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    • Wild Cards I

    • By: George R. R. Martin (editor), Walter Jon Williams, Melinda Snodgrass, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,959
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,784

    In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Classic!

    • By Joseph Rispoli Jr on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Wild Cards II: Aces High

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891

    After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance with a classic

    • By Porter R. Rawls on 02-03-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the New Republic divided by internal strife, and on the verge of bowing to conquest. But those who steadfastly refuse to consider surrender - Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their children and comrades-in-arms - are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Wonderful

    • By Devin on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hardwired

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    Ex-fighter pilot Cowboy, "hardwired" via skull sockets directly to his lethal electronic hardware, teams up with Sarah, an equally cyborized gun-for-hire, to make a last stab at independence from the rapacious Orbitals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By Jonathon on 01-18-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Angel Station

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Orphans of deep space... They're outlaws now. Created to serve a function grown obsolete, haunted by the holographic ghost of their father, Ubu and Maria have lived their entire lives skating along the edge of extinction. Now they and their ship, Runaway, are in flight both from the law and from a predatory clan of competitors. They're going to come back rich or not at all. But what they find in the depths of space isn't wealth, but a secret so startling that Ubu and Maria will need every last reserve of guile, cunning, and intelligence just to survive.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Zach on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Praxis

    • Dread Empire's Fall, Book 1
    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    An infinite, sweeping saga of interstellar war - the first SF classic for the 21st century. The empire of the Shaa lasted 10,000 years. Years of terror, infinite violence and oppressive, brutal order. Now the Shaa are no more, but the terror and violence are only beginning... The Shaa, rulers of the universe, began to commit ritual suicide when it became clear that their minds - profoundly intelligent but limited - would accept no further information. Near immortality was their one, great mistake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic adaptation of a hard sci-fi space opera!

    • By Peter Stanton on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Voice of the Whirlwind

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Steward is a clone, a beta. His memories are 15 years old, because his alpha never did have a brain-scan update. And in those 15 years, the entire world has changed. An alien race known as The Powers has established relations with humanity, and the Orbital Policorp that held his allegiance has collapsed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really good cyberpunk

    • By Cliff on 02-12-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Accidental War

    • A Novel of the Praxis
    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It’s been seven years since the end of the Naxid War. Sidelined for their unorthodox tactics by a rigid, tradition-bound military establishment, Captain Gareth Martinez and Captain Lady Sula are stewing in exile, frustrated and impatient to exercise the effective and lethal skills they were born to use in fighting the enemy. Yet after the ramshackle empire left by the Shaa conquerors is shaken by a series of hammer blows that threaten the foundations of the commonwealth, the result is a war no one planned, no one expected, and no one knows how to end.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Sundering

    • Dread Empire's Fall, Book 2
    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The Dread Empire of the Shaa is no more, following the death of the last oppressor. But freedom remains elusive for the myriad sentient races enslaved for 10 centuries, as an even greater terror arises. The Naxids - a powerful insectoid species themselves subjugated until the recent Shaa demise - plan to fill the vacuum with their own bloody domination, and have already won a shattering victory with superior force and unimaginable cruelty. But two heroes survived the carnage at Magaria.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Kaz on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Quillifer

    • Quillifer, Book 1
    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Quillifer is young, serially in love, studying law, and living each day keenly aware that his beloved homeport of Ethlebight risks closure due to silting of the harbor. His concerns for the future become much more immediate when he returns from a summery assignation to find his city attacked by Aekoi pirates, leading to brigands in the streets and his family and friends in chains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The opposite of George R R Martin (in a good way)

    • By Ethan M. on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Conventions of War

    • Dread Empire's Fall, Book 3
    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The universe has fallen into bloody chaos now that the dread empire of the tyrannical Shaa is no more - at the mercy of the merciless insectoid Naxid, who now hunger for domination. But the far-flung human descendants of Terra have finally tasted liberty, and their warrior heroes will not submit. Separated by light-years, Lord Gareth Martinez and the mysterious guerrilla fighter Caroline Sula each pursue a different road to victory in tomorrow's ultimate battle - for the new order will be far more terrible than the old...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but

    • By Memo V. on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $34.94

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • Deep State

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    By day Dagmar Shaw orchestrates vast games with millions of players spanning continents. By night, she tries to forget the sound of a city collapsing in flames around her. She tries to forget the faces of her friends as they died in front of her. She tries to forget the blood on her own hands. But then an old friend approaches Dagmar with a project. The project he pitches is so insane and so ambitious, she can't possibly say no. But this new venture will lead her from the world of alternate-reality gaming to one even more complex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure!

    • By Chris on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Fourth Wall

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Andy Paris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Walter Jon Williams regularly draws praise for pushing the limits of the science fiction genre. His third novel featuring AR (augmented reality) games designer Dagmar Shaw, The Fourth Wall follows Sean, a washed-up child actor recruited to star in Dagmar's latest movie project. But when people on set start dying, Sean wonders if Dagmar's secretive behavior is hiding a more dangerous game.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another top notch Walker Jon Williams tale

    • By Paul Houser on 02-11-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 3

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Steven Popkes, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Short novels are movie length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and thoughtful sci-fi

    • By DANIEL on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • This Is Not a Game

    • By: Walter Jon Williams
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Imagine a game with no boundaries - waiting in parking lot, sitting at your computer, walking down the street. You could be called at any moment - and you'd better be ready. This is not a game. This is a novel of greed, betrayal, and social networking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended Thriller

    • By 1BookJ on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $31.49