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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 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Saint Theresa of the Aliens

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The aliens have made contact with us, and they're very alien indeed. What's worse, they bring news that will shake the world's religions to their core. Who will stand up to them? Saint Theresa believes God has called her to do so in this novelette, a Nebula Award finalist.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • 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

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • Lovestory

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • The Best of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2002

    • By: Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    From Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, here are the best stories of 2002, written by four of the most respected writers of our day: Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and Gregory Benford. Also try The Best of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine and The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mislabeled but good

    • By Jim Harris on 06-12-03

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • 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

    • Undone

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A revolutionary young woman and her sentient spaceship have the technology to travel through time. In the aftermath of a space battle they are hurled 20 million years into their future and stranded there. When they find that civilization has all but vanished, they set out to learn why. This pyrotechnic space opera was nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 2.0

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    StoryPod 2.0 brings you 13 classic stories from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Kelly not only narrates each story, he adds exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process. The theme of StoryPod 2.0 is stories about aliens and outer space. And it includes a real treat: the complete, Nebula Award-winning novella, "Burn". But the classic stories don't stop there.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 1.0

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    StoryPod 1.0 brings you 13 mind-bending stories from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Kelly not only narrates each story, he adds exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process.

    Regular price: $16.95

    • 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

    • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 3.0

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    StoryPod 3.0 brings you 13 classic stories from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Kelly not only narrates each story, he adds exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process. If you don't think you like science fiction, then StoryPod 3.0 is for you. If you DO like sci-fi, then it's REALLY for you! You'll hear the classic Hugo Award-winning novelette, "10 to the 16th to 1", "The Best Christmas Ever", a Hugo nominee; and more.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Look into The Sun

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    James Patrick Kelly, the author of Planet of Whispers and the co-author, with John Kessel, of Freedom Beach has been nominated for both the Nebula and Hugo awards for his short fiction. This is a fable about a dissatisfied architect who travels "up-time" and changes shape to design a temple for a goddess.

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Wildlife

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Ismenia Mendes, Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Rebelling against her fashion-drug designer father, freelance journalist and troubled clone Wynne Cage covers a data-heist that places her in the rank of a thief. To make matters more complicated, Wynne must also confront the forces of a world with unlimited bio-technological advantages.

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Men Are Trouble

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Where did all the men go? When aliens make all men disappear from Earth, the women left behind struggle to rebuild the shattered human culture. Years later, private investigator Fay Hardaway is hired by a grieving mother to investigate the mysterious suicide of her daughter. The aliens take an interest in the case as well, as does a religious cult bent on breaking the aliens' stranglehold on Earth.

    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 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 4.0

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Subscribe to StoryPod 4.0 and you'll get 13 stories in 13 weeks by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author James Patrick Kelly! Jim not only narrates each story, he offers exclusive commentary that takes you inside his creative process. StoryPod 4.0 puts Jim Kelly's many talents on display, from a comic remake of the book of Genesis to a ghost story featuring Emily Bronte to a tale of aliens Christmas shopping at the mall - and everything in between. Kelly is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award and a 2007 Nebula Award winner. His stories appear frequently in Asimov's Science Fiction, and he writes the magazine's "On the Net" column. Publishers Weekly has called him "a meticulous craftsman in the demanding short-story form".

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Could Be Worse

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

    Waiting in a doctor's office sure can suck the life out of you. Unless...."Could Be Worse" is a never-before-published story, written and narrated by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner James Patrick Kelly.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Breakaway, Backdown

    • By: James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Kelly, Lisa Richardson
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Once humans began to live permanently in outer space, the harsh realities of that hostile environment became all too apparent. Still, many sought to move to the high frontier and break away from Earth. Not all were fit for this difficult life, however, and this is the tragic story of one would-be astronaut who was forced to back down from her dream of space.

    Regular price: $1.95

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