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Extended Audio Sample Great Classic Science Fiction, by Various Authors, H. G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, James Schmitz Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Various Authors, H. G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert, James Schmitz Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat, Nick Sullivan, Robert Fass, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, Stephen Thorne, Gregory Itzin, Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “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.”

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  • “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

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