Toy Planes is a short story from the collection Tides from the New Worlds. Caribbean-born novelist Tobias Buckell established himself as a gifted new voice in science fiction with his stunning first novel, Crystal Rain. Now, in his first collection, Buckell demonstrates his strengths in the short form, offering listeners a collection of stories that are compelling, smart, wonderfully imagined, and entertaining. Tides from the New Worlds contains 19 stories that range from multicultural science fiction to magical realism, some in print for the first time. ´´Buckell´s stories, culturally informed and layered, are driven by plot, rather than character or concept; story tends to be centerpiece. He is in this sense a little like a mellowed, more pragmatic, hipper version of Octavia Butler.´´ (Strange Horizons) ´´In Tides from the New Worlds, Tobias Buckell does what the best SF/F writers do: tells stories that touch our minds with wonder and endow our hearts with perception. Reading this collection, for those of us culture-bound West or East, brings science fiction and fantasy to a fresh awakening. And for those of us who miss seeing ourselves in the fiction we so often read, it´s quite moving.´´ (Tor Books) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prentice Onayemi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019633/bk_adbl_019633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Don wakes from a normal manufacturing process as a two-meter, sentient teddy bear sporting purple fur. He learns he is the result of a desperate gamble by an autonomous factory with hashed programming. To protect his home, his way of life, and his creator, Don must lead other killer toys across a harsh alien landscape to battle the native fauna of Rigel-3 and even his own kind. His discoveries change not only his view of the wars, but his own human gods. In spite of these trials, Don´s harshest test may be getting his own brethren to believe his adventures and the soul-churning changes needed to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061030/bk_acx0_061030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
W odleglym zakatku Galaktyki ludzkosc odkrywa planete nadajaca sie do kolonizacji. Na jej orbicie czekaja juz statki z grupami kolonistów. Zasada jest prosta: podzielone na sektory lady obejmie we wladanie ten, kto pierwszy wyladuje w okreslonym punkcie. To wlasnie historia jednej z takich grup... Please note: This audiobook is in Polish. 1. Polish. Roch Siemianowski. http://samples.audible.de/bk/hrcl/000283/bk_hrcl_000283_sample.mp3.
After inspecting a coin operated rocket ride, a young man discovers it has the ability to transport him to a land where ancient creatures still roam. Will this dangerous new world eat him alive or will he survive to tell his story? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tren Sparks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041080/bk_acx0_041080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1989, Peter´s young life is an unfair and miserable existence, even before events unfold far beyond his isolated, rural corner of the world. He is left alone to fend for himself and to survive in impossible circumstances. In the dying throes of the Cold War, testing of experimental bioweapons goes wrong in the worst kind of way. As the media coverage of disorder and chaos in London spreads, so, too, does the disease that makes the hosts it invades exist with just one goal: to find more living flesh to infect. Pockets of survivors, meanwhile, struggle to comprehend the nature of this new enemy. Cut off from information and senior leadership, one squadron of armored troops finds itself forced to operate independently, until the remnants of military and government command re-establish themselves safely at sea in the English Channel. The dead, however, have a different agenda, and begin to exhibit behavior that could eradicate the human race from the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016267/bk_tant_016267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He only wanted to build a plaything - a small, simple device born of innate curiosity and a fascination of things mechanical. Scavenging parts and repurposing components, a country gunsmith assembles what is supposed to be a conversation piece - a trinket to show his friends... a toy really... a small rail gun. The invention is so much more. After nearly destroying his West Texas shop, Dusty realizes he has stumbled upon science that could alter the future of mankind. The size and shape of a common rifle, his device is capable of producing unimaginable power. The simple, gentleman rancher is faced with a dilemma of the ages - thesurvival of the human race. The resulting technology can produce limitless, clean energy, or if used as a weapon, inconceivable destruction. Nothing so monumental stays secret for long. Powerful men and desperate governments learn of the discovery, and it quickly becomes evident that whoever wields the rail gun can dominate the entire planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Gurdy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014415/bk_acx0_014415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.