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Fuzzy Nation

I picked up the audiobook of Fuzzy Nation first thing this morning. I wanted to stay up and buy it after midnight, but like Mr. Scalzi, I am forty-two and need my sleep! Although, I do get up fairly early, so I have that going for me.

I started listening over my Slow Carb breakfast and listened all the way into work. I laughed so hard at one point that the man sitting next to me on BART switched seats. I have to remember that for future reference.

Wil Wheaton does a great job as a reader on the audiobook. One of my primary measures of a good reader is that the performance doesn’t get in the way of the story. In this case Wil does a terrific job. Even better, Wil enhances the story with his performance. There are a couple of times (so far) where he sounds like he is trying his best not to laugh at the story. That adds a level of genuine participation that makes listening that much better.

John will be in San Francisco this Sunday at 5pm and I hope to visit him again. Last time he was in SF, I was lucky enough to record his and Mary Robinette Kowal’s performances. I hear there might be interpretive dance, some heartfelt acoustic rock stylings, and possibly a tattoo raffle. Definitely bringing my audio recorder, just in case.

State of Super Villainy by John Scalzi

On January 16, 2009, John Scalzi and Mary Robinette Kowal visited Borderland Books in San Francisco to read from some of their short-stories.

This is one of those short stories called State of Super Villainy. In late 2008, John wrote this short story in a (successful) effort to help science fiction and publisher Vera Nazarian save her home.

The full transcript of this short can be found on Whatever.

Read by John Scalzi and Mary Robinette Kowal.

sf20090116_state_of_super_villainy.mp3

Missives from Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results by John Scalzi

On January 16, 2009, John Scalzi and Mary Robinette Kowal visited Borderland Books in San Francisco to read from some of their short-stories.

This is one of those short stories called Missives from Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results.

The full transcript of this short can be found on Subterranean Press.

Read by John Scalzi.

sf20090116_missives_from_possible_futures.mp3