A Wrinkle in Time Archival Edition
Read by the Author
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet: Book #1
In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 100th Birthday, fans are invited to enjoy this archival audiobook, originally recorded in 1993 and newly restored! Listen to the voice of the author, as Madeleine L'Engle reads her Newbery Medal-winning novel, A Wrinkle in Time.
Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight... Read more »
“A totally new and original work that stretches his talents to their fullest . . . welcome back, champ!”—The Detroit News
In the twenty-third century pioneers have escaped the crowded earth for life in self-sustaining orbital colonies. One of the colonies, Rotor, has broken away from the solar system to create its own renegade utopia around an... Read more »
Neuromancer is the multiple award-winning novel that launched the astonishing career of William Gibson. The first fully-realized glimpse of humankind's digital future, it is a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our... Read more »
The Light of Other Days
The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the... Read more »
Book One in the Dune Chronicles
By Frank Herbert
Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance, Ilyana Kadushin, Byron Jennings, David R. Gordon, Jason Culp, Kent Broadhurst, Oliver Wyman, Patricia Kilgarriff & Scott Sowers
Length: 21 hours 1 minutes
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as...
Old Man's War
Old Man's War: Book #1
Perfect for an entry-level sci-fi reader and the ideal addition to a veteran fan’s collection, John Scalzi's Old Man’s War will take audiences on a heart-stopping adventure into the far corners of the universe.
John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.
The good news is that humanity...
Spin: Book #1
“This book won the 2006 Hugo award and in my opinion was completely worthy of the prize. A massive galactic story but with plenty of action grounded on earth and great character development. Super interesting use of relativity and time alteration are an integral part of the plot and makes the space travel more plausible and fascinating. This is another one of those massive scale stories but not difficult to follow because of the way that it is handled. I enjoyed how this book took on huge concepts that effect all mankind and its place in the universe but at the same time kept it human, about human reaction to incredible events, and didn’t get too lost in the technicalities while still utilizing science as a major plot point. It also addressed philosophical and religious issues making it a truly well rounded read.”Jean-Paul, Space Cowboy Books
“Greg Bear is quickly becoming one of my favorites. This particular book is medical science fiction, which in my opinion is a sub-genre that deserves more exploration. By far this book contains some of the most original ideas that I have encountered in a long time. For a small book the scale of the story is tremendous. Without spoiling the book I’d like to mention one of the most interesting ideas proposed within the story. In quantum physics it has been proven that the observer of an experiment alters the outcome of said experiment. In this book when observation is concentrated to a large degree the universe has a difficult time adjusting to the observation, and therefore warps the fabric of space-time. I won’t go further into it so as not to give away too much of the story, but this book will have you pondering the mysteries of the universe long after you read it. I highly recommend this book and am greatly looking forward to reading more of his novels. On a side note I also recently listened to the Greg Bear story “Webster” from the Mindwebs radio program, and I highly recommend that too.”Jean-Paul, Space Cowboy Books
Flowers for Algernon
“One of the best and most heartbreaking books I’ve read in a long time. The story of a man who is mentally handicapped and goes through an experimental surgery to make him smart. It works and he becomes a genius, but only temporarily. Just long enough to give him a taste of what he has been missing, realize that people always laugh at his expense, fall in love, and generally be a respected human being. But he finds his genius more isolating then when he was dim, both ends of the spectrum being ostracizing and causing him to think differently than others. This book started as a short story, which won a Hugo award, and then was expanded into a novel, which won a Nebula – well deserving of both. It was also adapted into film in 1968 and is worth seeing and almost as touching as the book, the film version is called Charly. There have been many other radio and film adaptations, but I am unfamiliar with these. I don’t want to reveal too much of the story but I will say that the last fifty pages had me crying.”Jean-Paul, Space Cowboy Books
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Thomas Newton is an extraterrestrial, one of only 300 left on his home planet. Using his superior intelligence and skills, Newton amasses a small fortune and a business empire, but soon must battle unexpected foes: the CIA, alcoholism, loneliness, himself. An utterly absorbing psychological study of one man's struggle to survive on the... Read more »
The Expanse: Book #1
From a New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author comes a modern masterwork of science fiction, introducing a captain, his crew, and a detective as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl.Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but... Read more »
Beneath the rolling seas and deadly atmosphere of Venus are the Keeps—fully enclosed cities that house descendants of the survivors who first harbored atomic energy to escape a dying earth. In massive superstructures built beneath the Venusian seas, a complex feudal society devoted simply to decadence has evolved. Presiding over that society are...Read more »
Interstellar travel to alien worlds is too expensive for Marvin, a college student in need of a good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford: a mind swap, in which his consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. Unfortunately, Marvin finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal—a body that he has to vacate,...Read more »
In one of Heinlein’s most controversial bestsellers, a recruit in a future world is sent through the toughest boot camp in the Universe to join the Terran Mobile Infantry in battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.
Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Reserve on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself...Read more »
The Pandora Sequence: Book #0
The starship Earthling, filled with thousands of hibernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship's three organic mental cores—disembodied human brains that control the vessel's functions—go insane. The emergency skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: build an artificial...Read more »
The Time Machine
Originally published in 1895, H. G. Wells' unequivocally visionary tale popularized the concept of time travel. Set in Victorian England, it tells the story of a scientist and gentleman inventor who builds a machine capable of transporting a person through time, which he calls the fourth dimension. Propelling himself to the year 802,701, the man...Read more »
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature—a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.
In a nightmarish, ruined...Read more »
The New Space Opera
By Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan
Narrated by: various narrators, Carrington MacDuffie, Caroline Shaffer, Richard Powers, Tom Weiner, Cat Gould, Tom Taylorson, Peter Macon, Carlos Lopez, Kevin Kenerly, Pamela Garelick, Erica Sullivan & Tristan Morris
Length: 23 hours 34 minutes
This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction. Authors include
Kage BakerStephen BaxterGregory BenfordTony DanielGreg EganPeter F. HamiltonGwyneth JonesJames Patrick KellyNancy KressKen MacleodPaul J. McAuleyIan McDonaldRobert ReedAlastair ReynoldsMary...Read more »
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Revolution is brewing on twenty-first-century Luna, a moon-based penal colony where oppressed “Loonies” are being exploited by a harsh Authority that controls it from Earth. Against all odds, a ragtag collection of dissidents has banded together in revolt, including a young female radical, an elderly academic, a one-armed computer jock, and a...Read more »
Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land is the epic saga of an earthling, Valentine Michael Smith, born and educated on Mars, who arrives on our planet with “psi” powers—telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, telekinesis, teleportation, pyrolysis, and the ability to take control of the minds of others—and complete innocence regarding the mores of man.
After...Read more »