The Eleventh Gate by Nancy Kress audiobook

The Eleventh Gate

By Nancy Kress
Read by Braden Wright

Blackstone Publishing 9781982124588
13.01 Hours Unabridged
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What lies beyond the eleventh gate … Despite economic and territorial tensions, no one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran collapse by going to war. But when war accidentally happens, everyone seeks ways to exploit it for gain. The Landry and Peregoy ruling dynasties see opportunities to grab territory, increase profits, and settle old scores. Exploited underclasses use war to fuel rebellion. Ambitious heirs can finally topple their elders’ regimes—or try to. But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip’s use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds.

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Summary

Summary

An io9 Pick of the Month's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

What lies beyond the eleventh gate …

Despite economic and territorial tensions, no one wants the city-states of the Eight Worlds to repeat the Terran collapse by going to war. But when war accidentally happens, everyone seeks ways to exploit it for gain. The Landry and Peregoy ruling dynasties see opportunities to grab territory, increase profits, and settle old scores. Exploited underclasses use war to fuel rebellion. Ambitious heirs can finally topple their elders’ regimes—or try to.

But the unexpected key to either victory or peace lies with two persons uninterested in conquest, profits, or power. Philip Anderson seeks only the transcendent meaning of the physics underlying the universe. Tara Landry, spoiled and defiant youngest granddaughter of dynasty head Rachel Landry, accidentally discovers an eleventh star-jump gate, with a fabulous find on the planet behind it. Her discovery, and Philip’s use of it, alter everything for the Eight Worlds.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Nebula- and Hugo-winner author presents a new space opera, set amid an interstellar war that only two people in the universe have any chance at stopping—one of whom is a young woman who’s just discovered a star gate leading to an intriguing new planet.” io9
“Warring families and philosophies drive this complex science fiction thrille…This swift, political story proves a rip-roaring diversion.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Nancy Kress

Author Bio: Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is the bestselling author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, including Beggars in Spain, Probability Space, and Steal across the Sky. She has also published several short-story collections and and books on the fundamentals of writing. Kress frequently explores biology and genetic engineering in her fiction, as in her acclaimed Beggars series and her bio-thriller, Dogs. She is a six-time Nebula Award winner and the recipient of the Sturgeon and Campbell Awards as well as two Hugos. Her fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages. She teaches at venues including the Clarion Writers’ Program and, as a guest professor, at the University of Leipzig.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English