Here is a story that goes beyond space and time. Isaac Asimov takes on a journey that explores the ultimate fate of the universe, along with the question, what will become of the human race? So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes, and enter the infinite universe of your imagination.
"Good story, but a disappointing purchase"
Experience first-hand the dramatic ebb and flow of emotion as classic literature is transformed into the world of your imagination like never before. In To Build a Fire, the listener journeys alongside a hungry man and his loyal dog through the vast, bleak tundra of Alaska's Yukon Trail...a landscape so cold, time itself appears to have frozen in place.
A boating accident leaves famed hunter Sanger Rainsford of New York City alone, exhausted, and washed ashore a remote island with a dark reputation. In search of food and shelter, Rainsford happens upon the expansive chateau of the mysterious General Zaroff, and soon finds himself a player in the most dangerous game he has ever encountered.
"Great bedtime story"
A spaceship crew from an advanced alien civilization notices that Earth faces imminent destruction as its sun begins to explode. With time rapidly ticking down, the crew desperately searches a now-desolate planet for any possible human survivors.
"Leaves one wanting more, in a good way!"
With inhuman solemnity, the voice of the necromancer went on in a priest-like chant until the last echoes died out in hollow, sepulchral vibrations. Then the colored vapors cleared away. But the pale unearthly glow still filled the changer, and between Malygris and the door where hung the unicorn's head there stood the apparition of Nylissa!
"What Know Ye of Malygris?"
"It all began with my month's layoff between galactic service assignments. I reached Marsport for the ususla three-day stopover. Before landing, I received a spacegram from my wife, Hilda, saying she would stay and wait for me on Earth. So I called Flora and set a date. As I stepped out of the Video Booth, the first whiff of catastrophe nudged itself up to me. Rog Crinton said, 'Red Emergency Alert - come with me. Jack Hawk is dead. The galactic drug menace and his killer is on his way here.'"
"What a ripoff!"
A story from the acclaimed tales of "Hyperborea": A grotesque, deadly black form undulated toward them. Closer and closer it came, almost toying with the frightened, fleeing men who sought treasure in the long-deserted Hyperborean capital....
"The Birth of Tsathoggua"
There has always been a looming question in the mind of man. Will the human race become extinct one day? This is a story of Galos Gann, the last great scientist on Earth, who attempts to save humanity from oblivion. So take a journey into the outer twilight of your mind. Turn off the light, sit back and relax, close your eyes and enter the infinite universe of your imagination.
"The Last Man on Earth"
On the wall before him, in the dimness of the room, a great circular screen glowed opaquely, awaiting his touch: a doorway into time and space, a doorway to beauty and deadly peril and everything that made livable for him a life that had, perhaps, gone on too long. The shadows leaped backward into three-dimensional vividness that wavered for a moment and then sharpened into focus upon a desert landscape under a vivid crimson sky.
"A True Classic"
Curiosity stirred as they inched forward. Then sharp wonder took over. They stood at the edge of a perfectly circular clear space in the hushed green glade. In the center of the sun-lit circle lay a low square dais of dazzling crystal. On the dais stood a low copper couch with strangely carved sides. And on the couch, wrapped in a robe of golden cloth, ornamented with black figures, lay the motionless figure of a man. They stood wide-eyed in fearful awe.
Journey 3,000 years into the future, where Tyrell has lived 20 centuries and is now worshipped as a god. He and Herina, his love, were born immortal and have lived together for 300 years. Each century that passes, Tyrell must undergo a mental birthing cycle that washes away most of his memories. And each time, Herina fears he will forget her. Her fears soon turn to other matters, however, after Tyrell begins exhibiting changes no one could have expected!
"Classic Religious Science Fiction"