A mad scientist. A murdered James Kirk. A universe collapsing onto itself! Featuring a dramatic reading by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, and enhanced with sound effects and an original score!
"No Kirk… Time travel… George is hard to listen to"
Jugglers, flying horses, and the threat of war - here is the untold story of James T. Kirk's first mission as the commander of the Enterprise! Featuring a dramatic reading by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, and enhanced with sound effects and an original score.
"Abridged :( :( :("
Princess Leia is dealt a crushing blow when her three children, Anakin and the twins Jaina and Jacen, are kidnapped. Leia's advisers counsel her to wait for a ransom note, but waiting is the hardest thing for a mother to do when her children are in danger. And worse than waiting is her discovery that she cannot sense her children through the Force.
"Doesn't do the book justice."
Book View Cafe celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life's hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark.
To save Earth from destruction Kirk's crew must rescue a part of the past! From the towering Star Trek motion picture...featuring a dramatic reading by Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, and enhanced with sound effects and the original Star Trek television series theme music.
"Uh... no. Sorry."
With the ship still recovering from sabotage even as new mechanical problems arise, J.D. Sauvage and the first contact crew prepare to meet the reclusive alien squidmoth. Though civilized worlds have shunned them both, human and alien hope to find friendship in each other. Now, as the first contact team explores the fibrous tunnels of the small planetoid that houses the alien, an awesome secret waits inside.
"Written like sci-fi cover for women's erotic book"
When the healer Snake was summoned, she traveled the blasted landscape with her three serpents. From the venom of two of them, she distilled her medicines. But most valued of all was the alien dreamsnake, whose bite could ease the fear and pain of death.
"Will there be more"
The starship Starfarer prepares for Earth’s first interstellar voyage. Its diverse faculty includes J.D. Sauvage, the alien contact specialist and a large cast of interstellar experts.
In 17th-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition, yet the Sun King's appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality, a rare, perhaps mythical, sea monster.
"Compelling historical romantic fantasy"
The death of her cherished friend and guide Nemo, the alien squidmoth, came as a crushing blow to J.D. Sauvage. But J.D. and the first contact crew of the Earth ship Starfarer hope that the enigmatic being's legacy - the starship Nautilus - will lead them closer to communion with alien intelligence. Awaiting them on their journey are the representatives of the Four Worlds and one last chance to join interstellar Civilization, from which Earth has long been barred.
The starship Starfarer is poised for our first voyage to another star system. The Alien Contact Team - physicist Victoria Fraser MacKenzie, geneticist Stephen Thomas Gregory, geographer Satoshi Lono, and alien contact specialist J.D. Sauvage - and the rest of the faculty and staff prepare for humanity's most ambitious exploratory expedition. But the world has changed. A new regime orders the vessel to be abandoned. It will be turned into an instrument of war. What do the Starfarers do? They do what any red-blooded Alien Contact Team would do. They steal the starship.
"Relations 4 – Technology 1"
In a post-apocalyptic world, the young healer Snake ventures into unknown lands during her proving year. Her genetically engineered rattlesnake and cobra provide vaccines and medicines, while the rare alien dreamsnake eases pain and suffering. Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand won SFWA's Nebula Award. It is the first chapter of Dreamsnake, which won the Nebula, the Hugo, the Locus, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
Twelve-year-old Barbary is emigrating from Earth to Einstein, an orbital space station. Researchers and diplomats on board the station are preparing to meet the first alien spacecraft to visit the solar system. Barbary wants to stay with her new sister, Heather, and Heather's father Yoshi. But Barbary is keeping a secret, and if her secret is discovered, she could be sent back to Earth.
From the ocean's emerald depths, where whales and adapting humans live in harmony ... to the rigors of inter-dimensional travel, the universe is order and laws; the universe is hierarchies, evolution, and space...Now a young pilot with a new bionic heart, a man from a plague-ravaged world, and a beautiful diver from the sea are about to discover that their destinies - and their souls - are entwined.
In which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hires Mr Sherlock Holmes to investigate crop circles, and Dr Watson demonstrates to Mr Holmes the usefulness of astronomy.
"Excellent short story"
The time is the distant future. Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by terrible storms during which its only city, Center, constructed around a natural cave system, is sealed from the outside. Mischa, a young thief whose capabilities are enhanced by hereditary mutation, is trying to escape with her drug addicted brother from the dominance of her uncle. When a starship arrives, commanded by the twin alien pseudo-sibs, Subone & Subtwo, Mischa seizes her chance.
Two linked stories by Vonda N. McIntyre: “Wings” and “The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn.” Alien people abandon their dying planet in a generation ship, but a few are left behind.“Wings” was nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards.
"Somehow incomplete, maybe it's just the poor readi"
Kylis believes she can protect herself, but when the commander of the prison Screwtop threatens her lovers, she understands her own vulnerability. Jannine loves the accomplishment she feels in her Virtual Reality job...yet she fears doing it too well, and attracting the attention of her superiors. Lais, the freak, flees from comfort and rewards, knowing too much about herself.
Der Hof des Sonnenkönigs ist in Aufruhr: Eine Expedition hat eines jener legendären "Seemonster" gefangen, die die Meere bevölkern. Die junge Marie wird mit der Pflege der geheimnisvollen Kreatur beauftragt, die sie bald lieb gewinnt. Doch Ludwig IVX. hat finstere Pläne. Soll Marie ihrem König gehorchen? Oder folgt sie ihrem Gewissen und bringt sich in tödliche Gefahr?