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Galactic Center
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  • 1

    In the Ocean of Night: Galactic Center, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Maxwell Caulfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 2019. NASA astronaut Nigel Walmsley is sent on a mission to intercept a rogue asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Ordered to destroy it, he instead discovers that it is actually the shell of a derelict space probe - a wreck with just enough power to emit a single electronic signal….

    Michale says: "Very Different from "Hunger for the Infinite""
    Very Different from "Hunger for the Infinite"

    After listening to the novella by Gregory Benford, "Hunger for the Infinite," I was intrigued and ready for more of the same universe. This novel is v..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2012 by Michale (Baltimore, MD, United States)
  • 2

    Across the Sea of Suns: Galactic Center, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Maxwell Caulfield, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 2076: Lancer, Earth’s first starship, is on a mission to find interstellar civilizations. Although astronaut Nigel Walmsley’s experiences with alien encounters make him the expert, no one believes Nigel’s theory that machines are the dominant intelligent beings left in the galaxy and that their purpose is to annihilate all organic life. Then the explorers discover once-living planets where only machines remain – and ruined worlds where fugitive survivors must evade omnipresent and lethally advanced A.I. warships.

    Michale says: "The Story Picks Up Speed!"
    The Story Picks Up Speed!

    I wasn't wild about the first novel in this series but I had a feeling it was setting the stage for very exciting things. I'm so glad I hung in there!..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2012 by Michale (Baltimore, MD, United States)
  • 3

    Great Sky River: Galactic Center, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Tom Schiff, and others
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    Nearly 100,000 years after first contact with the machines that dominate the universe, only a few hundred humans survive. Trapped on Snowglade, a barren world near the center of the galaxy, Killeen and his child, Toby, of the Bishop Tribe, are primitive scavengers, homeless and hunted by the ruling “mechs”. Then suddenly, a strange cosmic entity – neither organic nor cybernetic or living matter – reaches out from a black hole to speak with Killeen.

    Michale says: "No More Nigel!"
    No More Nigel!

    This is the third novel in Gregory Benford's Galactic Center series. In book two, we left Nigel as he was rushing towards Galactic Center. We left War..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 07 2012 by Michale (Baltimore, MD, United States)
  • 4

    Tides of Light: Galactic Center, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein, and others
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    Onboard an ancient starship, Killeen and the Bishop tribe escape the mech-ruled world of Snowglade. Seeking refuge on a faraway planet, they discover vast wonders: an organic life-form as large as a world, a planet-coring cosmic string, a community of humans ruled by a brutal tyrant, and ultimately an alien race more awesome than any they have encountered. As they battle for survival against these myriad dangers, Killeen and his crew will gain an unforeseen ally - one that may determine humanity’s true destiny.

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  • 5

    Furious Gulf: Galactic Center, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Sephen Hoye, Harlan Ellison, Janis Ian, and others
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    Few writers have successful blended hard science and speculation with fully realized characters as Gregory Benford has in his critically acclaimed novels. Now he draws us into a vortex of mystery and danger at the heart of the galaxy in his dazzling epic drama, Furious Gulf.

    CHRIS D MILLET says: "Great performance, decent story"
    Great performance, decent story
    Reviewed on November 05 2012 by CHRIS D MILLET (State College, PA United States)
  • 6

    Sailing Bright Eternity: Galactic Center, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Maxwell Caulfield, Arthur Morey, Stephen Hoye, and others
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    Millennia of conflict between humans and mechs have driven the human race to near-extinction. Now, as the fierce AI mechs begin their final assault on mankind, it soon becomes apparent that three men – three generations in a family of voyagers – are their targets. Toby Bishop, his father, Killeen Bishop, and his grandfather, Nigel Walmsley, each carry a piece of the lethal secret that can destroy their enemies. But hunted through space and time by relentless assassins, they have no idea that they possess the only weapon that can save humanity.

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  • A Hunger for the Infinite: A Galactic Center Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    A Hunger for the Infinite, which first appeared in Robert Silverberg's Far Horizons anthology, is a novella that takes place in the universe of "The Galactic Center Saga", detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life. Here, the pilots had made it to True Center in order to destroy something, anything, important to the Mechs, but Paris had something else on his mind. A story of the Mantis, and the decline of humans beginning in 3600 AD.

    Michale says: "Haunting"
    Haunting

    I never thought I could be so creeped out by robots. The antagonists of this futuristic sci-fi novella are called "Mechs." They see humans as vermin,..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2012 by Michale (Baltimore, MD, United States)