Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian
Author(s): Janis Ian, Mike Resnick
Awards:Multi-Voiced Performance-Finalist-Audies
CD - unabridged
Audio (60 discs)
Product Number: BN5790
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480597327
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"STARS was compiled and edited by Mike Resnick and Janis Ian and includes stories by Nebula winners and science fiction greats such as Joe Haldeman, Jane Yolen, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, and more. It also includes Ian's first original story, ""Prayerville."" As Janis herself says, ""The stories have heart. They have life. They have truth. They move me. As an artist, I can ask for nothing more."" Janis Ian began her career as a singer-songwriter in the 1960s with ""Society's Child."" In 1975, she won her first Grammy Award for the self-penned song, ""At Seventeen."" Since then she has had #1 hits all over the world, sold more than 10 million albums, and had her songs recorded by such diverse artists as Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, and John Mellencamp. She shows no signs of slowing down, recently beginning yet another career as an audio book narrator (which earned her a ninth nomination and second Grammy in 2013 for Society's Child: My Autobiography). Among her current projects are The Tiny Mouse, her first children's book; a series of master classes with the Stella Adler School; tours of Europe, the United Kingdom, and Japan, a young adult novel, and a series of new recordings."

Professional reviews

"Ten performers read the 30 short stories in this science fiction anthology. The stories, written by big names in sci-fi, take their themes from songwriter Janis IanÕs music. A few lines from the corresponding Ian song, sung by Ian herself, introduce each story. The narrators are paired perfectly with the stories. All are emotionally involved in these tales of outer space, the supernatural, and other sci-fi topics. Accents, emotions, intonation, and tension hold the listenerÕs attention. Alien words are interspersed smoothly with standard English. This anthology takes the listener to new worlds and old and is perfect for hours of discovery. M.B.K. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"