Posts tagged: orson scott card

Release Week: A Sudden Outbreak of Magic, Ruins, and a Neil Gaiman gift edition and charity short

Posted on 2012-10-31 at 17:43 by Sam

The last release week in October has a few intriguing new titles, along with a new "gift edition" of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and, as Dave already mentioned, a free short story by Gaiman as well.

A Sudden Outbreak of Magic: Contagious Magic By Michael Jasper, Narrated by Alyson Grauer is the one I've been waiting on the longest. At 8 hrs and 16 mins it is the first book in a series, in which book two is out in print and ebook, and book three is coming soon. I've been following the route of this book from

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Listening report: July 2012

Posted on 2012-10-02 at 13:57 by Sam

After ending a run of eight audiobooks in my June listening with the amazing The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, I listened to seven audiobooks in August, with Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords, Daniel O’Malley’s The Rook, and G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen being the outstanding listens.



Posted in Sam's Monthly Listening Report | Tagged alif the unseen, Carlos Fuentes, earth unaware, into the black, james maxey, john scalzi, michael j sullivan, monthly listening report, orson scott card, the rook, theft of swords

Listening report: June 2012

Posted on 2012-09-12 at 3:21 by Sam

After six audiobooks in May (though KSR’s 2312 went on well into the first week of June) I listened to eight in June, with Tim Powers’s On Stranger Tides and Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay being the outstanding audiobooks, with plenty to recommend Mark L. Van Name’s No Going Back, John Scalzi’s Redshirts, and Jon Sprunk’s Shadow’s Son.


REVIEWS: (Note: as I’m terribly terribly behind in these reviews, these are short (or long in the cases where I did not have time to

Posted in Sam's Monthly Listening Report | Tagged cherie priest, clementine, graphicaudio, john scalzi, jon sprunk, kavalier and clay, kim stanley robinson, mark van name, michael chabon, monthly listening report, no going back, on stranger tides, orson scott card, redshirts, shadow's son, stefan rudnicki, tim powers, wil wheaton

Release week: Earth Unaware, Energized, Shine Shine Shine, and 21st Century Dead

Posted on 2012-07-18 at 15:41 by Sam

The release week for Tuesday July 17 sports a pair of anticipated sf audiobooks, along with a “genre in the mainstream” title and all-star cast zombie anthology.

The first of the sf titles is a the first in a planned prequel series to Ender’s Game, telling the story of first contact and the First Formic War, introducing (but only just) a young Mazer Rackham, and exploring both the powerful reach of interstellar corporations and the tightly-knit lives of independent mining families. The book is Earth Unaware

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Posted on 2012-05-10 at 20:1 by Sam

Received: from Blackstone Audio, two MP3-CD audiobooks: HAMLET’S FATHER by Orson Scott Card, read by Stefan Rudnicki (published May 1); and A SHORT, SHARP SHOCK by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Paul Michael Garcia (published April 1).

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