Posts tagged: iain m banks

The 33 most missing audiobooks of 2014

Posted on 2015-01-17 at 6:12 by Sam

Three thousand two hundred sixty-seven. That's how many science fiction and fantasy audiobooks were added to's US listings alone in 2014, and the larger number of new speculative fiction audiobooks -- which include GraphicAudio, independent (for example The Maze of Games and Eric Flint's "Islands"), and other titles not available at Audible (for example Cory Doctorow's Homeland and Information Doesn't Want to Be Free), physical-only releases, podiobooks, and English-language audiobooks released

Posted in The Arrrdies | Tagged adam roberts, alex dally macfarlane, am dellamonica, american neolithic, ben aaronovitch, blake butler, broken river books, bryan allen carr, dave hutchinson, david edison, david james keaton, diana wynne jones, elysium, emmi itaranta, fred venturini, gemma files, greg van eekhout, hilda hilst, iain m banks, james l cambias, jay lake, jennifer marie brissett, jenny erpenbeck, jm mcdermott, joanne m harris, john hornor jacobs, jonathan carroll, josh weil, julia elliott, kerry howley, laila lalami, lavie tidhar, maze, naomi foyle, neil williamson, nick mamatas, nina allan, our lady of the islands, peter liney, rajan khanna, richard house, rjurik davidson, sam sykes, shannon page, simon ings, stephen baxter, stuart rojstaczer, terence hawkins, the great glass sea, the last projector, ultima, unwrapped sky, ursula jones, will mcintosh, wu ming-yi

Release Week: Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others, Glen Duncan's By Blood We Live, Iain Banks' Matter, and Octavia Butler's Patternmaster and Imago

Posted on 2014-02-14 at 5:19 by Sam

FEBRUARY 5-11, 2014: While much more quiet in terms of quantity -- in particular in concurrent new releases, as apparently every publisher had the same "FEBRUARY 4 OR BUST" idea this year -- there's some absolutely exquisite quality in this week's audiobooks haul, led by Ted Chiang's 2002 collection Stories of Your Life and Others, along with backlist titles from Iain Banks and Octavia Butler, and the only week delayed conclusion in audio for Glen Duncan's Last Werewolf trilogy, By Blood We Live. Highlights

Posted in Release Week | Tagged by blood we live, glen duncan, hugh howey, iain m banks, imago, matter, octavia butler, patternist, stories of your life and others, ted chiang, the last werewolf, xenogenesis

Release Week: Tad Williams, Steven Erikson, Iain M. Banks, and The Lord of the Rings

Posted on 2012-10-10 at 15:7 by Sam

What the second release week in October lacks in the staggering numbers department, it makes up for with three absolutely stellar titles: urban fantasy from Tad Williams, the latest Iain M. Banks “Culture” novel, and the long-awaited first audio installment of Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series. And! The long-awaited digital audio release of the Rob Inglis narrations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

I’ve bemoaned the US audiobook absence of The Dirty

Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged gardens of the moon, iain m banks, j.r.r. tolkien, release week, steven erikson, tad williams, the dirty streets of heaven, the hydrogen sonata, the lord of the rings

Another peek overseas at Audible UK and the digital divide

Posted on 2012-04-09 at 15:46 by Sam

Early last month, I wrote a bit about the regional digital divide, which sees Audible UK members having some excellent sf/f titles which Audible US members don’t have access to, from Elspeth Cooper’s debut Songs of the Earth, to The Scar: New Crobuzon, Book 2 and Iron Council: New Crobuzon, Book 3 By China Mieville, to Rivers of London and Moon Over Soho By Ben Aaronovitch, to Blue Remembered Earth By Alastair Reynolds, and more. Well, since last month, two more bits of digital regional divide-related

Posted in regular | Tagged china mieville, iain m banks, patrick rothfuss, regional digital divide