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  • Sundiver: The Uplift Saga, Book 1 | David Brin

    Sundiver: The Uplift Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth?

    Madeleine says: "Very engrossing and well read"
  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century  | John W. Campbell,Frederik Pohl,Terry Bisson,Ursula K. Le Guin,Judith Merrill,Greg Bear,Harlan Ellison,David Brin,Arthur C. Clarke,Eric Frank Russell

    The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John W. Campbell, Frederik Pohl, Terry Bisson, and others
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton, David Ackroyd
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    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    Gregory R. Martin says: "Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi"
  • Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse | John Joseph Adams (edited by),Seanan McGuire,Hugh Howey,Paolo Bacigalupi,George R. R. Martin,Junot Díaz,David Brin

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Joseph Adams (edited by), Seanan McGuire, Hugh Howey, and others
    • Narrated By Orson Scott Card, Jamye Grant, Cassandra Campbell, and others
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    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    Gambol says: "Better than the first anthology."
  • Startide Rising: The Uplift Saga, Book 2 | David Brin

    Startide Rising: The Uplift Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    Andrew says: "Getting Better"
  • The Uplift War: The Uplift Saga, Book 3 | David Brin

    The Uplift War: The Uplift Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

    Andrew says: "BIG ENTHUSIASTIC WOW"
  • The Practice Effect | David Brin

    The Practice Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
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    Physicist Dennis Nuel was the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds - alternate universes where the laws of science were unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovered seemed almost like our own - with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he was hailed as a wizard and found himself fighting beside a beautiful woman with strange powers against a mysterious warlord as he struggles to solve the riddle of this baffling world.

    James says: "My favorite Brin novel. Glad it's now in audio."
  • Existence | David Brin

    Existence

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
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    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    Andreas Henriksson says: "Will its universe envelop you?"
  • Earth | David Brin

    Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
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    The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.

    Sean Dustman says: "David has an inside line on the future"
  • Brightness Reef: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1 | David Brin

    Brightness Reef: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal - and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.

    Chas says: "Hard Core Sci-Fi at it's best!"
  • Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl | Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor),Greg Bear,Gregory Benford,Ben Bova,David Brin,Neil Gaiman,Harry Harrison,Larry Niven,Vernon Vinge,Gene Wolfe

    Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Kindle me this: says: "Sensawonda"
  • Heaven’s Reach: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3 | David Brin

    Heaven’s Reach: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven’s Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light.

    troy says: "Crowning Moments of Awesome, FOR EVERYONE"
  • Heart of the Comet | Gregory Benford,David Brin

    Heart of the Comet

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated By P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki
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    Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells - that might once have brought life to Earth - begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future - and that of Earth - only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.

    Amazon Customer says: "Sci Fi at its best!"
  • Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show | Glenn Yeffeth - editor,Drew Goddard,David Brin,Jennifer Crusie,Scott Westerfeld,Charlaine Harris,Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

    Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Glenn Yeffeth - editor, Drew Goddard, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated By Colby Elliott
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    This collection of irreverent and surprising essays about the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes pieces by leading science fiction and fantasy authors. Contributors include best-selling legend David Brin, critically acclaimed novelist Scott Westerfeld, cult-favorite vampire author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and award-winner Sarah Zettel.

  • Otherness | David Brin

    Otherness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Stephen Mendel
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    From Hugo- and Nebula-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos - and of their own existence. What happens when an urban archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will there still be a purpose for "biologicals" when cybernetic humans become mighty and smart? Come explore these and another dozen startling and provocative tomorrows with a modern master of science fiction.

    Cory Hulsey says: "Meta-Phosphoric!"
  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches | Kevin J. Anderson (editor),Robert Silverberg,Connie Willis,Walter Jon Williams,Gregory Benford,David Brin,Mike Resnick

    War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "GLOBAL"
  • Infinity's Shore: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2 | David Brin

    Infinity's Shore: The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By George Wilson
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    On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power. Publishers Weekly hails Brin's "extraordinary capacity to handle a wide-ranging narrative and to create ... complex alien races."

    evolkram says: "MORE BRIN!!"
  • River of Time | David Brin

    River of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Stephen Mendel
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    The River of Time brings together 12 of David Brin's stories, including "The Crystal Spheres", which won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story in 1985. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe. Who guides our fate? And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves?

    Pernicious says: "Love this book"
  • Glory Season | David Brin

    Glory Season

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Claire Christie
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    Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half-caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half-sisters and seek her fortune in the world. With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans. On her far-reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin.

    Pamela says: "I am a David Brin fan and this was exceptional!"
  • Kiln People | David Brin

    Kiln People

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
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    In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.

    David Samson says: "ok"
  • Insistence of Vision | David Brin

    Insistence of Vision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By Stephen Mendel
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    What may we become? How will we endure? The future is a daunting realm, filled with real and imagined perils. So enter it prepared! Here are vivid tales about possible tomorrows, from the keen eye and colorful pen of David Brin, a modern master of speculative fiction.

    Shawn says: "Brin Is Brilliant; Sometimes Too Brilliant"
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