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2018 Hugo Awards

2018 Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes; they recognize the best works in science fiction and fantasy literature each year. These titles are the 2018 nominees.

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New York 2140

By Kim Stanley Robinson
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, Caitlin Kelly, Michael Crouch, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Christopher Ryan Grant & Robert Blumenfeld
Length: 22 hours 34 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson returns with a bold and brilliant vision of New York City in the next century.

As the sea levels rose, every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. For the residents of one apartment building in Madison Square, however, New York in the year 2140 is far from a drowned city.

There... Read more »

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By Ann Leckie
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 12 hours 34 minutes

An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this stand-alone novel set in the world of Ann Leckie's groundbreaking, NYT bestselling Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards.

Though she knows her brother holds her mother's favor, Ingrid is determined to... Read more »

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Six Wakes

By Mur Lafferty
Narrated by: Mur Lafferty
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes

In this Hugo nominated science fiction thriller by Mur Lafferty, a crew of clones awakens aboard a space ship to find they're being hunted-and any one of them could be the killer.

Maria Arena awakens in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. She has no memory of how she died. This is new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first... Read more »

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The Raven Stratagem

Machineries of Empire: Book #2

By Yoon Ha Lee
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 13 hours 38 minutes

Captain Kel Cheris is possessed by a long-dead traitor general. Together they must face the rivalries of the hexarchate and a potentially devastating invasion. When the hexarchate's gifted young captain Kel Cheris summoned the ghost of the long-dead General Shuos Jedao to help her put down a rebellion, she didn't reckon on his breaking free of... Read more »

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The Stone Sky

The Broken Earth: Book #3

By N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 14 hours 16 minutes

Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of... Read more »

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All Systems Red

Murderbot Diaries: Book #1

By Martha Wells
Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes

All Systems Red is the first tense science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld and Ex Machina. All Systems Red by Martha Wells begins The Murderbot Diaries, a new science fiction action and adventure series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of... Read more »

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Binti: Book #2

By Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be the... Read more »

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Wayward Children: Book #2

By Seanan McGuire
Narrated by: Seanan McGuire
Length: 4 hours 4 minutes

New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones—a truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List book...

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River of Teeth

River of Teeth: Book #1

By Sarah Gailey
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

In the early twentieth century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

This was a terrible... Read more »

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Crash Override

How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

By Zoë Quinn
Narrated by: Zoë Quinn
Length: 7 hours 9 minutes

You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet -- hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn -- but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you.

Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post... Read more »

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No Time to Spare

By Ursula K. Le Guin
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes

From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts-always adroit, often acerbic-on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and... Read more »

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The Shape of Water

By Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
Length: 13 hours 27 minutes

*Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture*

*Winner of the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director*

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking audiobook.

The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore...

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