The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel Audiobook, by Jayant V. Narlikar Play Audiobook Sample

The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel Audiobook

The Return of Vaman: A Scientific Novel Audiobook, by Jayant V. Narlikar Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Neil Shah Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Science and Fiction Series Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799916833

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Longest Chapter Length:

60:17 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:19 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

12:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V. Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist’s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories.

The witty short story “The Rare Idol of Ganesha” cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror-symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances. The fast-paced, gripping science fiction thriller The Return of Vaman explores what happens when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists. The enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene—but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity.

Last but not least, the audiobook provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author’s lifelong interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre.

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About Jayant V. Narlikar

Jayant V. Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist and emeritus professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory. Besides scientific papers and books and popular science literature, Narlikar has written science fiction, novels, and short stories in English, Hindi, and Marathi.

About Neil Shah

Neil Shah is an Audie-nominated narrator and winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards who has recorded over 150 audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has commended him for “an absolutely mesmerizing listening experience” and as “an outstanding narrator who adds a healthy dose of personality to each of the characters.” As a classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego, he has appeared off Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television. He records from his home studio in Portland, Oregon.