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  • Cosmocopia

  • By: Paul Di Filippo
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Before his stroke and the onset of old age, Frank Lazorg was the king of the fantasy illustrators - with an ego to match. But he can paint no more. That is, until he starts taking a bizarre new drug that promises to restore his creative powers. Unfortunately, artistic reinvigoration comes with a steep price tag: addiction and madness. With his rage and jealousy unleashed and his grasp of reality severely compromised, Lazorg is led to commit an unspeakable act, and, in turn, is led... somewhere else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many-layered fairytale

  • By Mk on 05-28-15

Many-layered fairytale

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-15

Less headliney: agony and ecstasy as fairytale. Thanks very to the author.

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  • Incandescence

  • By: Greg Egan
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

The long-awaited new audiobook from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF. The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Incandescence – Science / fiction

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-06-14

A recent fave

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-15

What a great story! This narration carries the invented terminology nicely, minimizing the confusion I think I could have experienced.