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    • Final Duty: The Speculative Fiction Anthology

    • By: Kyle Pratt
    • Narrated by: Michael Braun, Erin Mallon
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Twenty years after the death of her father during the Battle of Altair, Lieutenant Amy Palmer returns to the system as an officer aboard the reconnaissance ship Mirage. Almost immediately disaster strikes and Amy, along with the crew of the Mirage, must face the possibility of performing their final duties. "Final Duty" is a novella set in the same universe as the other two stories in this anthology.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Gravity Wells

    • Speculative Fiction Stories
    • By: James Alan Gardner
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Marisol Ramirez
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Award-winning author James Alan Gardner evokes a sense of wonder that is synonymous with great speculative fiction. Now, in his first short-story collection, he brings together the numerous tales that have made his reputation, ranging from the everyday experience to the cosmic, from peanut butter sandwiches to space drives. There are stories of wonder, imagination, humanity, and the unknown and tales that remind us of the importance of possibility.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In the Shadow of the Towers

    • Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World
    • By: Douglas Lain
    • Narrated by: Molly Elston, Matthew Boston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Shadow of the Towers compiles nearly 20 works of speculative fiction responding to and inspired by the events of 9/11, from writers seeking to confront, rebuild, and carry on, even in the face of overwhelming emotion.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mindscapes

    • Ten Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories
    • By: Victor D. Lopez
    • Narrated by: Dale M. Wilcox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    In very broad outline, the 10 stories involve the following themes: If necessity is the mother of invention, could humanity use present technology to find a way to propagate its seed when faced with the certainty of an extinction-level event in less than two years' time? What really caused the catastrophic failure after the first full-scale test of the Large Hadron Collider?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science fiction that will make you think

    • By Profdl on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Joy to the Worlds

    • Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays
    • By: Maia Chance, Janine A. Southard, Raven Oak, and others
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    What do you get when you mix mystery and speculative fiction, then toss in the holidays for good measure? A mobster Santa, genetic hanky-panky, Victorian villages, time-travelling detectives, Krampus, eerie bell spirits, and more-this collection of short cross-genre fiction is the perfect counterpoint to traditional holiday stories!

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Spurious Transmissions

    • Six Diverse Tales of Short Speculative Fiction
    • By: Mitchell Christian
    • Narrated by: Eden Malyn
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Colonists struggle against natural forces for permanent habitation on a new world. Prejudice and discrimination force a society of savants into strife. His civilization's complacency fuels a young alien's restlessness. The first android and his creator forge a new path for humanity. A Paleolithic family searches for a lasting legacy. In the Victorian era, a common man encounters an uncommon foe.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A People's Future of the United States

    • Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
    • By: Victor LaValle - editor, John Joseph Adams - editor
    • Narrated by: Various
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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    A glittering landscape of 25 speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision new futures for America - from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Diverse Exploration of Reality

    • By SDS on 05-27-19

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Starward Tales, Volume 1

    • An Anthology of Speculative Legends
    • By: CB Droege
    • Narrated by: CB Droege
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Starward Tales is a collection of short stories, poems, and visual art retelling legends, myths, and fairy tales as science fiction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Collection of Stories

    • By Eddie D. Moore on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Who Murdered Topsy?

    • By: Pete Geissler
    • Narrated by: Bill Murphy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Edison and George Westinghouse battled for years over which type of electricity would be the worldwide standard. The Current War incited Tom to electrocute a six-ton elephant named Topsy. It's 1904. Edison is on trial for Topsy's premeditated murder a year earlier. In an unusual legal maneuver, Westinghouse assumed the state's prerogative by retaining the prosecutor, Bourke Cockran, a wealthy Manhattan attorney, federal Congressman, and a mainstay in the Democratic Party.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Completionist

    • By: Siobhan Adcock
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    After months of disturbing behavior, Gardner Quinn has vanished. Her older sister Fredericka is desperate to find her, but Fred is also pregnant - miraculously so, in a near-future America struggling with infertility. So she entrusts the job to their brother, Carter. Carter, young but jaded, is in need of an assignment. Just home from war, his search for his sister is a welcome distraction from mysterious physical symptoms he can’t ignore...and his slightly-more-than recreational drinking. Carter’s efforts to find Gardner lead him into a dangerous underground.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • If the South Had Won the Civil War

    • By: MacKinlay Kantor, Harry Turtledove - introduction
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    MacKinlay Kantor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and master storyteller, shows us how the South could have won the Civil War, how two small shifts in history (as we know it) in the summer of 1863 could have turned the tide for the Confederacy. What would have happened: to the Union, to Abraham Lincoln, to the people of the North and South, to the world?   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome that this book is now in audio format.

    • By brian on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Alienated

    • By: Milo James Fowler
    • Narrated by: Craig Waletzko
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alienated collects five dark speculative fiction stories: In "Insight", a sculptor is able to see beyond our reality, but can she control her insatiable desires? In "In His Eyes", on a farm in the distant future, an unwelcome visitor appears in the middle of a thunderstorm. Speech is the first sign of rebellion in a hive of highly evolved telepaths in "Reverie". In "Mo's", the only racism that exists in this alternate history is between humans and Greys. And a man is stalked by his horrifying double, and in the end, only one of them can survive in "Doppelgänger Mine".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing stories expertly delivered!

    • By Sam Abbot on 05-11-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Afterlives

    • A Novel
    • By: Thomas Pierce
    • Narrated by: Thomas Pierce, Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age 30. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what - if anything - awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't get it

    • By R. on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Eye of the Heron

    • By: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In Victoria on a former prison colony, two exiled groups - the farmers of Shantih and the city dwellers - live in apparent harmony. All is not as it seems, however. While the peace-loving farmers labor endlessly to provide food for the city, the city bosses rule the Shantih with an iron fist. When a group of farmers decide to form a new settlement further away, the bosses retaliate by threatening to crush the "rebellion". 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States

    • By: Jeffrey Lewis
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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    The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States is an exciting piece of "speculative fiction." The novel posits that there was a nuclear attack against the US on March 21, 2020 by North Korea, and that a national bipartisan commission was created to investigate what and how it happened. It's pretty scary stuff.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbingly plausible, What Ifs are always open.

    • By Amanda B. on 02-25-19

    Regular price: $17.49