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    • Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012

    • By: John Scalzi, Sylvia Day, Brandon Sanderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, R.C. Bray, Amy McFadden, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138

    This outstanding collection of short stories features some of the best of Tor.com original fiction, in audio for the first time. Written for and originally published exclusively on Tor.com, this audiobook includes Nebula and World Fantasy Award-nominated short stories, brand-new fiction from best-selling authors, and tales that feature characters and worlds that listeners already know and love. In this unique story collection, listeners will enjoy fiction from Sylvia Day, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and many others.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Feast or Famine

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Dissidence

    • The Corporation Wars, Book 1
    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    One of SFX magazine's Most Anticipated Books for 2016. An epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space. Carlos is dead. A soldier who died for his ideals a 1000 years ago, he's been reincarnated and conscripted to fight an A.I. revolution in deep space. And he's not sure he's fighting for the right side. Seba is alive. By a fluke of nature, a contractual overlap and a loop in its subroutines, this lunar mining robot has gained sentience.

    Regular price: $23.86

    • The Star Fraction

    • The Fall Revolution 1
    • By: Ken Macleod
    • Narrated by: Stephen Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Moh Kohn is a security mercenary, his smart gun and killer reflexes for hire. Janis Taine is a scientist working on memory-enhancing drugs, fleeing the US/UN's technology cops. Jordan Brown is a teenager in the Christian enclave of Beulah City, dealing in theologically-correct software for the world's fundamentalists - and wants out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The reader makes it work

    • By Cascadian on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $24.88

    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories

    • By: Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Shariann Lewitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" hard science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only a few good stories

    • By Jeppe on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Corporation Wars: Emergence

    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The enemy is out in the open. The Reaction has seized control of a resource - rich moon. Now it's enslaving conscious robots - and luring the Corporations into lucrative deals. Taransay is out in the jungle. Her friends are inside a smart boulder on the slope of an active volcano. The planet is super-habitable - for its own life, not hers. But soon the alien infestation growing on her robot body is the least of her problems.

    Regular price: $26.22

    • The Highway Men

    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The weather has gone crazy and the war has spread to China. Jase, Euan and Murdo are laggers: forced workers in a future Scotland. The laggers are helping to lay a new power line in the Highlands. Ailiss, a young woman from a secret settlement in the frozen hills, is going to strain their loyalties to breaking point - and beyond.

    Regular price: $5.05

    • The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

    • The Corporation Wars, Book 1
    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Sentient machines work, fight, and die in interstellar exploration and conflict for the benefit of their owners - the competing mining corporations of Earth. But sent over hundreds of light-years, commands are late to arrive and often hard to enforce. The machines must make their own decisions, and make them stick. With this new found autonomy comes new questions about their masters. The robots want answers. The companies would rather see them dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Slog

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-27-16

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Ken MacLeod

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
    • By: Ken MacLeod, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Ken MacLeod, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Audible Exclusive. We welcome Ken MacLeod to Audible to discuss Dissidence: The Corporation Wars.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Corporation Wars: Insurgence

    • Second Law Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution. And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems.

    Regular price: $26.22

    • The Stone Canal

    • The Fall Revolution 2
    • By: Ken Macleod
    • Narrated by: James Lalley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Life on New Mars is tough for humans, but death is only a minor inconvenience. The machines know their place, the free market rules all, and only the Abolitionists object. Then a stranger arrives on New Mars, a clone who remember his life on Earth as Jonathan Wilde, the anarchist with a nuclear capability who was accused of losing World War III. This stranger also remembers one David Reid, who now serves as New Mars's leader.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mind-numbingly boring

    • By Wiegand on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $24.88

    • Insurgence

    • The Corporation Wars, Book 2
    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Die for the company, live for the pay. And the ultimate payoff is DH-17, an earthlike planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems, from AI minds in full rebellion to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only: to kill.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Fall Revolution 3

    • The Cassini Division
    • By: Ken Macleod
    • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Ellen May Ngewthu is a soldier and leader of the Cassini Division, the elite defence force of the utopian Solar Union. Here in the twenty-fourth century, the forts of the Division, in orbit around Jupiter, are the front line in humanity's long standoff with the unknowable post-humans godlike beings descended from the men and women who transformed themselves with high technology centuries ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Political Sci Fi!

    • By Greyflood on 12-16-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Fall Revolution 4

    • The Sky Road
    • By: Ken Macleod
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Centuries after the catastrophic Deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And Clovis, a young scholar working in the spaceship-construction yard, could make the difference between success and failure. For his mysterious new lover, Merrial, has seduced him into the idea of extrapolating the ship's future from the dark archives of the past.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Emergence

    • The Corporation Wars, Book 3
    • By: Ken MacLeod
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The enemy is out in the open. The Reaction has seized control of a resource-rich moon. Now it's enslaving conscious robots - and luring the Corporations into lucrative deals. Taransay is out in the jungle. Her friends are inside a smart boulder on the slope of an active volcano. The planet is super-habitable - for its own life, not hers. But soon the alien infestation growing on her robot body is the least of her problems.

    Regular price: $20.65