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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great primer for SF history

    • By nathan on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Legends

    • Stories by the Masters of Fantasy, Volume 1
    • By: Stephen King, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    These stories are part of Legends, a collection of original short novels by the world's most celebrated authors of fantasy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A GREAT REDISCOVERY

    • By Darth Daddy on 04-14-13

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Legends II, Volume Three

    • New Short Novels by The Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Peter Bradbury, Michael Emerson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Fantasy fans, rejoice! Years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the third volume is here.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 2 out of 3 of these stories

    • By Barb on 06-21-10

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Lord Valentine's Castle

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By C. Paget on 07-29-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108

    This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson , Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice collection

    • By Joe on 02-17-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Science Fiction

    • The Grand Masters (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Scott Timberg
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Dying Inside

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • masterwork

    • By rm3154 on 11-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 Man in the Maze

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Richard Muller was an honorable diplomat who braved unimaginable dangers to make contact with the first-known race of intelligent aliens. But those aliens left a mark on him: a psychic wound that emanates a telepathic miasma that his fellow humans can neither cure nor endure. Muller is exiled to the remote planet of Lemnos, where he is left, deeply embittered, at the heart of a deadly maze - until a new alien race appears, seemingly intent on exterminating humanity.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Nightwings

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    For 1,000 years, mankind has lived under the threat of invasion from an alien race. After the oceans rose and the continents were reshaped, people divided into guilds - Musicians, Scribes, Merchants, Clowns, and more. The Watchers wander the Earth, scouring the skies for signs of enemies from the stars. But during one Watcher's journey to the ancient city of Roum with his companion, a Flier named Avluela, a moment of distraction allows the invaders to advance. When the Watcher finally sounds the alarm, it's too late: the star people are poised to conquer all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I PUT ON A THINKING CAP

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-23-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • GLOBAL

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Majipoor Chronicles

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    The young street urchin Hissune gets his due for helping Lord Valentine regain his throne. As a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth, a massive library of memory cubes in which the entire history of Majipoor is preserved. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor's most famous and notorious inhabitants.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • SHE KNEW THEY HAD SEXES, BUT

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Shadrach in the Furnace

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the 21st century, a battered world is ruled by a crafty old tyrant, Genghis II Mao IV Khan. The Khan is 93 yers old, his life systems sustained by the skill of Mordecai Shadrach, a brilliant young surgeon whose chief function is to replace the Khan’s worn-out organs. Within the vast tower-complex, the most advanced equipment is dedicated to three top-priority projects, each designed to keep the Khan immortal. Most sinister of these is Project Avatar, by which the Khan’s mind and persona are to be transferred to a younger body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting Silverberg story

    • By Kat Hooper on 05-31-12

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Valentine Pontifex

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Hillary Huber, Don Leslie, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Dark dreams disturb Lord Valentine's sleep, a forewarning of the danger that threatens the peace of Majipoor. The Shapeshifters have set in motion a terrifying plan to regain their stolen world and their allies, the ancient gods rising from their eons-long slumber beneath the oceans of the great planet. Suddenly, Valentine faces the greatest crisis of his reign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Floyd on 11-11-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, and others
    • Narrated by: Roddy McDowall, Terry Farrell, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Who better to narrate today's best science-fiction stories than today's favorite science-fiction stars? This exciting collection features many.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just one complaint

    • By John R. Galloway Jr. on 02-29-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this collection greatly.

    • By Matthew S. Hill on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Gilgamesh the King

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    What if we discovered that one of history's greatest heroes had written his life story? That's the premise behind Robert Silverberg's amazing novel Gilgamesh the King. The journey begins when six-year-old Gilgamesh's father dies. As he grows to manhood and eventually ascends to the throne, he faces many challenges along the way: political intrigue, war, the burden of leadership. But none are as difficult as his intense internal struggles against loneliness and his own mortality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Renault is better

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-10-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Tales of Majipoor

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Hailed as "one of the most fully realized worlds of modern science fiction" (Booklist>), Majipoor is a planet unlike any other, with countless untold stories. Now, available for the first time in one volume, Silverberg presents seven tales that chronicle thousands of years of Majipoor’s history, from the arrival of the settlers of Old Earth to the expansion of vast cities to the extraordinary life of Lord Valentine. Within these stories lie the secrets of Majipoor - a wondrous world of incredible imagination.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ghost Towns of the American West

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Chuck Patyk
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The story of the American mining frontier can be traced in the ghost towns - from the camps of California's forty-niners to the 20th-century ruins in the Nevada desert. They mark an epoch of high adventure, of quick wealth and quicker poverty, of gambling and gun-slinging and hell-raising. We who have seen too many Western movies sometimes think that the legends of the Wild West were invented by scriptwriters - but the ghost towns remain.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The World Inside

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the 1,000 stories of this building are home to over 800,000 people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with a world population of over 75 billion souls, the massive Urbmon system is humanity’s salvation. Life in Urbmon 116 is highly regulated, life is cherished, and the culture of procreation is seen as the highest pinnacle of god’s plan. Conflict is abhorred, and any who disturb the peace face harsh punishment—even being sent “down the chute” to be recycled as fertilizer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could humans live like this?

    • By Kat Hooper on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $19.95

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