Queen of Candesce in audiobook form
The second Virga book is out in audio format.
As previously mentioned, Sun of Suns is out in audiobook format; you can get it at audible.com and also download it directly into your iPhone or iPod Touch from iTunes (i think). But, as promised, the other Virga books are following quickly, and now Queen of Candesce is out!
Pirate Sun should follow in short order. Since each of these books clocks in at about 10 hours in length, they should provide plenty of jogging, exercise-biking, or commuting time.
I'm finding it really interesting listening to these books. I've started with Sun of Suns, and thought initially that it would be really weird and, well, narcissistic if I did more than listen to the first chapter. But the thing is, though I know what's happening and what's to come, and often wince at what I actually wrote down, the experience of hearing the story told by someone else actually changes it. For the very first time since I started writing, I'm having the (partial) experience of encountering my own work as a reader.
There's a certain melancholy to being a writer, in that sense: you write the books you want to read, but once they're done you can't read them. But, while the experience of encountering the books through the readers isn't completely fresh, it's different enough to greatly reduce that sense of melancholy. And I never expected that.