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14 Nov

Audible launches the Xenowealth novels in Audiobook with all new narrators

Guys! Guys! Guys!

So I’ve been sitting on this news for… just about forever.

I pointed out on twitter while traveling that Hurricane Fever had been turned into an audiobook, which meant both Arctic Rising and Hurricane Fever were available to be listened to.

But today you can find the whole Xenowealth backlist now in audio, right before the Tor relaunch coming this January!

The Books!

If you don’t want to listen to me blather any more, here we go, click on a cover to go to the Audible page.

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The cover to The Apocalypse Ocean should be updated shortly, in a few days, they’re using the older one.

The Narrators!

Okay, the previous audio versions of these books did not have narrators familiar with the Caribbean dialect. I got… emails about that. I didn’t get to work closely with those versions, alas, but Audible has been very cool about working to get Robin Miles, who does the audiobooks for Nalo Hopkinson and Karen Lord, involved in the casting of the books. Robin suggested and worked with Prentice Onayemi to do the narration of Hurricane Fever, Crystal Rain, and Sly Mongoose. And, in a total dream come true for me, Robin herself narrates Ragamuffin and The Apocalypse Ocean.

This was such an amazing thing. Robin called me many times to go over pronunciations for things in the book. In fact, if you saw me hunched over in a corner with a pad and paper while at Worldcon in London, I was probably sounding out things with her on the phone.

So I’m very, very happy about these audio versions and how hard Robin and Prentice worked on them.

So if you enjoy audiobooks, please check these out!

26 Oct

Metatropolis: Cascadia narrators

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The launch date for Metatropolis: Cascadia is November 16th. That’s like three weeks away, and I can now reveal the narrators for the stories, and the fact that they’re all Star Trek actors. check it:

THE BULL DANCERS by Jay Lake
Narrated By: Rene Auberjonois (“Odo”)

WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal
Narrated By: Kate Mulgrew (“Capt. Kathryn Janeway”)

BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell
Narrated By: Wil Wheaton (“Wesley Crusher”)

CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear
Narrated By: Gates McFadden (“Dr. Beverly Crusher”)

DEODAND by Karl Schroeder
Narrated By: Jonathan Frakes (“Cmdr. William Riker”)

A SYMMETRY OF SERPENTS AND DOVES by Ken Scholes
Narrated By: LeVar Burton (“Geordi La Forge”)

How cool is that? As someone who’s been reading Wil’s blog since people were hand rolling movable type installs and crazy things like that, I’m pretty chuffed.

Anyway, I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about this for months. Do you understand the self control that takes? Well?

18 Oct

Metatropolis: Cascadia cover art

Check it out, the cover for Metatropolis: Cascadia just popped up in my inbox and I think it looks pretty awesome:

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As a reminder, the launch date for it is November 16th. Just under a month away, and here’s the table of contents:

THE BULL DANCERS by Jay Lake

WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal

BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell

CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear

DEODAND by Karl Schroeder

A SYMMETRY OF SERPENTS AND DOVES by Ken Scholes

As the mid-21st Century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed — politically, economically, and ecologically — into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. The End of Days seems nearer than ever. And the legend of the mysterious Tygre Tygre looms large.

06 Oct

METAtropolis: Cascadia to launch this November 16th

Promo stuff!

I’m here to announce that a novella of mine, called Byways, will be in the sequel to METAtropolis, called METAtropolis: Cascadia.

METAtropolis was an audio project by Audible.com that you could purchase from Audible or iTunes featuring a shared world glimpse at the future of cities from an awesome cast of authors, each with their own take.

METAtropolis: Cascadia moves the geographical focus to the Pacific Northwest. Jay Lake took on editing and leading the concept for this sequel, and the launch date for it is November 16th.

You might be naturally wondering to yourself: Who all wrote stories for this incarnation of METAtropolis? Well, here’s the table of contents:

THE BULL DANCERS by Jay Lake

WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal

BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell

CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear

DEODAND by Karl Schroeder

A SYMMETRY OF SERPENTS AND DOVES by Ken Scholes

Here’s the promo copy for it:

The Pacific Northwest has been transformed — politically, economically, and ecologically — into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. The End of Days seems nearer than ever. And the legend of the mysterious Tygre Tygre looms large.

I can’t wait for this launch!