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    • Diaspora

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites, and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful Narration!

    • By C. Maggs on 11-06-16

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Permutation City

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The good news is that you have just awakened into Eternal Life. You are going to live forever. Immortality is a reality. A medical miracle? Not exactly. The bad news is that you are a scrap of electronic code. The world you see around you, the you that is seeing it, has been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. You are a Copy that knows it is a copy. The good news is that there is a way out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Inception AI and singular universes

    • By Wras on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Incandescence

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The long-awaited new audiobook from Greg Egan! Hugo Award-winning author Egan returns to the field with Incandescence, a new novel of hard SF. The Amalgam spans nearly the entire galaxy, and is composed of innumerable beings from a wild variety of races, some human or near it, some entirely other. The one place that they cannot go is the bulge, the bright, hot center of the galaxy. There dwell the Aloof, who for millions of years have deflected any and all attempts to communicate with or visit them.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Zendegi

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Parisa Johnston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    As tragedy strikes his multicultural family, Martin struggles to maintain his place in his adapted culture, and to provide for his child. Zendigi explores what it means to be human, and the lengths one will go to in order to provide for ones children. This emotional roller coaster explores a non-Western-European near future that both challenges ideas of global monoculture and emphasizes the humanity we all share.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Quarantine

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In 2034, the stars went out. An unknown agency surrounded the solar system with an impenetrable barrier, concealing the universe from humanity’s gaze. In 2067, Nick Stavrianos is hired to investigate the disappearance of a mentally disabled woman, Laura Andrews, from the institution where she was being cared for. Aided by a skull full of neural modifications, he follows her trail to the Republic of New Hong Kong, where an organization known as the Ensemble has uncovered Laura’s extraordinary secret: An ability that could transform the world.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Clockwork Rocket

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Yalda's universe, light has mass, no universal speed, and its creation generates energy. On Yalda's world, plants make food by emitting light into the dark night sky. And time is different: An astronaut might measure decades passing while visiting another star, only to return and find that just weeks have elapsed for her friends. On the farm where she lives, Yalda sees strange meteors that are entering the planetary system at an immense, unprecedented speed...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • spectacular concepts, characters lack substance

    • By Lewis C. on 07-11-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Schild's Ladder

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Age of Death ended countless millennia ago. No longer burdened by limited lifespans, the immortal humans who populate inhabited space now have the luxury to travel vast distances effortlessly and to tinker with the intricate mechanics of space time. But one such experiment in quantum physics has had a catastrophic and unanticipated result, creating an enormous, rapidly expanding vacuum - a region of new physics - with the frightening potential to devour countless inhabited solar systems.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Eternal Flame

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The generation ship Peerless is in search of advanced technology capable of sparing their home planet from imminent destruction. In theory, the ship is traveling fast enough that it can traverse the cosmos for generations and still return home only a few years after they departed. But a critical fuel shortage threatens to cut their urgent voyage short, even as a population explosion stretches the ship’s life-support capacity to its limits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great SF audiobook

    • By Alan Michael Forrester on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Dichronauts

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right.

    In the universe containing Seth's world, light cannot travel in all directions: there is a "dark cone" to the north and south. Seth can only face to the east (or the west, if he tips his head backwards). Every living thing in Seth's world is in a state of perpetual migration as they follow the sun's shifting orbit and the narrow habitable zone it creates.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unsatisfying

    • By Jay on 23-03-18

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Distress

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Investigative reporter Andrew Worth turns down a documentary on a mysterious new mental illness - "Distress," or acute clinical anxiety syndrome, for another assignment. He's on his way to the artificial island of Stateless, where the world's top physicists are gathering to decide on a new TOE, or Theory of Everything, to replace Einstein's outmoded legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book and narration both OK, but not great.

    • By Gadget on 31-12-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Arrows of Time

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In a universe where the laws of physics and the speed of light are completely alien to our own, the travelers on the ship Peerless have completed a generations-long struggle to develop advanced technology in a desperate attempt to save their home world. But as tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: The prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 6

    • By: Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2013 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Zero for Conduct," by Greg Egan, an Afghani teenager, living in a near-future Iran with her exiled grandfather, makes a game-changing superconductor discovery. A young girl struggles to survive on a planet, with a stringent class structure, where Doors are used to go off-world in "Exile, Interrupted," by C. W. Johnson.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A mixture of good and bad

    • By Martyn. R. Winters on 11-09-15

    Regular price: £25.79

    • Teranesia

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Vince Canlas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Welcome to Teranesia, the island of butterflies, where evolution has stopped making sense. Prabir Suresh lives in paradise, a nine-year-old boy with an island all his own to name, to explore, and to populate with imaginary monsters stranger than any tropical wildlife. Teranesia is his kingdom, shared only with his biologist parents and baby sister Madhusree. The unexplained genetic mutation of the island's butterflies that brought his family to the remote South Moluccas barely touches Prabir.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Blood Sisters

    • By: Greg Egan
    • Narrated by: Amy Bruce
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Identical twins catch the same "Monte Carlo" genetic virus. Are they fated to live or die together?

    Regular price: £7.09