Jim Kelly's Free Reads show

Jim Kelly's Free Reads

Summary: These are the podcasts of science fiction writer James Patriick Kelly. two-time winner of the Hugo award, nine time loser of the Nebula award. He shamelessly reads his own work in each installment. Click his website at www.jimkelly.net. Now podcasting in its entirety: BURN, his first novel since the Clinton administration -- a chapter a week for sixteen weeks. If you can't wait for the exciting conclusion, check out the dead tree version at Amazon.or your friendly neighborhood bookstore.

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 Lovestory Part Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here is Part Three, the last part, of "Lovestory," which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1998.  Time:  26:51 File Size: 18.5mb I'm off for a short vacation to the lovely (cold) state of Maine, so Free Reads may be late again next week.  Please bear with me! 

 Lovestory Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here's your special Hurricane Sandy edition of the Free Reads Podcast.  As I type this, the storm rages just outside my window.  But a mere Frankenweather event isn't going to keep me from bringing you Part Two of Lovestory, which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.  Time: 24:44 File Size: 17.0 For those batten down the hatches moments that seem to creep into all of our lives, might I recommend some of my other work?  Say the novels and short stories that await you on Audible.com?  Or how about the new anthology DIGITAL RAPTURE,the Singularity Anthology, from Tachyon Press?

 Lovestory Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

I'm back after an unscheduled week of podcasting vacation.  Here is Part One of "Lovestory" which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 1998.  This one is a little different: it's all aliens, all the time.  Time: 21:04  File Size: 14.5mb

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Seven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Congratulations!  You've reached the second-to-last episode of "The Wreck of the Godspeed"  Here then is Part Seven of The "Wreck of the Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS, edited by Robert Silverberg.  Time:  14:38  File Size:  16.3mb

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Eight (the last part) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

And so we come to the end of the voyage here with Part Eight of "The Wreck of the Godspeed."   It was first published in the Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS edited by Robert Silverberg and was the title story of my collection THE WRECK OF THE GODSPEED which you should all run out and buy right this minute without fail! Or not. Time:  21:37 File size: 14.9mb

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Six | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We are getting very near the end of "The Wreck of the Godspeed" here with Part Six.     Not a lot happens for most of this episode until the end and then ... big doings!  Time:  23:40  File Size: 16.3mb Sorry to keep harping on this, but I would love it if you could buy a really cool new anthology:  DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY  edited John Kessel and ... well ... me.  It features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures.  All hail our robot overlords!

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Five | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Time marches on as summer slips away here while in outer space our starship forges deeper into mystery.  Here is Part Five  of The "Wreck of the Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.  Time:  18:17  File Size: 12.6mb And here's another reminder that you could buy a really cool new anthology:  DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY  edited John Kessel and ... well ... me.  It features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures. All hail our robot overlords!

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Four | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This time around we have a double-length episode and thank you for your patience.  You are about to hear Part Four of  "The Wreck of the Godspeed."  It was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.   Here is my favorite spacewalking scene (also my only spacewalking scene)  Time: 46:23  File Size: 31.9mb A reminder that DIGITAL RAPTURE, THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY is out and available for your reading pleasure.  Edited my your narrator and his pal John Kessel, this anthology features stories and essays about our potential post-human futures.  Alas, it comes in a molecular edition only -- we couldn't clear the e-rights!  

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Back on track (I hope!). After various misadventures, which you, patient listeners, are all too well aware of, here at last is Part Three of "The Wreck of the Godspeed."  It was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.  For those of you who've forgotten (it's been a while, I know) we continue with a brief discussion of Adel's award winning essay and move on from there.  Time: 25:03   File Size: 17.2mb Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Two (Really) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Insert embarassment glyph here.  I don't know how I screwed up, but I did.  Here's the real Part Two.  And I know I've fallen behind, but I am off at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago and some writing and life stuff happened right before I left, which kept me from posting.  Fear not!  This is not podfade.  More episodes are forthcoming. Sincerely, The Management

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here's Part Two  of my 2004 novella "The Wreck Of The Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS.  Our hero starts to settle in for the long journey.  Time:  19:02  File Size: 13.2mb Please don't forget my for pay projects, which help keep this podcast going!  I'm on Audible with two novels new to audio Wildlife  and Look Into the Sun along with the venerable StoryPod collections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and over in Digital Printland, there are five issues of Strangeways on Kindle and Nook.   And brand new in fine bookstores (almost) everywhere DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY edited by yours truly and John Kessel, from Tachyon Publications.

 The Wreck of the Godspeed Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

  Here's Part One of my 2004 novella "The Wreck Of The Godspeed" which was first published in a Science Fiction Book Club anthology called BETWEEN WORLDS, which is probably why you've never heard of it.  This is a long one!   Time:  21:59  File Size: 15.1mb Please don't forget my for pay projects, which help keep this podcast going!  I'm on Audible with two novels new to audio Wildlife  and Look Into the Sun along with the venerable StoryPod collections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and over in Digital Printland, there are five issues of Strangeways on Kindle and Nook.   And brand new in fine bookstores (almost) everywhere DIGITAL RAPTURE: THE SINGULARITY ANTHOLOGY edited by yours truly and John Kessel, from Tachyon Publications.

 Crazy Me Part Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Here is the second part of "Crazy Me" a slimstreamy visit to the End Times (maybe).  Includes raccoons.  And beer. Warning: this episode is hot in every sense of the word.  Time: 25:41  File Size: 17.7mb Elsewhere online you can find me at Audible with two novels new to audio Wildlife  and Look Into the Sun along with the venerable StoryPod collections 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 and over in Printland, there are five issues of Strangeways on Kindle and Nook. 

 Crazy Me Part One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

So yeah, this one is late, as I expected.  I actually had it ready to go late Friday, but decided to hold off since nobody checks these things on the weekend.  Here then is Part One of "Crazy Me" which was first published on Tor.com in May, 2011.  This short story is a two parter.  Time:  19:06  File Size: 13.2mb Just for the sake of change, I think I'll switch the Free Reads posting date from Wednesday/Thursday to Monday/Tuesday.  Okay?

 The Edge of Nowhere Part Three | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

I'm off for yet another trip, so I'm posting this episode early (yay!) but I'll probably be late on the next (boo!).   In any event, here is Part Three (the last part!)  of a new (old) story, "The Edge of Nowhere" which was first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in June, 2005.   It was subsequently reprinted in the YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION #11, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer from Harper/Eos and SCIENCE FICTION: THE BEST OF THE YEAR, edited by Rich Horton from PrimeBooks, so it must have had something going for it!   Time: 28:03  File Size:19.3mb 

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