Schmidtz and Mack Reynolds!

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The Time Traveler Show PodcastOur favorite Time Traveler is back from a forced hiatus (those darned time blisters) but he’s doing us right with the dispensation of three early Christmas gifts! As he himself puts it:

Three big stories for the price of none. Makin’ up for lost time. Read by three excellent narrators.

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The Time Traveler show Podcast #21: An SF TrilogyAn SF Trilogy
By various; Read by various
1 |MP3| – Approx. 1 Hour [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: The Time Traveler Show
Podcast: December 4th 2007

By Mack Reynolds; Read by Corey Redekop
If Ringworld‘s Teela Brown was on the extreme right of the bell curve of luckiness who was on the extreme left? This story will tell ya.

An Incident on Route 12
By James H. Schmidtz; Read by Mark Nelson
A gangster makes good, with the goods, only to get car trouble along the way.

Will You Wait?
By Alfred Bester; Read by Pat Bottino
Deals with the devil may be hard to get in the modern era, but they’re harder to enforce in the modern business climate.

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Posted by Jesse Willis

First ever Mack Reynolds audiobook

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Podcast - The Time Traveler ShowThe Time Traveler Show podcast #19 has a never before heard short story by Mack Reynolds. Reynolds is one of my favorite “b-list” writers. He always tells a compelling story from an off-kilter perspective. This is, as far as I’m aware, the first ever audio adaptation of any Mack Reynolds tale. Hopefully it will be the first of many more. Also, be sure to have a listen to The Time Traveler’s exclusive interview with SF writer Tobias Buckell author of Crystal Rain and Raggamuffin, from show #18 MP3.

The Time Traveler Show #19 Slow Djinn by Mack ReynoldsSlow Djinn
By Mack Reynolds; Read by Jeremiah Costello
Podcaster: Time Traveler
Podcast: July 2007

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Online Audio - Wonder AudiobooksAudible.comSFFaudio editor, and time traveling podcaster Rick Jackson has posted a story on his podcast’s blog. He has good news! Wonder Audiobooks, Rick’s classic SF short story audiobook company has got stories, both old and new, that will be appearing on very soon…

Rick writes:

“Some of you, I know, are wondering where’s the next TT Show. Well, it’s coming. But not until next week. I’ve been busy getting audio stories ready for Wonder Audio. Some of you know that Wonder Audio is the audiobook company of the Time Traveler. Recently I have signed a contract with the ubiquitous I’ve been preparing some new recordings, as well as older ones, for release on Audible.

The next Time Traveler Show is going to have a fantastic story by Mack Reynolds that was first published in 1957 and never reprinted. It’s a lot fun and I’m really excited about it. It’s read by voice talent Jeremiah Costello, who kicks butt on it.”

We’d known that was making a big push to capture more Science Fiction audiobooks, previously announced was Scott Danielson and his Deuce Audio. I believe there are more companies out there considering contracts and we’ve heard very interesting back channel info about how this new acquisition hunger came to happen. It seems that audiobooks of the fantastic persuasion are extremely popular, we’d have never guessed, and somebody (or bodies) pointed out SFFaudio to some of the big wigs at Audible! Thanks whoever you are! Just think of SFFaudio as the unofficial talent scout for the big league.