The Ultra Casual VanderMeer Books Received Podcast (early July 2009): Hansen, Niven, Baker, and More

Jeff VanderMeer • July 6th, 2009 @ 8:20 am • Audio, Book Reviews

Right, so to give these books received posts a little more firepower, I’m going to start podcasting my initial thoughts about the books–basically providing context and reading a paragraph from each. I’m talking about them in the same order in which the images appear below. Yep, soon this will all be the rage. Probably already is all the rage somewhere I haven’t seen it yet. And, yep, this is the first rough stab at this; everything will get better as I continue to do these: the audio quality, the quality of discourse, the quality of the readings, and making the podcast itself more self-contained. I might even just go to video, but that takes a lot longer to put together. So, for now, we’ll try this experimental retro idea of you puttin’ the images and the audio together in your mind by yer lonesome…

1 – Best SF/F magazine evah: Taltivaeltaja

2 – Bone Dance – Emma Bull

3 – Dragons of the Hourglass Mage Weiss and Hickman

4 – Wings of Creation Brenda Cooper

5 – By Heresies Distressed – David Weber

6 – John the Baptizer – Brooks Hansen

7 – Dwarves – Markus Heitz

8 – Against a Dark Background – Iain M. Banks

9 – Wicked City/Black Guard – Hideyuki Kikuchi

10 – The Harlequin and the Train – Paul Tremblay

11 – Not Less Than Gods – Kage Baker

12 – Destroyer of Worlds – Niven and Lerner

7 Responses to “The Ultra Casual VanderMeer Books Received Podcast (early July 2009): Hansen, Niven, Baker, and More”

  1. Jim Henry says:

    It would be nice for the podcast blog entry to have a “download mp3″ link as well as a “play mp3″ applet embedded.

  2. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Yep yep. Will do next time. I think there’s a download mp3 link on the actual podomatic jeffvandermeer page. Will check it out.

  3. Jessica Reisman says:

    Oo, is that a new edition of Bone Dance? Shiny. Love that book.

  4. Conschobhar says:

    This was cool. It’s nice to hear a little more about each book coming in.

  5. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    I’ll expand the coverage a bit, too, next time. And work on sound quality!

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