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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: Bears Discover Fire, The Quick, Rogues, The Fever, high-end sf sequels, and Luke Daniels, Luke Daniels, Luke Daniels

Posted on 2014-06-21 at 13:35 by Sam

JUNE 11-17, 2014: There is an absolute avalanche of outstanding audio this week, comprised mostly of audiobooks we've been anticipating for a good while now, but led by a breathtaking surprise: Terry Bisson's 1993 collection Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories. There's high-end sf (Cibola Burn, The Long Mars, On the Steel Breeze), there's historically-set fantasy (The Quick), there's comedic fantasy (Spell or High Water) and urban fantasy (Shattered, Half-Off Ragnarok) and an sf/thriller hyrbid (A Better

Posted in Release Week | Tagged a better world, adjoa andoh, alastair reynolds, bears discover fire, cherie priest, cibola burn, erik davies, gardner dozois, george rr martin, gillian flynn, james sa corey, janis ian, joe abercrombie, joe barrett, kevin hearne, kirby heyborne, lauren owen, luke daniels, marcus sakey, megan abbott, michael fenton-stevens, neil gaiman, on the steel breeze, patrick rothfuss, rogues, roy dotrice, scott meyer, shattered, simon slater, skyboat media, spell or high water, stefan rudnicki, stephen baxter, terry bisson, terry pratchett, the fever, the iron druid chronicles, the long mars, the quick

Top 25 most-anticipated books of June 2014

Posted on 2014-06-05 at 18:40 by Sam

Everyone has their own lists, but here’s ours: what we're most looking forward to this month, in chronological order of release, with audiobook information if we know about it. (I tried holding the list to 10 as I managed for last month's preview, but after a second pass cutting as much as I was close to happy with, I was still in the 30s. Trimming further to 25 was hard enough!)



Searchers After Horror edited by S.T. Joshi (Fedogan and Bremer, June 1) — The first of two anthologies on my list this

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged adjoa andoh, alastair reynolds, am dellamonica, antonia hodgson, california bones, catherynne m valente, child of a hidden sea, cibola burn, deadly curiosities, dogsland, eli horowitz, emily bauer, emmi itaranta, erik davies, finty williams, gail z martin, gardner dozois, genevieve valentine, george rr martin, greg van eekhout, hillary huber, incrypted, iron druid chronicles, j.k. rowling, james morrow, james robert herndon, james sa corey, jm mcdermott, john lee, julia whelan, kate rudd, katherine addison, katherine harbour, kevin hearne, kevin j anderson, kieran shea, koko takes a holiday, lauren owen, luke daniels, mammals, mark boyett, mark smylie, memory of water, michael fenton-stevens, michael page, mr carey, mr mercedes, octavia e butler, on the steel breeze, ray porter, rayla 2212, robert galbraith, rogues, scott meyer, seanan mcguire, searchers after horror, shattered, simon slater, six-gun snow white, spell or high water, spoken freely, st joshi, stephen baxter, stephen briggs, stephen king, terry pratchett, the barrow, the dark between the stars, the devil in the marshalsea, the expanse, the girl with all the gifts, the girls at the kingfisher club, the goblin emperor, the long mars, the madonna and the starship, the quick, the science of discworld, the silent history, the silkworm, thorn jack, unexpected stories, we leave together, will patton, ytasha womack

Release Week: Countdown City, This is How You Die, The Long War, and Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest

Posted on 2013-07-23 at 3:43 by Sam

JULY 10-16, 2013: Well... yet another Release Week post coming nearly a week late. I could try to excuse this with time spent on a lot of additions to the "Coming Soon" listings, including Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam (September 3), James Gunn's Transcendental (August 27), Mur Lafferty's Ghost Train to New Orleans (March 4, 2014) and, well, too many to list up here. But! Honestly I've had it mostly ready since mid last week, and just couldn't find the time to finish it up. On the plus side, it allowed time

Posted in Release Week | Tagged a. lee martinez, ben h. winters, machine of death, stephen baxter, terry pratchett, the long earth

Sam reviews: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, Read by Michael Fenton-Stevens for Harper Audio

Posted on 2013-02-11 at 17:19 by Sam
The Long Earth: A Novel | [Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter]

The Long Earth: A Novel by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (2012) Read by Michael Fenton-Stevens (2012) for Harper Audio (review copy)

Review by Sam: I'm completely of two minds on this audiobook. First, and this is not one of those minds but rather a comment, there isn't quite the humor and wit as in Pratchett's Discworld books, but then again this isn't at all that kind of story. It's a story that's more earnest than that, not a send-up or pastiche of the kind of novel it pretends to be on the

Posted in reviews | Tagged harper-audio, michael fenton-stevens, stephen baxter, terry pratchett, the long earth

The Guilded Earlobe reviews The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Posted on 2012-07-12 at 18:33 by Sam

Link: The Guilded Earlobe reviews The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

“The Long Earth is a wonderful tale of exploration and discovery by two authors that blend their styles so seamlessly that it becomes something unexpected.”

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Release Week: David Brin's Existence and Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's The Long Earth

Posted on 2012-06-20 at 2:31 by Sam
The release week for June 19 brings even more summer big-idea science fiction, led by two much-anticipated novels. The first (though how do you pick between them?) is Existence by David Brin, Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, and L. J. Ganser for Audible Frontiers, concurrent with its hardcover and e-book release from Tor Books. At 32 and a half hours, it’s no lightweight, combining several point of view characters along with multiple “non-fiction” tracks as Brin follows the story of an alien
Posted in regular, Release Week | Tagged david brin, existence, release week, stephen baxter, terry pratchett, the long earth