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    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Startide Rising

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

    Regular price: £38.59

    • Sundiver

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    For nearly a billion years, every known sentient species in the universe has been the result of genetic and cultural guidance - or "uplifting" - by a previously uplifted patron race. Then humans are discovered. Having already uplifted chimps and dolphins, humanity clearly qualifies as an intelligent species, but did they actually evolve their own intelligence, or did some mysterious patron race begin the process, then suddenly abandon Earth?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful..

    • By Roy on 24-08-09

    Regular price: £31.89

    • Seven Seasons of Buffy

    • Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show
    • By: Glenn Yeffeth - editor, Drew Goddard, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: Colby Elliott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of irreverent and surprising essays about the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer includes pieces by leading science fiction and fantasy authors. Contributors include best-selling legend David Brin, critically acclaimed novelist Scott Westerfeld, cult-favorite vampire author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and award-winner Sarah Zettel.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Existence

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

    • By Rod on 10-11-12

    Regular price: £37.49

    • Heaven’s Reach

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven’s Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Streaker is still on the run with its dangerous cargo of ancient artifacts when the prophesied Time of Changes rocks the galaxy. As each race battles for control and chaos reigns, the truth about the Five Galaxies and The Progenitors finally comes to light.

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Uplift War

    • The Uplift Saga, Book 3
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Brin's Most Engaging Reads

    • By M Holland on 05-04-11

    Regular price: £49.89

    • Kiln People

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very very good

    • By Benjamin on 08-12-12

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Infinity's Shore

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On the planet Jijo, peace is upended when the starship Streaker arrives, bringing with it knowledge of a two-billion-year-old fleet and hordes of followers eager to exploit its power. Publishers Weekly hails Brin's "extraordinary capacity to handle a wide-ranging narrative and to create ... complex alien races."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the others

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £47.49

    • Heart of the Comet

    • By: Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells - that might once have brought life to Earth - begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future - and that of Earth - only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Earth

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such an interesting book, David Brin is awesome.

    • By ajxYCzstV84 on 04-06-16

    Regular price: £38.69

    • The Practice Effect

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Andy Caploe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Physicist Dennis Nuel was the first human to probe the strange realms called anomaly worlds - alternate universes where the laws of science were unpredictably changed. But the world Dennis discovered seemed almost like our own - with one perplexing difference. To his astonishment, he was hailed as a wizard and found himself fighting beside a beautiful woman with strange powers against a mysterious warlord as he struggles to solve the riddle of this baffling world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Benjamin on 10-07-15

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Brightness Reef

    • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal - and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narration not the book

    • By Barry on 10-11-12

    Regular price: £42.69

    • Otherness

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From Hugo- and Nebula-winning author David Brin comes this extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans and other intelligences encounter the secrets of the cosmos - and of their own existence. What happens when an urban archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will there still be a purpose for "biologicals" when cybernetic humans become mighty and smart? Come explore these and another dozen startling and provocative tomorrows with a modern master of science fiction.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8

    • By: John Barnes, David Brin, Aliette de Bodard, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice compilation

    • By Justin James on 10-01-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • River of Time

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The River of Time brings together 12 of David Brin's stories, including "The Crystal Spheres", which won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Short Story in 1985. Here are powerful tales of heroism and humanity, playful excursions into realms of fancy, and profound meditations on time, memory, and our place in the universe. Who guides our fate? And can we ever hope to wrest control for ourselves?

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Glory Season

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Claire Christie
    • Length: 25 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half-caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half-sisters and seek her fortune in the world. With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans. On her far-reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Singularity and Nightmares

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David Brin
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Technology has given average humans far more health and wealth and freedom of action than ever. New gifts spill forth at an accelerating pace as the sheer amount that we know rockets beyond our ability to process. This acceleration has some pondering a looming singularity - an approaching time of transition, spurred in part by new kinds of artificial intelligence - that could make the year 2050 as strange to us as a cave dweller would find our modern cities. Are these extrapolations well based?

    Regular price: £2.89

    • How Will the World End?

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: David Brin
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Historians have long studied how civilizations rise and fall. But today it isn't just social collapse that makes thoughtful people fret but a potential end to everything. From nuclear war to ecological disaster to rocks from the sky all the way to luring unfriendly interest from "others" out there, science has shed light on myriad ways to fail. To tumble back down into entropy. So, want to have some fun listing and weighing all the ways (that we know) the universe could have it in for us?

    Regular price: £2.89

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