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  • Orbital Decay | Allen Steele

    Orbital Decay

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
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    The award-winning, bestselling author's first novel. The beamjacks work in zero-gravity constructing satellites in the vacuum of deepest space. And they're not going to let the military control them anymore.

  • Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration | Allen Steele

    Coyote: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
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    The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

    Michael says: "It gets better"
  • Rip-Off! | John Scalzi,Jack Campbell,Mike Resnick,Allen Steele,Lavie Tidhar,Nancy Kress,Gardner Dozois (editor)

    Rip-Off!

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
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    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    Julie W. Capell says: "When is a rip-off not a rip-off?"
  • Coyote Frontier: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration | Allen Steele

    Coyote Frontier: A Novel of Interstellar Exploration

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
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    The revolution that won Coyote's independence from Earth is 20 years past. Coyote's aging computers, aircraft, and medical equipment are badly in need of replacement. And the colony's survival is in question. Now the colony's hard-won independence depends on the descendants of Coyote's original settlers-versus help from Earth that may be more of a detriment than a boon.

    Dennis says: "Great 4th Book!"
  • Coyote Rising: A Novel of Interstellar Revolution | Allen Steele

    Coyote Rising: A Novel of Interstellar Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Hugo Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Coyote returns to the setting of his grand novel of interstellar exploration with the continuing epic of Earth's first space colonists - and a tale of revolution against a repressive government to reclaim their world in the name of freedom...

    Michael says: "Great, Great Stuff"
  • Arkwright | Allen Steele

    Arkwright

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the vein of classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, Nathan Arkwright is a seminal author of the 20th century. At the end of his life he becomes reclusive and cantankerous, refusing to appear before or interact with his legion of fans. Little does anyone know, Nathan is putting into motion his true timeless legacy. Convinced that humanity cannot survive on Earth, his Arkwright Foundation dedicates itself to creating a colony on an earthlike planet several light-years distant.

    Amazon Customer says: "Simplistic storyline with way too much melodrama"
  • Hex | Allen Steele

    Hex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Tracy Sallows, Allen Steele
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    The two-time Hugo Award-winner expands the universe of his Coyote saga. The danui, a reclusive arachnid species considered the galaxy's finest engineers, have avoided contact with the Coyote Federation. Until, that is, the danui initiate trade negotiations, offering only information: the coordinates for an unoccupied world suitable for human life - a massive sphere, composed of billions of hexagons.

    Zack says: "An awe inspiring saga."
  • V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History | Allen Steele

    V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
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    Three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII? It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket - called Silbervogel - begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt.

    robertjm says: "Not overly over the top, beliveable Alt. History"
  • The Days Between | Allen M. Steele

    The Days Between

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Allen M. Steele
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere
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    Three months after leaving Earth, the URSS Alabama had just achieved cruise velocity when the accident occurred: Leslie Gillis woke up. His first lucid thought was, Thank God, I made it. His next thought was, Something's wrong. Everyone was still asleep. Everyone except himself.

    Lady Pamela says: "Alone"
  • Spindrift | Allen Steele

    Spindrift

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
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    June 1, 2288 - Europe's first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to investigate an unidentified object, code-named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. An object that may be alien in origin. The Galileo disappears soon after...February 1, 2344 - The Galileo's shuttle returns to Earth carrying three surviving expedition members, who still appear to be the same age they were when they departed. They report that they have, indeed, made contact with an extraterrestrial race.

    Peter says: "Awful reader"
  • Coyote Destiny: A Novel of Interstellar Civilization | Allen Steele

    Coyote Destiny: A Novel of Interstellar Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
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    The arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news - both good and bad.The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive - and somewhere on Coyote.

    Dennis says: "OK I'm Converted!"
  • Galaxy Blues | Allen Steele

    Galaxy Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
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    Expelled from the Union Astronautica space fleet and facing charges of grand theft, Jules Truffant agrees to sign up as shuttle pilot aboard the freighter Pride of Cucamonga in exchange for amnesty. After botching Pride's mission to RhoCorenae and upsetting an alien culture in the process, Jules must take part in a voyage across the galaxy to place a probe squarely in the path of a black hole as it plows through an inhabited star system.

    Lady Pamela says: "Yep!"
  • Timeless Time Travel Tales | John Barnes,Nancy Kress,Ian R. MacLeod,Tom Purdom,Robert Silverberg,Allen M. Steele,Michael Swanwick

    Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
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    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    Gary says: "Enjoyable, fun, entertaining set of stories"
  • We Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories | Larry Niven,Howard Waldrop,Harry Turtledove,Gregory Benford,Mike Resnick,Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Allen Steele,Edited by Martin Greenberg

    We Could Do Worse: A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
    • Narrated By Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
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    What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

    Gary says: "Mediocre"
  • Coyote Horizon: A Novel of Interstellar Discovery | Allen Steele

    Coyote Horizon: A Novel of Interstellar Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The planet of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind, but it has also become the principal point of contact with the hjadd, the alien race encountered by a European starship many years earlier. Although the hjadd have built an embassy near the original colony, they remain a mystery.

    Holly Helscher says: "A Disappointing Fourth in the Coyote Series"
  • Apollo's Outcasts | Allen Steele

    Apollo's Outcasts

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Ramon DeOcampo
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    Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey’s father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d’etat that has occurred overnight in the United States. Moreover, one of the other five refugees is more than she appears. Their destination is the mining colony, Apollo. Jamey will have to learn a whole new way to live, one that entails walking for the first time in his life.

    Bulldog Engineer says: "Simply Wonderful"
  • ...Where Angels Fear to Tread | Allen Steele

    ...Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allen Steele
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    When two chrononauts from the 24th century travel back in time, they inadvertently disrupt the ill-fated voyage of the Hindenburg, causing it to land successfully. Now, lost in a parallel universe, their mistake will be felt by every single human being.

    Christopher says: "Still a master"
  • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6 | Greg Egan,Nancy Kress,Ian R. MacLeod,Robert Reed,Alastair Reynolds,Allen M. Steele,Michael Swanwick

    The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Zero for Conduct," by Greg Egan, an Afghani teenager, living in a near-future Iran with her exiled grandfather, makes a game-changing superconductor discovery. A young girl struggles to survive on a planet, with a stringent class structure, where Doors are used to go off-world in "Exile, Interrupted," by C. W. Johnson.

  • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 | Damien Broderick,Yoon Ha Lee,Ian R MacLeod,Sean McMullen,Allen M Steele,Robert Reed,Peter Watts

    The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Damien Broderick, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian R MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated By Tom Dheere, Nicola Barber, Kate Baker, and others
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    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of the genre as narrated by top voice talents. Stories in this year's collection include "Under the Moons of Venus" by Damien Broderick; "The Shipmaker," winner of the 2011 British Science Ficiton Association Award for short fiction, by Aliette de Bodard; Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" by Yoon Ha Lee, "Re-Crossing the Styx" by Ian R. MacLeod; "Eight Miles" by Sean McMullen; and more.

    Linda B says: "Better than usual anthology"
  • The Death of Captain Future | Allen Steele

    The Death of Captain Future

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allen Steele
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    Union laborer Rohr Furland begrudgingly takes a job on a space freighter piloted by Captain Future, an immature and slightly crazed captain with an obsession for early 20th-century science-fiction novels. When they receive a distress call from a nearby space station, Furland and the first officer blend the dangers of reality into the captain's fantasy world.

    Mitch says: "Melodramatic Fun"
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