Cover to Cover #300A: John Joseph Adams

WastelandsMichael S and Summer help Michael M celebrate Episode 300. That's a lot of podcasts to record and edit. Get your "300" jokes out of your system now. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Michael S has a demo of a new shareware application that will convert PDFs into ebooks that can be read on the iPod Touch. See Stack's website for a demo of his converted Talion Revenant, and see for the software.

Interview: Mike M, Mike S and Summer talk with editor John Joseph Adams about Wastelands, the newest collection of post-apocalyptic fiction from Night Shade Books. John tells us about acquiring the stories (including one by Stephen King), putting the collection together, and what appeals to and attracts him to post-apocalyptic fiction.

Discussion ranges from the inspirations and influences of post-apocalyptic stories, to the extensive website that accompanies the book, and the joy of acquiring a Stephen King story.

There are 6 free short stories from the collection available at the Wastelands website, interviews with the contributing authors, and there's also a Wastelands Trailer at YouTube that was put together by author Tobias Buckell (who has a story in the collection).

Go get this collection soon... the first printing sold out, and the second printing is already nearly sold out.

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

The Library: New this week: Worldweavers: Spellspam by Alma Alexander; The Hidden City by Michelle West; Staked by J. F. Lewis.

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.

Link: Wastelands
Link: Night Shade Books
Promo: INFECTED by Scott Sigler

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  1. Darn - I guess I'm going to miss out on the Second Life goodness. Second Life just doesn't want to run on ANY of my 'puters.

  2. Aww. The linky winky no worky jerky.

  3. Another option to read ebooks on the iPod Touch or iPhone:

    The page has link to video in youtube on how it works.

  4. Eric W. Burns says

    Listening to the Library segment (which I always love, btw). I was inspired to come up with a brilliant idea for a novel. It would be about a group of undercover cops who are also vampires. The title? "The Stake-Out" Pretty good, huh?


  5. GoblinGal says

    Congrats on 300, guys. 🙂 Appreciate the news and the interview. Keep 'em coming!