2015 Audie Award Nominee!
The entire book in audio format, with award-winning narrators (including Janis) and a brand new story by author Michael Swanwick.
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Three "best" & seventeen honorable mentions (including Janis' story!) in Year's Best SF 2004, ed. by Gardner Dozois.
"This dazzling, highly original anthology, ignited by the meeting of songwriter Ian and a host of SF writers affected by her music at the 2001 Worldcon, showcases 30 mostly superior stories, each based on one of her songs. Some contributors take Ian at her word that science fiction is 'the jazz of prose,' responding to many of society's sharpest wounds with bittersweet improvisatory descants, like Terry Bisson in 'Come Dance with Me,' David Gerrold in 'Riding Janis' and Orson Scott Card in 'Inventing Lovers on the Phone,' tales that probe the angst of adolescence… The entire anthology seems to vibrate with the death throes of one world passing away, while far stranger ones struggle to be born. Their commonality, Ian tells us in her introduction, is that 'They have heart. They have life. They have truth.' No artist - nor any reader - could ask for more." - Publisher's Weekly
20 hours and 39 minutes of listening joy.
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Complete list of writers: Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Susan Casper, Diane Duane, David Gerrold, Joe Haldeman, Janis Ian, Kay Kenyon, Nancy Kress, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Barry Malzberg, Susan Matthews, Mike Resnick, Kris Rusch, Robert Sawyer, Robert Sheckley, Dean Wesley Smith, Judith Tarr, Harry Turtledove, John Varley, Howard Waldrop, Tad Williams, Jane Yolen