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Author: Mike Resnick Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781481591829
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An epic novel of human expansion across the stars

This brilliant science fiction novel constructs a blueprint of mankind’s history—social, political, economic, scientific, and religious—for the next eighteen thousand years. Through a series of adventures, it illustrates clear, focused ideas about our birthright and our destiny.

Since this 1982 debut, Mike Resnick has emerged as one of the most honored science fiction authors of his time, picking up forty-odd Hugo and Nebula nominations and awards. He has set twenty-five novels and a novella in the future that was outlined in this book. Now, those who missed it the first time around can catch up on this mind-boggling, all-encompassing precedent to Resnick’s fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Birthright is a kaleidoscope image of humanity’s strengths and weaknesses, a patchwork quilt of vivid assumptions on just what being human is all about. And at the heart of that question are answers which reveal the seeds of humanity’s ultimate downfall.”

    Raymond E. Feist

  • Birthright is a kind of magicked mirror, where we find our own image amid strange scenes, with alien companions. It’s well worth your attention.”


  • “Resnick has a beautiful style, his characterizations are well handled and his descriptions vivid. The situations his characters face are exciting and clearly presented.”

    Martha Bartter, author of The Utopian Fantastic

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wesley | 7/31/2013

    " The only book I have ever read where the main character was directly the human race. Very interesting... sorta in the vein of a foundation series but more historical and the individuals don't is all about the "character" of man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 6/5/2013

    " A novel of expanding visions of a distant future where man, or something like him, rises to dominate the galaxy, not always wisely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 5/26/2013

    " Pretty good read. Took me a bit to get into it. Takes the long view. Not what I expected, but worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 5/23/2013

    " This is a boring book... The scope is interesting, but nothing ever happens that makes me want to continue reading. That's why I didn't finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dad | 2/19/2013

    " One of the few books that I have read more than ten times, I enjoyed it that much. Well crafted, very approachable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 12/31/2012

    " 4.5 to 5.0 stars. I am a huge Mike Resnick fan and I am also a huge fan of the "universe building" genre of SF. Resnick's Birthright universe is an excellent example and this book takes the reader through 12,000 years of Man's rise and (ultimately) Man's fall. A terrific read and highly recommended. "

About the Author

Mike Resnick’s work has won numerous awards, including five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. He is the author of over sixty books, two screenplays, forty anthologies, and hundreds of other stories.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.