Birthright (Resnick)

34 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,813 ratings

The Soul Eater Publisher's Summary

Bounty hunter Nicobar Lane has traversed a thousand worlds searching for the mythic Dreamwish Beast. But after a close encounter with the creature, his motives turn from money to revenge and an obsession with his own death.

©1981 Mike Resnick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Soul Eater

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bounty hunter Nicobar Lane has traversed a thousand worlds searching for the mythic Dreamwish Beast. But after a close encounter with the creature, his motives turn from money to revenge and an obsession with his own death.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Birthright

    • The Book of Man
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    This brilliant science fiction novel constructs a blueprint of mankind’s history - social, political, economic, scientific, and religious - for the next 18,000 years. Through a series of adventures, it illustrates clear, focused ideas about our birthright and our destiny. Since this 1982 debut, Mike Resnick has emerged as one of the most honored science fiction authors of his time, picking up 40-odd Hugo and Nebula nominations and awards. He has set 25 novels and a novella in the future that was outlined in this book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • B-O-R-I-N-G

    • By Julie W. Capell on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Walpurgis III

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    He has no bank account on any world, no financial or property holdings that anyone has been able to trace. His planet of origin is unknown. Many men have served him; all but seven are dead, and none of those seven have ever seen him. He is a fugitive. His name is Conrad Bland and he is, for the moment, safe. But someone has sent an assassin to find him - and end him. Chief Detective John Sable is caught between his badge and his conscience as the two most famous executioners of all time prepare to do battle in his territory.

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 4

    • Sideshow

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint swindles the owner of a freak show into an unlikely business partnership. When Flint discovers that the freaks are a group of undercover alien tourists, he keeps the secret from the outside world and looks for an opportunity to expand his carny tour out to the stars.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A strange kind of circus!

    • By Darla A. Middlebrook on 01-09-13
    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 2
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Traveling carnival owner Thaddeus Flint expands his tour from the American Northeast out to the stars, only to discover that some of the attractions don't quite hold the audience like they did back on Earth. Realizing that his strip show has no more appeal to an alien audience than watching a saddle come off a horse, he reassigns his girls to work the game booths on the midway. When one of the girls can't make the transition, he improvises an alien solution.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 6

    • The Wild Alien Tamer

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 3
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The third volume in the 4-book Tales of the Galactic Midway series. The carnival tries a typical carny scam that backfires when their animal trainer and his sentient "animal" go to war every night in the big cage.

    Regular price: $19.60

  • Book 7

    • The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy

    • Tales of the Galactic Midway, Book 4
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Kerry Woodrow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Five years into his traveling carnival tour of the galaxy, Thaddeus Flint and his alien business partner are rolling in the dough for the Corporation. When Billybuck Dancer, the trick shot artist, gets bored and starts taking dangerous chances with his own safety, Flint captures his attention by arranging a much-publicized and highly-profitable showdown between Dancer and his nemesis, Doc Holliday.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Eros Ascending

    • Tales of the Velvet Comet, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy. It boasts casinos, elegant restaurants, a 2-mile-long upscale shopping mall, and highly-trained prostitutes of both sexes. As a huge moneymaker, it is also the object or corporate manipulations. This is the story of one man who has been hired to put it out of business, and the unforseen twists and turns of his adventure.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Eros at Zenith

    • Tales of the Velvet Comet, Book 2
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Arrogant and overbearing Syndicate detective Andrew Crane arrives aboard the Velvet Comet to investigate a murder. When Crane discovers that the murderer is setting a trap to lure a notorious criminal aboard the Comet, the consequences of solving the mystery forces Crane to become judge, jury, and executioner.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Eros Descending

    • Tales of the Velvet Comet, Book 3
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Nancy Linari
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The orbiting Velvet Comet is the most luxurious and expensive brothel in the galaxy. It boasts casinos, elegant restaurants, a 2-mile-long upscale shopping mall, and highly-trained prostitutes of both sexes. And it has its share of enemies, including a leading religious figure who finds himself the center of a moral conflict he never imagined possible.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Santiago

    • A Myth of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Ruben Diaz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Bandit, murderer, known to all, seen by none...has he killed a thousand men? Has he saved a dozen worlds? His legend is as large as the Rim itself, his trail as elusive as a wisp of starlight in the empty realms of space. The reward for him is the largest in history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cheesy but fun

    • By J. Rhoderick on 11-14-11
    • A Myth of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Ruben Diaz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 12

    • Eros at Nadir

    • Tales of the Velvet Comet, Book 4
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Bobbin Beam
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Screenwriter and novelist Nate Page arrives aboard the empty Velvet Comet 23 years after it is decommissioned by the Vainmill Syndicate. The light-topic musical holographic production that Nate is writing is based on the Velvet Comet in its prime, and requires research available only through Cupid, the ship's still-functioning and nearly-self-aware onboard computer.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 13

    • The Dark Lady

    • A Romance of the Far Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the 7th millennium, humans have spread throughout the galaxy and govern most of the inhabited planets. Leonardo, Our Humble Hero and purple-blooded Bjornn of the planet Benitarus II, is sent as an expert appraiser to the Claiborne Art Gallery on the mostly-human planet of Far London. Leonardo's enhanced ultraviolet and infrared vision are ideal traits for assessment and authentication of artwork, and he immediately catches the attention of an aging Far London collector.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very creative Sci-fi

    • By GGuerard on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • Ivory

    • A Legend of Past and Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the year 6303, when Earth is bare of anything larger than an insect or a mouse and most people have left for the stars, Duncan Rojas receives a most unusual visitor. His name is Bukoba Mandaka, and he is the last of the Maasai. Mandaka wants Rojas, senior researcher for Braxton's Records of Big Game, to find the tusks of the Kilimanjaro Elephant, tusks that weigh over 200 lb. each. Why? Mandaka will not say, but he will pay enormous sums for them. And Rojas cannot resist the challenge of tracing something lost for 3000 years.

    • A Legend of Past and Future
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Bruce Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • Paradise

    • The Galactic Comedy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Zach Herries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The Earth-like planet Peponi has vast riches, an abundant and opulent wildlife, and most importantly, compliant natives. But now that humanity is on the brink of opening up an entirely new world, has it learned its lessons from the past? A thought-provoking novel from the author of Ivory.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Three strikes and I'm out

    • By Levin on 12-31-14
    • The Galactic Comedy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Zach Herries
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 12-18-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 16

    • Soothsayer

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Mouse, a hard-bitten, cynical woman and professional thief, finds herself in deep trouble when her attempt to rescue a seemingly helpless little girl has potentially deadly consequences in this brilliant and haunting installment of Santiago-inspired adventure. Young Penelope has long had a price on her head, and Carlos Mendoza now knows how she has outwitted her captors - and the awesome powers behind her success. As Carlos moves in for the kill, Mouse is hard-pressed to preserve her life, defend Penelope, and in so doing, save humanity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story but narration leaves you wanting

    • By saige on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 17

    • Oracle

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Since she was a little girl, all humanity has been frightened by Penelope Bailey's awesome psychic talent and her ability to bend events - and men - to her will. Now a grown woman and living on the planet Hades, Penelope is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a bounty hunter, a government agent, and an out-for-profit outlaw cyborg - none of whom suspect the true depths of her power.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 18

    • Purgatory

    • The Galactic Comedy, Book 2
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Evan Greenberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Set in Resnick's far future, where humankind has long spread out through the galaxy and there are as many alien races as there are planets suitable for colonization, Purgatory is a hard look at how many ways an advanced civilization can misunderstand a "primitive" race.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Galactic Comedy?

    • By Eric Holsinger on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 19

    • Prophet

    • Oracle Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Darla Middlebrook
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    With all of humanity frightened by her powers of prophecy, and a paid assassin known as the Iceman determined to kill her, Penelope Bailey hides on an obscure planet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You killed her in the end,

    • By rawOrn on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 20

    • Inferno: The Galactic Comedy, Book 3

    • By: Mike Resnick
    • Narrated by: Mark Neely
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Disanko, the ruler of the Enkoti, and Susan Beddoes, a representative from the Department of Cartography, help the planet of Faligor to become the richest and most technologically advanced of its sector until an evil general rises to power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • technical and editing problems

    • By Writenow on 11-16-16

    Regular price: $17.96

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