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    • Luna: Moon Rising

    • The Luna Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A hundred years in the future, a war wages between the Five Dragons - five families that control the moon's leading industrial companies. Each clan does everything in their power to claw their way to the top of the food chain - marriages of convenience, corporate espionage, kidnapping, and mass assassinations. Through ingenious political manipulation and sheer force of will, Lucas Corta rises from the ashes of corporate defeat and seizes control of the moon. The only person who can stop him is a brilliant lunar lawyer: his sister, Ariel.

    Regular price: £19.19

    • Luna

    • New Moon
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping tale

    • By Matterbeam on 11-04-19

    Regular price: £23.69

    • River of Gods

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    On the eve of Mother India's 100th birthday, 10 people are doing 10 very different things. In the next few weeks, all these people will be swept together to decide the fate of the nation. From gangsters to government advisors, from superstitious street-boys to scientists to computer-generated soap stars, River of Gods shows a civilization in flux - a river of gods. River of Gods is an epic science fiction novel, as sprawling, vibrant and colourful as the sub-continent it describes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Indian feast

    • By Rachel on 17-03-13

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Wolf Moon

    • Luna, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Corta Hélio, one of the five family corporations that rule the moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed. The remaining Hélio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parents' violent deaths, is now a ward - virtually a hostage - of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished from the surface of the moon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh.

    • By Vivien Z. on 13-05-19

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Necroville

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the Los Angeles ghetto of Necroville, the yearly celebration of the Night of the Dead - where the dead are resurrected through the miracle of nanotechnology and live their second lives as non-citizens - becomes a journey of discovery and revelation for five individuals on the run from their pasts. With his customary flair for making the bizarre both credible and fascinating, McDonald tosses aside the line of demarcation between living and dead in a story that confronts the central quandary of human existence: the essence of non-being.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Dervish House

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan David
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The year is 2027 and Turkey is about to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its accession to the European Union; a Europe that now runs from the Arran Islands to Ararat. Population pushing one hundred million, Istanbul swollen to fifteen million; Turkey is the largest, most populous and most diverse nation in the EU, but also one of the poorest and most socially divided. It's a boom economy, the sweatshop of Europe, the bazaar of central Asia, the key to the immense gas wealth of Russia and Central Asia.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Cyberabad Days

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity and a population where males out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good companion to River of gods'

    • By russ on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Brasyl

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Nigel Pilkington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This is a story that begins in the favelas, the slums of Rio, and quickly expands to take in drugs, corruption, and a frightening new technology that allows access to all the multiple worlds that have slipped into existence in other planes everytime we make a decision. This is rich, epic science fiction that opens our eyes to the world around us and posits mind-blowing alternative sciences. It is a landmark work in modern science fiction from one of its most respected practitioners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrill in Brasil.

    • By Rachel on 17-03-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

    • Chaga

    • Chaga Series, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Melanie McHugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    On the trail of the mystery of Saturn’s disappearing moons, network journalist Gaby McAslan finds herself in Africa researching the Kilimanjaro Event: a meteor-strike in Kenya which caused the stunning African landscape to give way to something equally beautiful – and indescribably alien. Dubbed the ‘Chaga’, the alien flora destroys all man-made materials, and moulds human flesh, bone and spirit to its own designs.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Desolation Road

    • Desolation Road, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black’s Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational ’Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Planesrunner

    • Everness, Book 1
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse-the Infundibulum-the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Promising start to a new-to-me series

    • By Cherry on 04-03-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Superheroes

    • By: Peter S. Beagle, Daryl Gregory, James Patrick Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Modern gods and goddesses, remote, revered - and like the pantheon of heroes and heroines of ancient myth - possessing great power tempered with flaws. Now, find within this anthology great tales by gifted and award-winning authors who move superheroes from the four-color panels of comic books to the fantastic pages of fiction, stories that will remind anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl of the extraordinary powers of the imagination!

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Kirinya

    • Chaga, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Melanie McHugh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The end of the universe happened at around 10 o’clock at night on 22 December, 2032. It’s just that humanity hasn’t realized it yet. And the Chaga, the strange flora deposited from the stars, is still busy terraforming the tropics into someone else’s terra. Gaby McAslan was once a hungry news reporter who compromised her relationship with UNECTA researcher Dr. Shepard for the sake of her story...but Gaby is no longer a journalist and she doesn’t want to be a full-time mother, even though her child, Serena, is her last link with Shepard.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sacrifice of Fools

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Protestants, Catholics, aliens... Just another division in Belfast. When the alien Shian come to Earth, they offer technology in exchange for a home. Belfast, Northern Ireland, is where eighty thousand of them settle. From that point on, the already-divided city takes on yet another partition. The Shian integrate themselves into the city’s culture, becoming one more set of faces in the crowd. Now, a series of ghastly murders has stunned the city and affected both the Shian and the humans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Aliens in Belfast

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-08-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Out on Blue Six

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In a totalitarian future controlled by the Compassionate Society, the Ministry of Pain, and the Love Police, cartoonist Courtney Hall finds herself a fugitive. Her only escape is to an underground society - a society of violence and decadence Courtney must traverse to realize her dreams.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Empress of the Sun

    • Everness, Book 3
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    World-hopping, high-action adventure starring a smart boy with computer skills and a tough girl who pilots a blimp. The airship Everness makes a Heisenberg Jump to an alternate Earth unlike any her crew has ever seen. Everett, Sen, and the crew find themselves above a plain that goes on forever in every direction without any horizon. There they find an Alderson Disc, an astronomical megastructure of incredibly strong material reaching from the orbit of Mercury to the orbit of Jupiter.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Be My Enemy

    • Everness, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Everett Singh has escaped from his enemies with the Infundibulum – the key to all the parallel worlds. But his freedom has come at a price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panopoly. E1 was the first Earth to create the Heisenberg Gate, the means to jump between worlds, but it was quarantined long ago. No one goes in...and nothing comes out. But E1 has something that Everett needs: the means to find his father.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Ares Express

    • Desolation Road, Book 2
    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Lorna Bennett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Taking place in the kaleidoscopic future of Ian McDonald's Desolation Road, Ares Express is set on a terraformed Mars where fusion-powered locomotives run along the network of rails that is the planet's circulatory system and artificial intelligences reconfigure reality billions of times each second. One young woman, Sweetness Octave Glorious-Honeybun Asiim 12th, becomes the person upon whom the future—or futures—of Mars depends.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • King of the Morning, Queen of the Day

    • By: Ian McDonald
    • Narrated by: Deidre Mullins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and the Prix Imaginales. Three generations of women share a mysterious power - one that threatens to destroy them. In early-twentieth-century Ireland, life for Emily Desmond is that of the average teenage girl: she reads, she's bored with school, and she has a powerful imagination. Then things begin to change. Her imagination is so powerful, in fact, that she wills a faerie into existence - an ability called mythoconsciousness.

    Regular price: £22.99

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