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    • Gateway

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,842
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,482

    When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A human-focused SF classic

    • By Ryan on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi

    • By DJH on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    Frederik Pohl was on a streak when this Hugo Award-finalist novel was published in 1980. Now back in print after an absence of nearly a decade, this unique science fiction novel is as fresh and entertaining as ever. The story begins when the hero of Gateway finances an expedition to a distant alien spaceship that may end famine forever. On the ship, the explorers find a human boy, and evidence that reveals a powerful alien civilization is thriving on a transport ship headed right for Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SHE SURPRIZES ME MOST WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Heechee Rendezvous

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    After millennia had passed, Mankind discovered the Heechee legacy (an alien culture that fled to the relative safety of a black hole) - in particular an asteroid stocked with autonavigating spacecraft. Robinette Broadhead, who had led the expedition that unlocked the many secrets of Heechee technology, is now forced once more to make a perilous voyage into space - where the Heechee are waiting. And this time the future of Man is at stake....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Enjoyed It ...

    • By thomas on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Annals of the Heechee

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    Advanced Heechee technology had enabled Robinette Broadhead to live after death as a machine-stored personality, enjoying his life by flitting along the wires from party to party with a host of other machine-people. But suddenly his decadent existence ends when an all-powerful alien race intent on the utter destruction of all intelligent life reappears after eons of silence, and threatens the lives of all heechee and humans.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay but nearly as good as the previous books

    • By Michael on 01-18-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last Theorem

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    The historic collaboration between Frederik Pohl and Arthur C. Clarke is both a momentous literary event and a fittingly grand farewell from the great visionary author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

    This is a story of one man's mathematical obsession, a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method, and an intellectual thriller in which humanity, facing extermination from all-but-omnipotent aliens, must overcome differences of politics and religion and come together or perish.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2 master writers=1 great story

    • By Gary on 12-27-13

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Space Merchants

    • By: Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world’s most powerful executives. Through advertising, the public is constantly deluded into thinking that all the products on the market improve the quality of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a SciFic classic done really well

    • By John Laudun on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories

    • Volume 3
    • By: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Pat Bottino, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The biggest collection yet of favorite sci-fi stories - 16 full hours!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good selection

    • By Wilbur on 04-06-11

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Wolfbane

    • By: Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Earth has forcibly been taken from its orbit. It began with an extra-terrestrial pyramid on top of Mt. Everest. And then a "runaway planet" took the Earth as its binary. And now harsh generations have passed since the inhabitants last saw the light of their sun, Sol. Society has grown rigid. The meek lambs have inherited the Earth, even if it's a very poor Earth, indeed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • barely a four

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-23-11

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The World at the End of Time

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Wan-To was the oldest and must powerful intelligence in the universe, a being who played with star systems as a child plays with marbles. Matter occupied so tiny a part of his vast awareness that humans were utterly beneath his notice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Travis on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Boy Who Would Live Forever

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    The Boy Who Would Live Forever has a sense of wonder and excitement that will satisfy those who loved Gateway and will delight new listeners as well. In Gateway, long after the alien Heechee abandoned their space-station, Gateway (as humans dubbed it) allowed humans to explore new worlds. The Heechee, alarmed by the alien Kugel whose goal was to destroy all organic lifeforms, had already retreated to the galactic core, where they now lived in peace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A focus on personality interactions

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Man Plus

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong. The race to colonize Mars was too important, too costly, and America was already too committed, for plans to be scrapped. They would have to make a new Martian. And Roger Torraway was it, candidate for the endless surgery, operation after painful operation, that would enable him to survive on that faraway planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More timely now than ever

    • By Sanford Rosenberg on 06-28-10

    Regular price: $19.75

    • Preferred Risk

    • By: Frederik Pohl, Lester del Rey
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The Company was a powerful, efficient, and monstrous insurance organization that controlled the entire world, scientifically regulating everything in life: war, epidemics, one-a-day food pills and test-tube sex...all through the use of its patented, terrifying human deep-freeze vault. Claims Adjuster Wills, a great believer in the Company, begins to have second thoughts when he meets beautiful and sorrowful Rena, whose radical father lies in a frozen subterranean vault.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I IISTENED WITH ONLY HALF MY MIND

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-07-14

    Regular price: $19.56

    • X Minus One: Tunnel Under the World (September 4, 1956)

    • By: Frederik Pohl, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One: Target One (December 26, 1957)

    • By: Frederik Pohl, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can Time Traveling Assassination Save the World?

    • By MSEreads on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One: The Map Makers (September 26, 1956)

    • By: Frederik Pohl, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One: Tunnel Under the World (March 14, 1956)

    • By: Frederik Pohl, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One

    • Tunnel Under the World (Dramatized)
    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Radio Spirits Inc.
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    It's June 15, and Guy Burkhart wakes up screaming. It's not the first time he's woken up screaming. Nor is it the first June 15. Based on a story by Frederik Pohl, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on March 14, 1956.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deja vu all over again!

    • By Kristi R. on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $0.95

    • X Minus One: The Haunted Corpse (July 25, 1957)

    • By: Frederik Pohl, William Welch - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

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