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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Tim Audiobook

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Tim

The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964.This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.In "The Roads Must Roll," Robert Heinlein describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall," by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.This collection also includes an introduction by Robert Silverberg and stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum, John W. Campbell, Lester del Rey, Theodore Sturgeon, Lewis Padgett, Clifford D. Simak, Fredric Brown, Murray Leinster, Judith Merril, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, C. M. Kornbluth, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Jerome Bixby, Tom Godwin, Alfred Bester, Daniel Keyes, and Roger Zelazny.

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Orphans of the Sky Audiobook

Orphans of the Sky

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Graham Halstead Release Date: September 2017

Lost in Space Hugh had been taught that, according to the ancient sacred writings, the Ship was on a voyage to faraway Centaurus. But he also understood this was just allegory for a voyage to spiritual perfection. Indeed, how could the Ship move, since its miles and miles of metal corridors were all there was of creation? Science knew that the Ship was all the universe, and as long as the sacred Converter was fed, the lights would continue to glow, the air would flow, and the Creator's Plan would be fulfilled. Of course, there were the muties, grotesquely deformed parodies of humans, who lurked in the upper reaches of the Ship, where gravity was weaker. Were they evil incarnate, or merely a divine check on the population, keeping humanity from expanding past the capacity of the Ship to support? Then Hugh was captured by the muties and met their leader (or leaders)-Joe-Jim, with two heads on one body-and learned the true nature of the Ship and its mission between the stars. But could he make his people believe him before it was too late? Could he make them believe that he must be allowed to fly the Ship?

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Between Planets Audiobook

Between Planets

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Andrew Eiden, Andrew Eiden Release Date: February 2017

Don Harvey is a citizen of the Interplanetary Federation-yet no single planet can claim him as its own. His mother was born on Venus and his father on Earth, and Don himself was born on a spaceship in trajectory between planets. When his parents abruptly summon him away from school on Earth to join them on Mars he has no idea he's about to be plunged into deadly interplanetary intrigue. But the ship Don is traveling on is unexpectedly diverted to Venus, where the colony has launched a revolution against Earth's control. What's more, Earth troops have landed on Venus and are looking for him. Flat broke and homeless, Don will have to muster all his resources to stay alive A riveting coming of age story set against a backdrop of a war between planets, this classic Heinlein novel crackles with action, adventure, politics, wit, and brilliant speculation about the world to come.

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Red Planet Audiobook

Red Planet

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Zach Villa Release Date: April 2016

Jim Marlowe and his strange-looking Martian friend Willis are only allowed to travel so far. But one day Willis unwittingly tunes into a treacherous plot that threatens all the colonists on Mars, and it sets Jim off on a terrifying adventure that could save-or destroy-them all. "A fascinating story of Earth-humans on Mars...The most thrilling and tingling kind of science fiction story by an experienced hand."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Podkayne of Mars Audiobook

Podkayne of Mars

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Soneela Nankani Release Date: January 2016

A tale beloved by many fans of Robert A. Heinlein, Podkayne of Mars tells the story of a young Marswoman and her interplanetary adventures with her uncle and her genius brother. Told largely through Podkayne's diaries, the story details her travel to Earth with her two companions. Podkayne has definite plans on what to do and how to do it, but not everything is as it seems. She is suddenly thrust into the middle of life-or-death situations when the liner they are traveling on makes a stop at Venus. Heinlein was originally asked to change the controversial ending, and he reluctantly did. But he felt the original ending better suited the story and was never satisfied with the modified "safer" ending. This edition restores the book to how Heinlein originally wrote it. "Heinlein's skill...makes this story a delight."-New York Herald Tribune

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The Star Beast Audiobook

The Star Beast

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia, Paul Michael Garcia Release Date: December 2015

A compelling coming-of-age adventure from legendary SF master and multiple New York Times bestseller Robert A. Heinlein Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide, and increasingly large size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him. But when Lummox eats a neighbor's car and begins to grow again, the feds decide that enough is enough. John isn't about to let the authorities take his pet away, and with his best friend, Betty, he determines to save Lummox-even if he must leave the life he's known forever. "One of the grand masters of science fiction."-Wall Street Journal, praise for the author

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Expanded Universe, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Expanded Universe, Vol. 2

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Release Date: July 2015

For the millions of Heinlein fans around the world comes a guided tour through the thoughts and insights of “one of the most influential writers in American literature” (New York Times Book Review). Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind. Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, with volume two picking up with “Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon.” This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career. More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master. Expanded Universe, Vol. 2 is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction. “The single most important and valuable Heinlein book ever published.”—Spider Robinson, author of The Callahan Chronicals ***Please contact member services for additional documents***

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Expanded Universe, Vol. 1 Audiobook

Expanded Universe, Vol. 1

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Release Date: June 2015

Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind. Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of "Life-Line" to Astounding (for seventy dollars). This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein's writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career. More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master. Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.

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The Rolling Stones Audiobook

The Rolling Stones

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Tom Weiner Release Date: May 2014

One of Heinlein’s best-loved works, The Rolling Stones follows the rollicking adventures of the Stone family as they tour the solar system. It doesn’t seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it’s clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have “Trouble” written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who’s met their grandmother Hazel would know they came by it honestly. Join the Stone twins as they connive, cajole, and bamboozle their way across the solar system in the company of the most high-spirited and hilarious family in all of science fiction. It all starts when the twins decide that life on the lunar colony is too dull and buy their own spaceship to go into business for themselves. Before long they are headed for the furthest reaches of the stars, with stops on Mars, some asteroids, Titan, and beyond. This lighthearted tale has some of Heinlein’s sassiest dialogue—not to mention the famous flatcats incident. Oddly enough, it’s also a true example of real family values, for when you’re a Stone, your family is your highest priority. “Long before interplanetary exploration and a certain rock group, Robert A. Heinlein wrote this science fiction classic…This humorous family adventure…will be most welcome by science fiction fans in elementary, middle school, and public libraries.”—School Library Journal

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Waldo & Magic, Inc. Audiobook

Waldo & Magic, Inc.

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Release Date: April 2014

Two classic short novels by Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction’s Grand Master. Waldo North Power Air is in trouble. Their aircraft are crashing at an alarming rate and no one can figure out the cause. Desperate for an answer, they turn to Waldo, a crippled misanthropic genius who lives in a home in orbit around Earth, where the absence of gravity means that his feeble muscle strength does not confine him helplessly in a wheelchair. But Waldo has little reason to want to help the rest of humanity — until he learns that the solution to Earth’s problems also holds the key to his own. Magic, Inc. In a world where almost everything is done by magic spells, Magic, Inc., under the guise of an agency for magicians, is systematically squeezing the small independent magicians out of business. Then one businessman stood firm. And with the help of an Oxford-educated African shaman and a little old lady adept at black magic, he was willing to take on all the demons of Hell to resolve the problem — once and for all. Praise for Robert A. Heinlein, Grandmaster of Science Fiction: “If there is any single author who defines science fiction, it is Robert Heinlein . . . there is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein.” — Dean Koontz “Robert Heinlein is America’s acknowledged master of science fiction.” — Chicago Tribune “Heinlein knows more about blending provocative scientific thinking with strong human stories than any dozen other contemporary science fiction writers.” — Chicago Sun-Times

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Have Space Suit—Will Travel Audiobook

Have Space Suit—Will Travel

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Mark Turetsky Release Date: March 2014

From the mind of the storyteller who has captured the imagination of readers from around the world and across generations comes this classic work of science fiction. First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authentic space suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell won it, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own to the stars. But “one day” comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard—and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate’s ship. The whole thing seems like a bad dream until he discovers he’s not the only prisoner on board. Kip—along with the daughter of a world-renowned scientist and a beautiful creature from another planet—has been kidnapped by a monstrous extraterrestrial, and they are heading straight for what could be Kip’s final destination. “It’s easy to see why Robert Heinlein ranks at the top among science fiction writers…He adds a delightful sense of humor and a deft sense of timing and suspense.”—Chicago Tribune

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Time Enough for Love Audiobook

Time Enough for Love

Author: Robert A. Heinlein Narrator: Tom Weiner Release Date: February 2014

Time Enough for Love is the capstone and crowning achievement of Heinlein’s famous Future History series. Lazarus Long is so in love with life that he simply refuses to die. Born in the early 1900s, he lives through multiple centuries, his love for time ultimately causing him to become his own ancestor. Time Enough for Love is his lovingly detailed account of his journey through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Using the voice of Lazarus, Heinlein expounds his own philosophies, including his radical ideas on sexual freedom. His use of slang, technical jargon, sharp wit, and clever understatement lend this story a texture and authority that seems the very tone of things to come. “A great entertainment.”—New York Times

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