Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Listen to a reading of author Charles Stross’s recent novelette “Trunk and Disorderly”

Published in the January 2007 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, “Trunk and Disorderly”, a comical novelette written by British SF author Charles Stross, was recorded as a free audiobook for the Winter 2008 issue of Subterranean Online magazine. Read by Sam Mowry, the recording is about 1.5 hours long and is divided into thirteen MP3 files.

Billed as “a P. G. Wodehouse meets Robert A. Heinlein as filtered through Mr. Stross’s sensibilities” work, here’s a synopsis of “Trunk and Disorderly”, taken from the review site Tangent: “The avuncular hero, Ralph, a neo-Edwardian lush who enjoys extreme Martian sky-diving, has to deal with a host of problems: his ex-robotic girlfriend, his new butler, his half-sister’s smelly and ornery pet mammoth, and, oh yes, being held hostage by an insane evil Vizier.”

The first ten pages of Charles Stross’s “Trunk and Disorderly” are available on the website of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine.

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