Cover to Cover #342A: End of 2008 Roundup

Listener Review: Web Genii brings us a review of On Her Majesty's Occult Service by Charles Stross. It's a Science Fiction Book Club collection of several other stories: The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue and a couple other shorter works, including afterwords by Charles.

Discussion: Mike, Summer and Mike talk more about e-books and electronic offerings from the publishers, including Random House's new free downloads, and the Penguin Reader app available from the Apps Store for the iPod/iPhone.

Technology and publishing are slowly coming closer together, finally, and there are still some missteps here and there... but will it be enough to help the publishing industry save themselves?

Listener Review: Tim Low brings us a review of the movie City of Ember and compares it to the book, which Darcy reviewed earlier this year.

Listener Review: Web Genii brings us a review of As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom by Josef Bauer, a nonfiction book originally written in 1957, but recently republished by Skyhorse Publishing.

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

Promo: Slice of SciFi


  1. Oooh, I'd love to know what idea got Mike M so excited.

  2. I'd whole-heartedly love to hear a fiction component, but I'm afraid I can't back that up with any cash right now.

    Please, please, anyone with spare cash reading this give it to dragon page!

  3. I wouldn't mind seeing (or hearing?) a fiction addition to the show myself! 🙂