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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Klunky to the point of uselessness.

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Stranger in a Strange Land

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
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      4 out of 5 stars 189
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      4 out of 5 stars 191

    Epic, entertaining, blasphemous, this is the most influential and controversial of Science Fiction novels. Stranger in a Strange Land caused uproar when it was first published as it savaged conventional religious, sexual, and social ideals. Many years in the future, Valentine Michael Smith's upbringing is exceptional. Orphan child to two astronauts killed in space, he is raised on Mars. Twenty-five years later he is "rescued" and brought back to Earth. The initial enthusiasm of the administration in Smith's safe return is soon dampened by the realisation that they cannot control him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stranger in a strange land

    • By Mr. S. P. Campbell on 20-04-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Onegreatbiglonguninterruptedaudiofilewithnomarkers

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Job

    • A Comedy of Justice
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he was in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, and natural disasters kept following them. First, there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they were hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs were clear that Armageddon and the Day of Judgment were near.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm going back on what I said

    • By Miss on 17-11-13

    Regular price: £23.69

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old but entertaining

    • By Alex on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

    • By: Robert Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Space Opera

    • By R. B. Harkess on 03-07-09

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Number of the Beast

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done

    • By Mrs S on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Have Space Suit - Will Travel

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid stuff from the Golden Age

    • By Angela on 05-06-13

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Between Planets

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Don Harvey is a citizen of the Interplanetary Federation - yet no single planet can claim him as its own. His mother was born on Venus and his father on Earth, and Don himself was born on a spaceship in trajectory between planets. When his parents abruptly summon him away from school on Earth to join them on Mars, he has no idea he's about to be plunged into deadly interplanetary intrigue. But the ship Don is traveling on is unexpectedly diverted to Venus, where the colony has launched a revolution against Earth's control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Ronan on 23-12-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Glory Road

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    . C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential...."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable reading of perhaps Heinlein’s best book

    • By BobBr on 26-09-12

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Methuselah's Children

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them; nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My first Heinlein - I'm hooked!

    • By Kev Partner on 25-06-14

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Time for the Stars

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

    Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still great!

    • By Seagull on 12-05-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Revolt in 2100

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    After the fall of the American Ayatollahs (as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land) there is a Second American Revolution; for the first time in human history there is a land with Liberty and Justice for All.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • To Sail Beyond the Sunset

    • The Life and Loves of Maureen Johnson (Being the Memoirs of a Somewhat Irregular Lady)
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to fans of the New York Times best seller The Cat Who Walks through Walls. The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listening!

    • By Radoxthegreen on 12-06-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Sixth Column

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The totalitarian East has triumphed in a massive invasion, and the United States has fallen to a dictatorial superpower bent on total domination. That power is consolidating its grip through concentration camps, police state tactics, and a total monopoly upon the very thoughts of the conquered populace. A tiny enclave of scientists and soldiers survives, unbeknownst to America’s new rulers. It’s six against six million - but those six happen to include a scientific genius, a master of subterfuge and disguise who learned his trade as a lawyer-turned-hobo, and a tough-minded commander....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Typically good Heinlein. A little dated but v.good

    • By Clive on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Star Beast

    • Heinlein's Juveniles, Book 8
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide, and increasingly large size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him. But when Lummox eats a neighbor's car and begins to grow again, the feds decide that enough is enough.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Red Planet

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Jim Marlowe and his strange-looking Martian friend, Willis, are allowed to travel only so far. But one day Willis unwittingly tunes in to a treacherous plot that threatens all the colonists on Mars, and it sets Jim off on a terrifying adventure that could save - or destroy - them all.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • I Will Fear No Evil

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 22

    As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein’s grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Inside the mind of a dirty, old flasher

    • By Nukapai on 05-11-15

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Farmer in the Sky

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Farmer In The Sky is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a teenage boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed. A condensed version of the novel was published in serial form in 1950 in Boys' Life magazine (August, September, October, November), under the title "Satellite Scout".

    Regular price: £10.19

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