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    • Far Futures

    • By: Greg Bear, Donald Kingsbury, Poul Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, J. Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    From Nebula Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view - all are set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Heady Stuff

    • By alex on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Transcendence

    • Book 3 of The Heritage Universe
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    The search for the Builders, the legendary alien race whose unfathomable constructs continue to perplex scholars and explorers alike, has led Builder expert Darya Lang, adventurer Hans Rebka, and treasure hunters Louis Nenda and Atvar H'sial to an unknown Builder artifact far outside the spiral arm. There they find the Zardalu, once the greatest menace ever known to the worlds of the spiral arm, enslaving entire races and exterminating others, guided by the unswerving belief in their own supremacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Heritage Universe series..THE BEST IN SCI-FI

    • By David on 10-18-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Divergence

    • The Heritage Universe, Book 2
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races have studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as the Builders. But for all that study, they are still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders have been, or where they have gone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heritage Universe series volume 2

    • By James Shelton on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Dancing with Myself

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A combination of science fiction stories and science fictional fact explores the technology of the future and the impact that it will have on everyday life.

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Summertide

    • The Heritage Universe, Book 1
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    It was just before Summertide, the time when the twin planets, Opal and Quake, would orbit closest to their sun, subjecting both - Quake in particular - to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake - risking their lives to protect the others - and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and leaving you wanting for more...

    • By Herve Bronnimann on 08-09-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sight of Proteus

    • Behrooz Wolf, Book 1
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the 22nd century, research involving form-changing experiments could save humankind.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cold as Ice

    • Cold as Ice, Book 1
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain - some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships, some deliberately placed in storage. Now Cyrus Mobarak, the man who perfected the fusion engine, is determined to bring human settlement to the protected seas of Europa. Opposing him is Hilda Brandt, Europa's administrator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book... Not the best narator in the universe

    • By Nixon on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Aftermath

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    It’s 2026, and catastrophe has struck from an unexpected source. The Alpha Centauri supernova has risen like a second sun, rushing Earth toward its last summer. Floods, fires, starvation, and disease paralyze the planet. In a blue aurora flash of gamma rays, all microchips worldwide are destroyed, leaving an already devastated Earth without communications, transportation, weaponry, or medicine. The disaster sets three groups of survivors on separate quests. A militant cult seizes the opportunity to free their leader, known as the Eye of God, from the long-term coma to which a court sentenced her.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Third grade book reports are read better

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Proteus Unbound

    • Behrooz Wolf, Book 2
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Behrooz Wolf lost his job with the Bureau of Form Control when his great love Mary left him. The solar system's expert on form control sat hooked to a dream machine to escape his lonely and hallucination-filled reality. Then the form control machines in the Outer Solar System started malfunctioning with sometimes fatal results. Delegates from the Outer System came to Earth, unplugged Wolf from his VR machine, and took him to the Outer System to find a solution to the problem.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Between the Strokes of Night

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Melissa Edris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    >The author of Sight of Proteus and The Selkie brings a unique brand of sci-fi to this riveting story. To long-established worlds of starfaring humans come the Immortals - beings with strange ties to ancient Earth, who seem to live forever, who can travel light years in a day - and who use their strange powers to control the existence of ordinary mortals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very interesting but poor narrator

    • By Darryl on 03-16-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • One Man's Universe

    • The Continuing Chronicles of Arthur Morton McAndrew
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One Man's Universe collects all of the author's stories starring top physicist Arthur Morton McAndrew, including two new novellas and an updated commentary on the discoveries in physics that inspired the fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I remember reading this book when I was a teenager

    • By D. Mares on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Ganymede Club

    • Cold as Ice, Book 2
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charles Sheffield returns to the Solar System of his novel Cold as Ice, to spin a tale of the years immediately following the Great War, a horrifying spasm that was over in weeks, but killed half the human race.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, with some disturbing characters

    • By Will on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Dark as Day

    • Cold as Ice, Book 3
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Solar System is finally recovering from the Great War - a war that devastated the planets and nearly wiped out the human race - and the population of the outer moons, orbiting Jupiter and Saturn, is growing. On one of those moons, Alex Ligon, scion of a great interplanetary trading family has developed a wonderfully accurate new population model, and cannot wait until the newly reconstituted "Seine", the interlinked network of computers that spans the planets and moons and asteroids, comes back on line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Most Excellent Story

    • By Fearchild on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Starfire

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    AD 2053. Earth has barely recovered from a supernova that destroyed much of its infrastructure, and now a deadly particle storm is racing toward it. An international effort has been launched out of the Sky City space colony to save the planet, but the plan to build a giant protective shield is falling dangerously behind schedule. A series of murders has disrupted the workforce, so a brilliant but monstrous criminal has been enlisted to track down the killer. Then more startling news arises.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Hard to listen to narrator.

    • By Richard on 10-01-13

    Regular price: $20.76

    • The Web Between the Worlds

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 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

    Rob Merlin was the best engineer who had ever lived. That was why "The King of Space" had to have him for the most spectacular construction project ever - even though Rob was a potentially fatal threat to his power... Thus begins a breakthrough novel by the former President of the American Astronautical Society, about an idea whose time has come: a shimmering bridge between Earth and space that mankind will climb to the stars!

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Proteus in the Underworld

    • Behrooz Wolf, Book 3
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the 22nd century, biofeedback techniques have enabled humans the ultimate expression - the ability to transform the body into any viable form. What began as an innocent technique to reduce anxiety without drugs has raised fundamental questions about what it is to be human. Enter the Humanity Test....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mind Pool

    • Chan Dalton, Book 1
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 4

    In the 23rd century, humanity is considered one of the lesser galactic breeds -- until a threat to all life in the galaxy arises, and suddenly human valor and stubbornness come in very handy.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Spheres of Heaven

    • Chan Dalton, Book 2
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pacifist aliens who hold Earth under quarantine want Chan Dalton to find out why their starships are disappearing. But the aliens are opposed to taking intelligent life, even in self-defense. When Dalton discovers hostile invaders, he must choose between fighting, losing the stars forever, or letting the enemy destroy Earth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Sheffield", but not his usual standard

    • By Trip Williams on 08-16-14

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Brother to Dragons

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Joe Wegner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Born to a crack-cocaine-addicted mother who abandoned him, Job Napoleon Salk would live to survive the horrors of a corruptly-run orphanage, life on the streets - even first love. But could he survive the dreaded TANDI, the toxic, nuclear disposal unit for all of America's "unwanted"?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Trader's World

    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Alan Marriott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A young man raised by the powerful Trader's Guild in a world drastically changed by nuclear war discovers that his business of negotiation masks a hidden agenda.

    Regular price: $24.95

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