Cover to Cover #286A: Condensed Entertainment

Michael and Michael are kicking things off alone again, and they really need your comments and feedback in order to have something to talk about!

Lejon in Chandler asks about abridging, which leads to a discussion about how abridged and condensed books fit into the market.

The Library: This week's selection: A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear; The Garden of Darkness by Anne Frasier; Shooting War by Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman; Hurricane Moon by Alexis Glynn Latner; The Merchant's War by Charles Stross.

Dragon Page Challenge: We now have a collaborative world-building effort, a web-based writing exercise! Check out The Tick-Tock Hobbit project.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Let us know!

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

Can you do an audio book review no longer than 3 minutes? 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 do you want to recommend this book to other potential readers?

Don't forget, you can also comment on books listed in The Library... look through the listings and feel free to post your thoughts and comments there.


  1. hey guys, no interview this week? I really like them, i hope this was fluke of timing or something...pls dont cut them out!

  2. wait for it...

  3. Mr. Stackpole, I went to check up on your latest book at Borders and saw what looked like a paperback of "The New World", expect it was thinner and bigger than a normal paperback. What is that? Will I see a normal size copy of "The New World" like the other paperbacks?