Great Classic Science Fiction by various authors audiobook

Great Classic Science Fiction

By various authors
Read by various narrators

Blackstone Publishing
7.75 Hours Unabridged
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This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories. This collection includes the following stories: “The Door in the Wall” by H. G. Wells—A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination. “All Cats Are Gray” by Andre Norton—A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure. “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum—A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling discovery. “Victory” by Lester del Rey—A victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price. “The Moon Is Green” by Fritz Leiber—On post-apocalyptic Earth, a woman comes face-to-face with humanity exposed to catastrophe. “The Winds of Time” by James H. Schmitz—When the spaceship is battered by an unknown force, the pilot has to investigate—and what he finds could alter his life forever. “The Defenders” by Philip K. Dick—Years after nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has contaminated the Earth’s surface, soldier robots continue the fight on humanity’s behalf. “Missing Link” by Frank Herbert—Lewis Orne is sent to investigate a missing ship and runs into “native” trouble on the planet Gienah III.

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Summary

Summary

This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories.

This collection includes the following stories:

  • “The Door in the Wall” by H. G. Wells—A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination.
  • “All Cats Are Gray” by Andre Norton—A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure.
  • “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum—A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling discovery.
  • “Victory” by Lester del Rey—A victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price.
  • “The Moon Is Green” by Fritz Leiber—On post-apocalyptic Earth, a woman comes face-to-face with humanity exposed to catastrophe.
  • “The Winds of Time” by James H. Schmitz—When the spaceship is battered by an unknown force, the pilot has to investigate—and what he finds could alter his life forever.
  • “The Defenders” by Philip K. Dick—Years after nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has contaminated the Earth’s surface, soldier robots continue the fight on humanity’s behalf.
  • “Missing Link” by Frank Herbert—Lewis Orne is sent to investigate a missing ship and runs into “native” trouble on the planet Gienah III.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A nice collection of [science fiction] tales from the days when the short story was pretty much the form for the genre.” Steven H. Wilson, author of Unfriendly Persuasion
“Fans will enjoy this audiobook by masters of both science fiction and narration…The narrators are well selected for their pieces, and their range is bittersweet since listeners will want to hear more from each.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: H. G. Wells

Author Bio: H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.

Author Bio: Stanley G. Weinbaum

Author Bio: Stanley G. Weinbaum

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Author Bio: Lester del Rey

Author Bio: Lester del Rey

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Author Bio: Fritz Leiber

Author Bio: Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) was equally adept at writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His works were honored with the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards, and he was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He also received the Gandalf Grand Master Award for fantasy writing.

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Author Bio: Philip K. Dick

Author Bio: Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) published thirty-six science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Author Bio: Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

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Author Bio: James Schmitz

Author Bio: James Schmitz

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English