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November 7, 2012


Here is Part Three, the last part, of "Lovestory," which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1998.  Time:  26:51 File Size: 18.5mb

I'm off for a short vacation to the lovely (cold) state of Maine, so Free Reads may be late again next week.  Please bear with me! 


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Published on November 07, 2012 17:50 • 51 views

October 29, 2012


Here's your special Hurricane Sandy edition of the Free Reads Podcast.  As I type this, the storm rages just outside my window.  But a mere Frankenweather event isn't going to keep me from bringing you Part Two of Lovestory, which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.  Time: File Size:

For those batten down the hatches moments that seem to creep into all of our lives, might I recommend some of my other work?  Say the novels and short stories that await you on Audible.com?  Or how about the new anthology DIGITAL RAPTURE,the Singularity Anthology, from Tachyon Press?

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Published on October 29, 2012 12:47 • 68 views

October 23, 2012

I'm back after an unscheduled week of podcasting vacation.  Here is Part One of "Lovestory" which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1998.  This one is a little different: it's all aliens, all the time.  Time: 21:04  File Size: 14.5mb

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Published on October 23, 2012 09:39 • 18 views

October 9, 2012



And so we come to the end of the voyage here with Part Eight of "The Wreck of the Godspeed."   It was first published in the Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg and was the title story of my collection THE WRECK OF THE GODSPEED which you should all run out and buy right this minute without fail!

Or not.

Time:  21:37 File size: 14.9mb

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Published on October 09, 2012 07:23 • 6 views

October 1, 2012


Congratulations!  You've reached the second-to-last episode of "The Wreck of the Godspeed"  Here then is Part Seven of The "Wreck of the Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS, edited by Robert Silverberg.  Time:  14:38  File Size:  16.3mb


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Published on October 01, 2012 14:48 • 7 views

September 24, 2012

We are getting very near the end of "The Wreck of the Godspeed" here with Part Six.    
Not a lot happens for most of this episode until the end and then ... big doings!  Time:  23:40  File Size: 16.3mb

Sorry to keep harping on this, but I would love it if you could buy a really cool new anthology:  DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY  edited John Kessel and ... well ... me.  It features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures.  All hail our robot overlords!

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Published on September 24, 2012 14:18 • 6 views

September 17, 2012


Time marches on as summer slips away here while in outer space our starship forges deeper into mystery.  Here is Part Five  of The "Wreck of the Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.  Time:  18:17  File Size: 12.6mb

And here's another reminder that you could buy a really cool new anthology:  DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY  edited John Kessel and ... well ... me.  It features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures. All hail our robot overlords!

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Published on September 17, 2012 10:43 • 5 views

September 10, 2012


This time around we have a double-length episode and thank you for your patience.  You are about to hear Part Four of  "The Wreck of the Godspeed."  It was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.   Here is my favorite spacewalking scene (also my only spacewalking scene)  Time: 46:23  File Size: 31.9mb

A reminder that DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY is out and available for your reading pleasure.  Edited my your narrator and his pal John Kessel, this anthology features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures.  Alas, it comes in a molecular edition only -- we couldn't clear the e-rights!  

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Published on September 10, 2012 10:27 • 18 views

September 4, 2012

Back on track (I hope!).

After various misadventures, which you, patient listeners, are all too well aware of, here at last is Part Three of "The Wreck of the Godspeed."  It was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.  For those of you who've forgotten (it's been a while, I know) we continue with a brief discussion of Adel's award winning essay and move on from there.  Time: 25:03   File Size: 17.2mb

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

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Published on September 04, 2012 12:08 • 12 views

September 2, 2012

Insert embarassment glyph here.  I don't know how I screwed up, but I did.  Here's the real Part Two.  And I know I've fallen behind, but I am off at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago and some writing and life stuff happened right before I left, which kept me from posting.  Fear not!  This is not podfade.  More episodes are forthcoming.

Sincerely,
The Management
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Published on September 02, 2012 09:43 • 71 views