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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobook Titles (October 2008)
by Susan Dunman

At times it's more convenient (and enjoyable) to hear the latest in science fiction and fantasy. Recent audiobook releases include works by Terry Pratchett, Arthur C. Clarke, Orson Scott Card, Philip K. Dick, Anne McCaffrey and Neil Gaiman.  

[Editor's Note: Here you will find the other New Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobook Titles columns.]

October 2008

All the Weyrs of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey
Narrated by Mel Foster
Unabridged, 18 hours
Brilliance Audio, Oct. 2008

Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
Unabridged, 7 hours and 41 minutes
Audible Frontiers, Oct. 28, 2008

The Dragon in the Sea, by Frank Herbert
Narrated by Scott Brick
Unabridged, 7 hours and 30 minutes
Tantor Media, Oct. 2008

Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, by Todd McCaffrey
Narrated by Emily Durante
Unabridged, 20 hours
Brilliance Audio, Oct. 2008

Foundation: The Collegium Chronicles, by Mercedes Lackey
Narrated by Nick Podehl
Unabridged, 10 hours
Brilliance Audio, Oct. 2008

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman1
Narrated by the author
Unabridged, 7 hours and 47 minutes
HarperAudio, Sept. 30, 2008

The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
Multiple narrators
Unabridged, 2 hours
Blackstone Audio, Oct. 2008

Heretics of Dune, by Frank Herbert
Narrated by Simon Vance, Scott Brick and others
Unabridged, 18 hours and 30 minutes
Macmillan Audio, Oct. 2008

The Iron Hunt, by Marjorie M. Liu
Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
Unabridged, 9 hours and 30 minutes
Tantor Media, Oct. 2008

Island in the Sea of Time, by S.M. Stirling
Narrated by Todd McLaren
Unabridged, 26 hours
Tantor Media, Oct. 2008

A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years #3), by Gregory Maguire
Narrated by John Mcdonough
Unabridged, 12 hours
HarperAudio, Oct. 2008

METAtropolis, by various authors2
Multiple narrators
Unabridged, 9 hours
Audible Frontiers, Oct. 21, 2008

Millennium Falcon: Star Wars, by James Luceno
Narrated by Marc Thompson
Unabridged, 10 hours
Random House Audio, Oct. 21, 2008

Nation, by Terry Pratchett
Narrated by Stephen Briggs
Unabridged, 9 hours and 30 minutes
HarperAudio, Oct. 2008

Poe's Children: The New Horror -- An Anthology, edited by Peter Straub
Multiple narrators
Unabridged, 15 hours and 30 minutes
Random House Audio, Oct. 2008

Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
Narrated by Peter Ganim
Unabridged, 9 hours
Audible Frontiers, Oct. 28, 2008

The Ships of Earth, by Orson Scott Card
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
Unabridged, 11.7 hours
Blackstone Audio, Oct. 2008

The Sum of All Men, by David Farland
Narrated by Ray Porter
Unabridged, 20.4 hours
Blackstone Audio, Oct. 2008

Valis, by Philip K. Dick
Narrated by Tom Weiner
Unabridged, 8 hours
Blackstone Audio, Oct. 2008

Winning Colors: Serrano Legacy, by Elizabeth Moon
Multicast narration
Adaptation, 6 hours
GraphicAudio, Oct. 2008

*Notes

1 The Graveyard Book -- On his book tour for this title, Neil Gaiman read one chapter at each successive stop along the way. These were recoded (video and audio) and you can .hear the entire book by watching all of the videos at www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx

2 METAtropolis -- This is a future envisioned by science fiction writers John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobia Buskell and Karl Schroeder. Together, they set the ground rules and developed the parameters of this "shared universe." Then, they wrote five original novellas -- all linked, but each a separate tale. You may recognize some of the narrators as well -- Battlestar Galacticas Michael Hogan, Alessandro Juliani, and Kandyse McClure, plus Scott Brick and Stefan Rudnicki.


Childhood's End
The Graveyard Book
The Halloween Tree
A Lion Among Men
METAtropolis
Nation
Valis

Copyright © 2008 Susan Dunman

Susan became a librarian many light years ago and has been reviewing books ever since. Audiobooks and graphic novels have expanded her quest to find the best science fiction in Libraryland.


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