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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Greatest' is the word...

    • By dutch wolff on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-B

    • By: Ben Bova, Isaac Asimov, others
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Vivienne Leheny, Gabriel Sloyer, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AUDIO SPACE VACATION!

    • By Giavanna on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Exiled from Earth

    • The Exiles Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A powerful world government has scientists transported from an overpopulated earth to a satellite on the eve of their discovery of a method to modify the human embryo. 

    Regular price: $11.87

    • End of Exile

    • The Exiles Series, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Born and brought up on a spaceship that is slowly deteriorating, Linc discovers its secrets and the way to get the remaining occupants to their ultimate destination. 

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Flight of Exiles

    • The Exiles Series, Book 2
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A group of scientists and other space travelers face life-or-death decisions after their spacecraft is damaged by fire. 

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card

    • The Audible Interview
    • By: Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 808
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 401

    Acclaimed science-fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, along with their shared audiobook producer and occasional narrator Stefan Rudnicki, discuss audiobooks and their works in a joint interview. The authors touch on their thoughts on audiobooks vs. print editions, the effect of technology on literature, religion, science, and many other fascinating topics sure to intrigue both Card and Bova fans, as well as all audiobook enthusiasts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun

    • By Flashotron on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Apes and Angels

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it. A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core 28,000 years ago and now is approaching Earth's vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it's possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Inconsistencies kill the last quarter of the story

    • By Roy on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Fredric Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Cindy Killavey, Emmett Casey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This fourth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains 22 more gripping tales.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Survival

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    When a human team is sent to scout a few hundred light-years in front of the death wave, it encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, a civilization of machine intelligences.These sentient, intelligent machines have existed for eons and have survived earlier "death waves" - gamma-ray bursts from the core of the galaxy. They are totally self-sufficient, completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, and utterly uninterested in helping to save other civilizations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit Disappointing

    • By Anonymous User on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Death Wave

    • The Star Quest Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    When Kell and his team return to Earth many years after their departure, they find that their world has changed almost beyond recognition. Not only has a second wave of greenhouse flooding caused sea levels to rise, but society has been changed by the consequences of the climate shift. Few people want to face Jordan Kell's news. He must convince Earth's new rulers that the human race is in danger of extinction unless it acts to forestall the death wave coming from the galaxy's heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for every one .

    • By Joseph A. Zamarripa on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Leviathans of Jupiter

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Samantha Eggar, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    In Ben Bova’s novel Jupiter, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s planet-wide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However, one of Jupiter’s native creatures—a city-sized leviathan—saved the doomed ship.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply Flawed

    • By Conker on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Orion

    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 403

    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRUE WARRIOR

    • By Professor on 11-28-12
    • Orion Series, Book 1
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Series: Orion, Book 1
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 645 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Precipice

    • Book One of The Asteroid Wars
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Amanda Karr, cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph, he does not care if Earth perishes in the process.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Space Opera Fun ( not for Kids)

    • By Chris on 02-08-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • New Earth

    • The Grand Tour, Book 18
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 281

    We’ve found another Earthlike planet, but what secrets does it hold? The entire world is thrilled by the discovery of a new, Earthlike planet. Advance imaging shows that the planet has oceans of water and a breathable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Eager to learn more, an exploration team is soon dispatched to explore the planet, now nicknamed New Earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting plot, dated and simplistic writing.

    • By mahoneko on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Mercury

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Arte Johnson, Moira Quirk
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Despite Mercury's desolateness, there are still those who hope to find diamonds in the rough. Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of Ben Bova's best

    • By Daved Baker on 07-18-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Orion in the Dying Time

    • Orion Series, Book 3
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    At the end of the Cretaceous Period, Earth is in the grip of the dinosaurs. Their leader is a reptile, worshipped by the Egyptians as a powerful god for thousands of years. His mission is to destroy the Creators - Orion's masters - and rule the planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Continuation Of The Series

    • By Stephen on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Empire Builders

    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    Dan Randolph never plays by the rules. A hell-raising maverick with no patience for fools, he is admired by his friends, feared by his enemies, and desired by the world's loveliest women. Acting as a 21st privateer, Randolph broke the political strangle-hold on space exploration, and became one of the world's richest men in the bargain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • And excellent book and hard to stop listen to

    • By Jan Saell on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Powersat

    • The Grand Tour Series
    • By: Ben Bova
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    Two hundred thousand feet up, things go horribly wrong. An experimental low-orbit spaceplane breaks up on reentry, falling to earth over a trail hundreds of miles long. And in its wake is the beginning of the most important mission in the history of spaceflight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but substandard recording

    • By Greg on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute stories, clunky format

    • By Noah on 08-25-10

    Regular price: $17.47

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