Selected Original Fiction, 2008–2012 Audiobook, by John Scalzi Play Audiobook Sample Selected Original Fiction, 2008–2012 Audiobook Selected Original Fiction, 2008–2012 Audiobook, by John Scalzi Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: various narrators, Luke Daniels, R. C. Bray, Amy McFadden, MacLeod Andrews, Kathleen Gati, Cassandra Campbell, Jill Redfield, Gideon Emery Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781480575622

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Longest Chapter Length:

24:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:36 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

17:53 minutes

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Publisher Description

This outstanding collection of short stories features some of the best of original fiction, in audio for the first time. Written for and originally published exclusively on, this audiobook includes Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated short stories, brand-new fiction from bestselling authors, and tales that feature characters and worlds that listeners already know and love.

In this unique story collection, listeners will enjoy fiction from Sylvia Day, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and many others. The collection includes:

“Earth Hour” by Ken MacLeod

“Eve of Sin City” by Sylvia Day, featuring Evangeline Hollis of the Marked series

“The President’s Brain is Missing” by John Scalzi

“Overtime” by Charles Stross, set in the world of The Laundry Files

“Firstborn” by Brandon Sanderson

“Down on the Farm” by Charles Stross, set in the world of The Laundry Files

“After the Coup” by John Scalzi

“The Finite Canvas” by Brit Mandelo

“Swift, Brutal Retaliation” by Meghan McCarron

“Portrait of Lisane da Patagnia” by Rachel Swirsky

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About the Authors

John Scalzi is a popular and acclaimed science-fiction author whose debut Old Man’s War won him science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include Fuzzy Nation, Lock In, and Redshirts, which also won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. He also writes nonfiction on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film. He served as the creative consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series.

Sylvia Day is the international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels. She is a number one bestselling author in twenty-nine countries, with translations in forty-one languages and over twenty million copies of her books in print. She is featured on Nielsen’s Bestseller Hall of Fame, which denotes authors whose titles have reached platinum sales records. Visit her at

Brandon Sanderson is the author of such bestsellers as the Mistborn® trilogy, including New York Times bestsellers and the #1 New York Times bestseller Words of Radiance. In 2013, he won a Hugo Award for Best Novella for The Emperor’s Soul, set in the world of his acclaimed first novel, Elantris. Additionally, he was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® sequence. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University.

Charles Stross is the author of the bestselling Merchant Princes series, the Laundry series, and several stand-alone novels, including Glasshouse, Accelerando, and Saturn’s Children. Born in Leeds, England, in 1964, Stross studied in London and Bradford, earning degrees in pharmacy and computer science. Over the next decade and a half he worked as a pharmacist, a technical writer, a software engineer, and eventually as a prolific journalist covering the IT industry. His short fiction began attracting wide attention in the late 1990s; his first novel, Singularity Sky, appeared in 2003. He has subsequently won the Hugo Award twice. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a flat that is slightly older than the state of Texas.

Ken MacLeod is an award-winning science fiction writer. His novels have won the Prometheus Award and the British Science Fiction Association Award and have been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He is the author of more than a dozen novels. He graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in zoology and in 2009 was writer in residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University.

Brit Mandelo is a writer, critic, and the senior fiction editor for Strange Horizons. She has had her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in such magazines as Stone Telling, Clarkesworld, Apex, and Ideomancer. She has been a nominee for both the Nebula Award and the Lambda Literary Award. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rachel Swirsky is an American literary, speculative fiction, and fantasy writer and editor. She graduated from Clarion West and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her work has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon Awards. She lives in California.

Meghan McCarron is a fiction writer who is best known for her short story, Swift, Brutal Retaliation,which was nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. 

Stephanie Dray is an award-winning, bestselling, and two-time RITA-nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the stories of women in history to inspire the young women of today.

About the Narrators

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.

Luke Daniels, winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration, is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction. His background is in classical theater and film, and he has performed at repertory theaters around the country.

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.

Kathleen Gati is an award-winning actress who has starred in a number of Hungarian television series and films.

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.

Jill Redfield is an audiobook narrator. Her works include Bared to You, Reflected in You, and Feral Sins.

Gideon Emery was raised in England and South Africa, where he won the National Vita Award for Comedy and a Gold Craft Award for Voice-over. Now based in Los Angeles, he has appeared on such television series as 24, Burn Notice, Eleventh Hour, CSI:NY, and Moonlight. His film credits include Primeval, Train, and Takers. He is also an in-demand voice for video games.