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The Audio File: Changes

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For his last column for Amazing Stories, Sam reviews some podcast short stories that contain the theme of change.

Book Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.

Comic Review: Arrowsmith

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Arrowsmith is one of the best alternate history and fantasy comics out there.

The Audio File: Settling the Final Frontier

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Lots of really great audio stories are reviewed in this edition of The Audio File.

The Audio File: Religion in Speculative Fiction

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Want to hear an audio version of a short speculative fiction story about religion? Sam McDonald has chosen some good ones for you to consider from a wide variety of religious perspectives.

The Audio File: The Four Loves

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What is love? Sam tackles the age old mystery.

Comic Review: After Twilight

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A Texas-sized dystopia

Comic Review: Seekers of the Weird

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What better way for Marvel and Disney to work together than making comics based around Disney Park attractions?

Book Review: The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy...

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The Ear, The Eye and The Arm combines traditional African culture with science fiction technology

The Audio File: Feast of Fiction

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Can you eat an audio file? Maybe. But you'll want to have some nibbles on hand when you sit down to read about these gustatory delights.

Book Review: Flatland by Edwin A. Abbot

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Flatland - characters are two dimensional.

Book Review: Hover Car Racer by Mathew Reilly

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Greek myth and a quirky treatment of French characters informs this Formula 1 plus Hogworts novel.

Book Review: Rip Tide by Kat Falls

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Life in a western under the sea

Book Review: Dark Life by Kat Falls

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A novel about deep sea living isn't the deepest, but then it's a Western too....

The Audio File: Christmas Special

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It's Christmas in July - in January!

The Inspiration Gap

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Where will our children find their inspiration?

The Audio File: Camp Myth, Phoenix Watching by Chris Lewis Carter

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There are some exciting things going on in the world of Podcasting.

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow & Bone a Twilight/Potter mashup in an analog of 18th century Russia

The Audio File: The Moonlit Road

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A special Halloween-themed edition of The Audio File

A Decade of Demigods: Percy Jackson’s 10th Anniversary

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Happy Tenth Anniversary to all Percy Jackson fans!

The Audio File: Military Science Fiction

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A selection of audio Military Science Fiction, from the classic to the new

Book Review: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

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Shades of Earth, the final book in the Across the Universe series is a mixed bag.

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

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A review of the audiobook of the second novel in the Across the Universe series.

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

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In a YA market saturated by dystopias and supernatural romance, one novel dares to be something different.

The Audio File: Superheroes

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Sam takes a tour of free audio fiction on the web.