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  • Mother Go | James Patrick Kelly

    Mother Go

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
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    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.

    Maura Kelly says: "Fantastic read!"
  • The Dark Side of Town | James Patrick Kelly

    The Dark Side of Town

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Think Like a Dinosaur | James Patrick Kelly

    Think Like a Dinosaur

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

    Brian Dowrick says: "Like Shatner reading Twilight Zone."
  • Lovestory | James Patrick Kelly

    Lovestory

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • The Propagation of Light in a Vacuum | James Patrick Kelly

    The Propagation of Light in a Vacuum

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Fruitcake Theory | James Patrick Kelly

    Fruitcake Theory

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Chemistry | James Patrick Kelly

    Chemistry

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Monsters | James Patrick Kelly

    Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Faith | James Patrick Kelly

    Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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?

  • The Edge of Nowhere | James Patrick Kelly

    The Edge of Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • The Ice Is Singing | James Patrick Kelly

    The Ice Is Singing

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Bernardo's House | James Patrick Kelly

    Bernardo's House

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Superheroes | Peter S. Beagle,Daryl Gregory,James Patrick Kelly,Kelly Link,Ian McDonald,Carol Emshwiller,Joseph Mallozzi,Rich Horton (editor)

    Superheroes

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Peter S. Beagle, Daryl Gregory, James Patrick Kelly, and others
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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!

    Monique Jesiolowski says: "Pretentious tired old concepts"
  • Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006 | Joe Haldeman,James Patrick Kelly,Stephen Leigh,Wil McCarthy,Susan Palwick,Tom Purdom,Robert Reed,Alastair Reynolds

    Science Fiction: The Best of the Year 2006

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman, James Patrick Kelly, Stephen Leigh, and others
    • Narrated By Stephanie Riggio, Bob Souer, Kitzie Stern
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    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.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "3 good stories"
  • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 2.0 | James Patrick Kelly

    James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 2.0

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • 10 to the 16th to 1 | James Patrick Kelly

    10 to the 16th to 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • The Best of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2002 | Robert Silverberg,James Patrick Kelly,Ian Watson,Gregory Benford

    The Best of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2002

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and others
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
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    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.

    Jim Harris says: "Mislabeled but good"
  • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 1.0 | James Patrick Kelly

    James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 1.0

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 3.0 | James Patrick Kelly

    James Patrick Kelly's StoryPod 3.0

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    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.

  • Mr. Boy | James Patrick Kelly

    Mr. Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By James Patrick Kelly
    • Narrated By James Patrick Kelly
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    More about the strange Cage family from the stories "Solstice" and "Chillon". Now comes Peter, Wynne's son, who is going to be 12 years old forever, or at least as long as Wynne keeps paying to have him twanked. With his robot playmate Comrade, Peter is growing up in a world where virtual reality is commonplace and where people can have themselves genetically altered into dinosaurs, bears or a three-quarters scale replica of the Statue of Liberty.

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