I listened to Andy Weir’s Artemis (Audible), just nominated for an Audie Award in Science
My brother fell in love with science
Speaking of the science part of sci-fi, including robots (always include robots), I finished Martha Wells’ final fantastic Murderbot Diaries novella, Exit Strategy (Recorded Books), two nights ago. The wonderful Kevin R. Free has aced all four books about an honorable, thinking-person’s cyborg in a far future when space colonies are as big as planets and corporations battle for control of everything. It had me explaining every plot point to my non-sci-fi-fan husband, and actually, he was fine with that. We love our hero Murderbot.
And we love the future-time Colonel Butler, who’s called upon to investigate a disappearance in Michael
A narrator who can convincingly portray humans and a range of aliens is to be admired. Dan Bittner’s terrific performance of Michael Moreci’s Audie nominated Black Star Renegades (Macmillan Audio) offers high adventure and an appealing young hero and a crew of misfits on a grand quest. Also included are touches of comic space opera, plus as many galaxies as Star Wars. That’s where Bittner’s skill with aliens and a killer robot come in. What’s not to love?
Wil Wheaton has teamed with bestselling sci-fi author John Scalzi in
Finally, I recommended the new full-cast production of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase (BBC Digital Audio) in a previous post, but I get to mention it again because it’s been nominated for an Audie Award! And really, you must listen to a book that includes such lines as, “What can one say about President Beeblebrox that he has not already had printed on t-shirts and circulated throughout the galaxy . . . ” It is absurd and wise and will make you feel good in the way that eating an entire chocolate sundae used to, which is saying something.
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