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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: 9781504759472
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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 and lost track long ago of how many interviews and readings he has conducted. His work has been twice nominated for and once a winner of the Major Armstrong Award for Excellence in Radio Production. He is also the current producer and executive curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. Learn more at http://hourwolf.com and on Facebook.

About the Narrators

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) was an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry, literary criticism, and essays. She was widely recognized as one of the greatest science fiction writers in the history of the genre. She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on several occasions, as well as the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and many other honors and prizes. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.