Kefahuchi Tract

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 251 ratings

Light Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents.

A few words from Neil on Light: The three strands of the plot "are united by the talent of the narrator, Julian Elfer. When I consulted with Mike Harrison…. on the casting, we both thought Julian Elfer subtly conveyed the individualism of each character… part of the delight of a novel like this, for science-fiction fans or just for people who like good books, is watching the Department of Science Fiction known as 'Space Opera' be polished up, dusted off, and reinvented for the future."

In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself. In this future, Seria Mau Genlicher has already sacrificed her body to merge into the systems of her starship, the White Cat. But the inhuman K-ship captain has gone rogue, pirating the galaxy while playing cat and mouse with the authorities who made her what she is.

In this future, Ed Chianese, a drifter and adventurer, has ridden dynaflow ships, run old alien mazes, surfed stellar envelopes. He went deep, and lived to tell about it. Once crazy for life, he's now just a twink on New Venusport, addicted to the bizarre alternate realities found in the tanks... and in debt to all the wrong people.

Haunting them all through this maze of menace and mystery is the shadowy presence of the Shrander and three enigmatic clues left on the barren surface of an asteroid under an ocean of light known as the Kefahuchi Tract: a deserted spaceship, a pair of bone dice, and a human skeleton.

©2002 M. John Harrison (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Light

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 177

    In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Brilliant

    • By Max on 11-08-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Nova Swing

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A highly acclaimed author, M. John Harrison is well known for his reality-bending tales. In this sci-fi noir, the physics-defying Saudade Event Site is a place to find strange landscapes and seemingly impossible physical phenomena - perfect for tourism. Into this environment comes Vic Serotonin, a "travel agent" whose newest client is a mysterious woman with a hidden agenda.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A very poor reading with virtually no Soul…

    • By Another guy from NY on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 3

    • Empty Space: A Haunting

    • By: M. John Harrison
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In the near future, an elderly English widow is stirred from her mundane existence by surreal omens and visitations. Centuries later, the space freighter Nova Swing takes on an illegal alien artifact as cargo, with consequences beyond reckoning. While on a distant planet, a nameless policewoman tries to bring order to an event zone where ordinary physics do not apply, only to find herself caught up in something even stranger and more sublime....

    Regular price: $24.95