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Author: John Joseph Adams Narrator: Don Leslie, Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Rosalyn Landor, Stefan Rudnicki, Christian Rummel, Robin Sachs, Kristoffer Tabori, Mirron Willis, Judy Young, various narrators Publisher: Skyboat Media Audio Length: Release Date: September 2018 Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781982572471

Publisher Description

Lightspeed: Year One compiles fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Produced by Skyboat Media, and under the direction of Grammy and Audie Award–winning narrator and producer Stefan Rudnicki, the Lightspeed podcast features audiobook-style recordings of the stories published each month in Lightspeed.

  • “The Cassandra Project” by Jack McDevitt, read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “Amaryllis” by Carrie Vaughn, read by Gabrielle de Cuir
  • “The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball” by Genevieve Valentine, read by Rosalyn Landor
  • “No Time like the Present” by Carol Emshwiller, read by Judy Young
  • “More Than the Sum of His Parts” by Joe Haldeman, read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “How to Become a Mars Overlord” by Catherynne Valente, read by Robin Sachs
  • “Amid the Words of War” by Cat Rambo, read by Don Leslie
  • “Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain” by Yoon Ha Lee, read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “The Taste of Starlight” by John Fulz, read by Kristoffer Tabori
  • “Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man’s Back” by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Stefan Rudnicki
  • “Hwang’s Billion Brilliant Daughters” by Alice Sola Kim, read by Cassandra Campbell
  • “Standard Loneliness Package” by Charles Yu, read by Christian Rummel
  • “The Silence of the Asonu” by Ursula K. Le Guin, read by Gabrielle de Cuir
  • “Jenny’s Sick” by David Tallerman, read by Mirron Willis
  • “Black Fire” by Tanith Lee, read by Rosalyn Landor
  • “Elephants of Posnan” written and read by Orson Scott Card

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Quotes

  • “Lightspeed editor Adams provides an outstanding print anthology of stories collected during the online SF magazine’s first year. These stories make it clear why Adams and the magazine have already separately been nominated for Hugo Awards.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Lightspeed: Year One is a testament to how much science fiction remains relevant to our lives and our imaginations.”

    - Examiner

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About the Author

John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Nightmare and the Hugo Award–winning Lightspeed, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

About the Narrators

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Rosalyn Landor is an English-born television, theater, and multiple-award-winning audiobook narrator. Her television credits include Love in a Cold Climate, Rumpole of the Bailey, Sherlock Holmes, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She has won numerous Audie awards and AudioFile magazine Earphones awards.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Christian Rummel has recorded many audiobooks in a variety of genres and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has worked with Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb and also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.

Judy Young is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Kristoffer Tabori made his screen debut when he was six years old and appeared on Broadway for the first time at age sixteen. He has garnered numerous honors for his stage, screen, television, and radio acting and directing, including an Emmy and three Earphones Awards. His first solo narration won the 1993 Audie Award for best audiobook of the year.

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Christopher Ryan Grant is an actor and audiobook narrator. His readings include It’s A Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson and Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale, among others.