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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Freund Narrator: Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781504759441
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This collection of interviews and chats is culled from some of the more recent episodes of the world’s longest-running radio program on speculative fiction, Hour of the Wolf, produced and hosted by Jim Freund since 1974. Many of these recordings were made at conventions, the Nebula Awards, some with the audience, and some in studios. Collectively, these interviews make up a road tour of some of today’s greatest voices in speculative fiction.

The list of interviewees in order of appearance is: Ursula K. Le Guin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Samuel R. Delany, Cory Doctorow, Ray Bradbury, Nalo Hopkinson, Peter S. Beagle, China Mieville, Orson Scott Card, Lucius Shepard, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, Charlie Jane Anders, Genevieve Valentine, Susanna Clarke, and Connie Willis.

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About the Author

Jim Freund has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sci-fi/fantasy since 1967, when he began working at New York City’s WBAI-FM at age thirteen. He has been sole host of the radio program Hour of the Wolf since 1974. Over the years, he has produced myriad radio dramas, interviews, and readings.

About the Narrators

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) was the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as hundreds of short stories. He wrote for the theater, cinema, and TV, including the screenplay for John Huston’s Moby Dick and the Emmy Award–winning teleplay The Halloween Tree, and adapted for television sixty-five of his stories for The Ray Bradbury Theater. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and numerous other honors.