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    • Ancestral Night

    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Nneka Okoye
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi-award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. Haimey Dz thinks she knows what she wants. She thinks she knows who she is. She is wrong. A routine salvage mission uncovers evidence of a terrible crime and relics of a powerful ancient technology, just as Haimey and her small crew run afoul of pirates at the outer limits of the Milky Way and find themselves both on the run and in possession of ancient, universe-changing technology. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good sci fi, great vision and story telling.

    • By Paul Cudmore on 02-04-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Book of Magic

    • A Collection of Stories by Various Authors
    • By: Gardner Dozois, K. J. Parker, Megan Lindholm, and others
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Susan Denaker, Stephen Mendel, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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' (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?

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Dust

    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear has been called one of the best science fiction authors of her generation. In Dust she skillfully spins a classic science fiction trope - the lost generation ship - into a complex and compelling tale of fallen angels, secretive family politics, and sexual taboo.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sci Fi

    • By James Burkill on 11-02-19

    Regular price: £21.79

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Elizabeth Bear

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Gabriel Fleming
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bear, Gabriel Fleming
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Sci-fi writer Elizabeth Bear joins Gabriel Fleming in the Audible Studios to talk about her work.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Naked City

    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss, Nicola Barber, Richard Topol
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By lorna on 28-05-18

    Regular price: £28.59

    • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By "nlblay" on 03-07-18

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Stone Mad

    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

     

    Listeners met the irrepressible Karen Memory in Elizabeth Bear's 2015 novel Karen Memory and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city and her down-to-earth storytelling voice. Now Karen is back with Stone Mad, a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con men, and an angry lost tommy-knocker - a magical creature who generally lives in the deep gold mines of Alaska but has been kidnapped and brought to Rapid City. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughts written down before i thought them

    • By Mathew on 25-03-10

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      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

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7

    • By: Nina Allan, Elizabeth Bear, Ellen Klages, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2014 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Year's Top Short SF Novels 3

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Steven Popkes, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Short novels are movie length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This audio collection presents the best-of-the-best short science fiction novels published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form.

    Regular price: £35.29

    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Futures to aim for rather than avoid

    • By Mr. C. I. Siddall on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Long List Anthology

    • More Stories from the Hugo Awards Nomination List
    • By: David Steffen - editor, Elizabeth Bear - contributor, Max Gladstone - contributor
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2015 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo Award's long list of works - the top 15 works nominated for each category - were these nine short stories and three novelettes, now made available to a wider audience by award-winning narrators.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Grail

    • Jacob's Ladder Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Booklist calls the world of Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear’s spellbinding Jacob’s Ladder series “magnificently populated, well worth visiting.” Here the trilogy that began with Dust and Chill draws to its stunning conclusion. The passengers of the generation spaceship Jacob’s Ladder have found a new home at last. But the planet Grail is already inhabited - and its population of genetically engineered humans has no intention of sharing the world.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Starship Vectors

    • By: Sarah Monette, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Starships come in many shapes and sizes. Their crews and passengers are an eclectic lot. They venture into the deep voids of space on their assigned missions. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they do not. This collection tells the stories of the crews and passengers aboard six of these starships.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Here is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction short stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Erosion",l by Ian Creasey, a man tests the limits of his exo-suit prior to leaving a dying earth. In "As Women Fight", by Sara Genge, a hunter has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife's body in a society of body-switchers....

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Chill

    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear has won high praise for her thought-provoking science fiction. The second in Bear’s powerful Jacob’s Ladder series, Chill finds the generation starship Jacob’s Ladder with a new captain—Perceval. As Perceval struggles with the ship’s recent damage, remnants of the rebellion still linger and a threat to the crew grows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tangled and intense

    • By Music lover on 03-10-12

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Confessor

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Gates McFadden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deep in the forest, a cop-for-hire investigates a gruesome murder – as she tries to forget an operation gone so wrong that her marriage, to her partner, lies in ruins. She teams with an Interpol agent tracking an exotic species smuggling operation tied to the killing. What they find leads them to a hidden compound - and two rather unusual children. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • Steles of the Sky

    • Eternal Sky, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
    • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Re Temur, legitimate heir to his grandfather’s Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With his companions - the Wizard Samarkar, the Cho-tse Hrahima, and the silent monk Brother Hsiung - he must make his way to Dragon Lake to gather in his army of followers. But Temur’s enemies are not idle; the leader of the Nameless Assassins, who has shattered the peace of the Steppe, has struck at Temur’s uncle already. To the south, in the Rasan empire, plague rages.

    Regular price: £35.29

    • The Red in the Sky Is Our Blood

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Kandyse McClure
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does the stranger know Cadie’s real name – and why she’s on the run – and what it all has to do with the Ukrainian mob? He’s offering her freedom from possessions and a totally new way of life. But he wants just this one little favor… This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.

    Regular price: £2.89

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