Cover to Cover #276B: Listener Submissions

RollbackWelcome to more "Cover to Cover" for your week! And a full house shows up: Michael, Michael, and Summer are on tap to field the first bit of feedback, listener submitted reviews, and discussion on a specific topic or two if the questions come in.

We are not breaking off a separate voicemail show... this double shot is something a little bit different. Show A will continue to be about writing, publishing, and interviews with authors, while Show B will focus on listener feedback, but also contain book reviews and commentary, plus other informative segments.

Feedback and Discussion: Michael S. suggests submitting book reports as reviews, to try to wrangle extra credit. Run with this at your own risk!

Todd in Orem comments on the interview with Anne McCaffrey, and wants to know if a missing third book in her Dragonriders of Pern series exists. Red Star, Red Planet wasn't the book Todd thought it was, but according to ISFDB's Anne McCaffrey listing, the book Todd's thinking of might not be placed in the series where he previously thought it was. Todd, feel free to check out the ISFDB and let us know if any of those books or short stories fit what you are looking for.

Can you describe in one minute or less a book you've forgotten or lost and are trying to find again? Let us know, and try to help you find it!

Eric in Sydney picked up Jim Butcher's "Codex Alera" series based on the interview he heard here, and can't believe we got him hooked a new series.

Listener Review: Lou Sytsma reviews Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback (Robert J. Sawyer interview about Rollback)

Can you do a 3-minute audio book review? Here's what we're looking for:

  • Book title, author, publisher, cost
  • Must have been published within the past calendar year
  • Why did you like the book?
  • What about the book will you remember a year from now?
  • Why would you recommend this book to other potential readers?

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

Promo: What the Cast?
Link: Internet Science Fiction Database


  1. Recorded a response regarding show title for you...

    I'll be listening...

  2. Michael Mennega says

    Rusty, that is cool. I'll be adding this to the list of submissions. 😉

  3. According to wikipedia, the missing book the caller is talking about is "A Time When" (1975) (NESFA Press) ISBN 0-915368-07-2. claims that A Time When became the first part of The White Dragon.

  4. That answers a lot of questions... I don't think NESFA Press books tend to stay in print very long (solely judging from how quickly I was able to get a copy of the Zenna Henderson collection they did when it was new, and how it took about 5 months to get another copy about 2 years later for a friend of mine).

    I wonder if someone at NESFA Press could shed some light on this.