The SFFaudio Podcast #096


The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #096 – Scott and Jesse talk about recently arrived audiobooks as well as Y: The Last Man, James Tiptree Jr., Isaac Asimov, what author estates want and more!

Talked about on today’s show:
Kage Baker, Subterranean Press, Blackstone Audio, In The Garden Of Iden by Kage Baker, Captive Market by Philip K. Dick, Janan Raouf, Time For The Stars by Robert A. Heinlein, Barret Whitener, telepathy, Starman’s Quest by Robert Silverberg, For Us The Living: A Comedy Of Customs by Robert A. Heinlein, Malcolm Hillgartner, Heinlein’s first and last novel, Spider Robinson, Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson, Job: A Comedy Of Justice, Macmillan Audio, Death Cloud: Sherlock Holmes The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane, Dan Wyman, “endorsed by the Conan Doyle estate” = who cares, Poul Anderson on Sherlock Holmes, Laird of Muck, disabled protagonists, The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty, The Lighthouse War, MG (middle grade) vs. YA, Gerard Doyle, Christopher Paolini, The Gods Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, William Dufris, viscous plant men, does Deja Thoris lay eggs?, Dynamite Entertainment‘s Warlord Of Mars, Valentine Pontifex by Robert Silverberg, Majipoor Chronicles, Lord Valentine’s Castle, Stonefather by Orson Scott Card |READ OUR REVIEW|, Emily Janice Card, The Geek’s Guide To The Galaxy, The Lost Gate, The Last Airbender, R.L. Stine, Timescape by, Darkside by Tom Becker |READ OUR REVIEW|, Bolinda Audio, London, Neil Gaiman-esque, The Graveyard Book, Venus by Ben Bova |READ OUR REVIEW|, Fantastic Audio, Jupiter, Nova Science Now, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Europa, Ganymede, A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born, Brilliance Audio, The Elvenbane by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, dragons, elves, Odalisque by Neal Stephenson, Alan Moore loves allusions, The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Honor Harrington, Honor Among Enemies by David Weber, manticore, pirates!, what’s up with all the mix-and-match creatures in the Middle East?, On Blazing Wings by L. Ron Hubbard, mercenaries, often reviews the L. Ron Hubbard Stories From The Golden Age, the paperbooks problem, The Unremembered by Peter Orullian, Anne Perry, The Desert Of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones, 8th century, Baghdad, The Desert Of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones, the Fantasy Book Critic blog review, unpronounceable character names, J.R.R. Tolkien, Philip K. Dick was inspired by the Odyssey, Beyond Lies The Wub, Strange Eden, Scott didn’t like Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan, Gulliver’s Travels, the problem of transitory pop-culture references, The Tyrrany Of Talented Readers, Scalped, Bertrand Russell, Pride Of Baghdad, anthropomorphic fiction, James Tiptree Jr., Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, Masters Of Horror: The Screwfly Solution, Dove Audio, Isaac Asimov, author estates, Escape Pod #100, Nightfall, Tantor Media, Robots Of Dawn, has plenty of Arthur C. Clarke, Dream Park by Larry Niven and Steve Barnes, mystery, Science Fiction, On Stranger Tides, Brain Wave, PaperbackSwap, Del Rey art in the ’70s and ’80s was awesome, Scott’s Picasa gallery of book covers, Tom Weiner, Jesse has a terrible memory, our Oath Of Fealty readalong, the Pirates Of The Caribbean films.

Posted by Jesse Willis

8 thoughts to “The SFFaudio Podcast #096”

  1. Hello,
    I’m the author of the post you mentioned and linked to (thank you) about the Tyranny of Talented Readers. It’s funny that you discussed it in the context of comic books as I am I huge comic fan and had that in the back of my mind as I wrote the article. I really do feel like comics are dead to the general public and I’d hate to see novels go the same way (which is basically the gist of the article). Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for the mention.

  2. I’d like to thank you for the post Benjamin! Tamahome2000, one of our contributors, sent it to me a few days before the podcast, I have been talking about it with a lot of folks quite a lot since.

  3. Jesse & Scott,

    I think you have an iTunes problem with #095 and #096. Although I subscribe to SFFaudio, I can’t get iTunes to download these 2 episodes. I have tride on two separate computers.


  4. Neill, things look okey dokey now. Scott and I have both checked it in iTunes. It may have been a temporary problem. If you are still having trouble at the time you read this, please contact me via skype. My skype ID is: jessewillis

    We are committed to getting you our podcast. :)

  5. Hi Jesse,

    My iTunes on my new Mac (I am in the processing of switching from a Win PC to a MacBookPro — it’s a slow process) is downloading the episodes right now. iTunes on my old PC shows them as “grayed out” and refuses to update them. I went to the iTunes Store and manually got them downloaded to my Win PC. Now my Win PC iTunes shows two entries each for podcasrs #095 and #096 — an entry that I can play and an entry that is “grayed out”. Go figure. I just deleted the bad entries and kept on trucking. I have no idea as to what happened.

  6. Hi Neill,

    I’ve got a Windows 7 machine with iTunes that is acting exactly as you describe, but not only for SFFaudio podcasts. All the podcasts are the same on there. There used to be “GET” and “GET ALL” buttons next to episodes that haven’t been downloaded, but they aren’t there now.

    I do most of my downloading and listening on the Mac, so I haven’t spent any time trying to fix the problem.

    –Scott D

  7. Aha! Found the problem. The “get all” and “get” buttons are missing because you have to manually click on each episode to download them now (in iTunes 10.2). Apple changed it without letting us podcast fiends know.

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