Nausea, then microamnesia, then the laughing jag, then sex. Be patient. The clear light comes next. Then we can discuss Truth. As if we haven't been discussing it all along." -Hagbard Celine, The Golden Apple Illuminatus! Part II, from the original and genuine trilogy of conspiracies, is performed in all its unabridged brilliance by a full ensemble cast. Packaged in a carnival bundle of timeless truths and Joycean high camp, The Golden Apple serves as a perennial instruction manual for life on Earth in which you'll be lucky enough to learn: the Guerrilla Ontology of Markoff Chaney; the secret history of Atlantis; why gorillas and dolphins don't ordinarily talk to humans; the conspiracy against sex; the origins of the Trojan War (starring Eris, the namesake of our solar system's newest planet); the startling truth about UFOs; and the final secret of the Illuminati. Consider yourself warned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/deep/000003/bk_deep_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This epic fantasy tale, written by Gregory A. Wilson, follows the story of Icarus and Jellinek, an unlikely pair of heroes who on the surface are about as different as two beings can possibly be. Icarus is a tall, fair-skinned boy of around 17 who falls to the world of Vol from the sky, a graceful being with wings, incredible powers, and no memory of anything but his name. Jellinek is a four-foot hard-scrabble flamepetal prospector with tough red skin, a gruff disposition and general dislike of everyone around him, and a two-tailed lava-resistant creature called a "solar" as a companion. On the day that their lives collide, everything about their world changes, and they discover that they have more in common than they can possibly imagine. Together Icarus and Jellinek will battle the tyranny of the Magisters, who have enslaved an entire people, while unlocking the mystery of Icarus's past. The graphic novel introduces us to the incredibly visual world of Vol and the stunning array of characters and creatures who call it home; this full, unabridged audio dramatization, voiced by professional voice actors George Ledoux and Trendane Sparks with audio postproduction and full soundtrack by Mat Van Rhoon, brings that visual world to aural life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Ledoux, Trendane Sparks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061508/bk_acx0_061508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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An unabridged audio collection of the best-of-the-best science fiction stories published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "My Last Bringback", by John Barnes, an expert on restoring the memories of Alzheimer's patients becomes her own patient. A young man living in a bubble habitat on the ocean floor of Venus must deal with terraforming gone awry in "The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss", by David Brin. In "Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight", winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, by Aliette de Bodard, the death of a scientist in the Dai Viet interstellar empire is mourned. The shipmind of a cobbled together fighter spacecraft and its pilot press on under dire circumstances in "Damage", by David Levine. An aristocrat's trip to Venus, in search of her disgraced brother, is memorialized by papercuts of flora native to this planet in "Botanica Veneris: 13 Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan", by Ian McDonald. In "The Audience", by Sean McMullen, a spacecraft's trek to another planet discovers a malevolent species interested in Earth. An AI is on a mission to the outer reaches of the solar system to found a sanctuary in a posthuman universe in "Empty", by Robert Reed. In "A Murmuration", by Alastair Reynolds, a scientist struggles to publish a paper on her exhilarating findings on the flocking behavior of birds. In the dystopian future of "Two-Year Man", by Kelly Robson, a janitor brings a mutant baby home to his wife hoping to fill their lives with love. And finally, an android medical attendant, capable of mimicking family members, cares for an Alzheimer's patient in "Today I Am Paul", by Martin L. Shoemaker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000041/bk_atxt_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short novels may well be the perfect length for science-fiction stories. They are movie-length tales that resonate with moxie while fully exploring characters, new worlds, and ideas. The stories in this unabridged audio collection are the best-of-the-best short science-fiction novels published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of this form. "Return to Titan," by Stephen Baxter, is set in the Xeelee universe. Michael Poole and his father search one of Saturn's moons for sentient life that would interfere with their plans to build a gateway to the stars. In this year's Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner for best short fiction, "The Sultan of the Clouds," by Geoffrey A. Landis, a terraforming expert is inexplicably invited to Venus by the child who owns most of the planet's habitable floating cities. "Seven Cities of Gold," by David Mole, tells the story of a Japanese relief worker charges with tracking down the renegade Christian leader responsible for fetonating a nuclear device in an Islam-occupied North American city. In Jackie's-Boy," by Steven Popkes, an orphaned child befriends an uplifted elephant from the abandoned St. Louis Zoo as they trek south across a sparsely populated North America to find sanctuary. "A History of Terraforming," by Robert Reed, involves a young boy's ambition to take up his father's work of terraforming Mars and then much of the solar system and discovers that much more than planets have been altered. In "Troika," by Alastair Reynolds, the lone survivor of a mission that explores a massive alien object attempts to reveal what he discovered despite the wishes of the Second Soviet Union. Set in the author's S'hdonni universe, "Several Items of Interest," by Rick Wilber, the Earth ruling aliens enlist a human collaborator to help quell a human rebellion led by the collaborator's brother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Nicola Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000030/bk_atxt_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" hard science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Vortex", by Gregory Benford, astronauts find a once thriving microbial lifeform that carpets the caves of Mars dying off. A code monkey tracks down the vain creator of a pernicious software virus that people jack cerebrally in "RedKing", by Craig DeLancey. In "Number Nine Moon", by Alex Irvine, illicit scavengers on Mars are on a rescue mission to save themselves after one of their team members dies. A young girl's thirst for vengeance becomes a struggle for survival when she is swallowed by a gigantic sea creature on an alien planet in "Of the Beast in the Belly", by C.W. Johnson. In "The Seventh Gamer", by Gwyneth Jones, a writer immerses herself into a MMORPG community to search for characters being played by real aliens from other worlds. A woman armed with a rifle stalks a herd of cloned wooly mammoths in British Columbia in "Chasing Ivory", by Ted Kosmatka. In "Fieldwork", by Shariann Lewitt, a volcanologist struggles with her research on Europa where both her mother and grandmother suffered dire consequences. A daughter pays homage to her mother with mega-engineering projects to deal with climate change over eons in "Seven Birthdays", by Ken Liu. In "The Visitor from Taured", by Ian R. MacLeod, a cosmologist in the near future is obsessed with proving his theory of multiverses. The citizens of a small town on a "Jackaroo" planet object to a corporation placing a radio telescope near local alien artifacts in "Something Happened Here, But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was", by Paul McAuley. And, finally, in "16 Questions for Kamala Chatterjee", by Alastair Reynolds, a graduate student defends her dissertation on a solar anomaly 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/atxt/000044/bk_atxt_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.