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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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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
    • Frustrating delivery from audible...

    • By Johnny Bigbaws on 29-09-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Downward to the Earth

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Gundersen returns to Holman’s World seeking atonement for his harsh years as colonial governor. But now this lush, exotic planet of mystery is called by its ancient name of Belzagor, and it belongs once again to its native alien races, the nildoror and the sulidoror. Drawn by its spell, Gundersen begins a harrowing pilgrimage to its mist-shrouded north to witness a strange ritual rebirth that will alter him forever.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Up the Line

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Being a Time Courier was one of the best jobs Judson Daniel Elliott III ever had. It was tricky, though, taking group after group of tourists back to the same historic event without meeting yoruself coming or going. Trickier still was avoiding the temptation to become intimately involved with the past and interfere with events to come. The deterrents for any such actions were frighteningly effective. So Judson Daniel Elliott played by the book.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Lord Valentine's Castle

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, gentle romp across a fascinating world

    • By Padraig on 12-07-14

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Dying Inside

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Valentine Pontifex

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Hillary Huber, Don Leslie, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Dark dreams disturb Lord Valentine's sleep, a forewarning of the danger that threatens the peace of Majipoor. The Shapeshifters have set in motion a terrifying plan to regain their stolen world and their allies, the ancient gods rising from their eons-long slumber beneath the oceans of the great planet. Suddenly, Valentine faces the greatest crisis of his reign.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • twists and turns to the very end

    • By NiceSteveB on 03-07-16

    Regular price: £24.39

    • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches

    • By: Kevin J. Anderson (editor), Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice compilation

    • By Justin James on 10-01-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Gilgamesh the King

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: William Coon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    What if we discovered that one of history's greatest heroes had written his life story? That's the premise behind Robert Silverberg's amazing novel Gilgamesh the King. The journey begins when six-year-old Gilgamesh's father dies. As he grows to manhood and eventually ascends to the throne, he faces many challenges along the way: political intrigue, war, the burden of leadership. But none are as difficult as his intense internal struggles against loneliness and his own mortality.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Tales of Majipoor

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Hailed as "one of the most fully realized worlds of modern science fiction" ( Booklist>), Majipoor is a planet unlike any other, with countless untold stories. Now, available for the first time in one volume, Silverberg presents seven tales that chronicle thousands of years of Majipoor’s history, from the arrival of the settlers of Old Earth to the expansion of vast cities to the extraordinary life of Lord Valentine. Within these stories lie the secrets of Majipoor - a wondrous world of incredible imagination.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Hollywood Fantasies

    • Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
    • By: Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A patchy selection of short fiction

    • By K.G. Orphanides on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, and others
    • Narrated by: Roddy McDowall, Terry Farrell, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 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 6

    Who better to narrate today's best science-fiction stories than today's favorite science-fiction stars? This exciting collection features many.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting stories with a minus

    • By Roy Oestensen on 23-12-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Book of Skulls

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death. Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves - and a horrific price will be demanded.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Majipoor Chronicles

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The young street urchin Hissune gets his due for helping Lord Valentine regain his throne. As a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth, a massive library of memory cubes in which the entire history of Majipoor is preserved. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor's most famous and notorious inhabitants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Majipoor Revisited

    • By NiceSteveB on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Timeless Time Travel Tales

    • By: John Barnes, Nancy Kress, Ian R. MacLeod, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Adam Epstein, Vanessa Hart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This collection of unabridged, unforgettable tales, written by some of science fiction's most esteemed authors, pays homage to one of the genre's most cherished story types. Whether time travel stories leap forward in time or slip into the past, they remain popular with fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment

    • By Norman on 27-03-12

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 19, March 2016

    • By: David Drake, Robert Silverberg, Robert B Finegold MD
    • Narrated by: Lauralee Fiebrink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Galaxy's Edge is a Hugo-nominated, bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award-winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Time of Changes

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As Kinnall Darival writes "I" in his journal, he knows this pronoun is forbidden by his people of Manneran because it is too personal. But through the use of a powerful, mind-altering drug, he has learned to understand what people are really feeling and to speak for himself. Now he is compelled to share his message of liberation, regardless of the risk. This science fiction classic is a cult favorite from a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Star of Gypsies

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yakoub was once the legendary king of the Rom, the Gypsy race that has evolved from the days of caravans into lords of the spaceways - the only pilots capable of steering ships safely between the many worlds of the galaxy. Weary and proud, Yakoub has relinquished his power and lives in exile on a distant, icy world. In his absence, chaos fills the vacuum of power. The fate of the entire galactic empire hangs in the balance.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The World Inside

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the 1,000 stories of this building are home to over 800,000 people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with a world population of over 75 billion souls, the massive Urbmon system is humanity’s salvation. Life in Urbmon 116 is highly regulated, life is cherished, and the culture of procreation is seen as the highest pinnacle of god’s plan. Conflict is abhorred, and any who disturb the peace face harsh punishment—even being sent “down the chute” to be recycled as fertilizer.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Shadrach in the Furnace

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the 21st century, a battered world is ruled by a crafty old tyrant, Genghis II Mao IV Khan. The Khan is 93 yers old, his life systems sustained by the skill of Mordecai Shadrach, a brilliant young surgeon whose chief function is to replace the Khan’s worn-out organs. Within the vast tower-complex, the most advanced equipment is dedicated to three top-priority projects, each designed to keep the Khan immortal. Most sinister of these is Project Avatar, by which the Khan’s mind and persona are to be transferred to a younger body.

    Regular price: £20.59

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