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    • Rendezvous with Rama

    • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,091
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,938
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,954

    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in the narrator

    • By Brent on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $24.29

    • Starplex

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Twenty years after the discovery of artificial wormholes launches Earth space exploration to unforeseeable heights, Starplex Director Keith Lansing investigates a mysterious vessel that soon threatens the station with intergalactic war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At least as much science as fiction

    • By Potter O. on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Childhood's End

    • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,939
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,994

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Food for Thought

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-17-08

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Gateway

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,503
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,515

    When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A human-focused SF classic

    • By Ryan on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Hominids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,733
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,048

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great idea, execution a bit flat

    • By CLR on 04-23-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Calculating God

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,863

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

    • By Ione on 05-07-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Humans

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 2
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 538

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit brings Canadian geneticist Mary Vaughan back to his world to explore the near-utopian civilization of the Neanderthals. Boddit serves as a Candide figure, the naive visitor whose ignorance about our society makes him a perfect tool to analyze human tendencies toward violence, over-population, and environmental degradation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to love it, but...

    • By West02139 on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • WWW: Watch

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991

    Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But Webmind has also come to the attention of WATCH - the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States - and they're fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmissable!

    • By Brendan on 04-29-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hybrids

    • The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 3
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 650
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    Scientists (and lovers) Mary Vaughan, who is human, and Ponter Boddit, who is Neanderthal, embark on the harrowing adventure of conceiving a child together. To overcome the genetic barbed wire of mismatched chromosomes, they must use banned technology obtainable only from a Neanderthal scientist living in the northern wilderness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it!

    • By dissipatedfog on 08-30-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • WWW: Wonder

    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 987

    Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated. Caitlin Decter-the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmissable

    • By brendanstallard on 04-08-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • WWW

    • Wake
    • By: Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,489

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great, if Incomplete, Concept

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 04-14-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Man Plus

    • By: Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong. The race to colonize Mars was too important, too costly, and America was already too committed, for plans to be scrapped. They would have to make a new Martian. And Roger Torraway was it, candidate for the endless surgery, operation after painful operation, that would enable him to survive on that faraway planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More timely now than ever

    • By Sanford Rosenberg on 06-28-10

    Regular price: $19.75