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    • Beta Life

    • Stories from an A-Life Future
    • By: Martyn Amos - editor, Ra Page - editor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Computers are changing. Soon the silicon chip will seem like a clunky antique amid the bounty of more exotic processes on offer. Robots are changing, too; material evolution and swarm intelligence are creating a new generation of devices that will diverge and disperse into a balanced ecosystem of humans and robjects (robotic objects). Somewhere in between, we humans will have to change also... in the way we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly intelligent environment, and how we interface with each other. The driving motors behind many of these changes will be artificial life (A-Life) and unconventional computing. How exactly they will impact our world is still an open question.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Litmus

    • Short Stories from Modern Science (Science-Into-Fiction)
    • By: Kate Clanchy, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Stella Duffy, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like the creation myths they supersede, the revelations of science are seared into our collective imagination through storytelling. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, vivid accounts of scientific discovery help us understand the principles behind each theory, and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works, and how we came to be here. This anthology draws out and distils science's love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull and pretentious

    • By c on 15-07-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Spindles

    • Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (Science-into-Fiction)
    • By: Penelope A. Lewis - editor, Ra Page - editor, Martyn Bedford, and others
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The relationship between sleep and storytelling is an ancient one. For centuries sleep has provided writers with a magical ingredient, a passage of time during which great changes miraculously occur, an Orpheus-like voyage through the subconscious daubed with the fantastic. But over the last 10 years, our scientific understanding of sleep has been revolutionised. No longer is sleep viewed as a time of simple rest and recuperation. Instead it is proving to be an intensely dynamic period of brain activity.

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    • I liked the mix of fact and fiction

    • By Nathan on 04-08-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Protest

    • By: Ra Page - editor
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Whatever happened to British protest? For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. In this timely and evocative collection, 20 authors have assembled to reimagine key moments of British protest, from the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 to the anti-Iraq War demo of 2003.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Thought X

    • Fictions and Hypotheticals (Science-Into-Fiction, Book 6)
    • By: Ian Watson, Adam Marek, Dr. Rob Appleby - editor, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Nicola Bryant
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    Science is always telling stories. Whether in the creation myths of evolution or the Big Bang, or in the eureka moments of science history, narrative just as much as metaphor is a key tool in the scientist's surprisingly literary toolkit. In this unique anthology, authors have collaborated with leading scientists, to bounce literary, human narratives against purely theoretical ones, alloying together real stories with abstract ones, to produce truly extraordinary results.

    Regular price: £14.99