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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Poul Anderson Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia and to the challenge of the stars.

As time goes on, these unique individuals must learn to cope with—and hide—their true nature. Facing suspicion by the mortals around them, they become wanderers, disconnected even from their families. But hope lies ahead.

A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer’s finest works.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Succeeds admirably.”

    New York Times

  • “Anderson brings proven storytelling abilities and research skills to chronicles that range from 310 BC to a centuries-distant future.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ambitious in scope, meticulous in detail, polished in style.”

    Library Journal

  • “An unforgettable novel, with a cast as big as mankind and an adventure that charts the course of time. Read it, enjoy it, savor it.”

    Jerry Pournelle, multiple award–winning science fiction author

  • “This is the book we’ve all been waiting for!”

    Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War

  • A 1989 New York Times Notable Book
  • A 1990 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Nominee
  • A 1990 Hugo Award Nominee
  • A 1989 Nebula Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patrick | 2/19/2014

    " Probably worth the extra half a star the average is at right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Olsen | 2/17/2014

    " not as good as the hype but still very good. it left me wanting to know what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colin | 1/29/2014

    " Very well written story with three or four interwoven storylines that only come together in the last third of the book. It has many of the same issues that plague many Poul Anderson books, notably his heavy handed application of libertarian themes and concepts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 1/24/2014

    " this was a good book. it definitely made think. what fun is immortality if there is nobody to share it with and if there is no goal other than survival? "

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