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    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,703
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 911
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories

    • By Karen on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Green

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 253

    She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own nameher earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesanand the skills of an assassinshe was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Dukes collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gods, Cat People, Female Assassins, Whips--

    • By Jefferson on 02-11-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 934
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 652

    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Metatropolis Series

    • By Issy on 11-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Endurance

    • Green Universe, Book 2
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Green is back in Copper Downs. Purchased from her father in sunny Selistan when she was four years old, she was harshly raised to be a courtesan, companion, and bedmate of the Immortal Duke of Copper Downs. But Green rebelled.Green killed the Duke, and many others, and won her freedom. Yet she is still claimed by the gods and goddesses of her world, and they still require her service. Their demands are greater than any duke's could have been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By MrBoobo on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Kalimpura

    • Green Universe, Book 3
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Green is hounded by the gods of Copper Downs and the gods of Kalimpura, who have laid claim to her and her children. She never wanted to be a conduit for the supernatural, but when she killed the Immortal Duke and created the Ox god with the power she released, she came to their notice. Now she has sworn to retrieve the two girls taken hostage by the Bittern Court, one of Kalimpura’s rival guilds. But the Temple of the Lily Goddess is playing politics with her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please let there be a fourth book!

    • By Pam on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 319

    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Good and the Bad

    • By Joey on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 3

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Steven Popkes, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Short novels are movie length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and thoughtful sci-fi

    • By DANIEL on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Here is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction short stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Erosion",l by Ian Creasey, a man tests the limits of his exo-suit prior to leaving a dying earth. In "As Women Fight", by Sara Genge, a hunter has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife's body in a society of body-switchers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a great year...

    • By Barry on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Last Plane to Heaven

    • The Final Collection
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Robin Miles, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In Last Plane to Heaven, Lake has assembled 32 of the best of them.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fiction River: Hex in the City

    • An Original Anthology Magazine, Volume 5
    • By: Seanan McGuire, Kerrie L. Hughes(editor), Dean Wesley Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Dean Wesley Smith, Jerimy Colbert, Barton Grover Howe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Urban fantasy offers a diverse playground for some extremely powerful stories. Professional writer and editor Kerrie L. Hughes pulled some fantastic tales out of 14 top writers for this fifth installment of Fiction River. Set in urban lands from modern Portland, to a future Detroit, to a wild Washington, D.C., and ending the tour in London, these top writers take the idea of "Hex" and stretch and twist it into stories with a magickal grip on the imagination.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Very Old Man with No Wings at All

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "A Very Old Man with No Wings at All" was first published in the August 2007 issue of Aeon. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Mainspring

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Mainspring is the story of a young clockmaker's apprentice, who is visited by the Archangel Gabriel. He is told that he must take the Key Perilous and rewind the Mainspring of the Earth. It is running down, and disaster to the planet will ensue if it's not rewound. From innocence and ignorance to power and self-knowledge, the young man will make the long and perilous journey to the South Polar Axis to fulfill the commandment of his God.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Journy well started, but unfullfiled

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-14-07

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Death of a Starship

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In a distant future in which the empire of humanity has spread throughout the stars, the Xenic Bureau of the Grand Ekumenical Security Directorate investigates any hint of aliens, strange disappearances, or other anomalous events. When rumors spread of the mysterious reappearance of a long-lost battleship, a priest, an alien-killer, and a cashiered starship engineer find themselves caught up in a chase across the empire and into secrets better left forgotten.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Our Lady of the Islands

    • Butchered God, Book 1
    • By: Shannon Page, Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Sian Katte is a successful, middle-aged businesswoman in the tropical island nation of Alizar. Her life seems comfortable and well arranged...until a violent encounter one evening leaves her with an unwanted magical power. Arian des Chances is the wife of Alizar's ruler, with vast wealth and political influence. Yet for all her resources, she can only watch helplessly as her son draws nearer to death. When crisis thrusts these two women together, they learn some surprising truths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life Begins at 40

    • By Tango on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Coming for Green: A Tale of the Green Universe

    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "Coming for Green" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was published for the first time in the 2010 collection, The Sky That Wraps. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • People of Leaf and Branch

    • A Tale of the Green Universe
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "People of Leaf and Branch" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was first published in the June 2009 issue of Fantasy Magazine.

    Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Water Matter

    • A Tale of the Green Universe
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, "A Water Matter" is set in the universe of his "Green" novels. It was first published in 2008 on Tor.com. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks, Jay Lake

    • By Pam on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Rock of Ages & Let Me Hide Myself in Thee

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Jay Lake, Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Bashar pays an unannounced visit to the J. Appleseed Foundation, he encounters the ghosts of his long past. And the trail of clues he follows will put his wife and daughter directly in the crosshairs - and threaten the very existence of Seattle.

    These connected stories were originally published in METAtropolis: Green Space. In addition, Jay Lake's "Rock of Ages" was selected for inclusion in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Well worth it!

    • By Chey Davis on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • In the Forests of the Night

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    High in Oregon’s Cascades, a mysterious stranger named Tygre Tygre walks into the off-the-grid settlement known as Cascadiopolis and claims asylum. He is a man with no past and seemingly otherworldly abilities. Will he be the Cascadians’ salvation?

    Regular price: $2.99

    • From the Countries of Her Dreams

    • A Tale of the Green Universe
    • By: Jay Lake, Shannon Page
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "From the Countries of Her Dreams" was originally published in the November 2010 issue of Fantasy Magazine. The late Jay Lake was the author of 10 novels and more than 300 published stories. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Over his long career he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and many other awards.

    Regular price: $2.99

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