Thursday, October 27, 2005

Looking for some Native American Science Fiction?

I just discovered a Science Fiction story written by a Native American author, and I am anxious to read/hear his story. I am a huge science fiction fan and I've also discovered "podio books" in the last 6 months. What's a "podiobook" you ask? Well, for starters a podiobook is similar to an "audiobook" or 'Book on tape" in that it's a reading of a book that you listen to. Podiobooks are a new form of audiobooks in that they leverage the new "podcasting" craze that downloads and delivers audio content to your MP3 player (or iPod...). With an Audiobook you get the whole book on one CD or at one time in one or more computer files. This format means that you can listen to the whole book in one sitting, or at your own pace. Podiobooks, on the onther hand, are set up to send you one chapter each week, so that you space out the book over a longer period. The latest iTunes software now helps you manage your podcast subscriptions. There are also several other Podcast management tools, including ipodder . The good news is that many of the Podiobooks are free, although the authors are asking for a donation if you like the books. I've become addicted to Podiobooks on my weekly 6 hour commute from the Sierra foothills to Sunnyvale, where I work. For NPR fans, it's interesting to note that NPR is now publishing many of the NPR programs for download via Podcast.

If all of this "Podio" stuff sounds too intimidating, you can also download and checkout the written copy of J. Scott Garibay book at By way, notice that J. Scott is distributing this books using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 license.

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