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Star of Gypsies

  • Directed by: Cassandra de Cuir
  • Runtime: 16.1 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 9.15.2015
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 16.10 hrs9/15/2015Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5046-3415-1
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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. Yakoub must journey across the cosmos and fight to regain his throne. Only then can he fulfill his dream: to return his people to their ancestral home of Romany Star.

The Rom need the Yakoub of legend once more. Can the once-mighty king overcome time and tyranny and inspire his people in their darkest hour?

Editorial Reviews

“Unexpected and wonderful…The universe of Star of Gypsies is a vast and marvelous one: Yakoub is one of the most finely drawn and sheerly enjoyable characters in modern science fiction…Silverberg is a master wordsmith and alchemist of the imagination.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“This inventive space adventure…should have been reprinted a long time ago.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Silverberg is one of science fiction’s finest authors.”

San Francisco Examiner, praise for the author

Author Biography

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

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Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

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