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.]
All the Weyrs of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey
Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
The Dragon in the Sea, by Frank Herbert
Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, by Todd McCaffrey
Foundation: The Collegium Chronicles, by Mercedes Lackey
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman1
The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
Heretics of Dune, by Frank Herbert
The Iron Hunt, by Marjorie M. Liu
Island in the Sea of Time, by S.M. Stirling
A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years #3), by Gregory Maguire
METAtropolis, by various authors2
Millennium Falcon: Star Wars, by James Luceno
Nation, by Terry Pratchett
Poe's Children: The New Horror -- An Anthology, edited by Peter Straub
Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
The Ships of Earth, by Orson Scott Card
The Sum of All Men, by David Farland
Valis, by Philip K. Dick
Winning Colors: Serrano Legacy, by Elizabeth Moon
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.
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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