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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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Gilgamesh the King

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Lord Valentine's Castle

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    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

    • 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

    • The Stochastic Man

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In a not-too-distant future, the assassination of an all-powerful New York City Mayor has plunged the five boroughs back into a dangerous cesspool of crime, drugs, and prostitution. Professional prognosticator Lew Nichols joins the campaign team of a fast-rising politico running for the city's top office, and is introduced to a man who privately admits to being able to view glimpses of the future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Foundation, Silverberg Style

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Silent Invaders

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Thomas Pipkin
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Abner Harris came to Earth on a mission of extreme urgency. A subject of the Spirit had no right to question his orders. And his orders said that the universe was in danger of enslavement by the pebble-skinned Medlins. And that the fight against their evil scheming called for him to assume the guise of a flesh-and-blood Earthman. But once in that new synthetic body, he made a mind-bending discovery: the real villains of space were neither the Medlins nor the people of Earth, but his own kind!

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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

    • The Book of Skulls

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 21

    Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death. Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves - and a horrific price will be demanded.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Silverberg

    • By William on 11-02-14

    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

    • A Time of Changes

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Set in the distant future, when human beings populate a variety of planets, A Time of Changes examines the society of Borthan. For thousands of years, Borthan has been ruled by a covenant that teaches that the self is to be despised. The baring of personal thoughts and feelings represents the most heinous crime. Kinnall Darival has always outwardly observed the covenant. But inwardly, he commits a grave offense when he falls in love with his bondsister, Halum.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • One trick story

    • By Michael on 04-03-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • Tales of Majipoor

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Letters from Atlantis

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It was a legendary island, a fantastic island. Atlantis. Or as its prince called it, Athilan. Roy had traveled through time with his partner, Lora, to find it - and now he was tantalizingly close to its shore. Time travel allowed Roy's consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis' throne, and what he found disturbed him. Strange dreams. Impossibly futuristic inventions and machines. How could such an advanced city exist at this time? The rest of the world was, as Lora witnessed in her travels, a dark, barbaric land still thawing from the ice age. Roy had been preparing for the odd isolation of time travel, but nothing had prepared him for his final arrival on Atlantis - a shimmering city far beyond his imagination! Roy knew this island's fate. According to legend, it would vanish into the sea. Roy also knew he had a limited amount of time to decipher the strange message in the Prince's mind - visions of cataclysmic events, mysterious rites to a faraway star. If Roy was in an Atlantis unlike anything the researchers had predicted, then what were its secrets? And when would it be destroyed?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A familiar tale, but well-told.

    • By Andrew on 03-26-03

    Regular price: $12.57

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