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    • Mother Go

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 212

    She is the clone of a famed space explorer, but Mariska Volochkova rejects her mother and her heritage and wants no part of interstellar adventure. Although she is genetically engineered to hibernate through the interminable decades of space travel, Mariska's home is a habitat on the moon, and there she intends to stay. But the sweep of interplanetary politics and an affair with a Martian catches Mariska up in a conspiracy to commit a bold theft that will alter the future of space colonization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard Science Fiction with Heart!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Think Like a Dinosaur

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This novelette won the Hugo award in 1996 and has been hailed by many as a science-fiction classic. Intelligent dinosaurs from outer space offer humanity the chance to use their transporter technology to join the galactic culture, but at a terrible price. When a routine transport goes wrong, one man must face the consequences of becoming too much like an alien.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like Shatner reading Twilight Zone.

    • By Brian Dowrick on 02-27-08

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Monsters

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    He's a simple man, trying to live a simple life. He works at a dry cleaner and lives by himself. He doesn't have any friends and doesn't dare to reach out to others because there's a monster inside of him, a bloody-minded creature he's fighting a losing battle to control. He prays to God for help knowing that, unless his prayers are answered very soon, he will go on a killing spree. A taut tale of suspense and the fantastic, that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last sentence.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fruitcake Theory

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It's Christmas and one of the aliens wants to go shopping at the mall to get in the proper holiday spirit. The trouble is, he doesn't know an elf from an elephant. Here's a wacky Yule story about intelligence, diversity, and too many tins of fruitcake.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Big Guy

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Murph lives on an ocean liner which has been set down in the corn fields of Kansas. He works as a security op and plays dangerous games in a virtual reality called Way Out. But Murph is lonely and wants to meet his online lover, Cat, in person. But who is Cat, exactly, and what secret is she keeping from Murph?

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Ice Is Singing

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    You live on a lake and it's Christmas. You go skating and you happen upon a man frozen under the ice. Who is he? No, don't ask! You're in a horror story.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Edge of Nowhere

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Where did all the people go? In a bizarre outpost perched on top of a mountain, the survivors of some cyber-cataclysm ponder the fate of humanity. Although all their needs are taken care of, their memories have been so compromised that they question their very reality. When one of them begins a project that will change everything, the mysterious keepers arrive to restore order.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Chemistry

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    What is love? A profound and life-changing emotion, or a heady brew of neurochemicals washing through your brain? Two young medical students take a break from their studies to enjoy a night out at a neuromance palace, where for a mere $40 you can fall deeply in love and out again in a single carefree evening. Here's a romantic comedy about sales techniques, square-dancing, and hormones gone wild.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Rat

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In a hard-edged cyberpunk future, a courier is has stolen a load of the most dangerous, most dazzling drug ever invented and is smuggling it into New York City. Pursued by a hired hit woman disguised as a young girl and a federally-appointed vigilante, he must find his way through the mean streets of Manhattan to his lair. He is ruthless, amoral, and a rat. Not just figuratively, but literally: a two-foot-long, walking, talking rat. Hearing is believing.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Dark Side of Town

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Talisha is shocked when she finds mechdream pills in the bottom of her husband's underwear drawer. Designed to create a unique virtual reality based on his wildest fantasies, they will allow him to plumb the depths of his pleasure centers. The only problem is, he's spending the rent money building his virtual paradise. Just what are her husband's deepest desires? Talisha isn't sure she wants to know.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Propagation of Light in a Vacuum

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    As humankind's first starship accelerates past the speed of light, an astronaut wakes up and finds that he is all alone. The crew is gone, the sensors give no readings, and he is trapped. Alone? Not quite. His imaginary wife keeps him company and helps him keep a tenuous hold on his sanity.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Bernardo's House

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Bernardo has gone and his intelligent house misses him desperately. Designed to meet all her master's needs, she is his cook, maid, secretary, lover, and secret refuge from the world. Now she struggles to cope with his loss. On the edge of madness, she is saved by the arrival of a damaged young girl, who will teach her what it means to be human.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Lovestory

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Imagine a race of marsupial-like aliens who have not two, but three sexes: father, birth-mother, and nurture-mother. The difficulties of married life are further complicated by adding another partner, but this culture has worked out its own unique solution. The arrival of a new race of space-faring aliens, however, will change everything.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Itsy Bitsy Spider

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Here's an emotional tale of family secrets set in 2038. Jen has been estranged from her father, a Shakespearian actor, ever since he got divorced from her mother years and years ago. But when her mother dies, Jen is astonished to discover that she has left her ex-husband a fortune in her will. Jen tries to confront her father, but first she must get past the robot that cares for him. This is a Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon nominee, and the winner of the Locus Award for best short story of 1997.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Wreck of the Godspeed

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The intelligent starship Godspeed has been exploring the galaxy for centuries, seeking out new homes for humankind. In that time, many crews have come and gone. Now, young Adel Santos comes aboard and discovers that all is not right, either with the Godspeed or his fellow crew members.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • 10 to the 16th to 1

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Here's a time travel tale that takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 12 year-old Ray stumbles upon an android from the future that has been sent back to 1962 to change the course of our history. What he asks Ray to help him do will shock you in this gripping story of impossible choices. This story won the Hugo for Best Novelette in 2000.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Faith

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this charming romantic comedy, a divorced single mom decides to re-enter the dating scene via an ad in the personals section of her local paper. Among the many men who answer the ad is the mysterious Gardiner, who writes poems, breeds daylilies, and has the unsettling ability to know exactly the right thing to say to win a woman's heart. What is his secret?

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Burn

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Chairman Jack Winter hoped to found a utopia on a planet he called Walden, a refuge where the last true humans could escape the rampant post-human technologies of the Thousand Worlds. But the native people never gave their permission for his social experiment - or to take over their world - and now they are setting forest fires in protest.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save Your Money

    • By Tim on 08-09-07

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006

    • By: Joe Haldeman, James Patrick Kelly, Stephen Leigh, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Riggio, Bob Souer, Kitzie Stern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A collection of the best science fiction prose written in 2006 from some of the genre's greatest authors, including James Patrick Kelly, Wil McCarthy, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, James Van Pelt, Howard Waldrop, Alastair Reynolds, Ian McDonald, Mary Rosenblum, Stephen Leigh, and Joe Haldeman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection, uneven narration

    • By Chris on 12-29-10

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Superheroes

    • By: Peter S. Beagle, Daryl Gregory, James Patrick Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Modern gods and goddesses, remote, revered - and like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth - possessing great power tempered with flaws. Now, find within this anthology great tales by gifted and award-winning authors who move superheroes from the four-color panels of comic books to the fantastic pages of fiction, stories that will remind anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl of the extraordinary powers of the imagination!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pretentious tired old concepts

    • By Monique Jesiolowski on 12-29-14

    Regular price: $29.95

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