Short novels are movie-length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection, nearly 16 hours long, presents the best-of-the-best science fiction novellas published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling.
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David Metcalf is trying to survive after the lights went out and the aircraft circling the Dallas and Forth Worth metro area fell to earth. With nothing to stop the firestorm that ensues, the city and neighboring suburbs burn. The conflagration is only one part of the problem; people are running out of water and food and willing to kill their fellow man to get it. David needs to find someplace safe where he can protect his family, but he discovers that there are things at play behind the scenes to keep the misery going.
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In War of Hearts, Annette Lyon's exciting novella, Anna, a journalist, is desperate to escape the magazine where Pete, her now-former boyfriend, also works. Heartbroken and still in love with him, Anna snags an assignment to cover the Winter War in Finland. She arrives at a snowy Finnish battlefront only to discover that Pete is already there - as her photographer.
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Orphaned at a young age, revenge and bloodshed are all Colton Sutton has ever known. As the leader of Satan's Sons, he and his band brothers have hunted down the gangs responsible for their parents' death. Bathing the territory in the blood of their enemies has earned them the reputation as Texas's most deadly gunslingers, but trouble has a way of finding the Sutton boys even when they don't want it. As Colton searches the local jail for his youngest brother, the last thing he expects to find is a raven-haired beauty in the next cell over.
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This is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Zero for Conduct," by Greg Egan, an Afghani teenager, living in a near-future Iran with her exiled grandfather, makes a game-changing superconductor discovery. A young girl struggles to survive on a planet, with a stringent class structure, where Doors are used to go off-world in "Exile, Interrupted," by C. W. Johnson.
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This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.
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Three months after leaving Earth, the URSS Alabama had just achieved cruise velocity when the accident occurred: Leslie Gillis woke up. His first lucid thought was, Thank God, I made it. His next thought was, Something's wrong. Everyone was still asleep. Everyone except himself.
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The Sacrifice Tree is a new series set in Louisiana (and beyond). Juliet didn't expect for her family to have secrets from her. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she discovers she has the ability to jump across dimensions.
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Supplying a quarter of San Francisco’s coal, Nortonville of the 1860s-70s is a flourishing empire in small, seeming to promise unending prosperity and a better future. But beneath the vibrant work ethic of its Welch citizens lies an insidious network of superstitions.
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A barbaric time. A better time. It is a place we call the Old West. First we have "Colton’s Ambush." As the leader of Satan’s Sons, Colton and his band of brothers have hunted down the gangs responsible for their parents’ death. As Colton searches the local jail for his youngest brother, the last thing he expects to find is a raven-haired beauty in the next cell over. With hellfire in her veins, she is everything Colton desires but can’t have. Then: "Luke’s Revenge." A slight brunette with a big attitude lures Luke Sutton into a trap he might never escape.
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Once you get past the Greek warrior Bellerophon and his esoteric-laced crystals, past the menacing black dragon Ophis, past the sinister giant Sinibaldus, you'll discover that The Crystal Crux: Betrayal is a love story, a tale of light and faith in a land of darkness, war and hopelessness. Pero de Alava has sinned against the powers-that-be. His elevated paranoia has made him indecisive and given life to frequent hallucinations and troubling visions. The supernatural is colliding with reality and the caballero fears he is losing his mind.
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The latest Wikileaks release seemed to include transcribed excerpts of some of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches that the campaign had flagged for internal review, BuzzFeed reported late Friday.
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