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    • Jack Faust

    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Jack Faust is a breathtaking and masterful new spin on Goethe's story of a scholar who sells his soul to the Devil for the gift of unlimited knowledge. But unlike the classic Mephistopheles, the seductive demon who approaches Swanwick's Johannes Faust is not the devil as we know him, but rather a representative of a mysterious race that seeks nothing less than the extermination of the hated human animal.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dancing with Bears

    • A Darger and Surplus Novel
    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con-men Darger and Surplus: They''ve lied and cheated their way onto the caravan that is delivering a priceless gift from the Caliph of Baghdad to the Duke of Muscovy. The only thing harder than the journey to Muscovy is their arrival in Muscovy. An audience with the Duke seems impossible to obtain, and Darger and Surplus quickly become entangled in a morass of deceit and revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Locke Lamora meets Dostoevsky after the apocalypse

    • By Samuel Montgomery-Blinn on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stations of the Tide

    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The Jubilee Tides will drown the continents of the planet Miranda beneath the weight of her own oceans. But as the once-in-two-centuries cataclysm approaches, an even greater catastrophe threatens this dark and dangerous planet of tale-spinners, conjurers, and shapechangers. From author Michael Swanwick—one of the most brilliantly assured and darkly inventive writers of contemporary fiction—comes a masterwork of radically altered realities and world-shattering seductions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to categorize, hard to put down

    • By Robert L. on 03-25-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dragons of Babel

    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    When a mechanical war dragon crash lands in his village and declares itself king, Will le Fey is forced to become its lieutenant. Although he eventually breaks his enslavement, Will is banished by the townspeople, who no longer trust him. While he travels, he befriends a superhuman con artist and an immortal girl with no memory. And when the trio winds up in the extraordinary Faerie metropolis of Babel, Will becomes a champion to the tunnel dwellers below the city....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By ericbyers on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Best of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine

    • By: Michael Swanwick, Adam-Troy Castro, Jerry Oltion, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine has provided four edgy stories about heroism, each exploring emotional dimensions uncommon in this or any other genre.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly entertaining

    • By William T. Katz on 05-24-03

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Iron Dragon's Daughter

    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Named a New York Times notable book of 1994, The Iron Dragon's Daughter tells the heartrending story of a changeling child who is kidnapped to a realm of malls and machines and enslaved in a vast, infernal factory. Ultimately, she escapes and attempts to educate herself about this alien world, while being tormented by visions of the life she was denied.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Inconsistent story and makes for a poor experience

    • By Martin Smith on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • By: John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, fun, entertaining set of stories

    • By Gary on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7

    • By: Nina Allan, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Klages, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2014 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent collection!

    • By Matthew on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Bones of the Earth

    • By: Michael Swanwick
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 54

    World-renowned paleontologist Richard Leyster's universe changed forever the day a stranger named Griffin walked into his office with a remarkable job offer... and an ice cooler containing the head of a freshly killed Stegosaurus. For Leyster and a select group of scientific colleagues, an impossible fantasy has come true: the ability to study dinosaurs up close, in their own era and milieu. But tampering with time and paradox can have disastrous effects on the future and the past alike.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a mess

    • By Matthew on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6

    • By: Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

    • By: John Barnes, Paul McAuley, Maureen McHugh, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Adam Epstein, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories written in 2011 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Dying Young", by Peter M. Ball, cyborgs, clones, and post-humans collide with a dragon bent on revenge in a post-apocalyptic space western. In "Canterbury Hollow", by Chris Lawson, two lovers on a planet orbiting a killer sun share their few remaining weeks together before they die....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good mixture of stories

    • By Tezby on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Steampunk Specs

    • By: Christopher Barzak, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This collection of unabridged, spectacular steampunk speculations includes several classics of the genre. These tales will sweep you away with their amazing automata, daring dirigibles, grinding gears, and scintillating steam as days gone by are infused with tech. In "Smoke City," by Christopher Barzak, a woman comes to terms with the loss of her family to the child labor mills of the city. A doctor tries to cope with a strange plague terrorizing the citizens of London in Jeffrey Ford's "Dr. Lash Remembers."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short Trips into Fun

    • By Troy on 09-25-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • We, Robots

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, James Cambias, Jeffrey Ford, and others
    • Narrated by: Amy Bruce, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today's most acclaimed science fiction authors. A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award-winning story, "Tideline", by Elizabeth Bear. In "Balancing Accounts", by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn's moons.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Good

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-21-13

    Regular price: $19.59