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    • Timescape

    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a future wracked by environmental catastrophe and social instability, physicist John Renfrew devises a longshot plan to use tachyons - strange, time-traveling particles - to send a warning to the past. In 1962, Gordon Bernstein, a California researcher, gets Renfrew's message as a strange pattern of interference in an experiment he's conducting.

    Non-member price: $52.77

    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 2

    • By: Gregory Benford, Dave Hutchinson, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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    This unabridged audio collection spotlights the “best of the best” hard science-fiction stories published in 2017 by current and emerging masters of the genre.

    Non-member price: $37.05

    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories

    • By: Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Shariann Lewitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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    An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" hard science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    Non-member price: $38.95

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
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    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • Heart of the Comet

    • By: Gregory Benford, David Brin
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
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    Prescient and scientifically accurate, Heart of the Comet is known as one of the great hard SF novels of the 1980s. First published in 1986, it tells the story of an ambitious manned mission to visit Halley's Comet, alter its orbit, and mine it for resources. But all too soon, native cells - that might once have brought life to Earth - begin colonizing the colonists. As factions battle over the comet's future - and that of Earth - only love, courage, and ingenuity can avert disaster and spark a new human destiny.

    Non-member price: $45.66

    • We Could Do Worse

    • A Millennial Collection of Alternate Histories
    • By: Larry Niven, Howard Waldrop, Harry Turtledove, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Yancy Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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    What would the world be like if the space race started during World War II? If Teddy Roosevelt had fought in World War I? If Joseph McCarthy had been elected President? Those and other questions are answered in these nine stories of alternate histories, when the world as we know it might have turned out different than it is today, if only one minor (or major) change had occurred in history.

    Non-member price: $25.39

    • In the Ocean of Night

    • Galactic Center, Book 1
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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    It is 2019. NASA astronaut Nigel Walmsley is sent on a mission to intercept a rogue asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Ordered to destroy it, he instead discovers that it is actually the shell of a derelict space probe - a wreck with just enough power to emit a single electronic signal….

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Great Sky River

    • Galactic Center, Book 3
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Tom Schiff, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
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    Nearly 100,000 years after first contact with the machines that dominate the universe, only a few hundred humans survive. Trapped on Snowglade, a barren world near the center of the galaxy, Killeen and his child, Toby, of the Bishop Tribe, are primitive scavengers, homeless and hunted by the ruling “mechs”. Then suddenly, a strange cosmic entity – neither organic nor cybernetic or living matter – reaches out from a black hole to speak with Killeen.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Across the Sea of Suns

    • Galactic Center, Book 2
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
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    It is 2076: Lancer, Earth’s first starship, is on a mission to find interstellar civilizations. Although astronaut Nigel Walmsley’s experiences with alien encounters make him the expert, no one believes Nigel’s theory that machines are the dominant intelligent beings left in the galaxy and that their purpose is to annihilate all organic life. Then the explorers discover once-living planets where only machines remain – and ruined worlds where fugitive survivors must evade omnipresent and lethally advanced A.I. warships.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Best of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine 2002

    • By: Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and others
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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    From Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, here are the best stories of 2002, written by four of the most respected writers of our day: Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ian Watson, and Gregory Benford. Also try The Best of Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine and The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002.

    Non-member price: $25.59

    • Welcome to the Greenhouse

    • New Science Fiction on Climate Change
    • By: Gordon Van Gelder (editor), Bruce Sterling, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Bob Dunsworth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
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    Forty years ago, Walt Kelly's comic strip character Pogo famously intoned: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Now, as the evidence for climate change becomes overwhelming, we learn the hard reality behind that witticism. The possible destruction, and certain transformation, of the ecosphere has been brought about by our own activities. What will our new world look like? How will we - can we - adapt? The clash of a rapidly changing environment with earth's self-styled ruling species, humans, provides ample creative fodder for this riveting anthology of original science fiction.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • The Sunborn

    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Richard Gilliland, Susan Hanfield, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
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    Their historic mission to Mars made Julia and Victor the most famous astronauts of all time. Now, decades later, they are ordered by the Consortium to Pluto, where they will rendezvous with another starship led by the brilliant, arrogant Captain Shanna Axelrod. Here, on the frozen ammonia shore of Pluto's methane sea, Shanna has discovered intelligent creatures thriving in the -300° degree temperatures.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • The Martian Race

    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
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    When an explosion of the rocket launching the Mars Transit Vehicle kills four crewmen, the US decides to redirect its energies to near-Earth projects, killing the manned mission to Mars. But tycoon John Axelrod assembles a consortium to fund the project, and he expects to net billions. But a European-Asian airbus will make a similar expedition. Now, the race is on to get to the Red Planet first.

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • Sailing Bright Eternity

    • Galactic Center, Book 6
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Arthur Morey, Stephen Hoye, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
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    Millennia of conflict between humans and mechs have driven the human race to near-extinction. Now, as the fierce AI mechs begin their final assault on mankind, it soon becomes apparent that three men – three generations in a family of voyagers – are their targets. Toby Bishop, his father, Killeen Bishop, and his grandfather, Nigel Walmsley, each carry a piece of the lethal secret that can destroy their enemies. But hunted through space and time by relentless assassins, they have no idea that they possess the only weapon that can save humanity.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • A Hunger for the Infinite

    • A Galactic Center Story
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    A Hunger for the Infinite, which first appeared in Robert Silverberg's Far Horizons anthology, is a novella that takes place in the universe of "The Galactic Center Saga", detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life. Here, the pilots had made it to True Center in order to destroy something, anything, important to the Mechs, but Paris had something else on his mind. A story of the Mantis, and the decline of humans beginning in 3600 AD.

    Non-member price: $10.08

    • Tides of Light

    • Galactic Center, Book 4
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
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    Onboard an ancient starship, Killeen and the Bishop tribe escape the mech-ruled world of Snowglade. Seeking refuge on a faraway planet, they discover vast wonders: an organic life-form as large as a world, a planet-coring cosmic string, a community of humans ruled by a brutal tyrant, and ultimately an alien race more awesome than any they have encountered. As they battle for survival against these myriad dangers, Killeen and his crew will gain an unforeseen ally - one that may determine humanity’s true destiny.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Furious Gulf

    • Galactic Center, Book 5
    • By: Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Sephen Hoye, Harlan Ellison, Janis Ian, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
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    Few writers have successful blended hard science and speculation with fully realized characters as Gregory Benford has in his critically acclaimed novels. Now he draws us into a vortex of mystery and danger at the heart of the galaxy in his dazzling epic drama, Furious Gulf.

    Non-member price: $34.76