Issue 34 – July 2009

Podcast, Original Fiction

Placa del Fuego

TEXT VERSION

This month's audio fiction is Placa del Fuego by Tobias S. Buckell and read by Mike Allen.

Author profile

Called "Violent, poetic and compulsively readable" by Maclean's, science fiction author Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling writer born in the Caribbean. He grew up in Grenada and spent time in the British and US Virgin Islands, and the islands he lived on influence much of his work.

His Xenowealth series begins with Crystal Rain. Along with other stand-alone novels and his over fifty stories, his works have been translated into eighteen different languages. He has been nominated for awards like the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus, and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. His latest novel is Hurricane Fever, a follow up to the successful Arctic Rising that NPR says will "give you the shivers."

He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio with his wife, twin daughters, and a pair of dogs.

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