The SFFaudio Podcast #002


The SFFaudio PodcastThe first one they made was so good they recorded a sequel! Indeed, The SFFaudio Podcast #002 is even more blockbustery (with 20% more bluster).

In show double-oh-two Scott D. Danielson and Jesse Willis talk about audiobooks, audio drama, and the correct pronunciation of the word “orgy.” We also talked about Recent Arrivals, New Releases, LibriVox, what we’ve been listening to, and where. It’s a big, big, show!

Topics under discussion include:

The Last Theorem, Carnival, Elizabeth Bear, L. Ron Hubbard, Galaxy Press, Zeppelins, airships, Michael Chabon, our new Publishers page, Grover Gardner, The Number 23, Scott Brick, Paul Of Dune, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, The Little Book, Selden Edwards, Brad Meltzer, The Book Of Lies, Superman, Orhan Pamuk, the Entitled Opinions podcast, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Michael Flynn, Blackstone Audio, The January Dancer, Eifelheim,, The Kiribati Test, Jim Thompson, The Grifters, Philip K. Dick, Macmillan Audio, Anathem, Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, Waldentapes, Star Trek, LibriVox, Space Viking, Mark Douglas Nelson, H. Beam Piper (and our new AUTHOR PAGE for him), The Green Odyssey, The Second SFFaudio Challenge, Brandon Sanderson, Orthopedic Horseshoes, Edo van Belkom (he’s the ex-school bus driver), The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman, The Forever War, “Our Last Words”, Damon Kaswell, time travel, Peter Watts, Blindsight, Recorded Books, the Chinese room argument, artificial intelligence, Spin, Axis, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert J. Sawyer, David Brin, Startide Rising, The Immortal, Roger Zelazny, Audiofile Magazine, George R.R. Martin, A Clash Of Kings, Temüjin, audio drama, Gate, The Sonic Society, Jack J. Ward, Wormwood, acting, Michael Caine, Irwin Allen, The Swarm, Star Wars, Liam Neeson, Thulsa Doom vs. Luke Skywalker, pronunciation, mis-pronunciation, The Savage Sword Of Conan, John Varley, Audible Frontiers.

Posted by Jesse Willis

3 thoughts to “The SFFaudio Podcast #002”

  1. Agree totally with Scott about Spin, though I only got half way through but my other main issue is Scott Brick the narrator…. He doesn’t do it for me – he smugness drips from his lips with every word he narrates. Want a narrator? George Guidall! His narration of American Gods by Neil Gaiman is by far one of the greatest narrations I’ve heard.

  2. Thanks so much for the mention folks!
    And yes. I agree, Michael Caine is amazing. Just watched him in “Get Carter” and had no idea he was in it. I recommend highly getting “Noises Off” as well. Lots of folks say the same about Tom Hanks. He’s made bad movies, but never a bad performance (although I would argue Joe versus the Volcano and Punch line are up there!)
    You make excellent points about acting. That’s always been one of our biggest bailiwicks here. We’re always fighting for quality and sometimes you get what you get. We’re unable to have professional actors donate their time because of union issues. This has been to the sadness of many professional actors who HAVE asked to be a part of what we do.
    Now I’m a fan of unions for the most part. I think collective bargaining is an important element, but its really hard sometimes to do great things when you’re not being helped by all quarters. Audiobook folk have it easy in the respect that they only have to worry about getting their writing top notch and record it the best they can. Audio Drama has several more elements that have to “ring true”.
    One last thing… its interesting to recognize that while teleplays get heavily rewritten, and film scripts as well are usually almost recognizable from the original writer’s vision. Even stage plays get edited and changed around by the Director. Only Radio Drama has a history of keeping the writer’s words and vision as pristine as possible.
    All the Best,

  3. Jack, which “Get Carter” did you watch? There are two, both with Michael Caine. I prefer the first, because there is more Caine, and less Sly.

    Myself, I think Tom Hanks is an excellent producer (over at HBO), and I’d prefer to see him work there.

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