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    • The Daedalus Mission, Book 2
    • By: Brian M. Stableford
    • Narrated by: Jack Tracksler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The planet called Dendra seemed too good to be true: one vast forest world, marvelous climate, few dangerous beasts, a balanced hospitable ecology -- all should have speed out a good place for a human colony.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • no story

    • By Micheal Reed on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Halcyon Drift

    • Hooded Swan, Book 1
    • By: Brian M. Stableford
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-utopian worlds, like New Alexandria, to vermin-infested slums, like Old Earth, starship pilots have become the great romantic heroes of the day. When Star-Pilot Grainger is rescued from a shipwreck, he finds himself pressed into reluctant service to fly the Hooded Swan, the prototype of a new kind of interstellar ship. He's also picked up an alien parasite that's determined to share his brain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An old favourite in a new format.

    • By Paul Whitfield on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Florians

    • Daedalus Mission, Book 1
    • By: Brian M. Stableford
    • Narrated by: Jack Tracksler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Like the original Star Trek series, the Daedalus is on a multi-year mission to visit remote planets and check on previous colonization attempts. But the intricate plots and scientific detail go far beyond anything in Star Trek. Each planet visited has a unique ecosystem and evolutionary history which Stableford (a biologist himself) brings vividly to life. Alternate evolutionary paths provide fascinating turning-points for plots, and the problems encountered by the Daedalus's crew make exciting stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad book; narration could be better

    • By Mark on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gates of Eden

    • By: Brian M. Stableford
    • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Before the hyper-space vessels could go from planet to planet, stations had to be set up. And that meant manned spaceships cut off from Earth for decades. The explorer vessel Ariadne had gone toward galactic center and was considered lost - until its call came in appealing for a xenobiologist. Their new world was all swamp. As far as could be seen, there was no intelligent species. Yes, this was alarming because all inhabitable planets so far discovered had thinking inhabitants.

    Regular price: $19.95