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The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction Audiobook

The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction

Author: Gardner Dozois Narrator: Vivienne Leheny, Will Damron Release Date: February 2019

For the first time in a decade, a compilation of the very best in science fiction, from a world authority on the genre. For decades, the Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after thirty-five annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best, legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection, including short fiction from authors such as Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and any many more.

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The Book of Magic: A collection of stories by various authors Audiobook

The Book of Magic: A collection of stories by various authors

An anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy-featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many more! Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois's (Rogues, Old Venus) acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf...and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda...and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore...and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped-or misshaped-by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human...some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory. In these pages, seventeen of today's top fantasy writers-including award-winners K. J. Parker (The Two of Swords), Megan Lindholm (The Windsingers), John Crowley (The Deep), Tim Powers (Last Call), Liz Williams (Snake Agent), Elizabeth Bear (Eternal Sky Trilogy), George R.R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire), Kate Elliott (The Court of Fives Trilogy), Scott Lynch (The Republic of Thieves), and more-cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever...and as near as next door.

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The Book of Swords Audiobook

The Book of Swords

Author: Gardner Dozois, Garth Nix, George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch Narrator: Gardner Dozois, Various Release Date: October 2017

New epic fantasy in the grand tradition-including a never-before-published Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin! Fantasy fiction has produced some of the most unforgettable heroes ever conjured onto the page: Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné, Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Classic characters like these made sword and sorcery a storytelling sensation, a cornerstone of fantasy fiction-and an inspiration for a new generation of writers, spinning their own outsize tales of magic and swashbuckling adventure. Now, in The Book of Swords, acclaimed editor and bestselling author Gardner Dozois presents an all-new anthology of original epic tales by a stellar cast of award-winning modern masters-many of them set in their authors' best-loved worlds. Join today's finest tellers of fantastic tales, including George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. FEATURING SIXTEEN ALL-NEW STORIES: "The Best Man Wins" by K. J. Parker, read by John Lee "Her Father's Sword" by Robin Hobb, read by Katharine McEwan "The Hidden Girl" by Ken Liu, read by Kim Mai Guest "The Sword of Destiny" by Matthew Hughes, read by Elliott Hill "'I Am a Handsome Man' Said Apollo Crow," by Kate Elliott, read by Steve West "The Triumph of Virtue" by Walter Jon Williams, read by Elliott Hill "The Mocking Tower" by Daniel Abraham, read by Richard Brewer "Hrunting" by C. J. Cherryh, read by John Lee "A Long, Cold Trail" by Garth Nix, read by Nicholas Guy Smith "When I Was a Highwayman" by Ellen Kushner, read by Kirby Heyborne "The Smoke of Gold Is Glory" by Scott Lynch, read by Ralph Lister "The Colgrid Connundrum" by Rich Larson, read by Mark Deakins "The King's Evil" by Elizabeth Bear, read by Julia Whelan "Waterfalling" by Lavie Tidhar, read by Mark Deakins "The Sword Tyraste" by Cecelia Holland, read by Steve West "The Sons of the Dragon" by George R. R. Martin, read by Ralph Lister And an introduction by Gardner Dozois, read by Arthur Morey

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Old Venus Audiobook

Old Venus

Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury’s “The Long Rain” to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth’s next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century’s space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don’t despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction’s best writers—edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois—turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors—including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more—as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason • Elizabeth Bear • David Brin • Tobias S. Buckell • Michael Cassutt • Joe Haldeman • Matthew Hughes • Gwyneth Jones • Joe R. Lansdale • Stephen Leigh • Paul McAuley • Ian McDonald • Garth Nix • Mike Resnick • Allen M. Steele • Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois

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Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds Audiobook

Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds

Poul Anderson was one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century science fiction. Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1997, he produced an enormous body of standalone novels and series fiction and was equally at home in the fields of heroic fantasy and hard SF. He was a meticulous craftsman and a gifted storyteller, and the impact of his finest work continues, undiminished, to this day. Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and as a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writer—and equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains more than a dozen stories and novellas by some of today’s finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson’s wife, Karen; his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear; and his son-in-law, novelist and coeditor Greg Bear. Bear’s introduction, “My Friend Poul,” is particularly illuminating and insightful. The fictional contributions comprise a kaleidoscopic array of imaginative responses to Anderson’s many and varied fictional worlds. A few of the highlights include Nancy Kress’ “Outmoded Things” and Terry Brooks’ “The Fey of Cloudmoor,” stories inspired by the Hugo Award–winning “The Queen of Air and Darkness”; a pair of truly wonderful Time Patrol stories, “A Slip in Time” by S. M. Stirling and “Christmas in Gondwanaland” by Robert Silverberg; Raymond E. Feist’s Dominic Flandry adventure, “A Candle”; and a pair of very different homages to the classic fantasy novel, Three Hearts and Three Lions: “The Man Who Came Late” by Harry Turtledove and “Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)” by Tad Williams. These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late—and indisputably great—Poul Anderson. “SFWA Grand Master Poul Anderson was a prolific master craftsman whose works spanned the subgenres of speculative fiction and whose awards include an impressive seven Hugos. Editors Dozois and Bear present seventeen heartfelt tributes to Anderson, including biographical observations, by friends and family, and fiction by respected longtime writers.”—Publishers Weekly

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Rogues Audiobook

Rogues

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors - including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If youre a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart - and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie - Daniel Abraham - David W. Ball - Paul Cornell - Bradley Denton - Phyllis Eisenstein - Gillian Flynn - Neil Gaiman - Matthew Hughes - Joe R. Lansdale - Scott Lynch - Garth Nix - Cherie Priest - Patrick Rothfuss - Steven Saylor - Michael Swanwick - Lisa Tuttle - Carrie Vaughn - Walter Jon Williams - Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin! Praise for Rogues "Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate." - Library Journal

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Dangerous Women Audiobook

Dangerous Women

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ bestselling continuities—including a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, “Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more.” Stories and Narrators (in order of appearance): “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie; Read by Stana Katic “My Heart Is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott; Read by Jake Weber “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland; Read by Harriet Walter “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass; Read by Jonathan Frakes “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher; Read by Emily Rankin “Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn; Read by Inna Korobkina “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale; Read by Scott Brick “Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm; Read by Lee Meriwether “I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence Block; Read by Jake Weber “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson; Read by Claudia Black “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman; Read by Harriet Walter “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman; Read by Sophie Turner “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress; Read by Janis Ian “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland; Read by Scott Brick “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon; Read by Allan Scott-Douglas “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling; Read by Stana Katic “Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes; Read by Claudia Black “Caregivers” by Pat Cadigan; Read by Janis Ian “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector; Read by Maggi-Meg Reed “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon; Read by Jenna Lamia “The Princess and the Queen” by George R. R. Martin; Read by Iain Glen The introduction by Gardner Dozois is read by Fred Sanders and the interstitial author biographies are read by Karen Dotrice.

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The New Space Opera 2 Audiobook

The New Space Opera 2

Following the success of their Locus Award–winning anthology The New Space Opera, editors Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan up the ante with The New Space Opera 2, in which more of the most beloved names in science fiction spin stunning tales of interstellar adventure and wonder. “Solid…Entertaining and provocative tales of interstellar adventure, written by a laundry list of genre heavyweights…The impressive diversity of stories reaffirms that space opera is alive and well and where some of the genre’s most innovative writing is taking place.”—Publishers Weekly

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The New Space Opera Audiobook

The New Space Opera

This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction. Authors include Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Ken Macleod, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, and Walter Jon Williams. “Inside the science fiction I love the best, there is a rip-roaring space opera just waiting to take me for a ride. This anthology is a reminder of why science fiction captured the hearts and minds of generations of readers.”—Orson Scott Card

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Down these Strange Streets Audiobook

Down these Strange Streets

Author: Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin Narrator: Nicola Barber, Phil Gigante, Ralph Lister Release Date: October 2011

In "Death by Dahlia," #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers to a lavish party that turns deadly. And with so many different creatures of the night in attendance, Dahlia will have a hard time identifying the most likely suspect. #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs thrills in "In Red, with Pearls," as a werewolf PI races to crack a case involving zombies, witches, and the most horrifying creatures of them all - lawyers. In "Lord John and the Plague of Zombies," New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon follows Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he's soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies. With these and thirteen more original tales, Down These Strange Streets takes you to the cities where fantasy and mystery collide and where private eyes who have seen it all find something lurking that is stranger still...

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Warriors Audiobook

Warriors

George R. R. Martin, from his introduction to Warriors: "People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. "Our contributors make up an all-star line-up of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing - a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they're best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat." Every story in this volume appears here for the first time. Included are: a long novella from the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of "Lord John" by Diana Gabaldon, an "Emberverse" story by S. M. Stirling, a "Forever Peace" story by Joe Haldeman, and a long tale of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original stories by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams. Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.

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Songs of the Dying Earth Audiobook

Songs of the Dying Earth

Author: Gardner Dozois, George R. R. Martin, George R.R. Martin Narrator: Arthur Morey Release Date: November 2009

"Thank You, Mr. Vance," by Dean Koontz. © 2009 by Dean Koontz. "Preface," by Jack Vance. © 2009 by Jack Vance. "The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale," by Robert Silverberg. © 2009 by Agberg, Ltd. "Grolion of Almery," by Matthew Hughes. © 2009 by Matt Hughes Company Ltd. "The Copsy Door," by Terry Dowling. © 2009 by Terry Dowling. "Caulk the Witch-Chaser," by Liz Williams. © 2009 by Liz Williams. "Inescapable," by Mike Resnick. © 2009 by Mike Resnick. "Abrizonde," by Walter Jon Williams. © 2009 by Walter Jon Williams. "The Traditions of Karzh," by Paula Volsky. © 2009 by Paula Volsky. "The Final Quest of the Wizard Sarnod," by Jeff VanderMeer. © 2009 by Jeff VanderMeer. "The Green Bird," by Kage Baker. © 2009 by Kage Baker. "The Last Golden Thread," by Phyllis Eisenstein. © 2009 by Phyllis Eisenstein. "An Incident in Uskvesh," by Elizabeth Moon. © 2009 by Elizabeth Moon. "Sylgarmo's Proclamation," by Lucius Shepard. © 2009 by Lucius Shepard. "The Lamentably Comical Tragedy (or the Laughably Tragic Comedy) of Lival Laqavee," by Tad Williams. © 2009 by Tad Williams. "Guyal the Curator," by John C. Wright. © 2009 by John C. Wright. "The Good Magician," by Glen Cook. © 2009 by Glen Cook. "The Return of the Fire Witch," by Elizabeth Hand. © 2009 by Elizabeth Hand. "The Collegeum of Mauge," by Byron Tetrick. © 2009 by Byron Tetrick. "Evillo the Uncunning," by Tanith Lee. © 2009 by Tanith Lee. "The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderôz," by Dan Simmons. © 2009 by Dan Simmons. "Frogskin Cap," by Howard Waldrop. © 2009 by Howard Waldrop. "A Night at the Tarn House," by George R. R. Martin. © 2009 by George R. R. Martin. "An Invocation of Incuriosity," by Neil Gaiman. © 2009 by Neil Gaiman.

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