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    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 751
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      4 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 683

    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

    • 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 760
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 466

    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

    • 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
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    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.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Arkwright

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    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

    • 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 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 241

    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

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, fun, entertaining set of stories

    • By Gary on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Hex

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Tracy Sallows, Allen Steele (introduction)
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Spindrift

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have been a novella

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-02-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Coyote Rising

    • A Novel of Interstellar Revolution
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Allen Steele
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, Great Stuff

    • By Michael on 05-20-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • We Could Do Worse

    • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
    • By: Edited by Martin Greenberg, Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • Orbital Decay

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • V-S Day

    • A Novel of Alternate History
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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 6 mins
    • Release date: 02-04-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    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 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • ...Where Angels Fear to Tread

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allen Steele
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    When two chrononauts from the 24th century travel back in time, they inadvertently disrupt the ill-fated voyage of the Hindenburg, causing it to land successfully. Now, lost in a parallel universe, their mistake will be felt by every single human being.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still a master

    • By Christopher J. Ward on 04-03-12

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Galaxy Blues

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • 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

    • 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 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • Avengers of the Moon

    • A Captain Future Novel
    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stealing Alabama

    • By: Allen Steele
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allen Steele (introduction)
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The second American Revolution has propelled the Southern-controlled United Republic of America into power, its oppressive laws enforced by the National Reform Program's re-education camps. The citizens are suffering from a militaristic tyranny and federal extortion at the expense of an ambitious space program designed to propagate the galaxy with model citizens of the Republic. A special bonus, author Allen Steele introduces this Hugo-nominated novella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read but is simply an extract from Coyote

    • By Bulldog Engineer on 06-26-11

    Regular price: $9.95

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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
    • Better than usual anthology

    • By Linda B on 08-13-12

    Regular price: $25.19

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