The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2015) Length: 9 hours 58 minutes Author's Page In this alternate history, the US and it's allies lost WWII in the 1940s. The US in 1962 is divided up between Germany and Japan, with an unoccupied strip in the middle following the Rocky Mountain Range. A banned novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, is … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Vintage SciFi Month 2017

Once again, my yearly foray into vintage science fiction will be lean. I do so love this yearly reading activity but I'm rather scattered this month with our planned trip to California for my big surgery. Once again, I will be giving this beautiful book, The Second Earth, by Patrick Woodroffe a try. It is … Continue reading Vintage SciFi Month 2017

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperAudio (2007) Length: 7 hours 11 minutes Author's Page John, who starts off researching what family members of the makers of the atomic bomb were doing on the day when Hiroshima was bombed, but soon gets caught up in a minor mystery that involves the children of physicist Felix Hoenikker. Add in a calypso singer's … Continue reading Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Women Destroy Science Fiction!: Lightspeed Magazine Special Issue edited by Christie Yant

Where I Got It: Review copy Narrators: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Grover Gardner, Jamye Grant, Susan Hanfield, Jonathan L. Howard, John Allen Nelson, Bahni Turpin, Stefan Rudnicki, Molly Underwood, and Judy Young Publisher: Skyboat Media Inc. (2015) Length: 15 hours 11 minutes Editor's Page   Lightspeed Magazine's Page Over the past few years, there has been … Continue reading Women Destroy Science Fiction!: Lightspeed Magazine Special Issue edited by Christie Yant

The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

Where I Got It: Review copy Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio (2015) Length: 8 hours 50 minutes Series: Book 8 Heinlein's Juveniles Author's Page Note: Even though this is Book 8 in the series, it works perfectly fine as a stand alone novel. John Thomas Stuart has a very large pet, Lummox. He's a gentle beast with … Continue reading The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Where I Got It: Review copy Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Inc. (2015) Length: 6 hours 44 minutes Author's Page Rydra Wong, an ex-military cryptographer, a poet, and a linguist, has been approached by the military once again to help decipher the Babel-17 code used by the alien invaders in their many attacks. Rydra realizes that Babel-17 … Continue reading Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

The Sound of His Horn by Sarban (aka John William Wall)

Where I Got It: Won a copy Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Skyboat Media Inc. (2014) Length: 4 hours Author's Page This is one of those classics that I somehow missed until I won a copy. I'm very glad it came to my attention. It's a very interesting mix of alternate history (what if the Nazis had won their war?), time … Continue reading The Sound of His Horn by Sarban (aka John William Wall)

What 2016 Holds

It's a bright shiny new year and I'm hunting around for my tea. I'll be taking part in The Little Red Reviewer's SciFi Vintage Month. I always find it a worthy challenge and fun also. I have a handful of books picked out. In November I actually made it to a used book store and … Continue reading What 2016 Holds

The Island of Doctor Moreau (dramatized) by H. G. Wells & Mondello Publishing

Where I Got It: Review copy Narrator: Nathalie Boltt, Matthew Posner, Andrew McGinn, and see the full cast HERE. Publisher: Mondello Publishing (2014) Length: 2 hours 47 minutes Author's Page Dr. Edward Prendick finds himself on a plane that is crashing into the sea. Luckily, he survives and is eventually found on his little raft by a passing ship. Dr. … Continue reading The Island of Doctor Moreau (dramatized) by H. G. Wells & Mondello Publishing

Around the Blogosphere, November 2014

Heya folks, plenty of goodness happening around this time of the year, including goodness on the interwebs. First up, Brandon Sanderson has released his sequel to Legion. Book 2 in the series, Legion: Skin Deep, is FREE on Audible.com for the first month of its release! Hurray! I am very much looking forward to this … Continue reading Around the Blogosphere, November 2014