With front cover praise from David Drake (“Southern Gods is scary, smart, and effective both as Lovecraftian fiction and as a Southern Regional novel set in 1951”) and a recent “Big Idea” feature on Scalzi’s Whatever blog, Southern Gods is John Hornor Jacobs’s debut novel from Night Shade Books. Out in print late last month, Brilliance Audio has produced an Eric G Dove narration of the novel which is out today.
It’s not showing up in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy section (it’s slotted into Fiction/Horror), which, well, whatever, OK. Also out today:
- Ready Player One by arrated by
- The Dervish House by arrated by
- Two novels from M. K. Hobson both narrated by Suehyla Et-Attar: The Native Star (2010) and The Hidden Goddess
- The Omen Machine: A Richard and Kahlan Novel by arrated by
- The Moon Maze Game: A Dream Park Novel by arrated by
- Low Town: A Novel by narrated by
- Collection: The Little Black Bag and Other Stories by narrated by
- Non-genre: Lieutenant Hornblower by arrated by
And added yesterday, both an anticipated non-fiction title (Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by narrated by The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 which collects short stories by arrated by
I’ve heard Kate Baker’s reading of “The Things” and the others are a list of some of the stories I’ve been looking forward to hearing for a long time — particularly Rajaniemi’s Elegy for a Young Elk, the Aliete de Bodard story, the Yoon Ha Lee story, … OK, OK. All of them.
Whew. What a packed mid-August audiobook calendar. A bit of a meta update: now a week into its release, Lev Grossman’s The Magician King (2009’s The Magicians) are topping the Audible.com SF/F bestseller list, displacing George R.R. Martin’s epics at long last. Perhaps more interestingly, they’re also climbing the overall Audible charts, passing “Go the F to Sleep”, “Full Black”, “Mockingjay”, and Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”. Though “The Help” will take some moving.