Behind the cut is Steve Feldberg’s latest press release about the glories of sf and fantasy at Audible.com, leading off with Neil Gaiman’s introduction to Fritz Leiber’s The Swords of Lankhmar.
A real live blog would also host its own MP3 excerpt of Neil’s comments, but here at Pinocchio.com, where the WordPress software refuses to load a file bigger than 2MB, my second best idea is to point you to SFFaudio’s copy.
Neil Gaiman Presents Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar – and more great stuff from Audible
Hi All –
Man, am I pumped! And fans of Fritz Leiber’s classic Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser stories should be jazzed, too, because Audible has just brought all seven books of this all-time great series into audio for the first time! And even better, each title comes with an exclusive introduction by none other than Neil Gaiman. I especially like his lengthy, thoughtful introduction to The Swords of Lankhmar. But, frankly, it’s all great. Especially since narrator Jonathan Davis has done such an outstanding job of bringing the Lankhmar series to life. Jonathan is perhaps best known for his great work on numerous Star Wars audiobooks, but I think he’s outdone himself this time.
For those of you who’d like to use it, I’m attaching a two-and-a-half minute piece of Neil Gaiman audio, in which he talks generally about his love of Fritz Leiber’s works.
Please feel free to post the audio on your sites / blogs or use it in your podcasts.
You can find all the details of this exciting content here:
Of course, we’ve got lots more to shout about…
This month’s Orson Scott Card Selects pick is Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
You’ll find Scott’s audio review and other details here:
Our Guest Editor this month is S. M. Stirling. You can find his exclusive essay here:
In addition to the Leiber series, our latest Audible Frontiers releases include:
· Bright of the Sky and A World Too Near by Kay Kenyon (*If you haven’t read her “Entire and the Rose” books, you’re missing some fantastic world building and terrific characters.)
· Marsbound by Joe Haldeman (*A brand-new stand-alone saga of a family traveling to Mars – and the unknown.)
· Stalking the Unicorn and Stalking the Vampire by Mike Resnick (*It took Mike 20 years to write the sequel to his first Mallory book. Fans of The Dresden Files will love this wise-cracking paranormal investigator.)
· Polaris by Jack McDevitt (*Part of the same Alex Benedict series as the Nebula-winning Seeker and, in my mind, just as good.)
Finally, some other great New Releases you should know about:
· City at the End of Time by Greg Bear (BBC America)
· The Last Centurion by John Ringo (Brilliance Audio)
· Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Macmillan Audio)
· No Dominion and Already Dead by Charlie Huston (Blackstone Audio)
· Valentine Pontifex and The Majipoor Chronicles by Robert Silverberg (Blackstone Audio)