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    • Invasive Procedures

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    George Galen is a brilliant scientist, a pioneer in gene therapy. But Galen is dangerously insane. He has created a method to alter human DNA, not just to heal diseases, but also to "improve" people - make them stronger, make them able to heal more quickly...and make them compliant to his will.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I should have read the reviews

    • By Carl on 06-17-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Posing as People

    • Three Stories, Three Plays
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Scott Brick, Aaron Johnston, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Science fiction is rare in theatrical form, but with Posing As People, three unforgettable sci-fi stories by Orson Scott Card are adapted into powerful stage plays by three different writers.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Different Kinds of Dead, and Other Tales

    • By: Ed Gorman
    • Narrated by: Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Arte Johnson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This collection of short stories displays Ed Gorman's talents as a masterful storyteller across a range of genres.

    A mysterious and beautiful girl who teaches arrogant young men about true love, a lonely traveling salesman who learns that his passenger is Death, children who can absorb the psychic pain of their parents, a desperately pursued serial killer who hides his face under gauze in a hospital room, and a woman who loves the alien infant nobody else wants - these stories and 10 others make up this collection by award-winning author Ed Gorman. Here are stories that led him to be called "one of the best" by Dean Koontz and "one of the most original writers in crime fiction today" by Kirkus Reviews. Here, you'll find the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award.

    Included in Different Kinds of Dead, and Other Tales are "Different Kinds of Dead", "Deathman", "A Girl Like You", "Loverboy", "Muse", "Riff", "The Brasher Girl", "Survival", "Masque", "Second Most Popular", and others.

    This collection reveals the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction Award. His protagonists, gritty and gruff, are strangely likable, and his writing, according to Mystery News, is "powerful, disturbing, [and] often poetic".

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Earth Unaware

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,565
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,577

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The beginning- or a plot filler

    • By Don Gilbert on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Swarm

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Vikas Adam, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,699

    The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the solar system's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely happy

    • By Katy Troe on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Earth Awakens

    • The First Formic War, Book 3
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,026

    Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel Ender’s Game, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both asteroid belts; a few stations; a corporate settlement on Luna. No one had seen any sign of other space-faring races; everyone expected that First Contact, if it came, would happen in the future, in the empty reaches between the stars. Then a young navigator on a distant mining ship saw something moving too fast, heading directly for our sun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sets the Stage for Ender's Game

    • By Chuck on 06-23-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Earth Afire

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,304

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is why I enjoy Orson Scott Card's work

    • By SAMA on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $31.49