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    • Coyote

    • A Novel of Interstellar Exploration
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 777
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5th, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked - by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of The United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents and their families. These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It gets better

    • By Michael on 05-13-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 799
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 723
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 728

    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not just for sci-fi fans

    • By carmen on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Arkwright

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    In the vein of classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, Nathan Arkwright is a seminal author of the 20th century. At the end of his life he becomes reclusive and cantankerous, refusing to appear before or interact with his legion of fans. Little does anyone know, Nathan is putting into motion his true timeless legacy. Convinced that humanity cannot survive on Earth, his Arkwright Foundation dedicates itself to creating a colony on an earthlike planet several light-years distant.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Simplistic storyline with way too much melodrama

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Orbital Decay

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The award-winning, bestselling author's first novel. The beamjacks work in zero-gravity constructing satellites in the vacuum of deepest space. And they're not going to let the military control them anymore.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By Don on 12-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Coyote Rising

    • A Novel of Interstellar Revolution
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 263

    The Hugo Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Coyote returns to the setting of his grand novel of interstellar exploration with the continuing epic of Earth's first space colonists - and a tale of revolution against a repressive government to reclaim their world in the name of freedom...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great sequel, though a very different book

    • By spacecasecake on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Coyote Frontier

    • A Novel of Interstellar Exploration
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 248

    The revolution that won Coyote's independence from Earth is 20 years past. Coyote's aging computers, aircraft, and medical equipment are badly in need of replacement. And the colony's survival is in question. Now the colony's hard-won independence depends on the descendants of Coyote's original settlers-versus help from Earth that may be more of a detriment than a boon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great 4th Book!

    • By Dennis on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • We Could Do Worse

    • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
    • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre

    • By Gary on 02-13-08

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Spindrift

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    June 1, 2288 - Europe's first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to investigate an unidentified object, code-named Spindrift, which is traveling outside our solar system. An object that may be alien in origin. The Galileo disappears soon after...February 1, 2344 - The Galileo's shuttle returns to Earth carrying three surviving expedition members, who still appear to be the same age they were when they departed. They report that they have, indeed, made contact with an extraterrestrial race.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful reader

    • By Peter on 06-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • By: John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Positively awful collection of stories

    • By M. Williams on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $25.89

    • V-S Day

    • A Novel of Alternate History
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII? It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket - called Silbervogel - begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The race to space

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 07-18-14
    • A Novel of Alternate History
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 02-04-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3

    • By: Damien Broderick, Yoon Ha Lee, Ian R MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nicola Barber, Kate Baker, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of the genre as narrated by top voice talents. Stories in this year's collection include "Under the Moons of Venus" by Damien Broderick; "The Shipmaker," winner of the 2011 British Science Ficiton Association Award for short fiction, by Aliette de Bodard; Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" by Yoon Ha Lee, "Re-Crossing the Styx" by Ian R. MacLeod; "Eight Miles" by Sean McMullen; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories, narrators, Bad production

    • By Howard on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Hex

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Tracy Sallows, Allen Steele (introduction)
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    The two-time Hugo Award-winner expands the universe of his Coyote saga. The danui, a reclusive arachnid species considered the galaxy's finest engineers, have avoided contact with the Coyote Federation. Until, that is, the danui initiate trade negotiations, offering only information: the coordinates for an unoccupied world suitable for human life - a massive sphere, composed of billions of hexagons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed

    • By miki on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Coyote Horizon

    • A Novel of Interstellar Discovery
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    The planet of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind, but it has also become the principal point of contact with the hjadd, the alien race encountered by a European starship many years earlier. Although the hjadd have built an embassy near the original colony, they remain a mystery.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointing Fourth in the Coyote Series

    • By Holly Helscher on 05-04-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7

    • By: Wil McCarthy, An Owomoyela, Suzanne Palmer, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Wil McCarthy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Short novels are movie-length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection, nearly 16 hours long, presents the best-of-the-best science fiction novellas published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible sounding, Meh stories

    • By craftuser on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Days Between

    • By: Allen M. Steele
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Three months after leaving Earth, the URSS Alabama had just achieved cruise velocity when the accident occurred: Leslie Gillis woke up. His first lucid thought was, Thank God, I made it. His next thought was, Something's wrong. Everyone was still asleep. Everyone except himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alone

    • By Lady Pamela on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $7.69

    • Galaxy Blues

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Expelled from the Union Astronautica space fleet and facing charges of grand theft, Jules Truffant agrees to sign up as shuttle pilot aboard the freighter Pride of Cucamonga in exchange for amnesty. After botching Pride's mission to RhoCorenae and upsetting an alien culture in the process, Jules must take part in a voyage across the galaxy to place a probe squarely in the path of a black hole as it plows through an inhabited star system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yep!

    • By Lady Pamela on 04-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Coyote Destiny

    • A Novel of Interstellar Civilization
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    The arrival of a ship from Earth after their long isolation from their home world leaves the inhabitants of Coyote both hopeful and wary. The lone passenger brings news - both good and bad.The good news is that there was a survivor of the long-ago explosion of the Robert E. Lee and he is living still on Earth, in the ruined city called Boston. The bad news is that the person responsible for that act of terrorism is also still alive - and somewhere on Coyote.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OK I'm Converted!

    • By Dennis on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6

    • By: Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    This is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Zero for Conduct," by Greg Egan, an Afghani teenager, living in a near-future Iran with her exiled grandfather, makes a game-changing superconductor discovery. A young girl struggles to survive on a planet, with a stringent class structure, where Doors are used to go off-world in "Exile, Interrupted," by C. W. Johnson.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Apollo's Outcasts

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Jamey Barlowe has been crippled since childhood, the result of being born on the Moon. He lives his life in a wheelchair, only truly free when he is in the water. But then Jamey’s father sends him, along with five other kids, back to the Moon to escape a political coup d’etat that has occurred overnight in the United States. Moreover, one of the other five refugees is more than she appears. Their destination is the mining colony, Apollo. Jamey will have to learn a whole new way to live, one that entails walking for the first time in his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Wonderful

    • By Bulldog Engineer on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Avengers of the Moon

    • A Captain Future Novel
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Times!

    • By Daniel Cascaddan on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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