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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 2,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,516

    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

    • 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 385
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    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 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    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

    • Heechee Rendezvous

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 394

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first two

    • By Randall on 11-10-18

    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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    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 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 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    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 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • 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 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • 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

    • 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

    • The Tunnel Under the World

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "The Tunnel Under the World" is a science fiction short story by Frederik Pohl. It was first published in 1955. Guy and Mary Burckhardt wake up in their house in Tylerton on June 15, having both had terrible nightmares, but they can't recall the events of their dreams. Guy dismisses the dream and goes to work as usual, the downtown offices of Contro Chemicals, which operates a highly automated and robot-staffed petrochemicals plant. But something isn't right at all.

    Regular price: $6.52

    • 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

    • All the Lives He Led

    • A Novel
    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • ANYWAY

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • 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

    • The Day of the Boomer Dukes

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin Killavey, Ran Alan Ricard, Brian Killavey, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Leslie on 08-09-09

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Plague of Pythons

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The pythons had entered into Mankind. No man knew at what moment he might be possessed! On Christmas, the world's freedom died. Every man, woman and child lay in the grip of fear, for no one knew at what moment his nearest friend or a casual stranger might suddenly be possessed by some brutal mind... and begin to murder and destroy.

    For Chandler it was worse than for most. He was both victim and executioner.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Plague of King to come.

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-17-11

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 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

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