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  • Gateway | Frederik Pohl

    Gateway

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    Overall
    (2647)
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    (2292)
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    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!

    Ryan says: "A human-focused SF classic"
  • The Annals of the Heechee | Frederik Pohl

    The Annals of the Heechee

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (242)

    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.

    Michael says: "Okay but nearly as good as the previous books"
  • 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
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (182)

    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"
  • Heechee Rendezvous | Frederik Pohl

    Heechee Rendezvous

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (343)

    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....

    thomas says: "I Enjoyed It ..."
  • X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series | Ray Bradbury,Philip K. Dick,Robert A. Heinlein,Frederik Pohl,Theodore Sturgeon,Isaac Asimov,Ernest Kinoy,George Lefferts

    X Minus One: Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series

    • ORIGINAL (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated By Old Time Radio
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (177)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi"
  • Beyond the Blue Event Horizon | Frederik Pohl

    Beyond the Blue Event Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (532)

    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....

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "SHE SURPRIZES ME MOST WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT"
  • The Last Theorem | Arthur C. Clarke,Frederik Pohl

    The Last Theorem

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (161)

    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.

    Michael says: "Didn't care for this one."
  • The Boy Who Would Live Forever | Frederik Pohl

    The Boy Who Would Live Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
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    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.

    Jeff Shultz says: "It's long"
  • The Space Merchants | C. M. Kornbluth,Frederik Pohl

    The Space Merchants

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By C. M. Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
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    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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "You a New Crumb?"
  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories: Volume 3 | Arthur C. Clarke,Frederik Pohl,Isaac Asimov,Philip Jose Farmer,Frank Herbert,Fritz Leiber,Harry Harrison

    Favorite Science Fiction Stories: Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated By Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Jim Roberts, and others
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

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

    Wilbur says: "good selection"
  • The World at the End of Time | Frederik Pohl

    The World at the End of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    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.

    Travis says: "Great Story!"
  • Preferred Risk | Frederik Pohl,Lester del Rey

    Preferred Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl, Lester del Rey
    • Narrated By Mark Douglas Nelson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "I IISTENED WITH ONLY HALF MY MIND"
  • Man Plus  | Frederik Pohl

    Man Plus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Robert J. Sawyer, Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    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.

    Sanford Rosenberg says: "More timely now than ever"
  • Wolfbane  | Frederik Pohl,C. M. Kornbluth

    Wolfbane

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
    • Narrated By Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "barely a four"
  • All the Lives He Led: A Novel | Frederik Pohl

    All the Lives He Led: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (11)

    When Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, it gave so little warning that Pompeiians were caught unawares, and many bodies were preserved in volcanic ash. Two thousand years later, in 2079, Pompeii is a popular theme park eagerly anticipating Il Giubeleo, the Jubilee celebration of the great anniversary. But Vesuvius is still capable of erupting, and even more threatening are terrorists who want to use the occasion to draw attention to their cause by creating a huge disaster.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "ANYWAY"
  • X Minus One: Tunnel Under the World (Dramatized) | Frederik Pohl

    X Minus One: Tunnel Under the World (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Radio Spirits Inc.
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "The real classic"
  • X Minus One: Target One (December 26, 1957) | Frederik Pohl,George Lefferts - adaptation

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

    • ORIGINAL (20 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated By Fred Collins
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (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.

    MSEreads says: "Can Time Traveling Assassination Save the World?"
  • X Minus One: Target One (Dramatized) | Frederik Pohl

    X Minus One: Target One (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (20 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In a desperate attempt to stave off nuclear armageddon, a man goes back in time to kill the person responsible for bringing the world to the brink: Albert Einstein. Based on a story by Frederik Pohl, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 26, 1957.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "A Classic"
  • The Day of the Boomer Dukes | Frederik Pohl

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Kevin Killavey, Ran Alan Ricard, Brian Killavey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In this story, a young man from the far future is bored, so he escapes in a time portal to find a more exciting life in the past. His goal is to take some weapons from the future and join up with "The Mafia" in New York City. One of the groups of people he meets is a street gang called "The Boomer Dukes." He asks them to "take me to your Mafia." Very interesting results follow

    Leslie says: "Great Story"
  • X Minus One: The Haunted Corpse (Dramatized) | Frederik Pohl

    X Minus One: The Haunted Corpse (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (18 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A scientist who can transfer minds from one body to another seeks to keep his work from the military. Based on the story by Frederik Pohl, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 25, 1957.

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