The SFFaudio Podcast #021


The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #021 – Jesse and Scott are joined new SFFaudio contributor Carsten Schmitt! It’s a show full of participatory enjoyment and less about equipment love.

Talked about on today’s show:
Macmillan Audio, Halo: The Cole Protocol, Tobias S. Buckell, METAtropolis (now is a paperbook), Subterranean Press, Canadia: 2056 – Season 2 now on CD, The indefensible Zombie Astronaut, livejournal sucks, The unofficial podcast feed of Canadia 2056, radio drama, Steve: The First, Steve: The Second, Matt Watts, post-apocalypse, C.H.U.D., H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society‘s audio theatre At The Mountains Of Madness |READ OUR REVIEW|, The Dunwich Horror, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre, digital downloads vs. CDs, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Call Of Cthulhu Role Playing Game, Yog Radio, The Dragonships Series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, Dragonlance, Brilliance Audio, DoOon Mode, Piers Anthony, On A Pale Horse, George Guidall, Recorded Books, The Dolphins Of Pern, Anne McCaffrey, Phantoms, Dean Koontz, The Dean Koontz Companion (a paperbook), small towns in fiction, Salem’s Lot, German radio drama, Gabriel Burns, Vancouver, Seeing Ear Theatre, we need an unofficial podcast feed for Seeing Ear Theatre, J. Michael Straczynski, Tales From The Crypt, City Of Dreams, Neil Gaiman, Secret Army, ‘Allo ‘Allo!, WWII evasion lines, Louis de Funès, tea for two and two for tea, Yog Radio, Charles Tan (Bibliophile Stalker blog), actual play session podcasts, Wil Wheaton plays D&D 4th Edition (to Carsten’s dismay), celebrity RPG play session (Vin Diesel etc.), Fallout 3 vs. Age Of Conan, The Scarifyers, BBC 7, Rich Carlson,, Billy Boyd, pirate radio, Sealand, what Jesse fears most (finger losses).

Posted by Jesse Willis

New Audiobook Imprint Available for Public Libraries

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Recorded BooksEditor, anthologist and blogger John Joseph Adams points us to this February 15th 2008 press release…

Recorded Books, LLC, the world’s premier publisher of unabridged audiobooks since 1979, announces the release of a new imprint of audiobooks that will be available for immediate release to public libraries—Science Fiction. With the growing popularity of the science fiction and fantasy genres, fans are demanding more sci-fi literature on audiobook. The Sci-Fi imprint from Recorded Books features many award-winning authors, including Piers Anthony, Terry Brooks and Ursula K. Le Guin. Among the current releases are Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury, The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman, and Blindsight by Peter Watts. Recorded Books, which operates a New York City recording studio, employs award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway actors to record some of the world’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles.

Thanks JJA!

Posted by Jesse Willis

New Releases: Audible drops content bomb SF and Fantasy titles galore

New Releases has just dropped a content bomb of brand new and older unabridged titles into their catalogue. This is all stuff never before seen on audible…


Acacia: The War with the Mein – Book 1
By David Anthony Durham; Read by Dick Hill
29 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Tantor

Slan Hunter
By A.E. van Vogt and Kevin J. Anderson; Read by Scott Brick
9 Hours 10 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books On Tape

The Dark River
By John Twelve Hawks; Read by Scott Brick
12 Hours 55 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Books On Tape

The Earth Will Shake: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles Vol. I
By Robert Anton Wilson; Read by Scott Crisp
12 Hours 7 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Deepleaf Audio

Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid
By Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson; Read by Ken Campbell and Chris Fairbank
13 Hours 20 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Deepleaf Audio


The Illustrated Man
By Ray Bradbury; Read by Paul Hecht
8 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books

Dragonsong (Book 1 of the Harper Hall Trilogy)
By Anne McCaffrey; Read by Sally Darling
7 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books

Dragonsinger (Book 2 of the Harper Hall Trilogy)
By Anne McCaffrey; Read by Sally Darling
Publisher: Recorded Books

(Book 3 of the Harper Hall Trilogy)
By Anne McCaffrey; Read by Sally Darling
Publisher: Recorded Books

Darwin’s Radio
By Greg Bear; Read by George Guidall
17 Hours 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books
*This one was previously available but only in abridged form from Dove Audio

On A Pale Horse (The Incarnations of Immortality Book 1)
By Piers Anthony; Read by George Guidall
Publisher: Recorded Books

Wielding A Red Sword (The Incarnations of Immortality Book 4)
By Piers Anthony; Read by George Guidall
10 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books

Being A Green Mother (The Incarnations of Immortality Book 5)
By Piers Anthony; Read by Barbara Caruso
12 Hours 45 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books

For Love Of Evil (The Incarnations of Immortality Book 6)
By Piers Anthony; Read by Barbara Caruso
12 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Recorded Books

BBC7 has Doctor Who, Oscar Wilde and Piers Anthony

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BBC 7's The 7th DimensionBBC7’s the 7th Dimension will be airing three outstanding aural delights this coming week…

Doctor Who – The Stones of Venice (an 8th Doctor Adventure)
By Paul Mags; Performed by a Full Cast
BROADCAST: Sunday at 6pm and midnight (U.K. Time)
This Doctor takes his companion, Charley, on a break. But has he got the right time? Soon they’re embroiled in the decadent court of a tired Duke and his search for his beloved wife. The curse of the long since dead Duchess has finally come to pass and the enchanted city of Venice is sinking beneath the canals. Starring Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley.
This is a Big Finish production!

The Canterville Ghost
By Oscar Wilde; Read by Alistair McGowan
BROADCAST: Monday to Wednesday at 6:30pm and 12:30am (U.K. Time)
When American Minister, Hiram B. Otis signs the deeds for Canterville Chase he not only buys a piece of English heritage, he also inherits a most troublesome ghost. No sooner have Mr Otis and his family moved into their new home than they come up against this unruly spirit. A battle of wills ensues – the ghost devising ever more elaborate hauntings to oust the interlopers who just refuse to be frightened.
It is the Minister’s only daughter, Virginia, who tries to look beyond the ghost’s evil ways and understand why he behaves as he does. Characteristic of Wilde’s early fairy tales, where innocence and true love triumph over evil, this beautifully crafted story combine’s wry amusement with poignancy.

The Ghost Galexies
By Piers Anthony; Read by Stephen Hogan
BROADCAST: 6:30pm and 12:30am (U.K. Time)
In the not too distant future, when travelling at light speed is in its infancy, the crew of the spaceship, Meg II, are sent on a mission to discover the fate of their sister ship, Meg I. As they hurtle at mind-bending speeds towards the outer limits of the Milky Way, they are forced to confront the terror of the unknown – what lies beyond the rim of our universe?

These will all be avilable via the Listen Again service shortly after they air.

Jesse Willis