The SFFaudio Podcast #007

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The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #007 is so lucky! We’re super hoop-jumping, in this deadly to DRM show – we’re unspooling fences and digging ditches – working around the work-arounds – so, the long and the short:

Scott: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.

Jesse: No it isn’t.

Topics discussed include:
Golden Age Comic Book Stories, Argosy magazine covers, Pellucidar, At The Earth’s Core, Edgar Rice Burroughs, LibriVox, A Princess Of Mars, multiple narrators, Ender’s Game, Stephen King, The Dark Tower, Frank Muller, George Guidall, Criminal Minds, Peter Coyote, Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy, more new LibriVox titles, The Castle of Otranto, Horace Walpole, The Last Man, Mary Shelley, The Wood Beyond the World, William Morris, Cori Samuel, On The Beach, Nevil Shute, The 2nd SFFaudio Challenge, Julie D., A House-Boat On The Styx, John Kendrick Bangs, Mur Lafferty, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, public libraries, NetLibrary.net, Recorded Books, DRM, overdrive.com, Bill C-61, blank media and iPod levies, what makes DRM evil, Blackstone Audio‘s solution, MP3-CD players, the proper settings for blog RSS feeds, “people will never pay for something they can get for free”, donation models, the Liaden book model, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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5 thoughts to “The SFFaudio Podcast #007”

  1. Hey,

    Just wanted to clarify the status of The Dark Tower audiobooks.

    Originally Stephen King read the first three books. Muller took over as of the fourth book, and shortly after they released Muller read versions of the first three.

    Guidall recorded the remaining books, and the revised/expanded version of the first book. There was some talk of revised/expanded versions of books 2-4 books (which would be presumably recorded by Guidall) but they haven’t yet appeared.

    So the current released of 2-4 are the Muller versions still, with the rest being Guidall. There was also a Muller read version of the Dark Tower short “Little Sisters of Eluria” released as part of “Legends: Stories by the Masters of Fantasy”. A version by a different reader was later recorded for “Everythings Eventual”.

  2. Hey, thanks Jason! I had thought that they re-recorded ALL of the Dark Tower series that Muller had done in order to have a consistent narrator throughout. Thanks a million for the correction! Looks like they did not do that.

    That’s great news, too, because Frank Muller is excellent.

    BTW, one of my favorite Muller reads is George R.R. Martin’s “The Hedge Knight” from that same “Legends” series you mentioned.

  3. Hah! This is awesome! I asked my listeners what genre they’d put “Heaven” into, and no one has said Bangsian Fantasy! Would you say the term has died out, or not a lot of people are writing afterlife stories?

    Regardless I’m checking out this book. Thanks for the heads up (and for the link!)

  4. Mur, before I started reading about Bangs, I hadn’t heard of the term. Either it has been a relatively new description for an old tradition, or the term wasn’t one that was widely known (otherwise I’m confident I would have known it before now).

    There are, however, many different works which could fit into the category. Check it out…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangsian_fantasy

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