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Carbide Tipped Pens Audiobook

Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction

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Seventeen hard science fiction tales by today's top authors

Hard science fiction is the literature of change, rigorously examining the impact - both beneficial and dangerous - of science and technology on humanity, the future, and the cosmos. As science advances, expanding our knowledge of the universe, astounding new frontiers in storytelling open up as well.

In Carbide Tipped Pens,over a dozen of today's most creative imaginations explore these frontiers, carrying on the grand tradition of such legendary masters as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and John W. Campbell, while bringing hard science fiction into the 21st century by extrapolating from the latest scientific developments and discoveries. Ranging from ancient China to the outer reaches of the solar system, this outstanding collection of original stories, written by an international roster of authors, finds wonder, terror, and gripping human drama in topics as diverse as space exploration, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, climate change, alternate history, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, interplanetary war, and even the future of baseball.

From tattoos that treat allergies to hazardous missions to Mars and beyond, from the end of the world to the farthest limits of human invention, Carbide Tipped Pens turns startling new ideas into state-of-the-art science fiction.

This collection includes stories by Ben Bova, Gregory Benford, Robert Reed, Aliette de Bodard, Jack McDevitt, Howard Hendrix, Daniel H. Wilson, and many others!

©2014 Ben Bova and Eric Choi (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Lisa Davidson Hawaii 04-15-16
    Lisa Davidson Hawaii 04-15-16 Member Since 2016

    Lisa Davidson is a poet, author, and devoted bibliophile (myopic from age four). Listening to audiobooks is pure bliss. Thank you, Audible!

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    I love SF based on true scientific facts, questions, and puzzles that jumps into "what if" territory. Some call it hard SF, but this can be misleading as the category comprises some of the most speculative and moving stories ever. This anthology was a surprising collection of all new material (I usually avoid anthologies because I've read everything before). Personally I prefer the mesmerizing quality of a single narrator, but these readers blended well and didn't distract. Will read again--my highest praise.

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    Carl 04-30-16
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    "Superfluous Words "

    Quite a few stories failed to seem plausible - just jargon, no substance. Maybe this is a danger of hard fiction.
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    Robert 03-11-16
    Robert 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Good Book From Audible."

    I enjoyed most of the stories on this book. I am also becoming a fan of the narator, having heard him in another anthology.

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    Kat United States 01-29-15
    Kat United States 01-29-15
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    "A Trip Inside The Imagination"
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    What could be better than a variety of Sci-FY stories told and narrated by several talented and outstanding voices the industry has to offer? Getting them all together for several hours of ear candy listening delight! Several hard science fiction tales are told by narrators that are true storytellers that weave you thru different worlds of imagination, heart pounding action, suspense; you name it, it’s all here. Start a journey through the outer reaches of space, and past the boundaries of the imagination. This is an excellent listen that won’t disappoint!

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