Science Fiction Audiobooks at the Falmouth Public Library
Do You Enjoy Science Fiction?
The Library has a large collection of books on CD in many genres. This is the first in a series highlighting some of the titles in our collection.
Saucer: Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts- read by Dick Hill
Aliens are coming! The specter of First Contact, the arrival of creatures from another world, convulses the people of Earth when they learn a marooned spaceman is awaiting rescue. Big Pharma moguls know that any inter-stellar voyager must have had his lifespan enhanced, so they want the castaway, Adam Solo, or his body, to learn the secrets.As Rip, Charley, Uncle Egg and Solo try to stay one jump ahead of the body snatchers, the people of Earth grapple with the prospect of eternal life available by prescription. And the arrival of THEM, explorers of the great wilderness of the universe.
Call # CD Coonts ( 8 discs -8 hr. 25 min.)
The Martian by Andy Weir – read by R. C. Bray
Mark Watney was nearly killed by a dust storm on Mars and was abandoned by his crew who thought him dead. Now he’s all alone with no way of letting Earth know he’s alive, which doesn’t matter because his supplies would run out before they’d get there. Either way, the environment or human error will likely kill him first. Not giving in, Mark works to survive, battling obstacle after obstacle, but will it be enough?
Call # CD Weir (9 discs-660 min.)
The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen
Everyone has days, weeks, even months they wish they could do over–but what about an entire year? After living through the worst twelve months of her life, intensive care nurse Olive Watson is given a second chance to relive her past and attempt to discover where she went wrong…After a year of hardships, including a messy breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Phil, the prospect of her mother’s remarriage, and heartbreaking patient losses at the hospital, Olive is ready to start fresh. But when she wakes up in her ex-boyfriend’s bed on New Year’s Day 2011–a day she has already lived–Olive’s world is turned upside down. Shouldering a year of memories that no one else can recall, even Olive begins to question herself–until she discovers that she is not alone.
Call # CD Lochen (9 discs – 11 hrs.)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child. Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn’t it?
Call # CD Card (9 discs- 10.5 hrs)
Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.
Call # CD Herbert (16 discs- 1080 minutes)
The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
Museum curator Catherine’s affair comes to an abrupt end with her married lover’s untimely death. Denied outward grief by the nature of their relationship, Catherine retreats into isolation. Delving into notebooks more than a century old, she feels a growing connection to Henry Brandling, who in 1854 gave life to a mechanical creature.
Call # CD Carey (7 discs – 9 hrs)
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
The compelling conclusion to Atwood’s dystopian trilogy opens with a brief synopsis of the series’ first two books, Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood, then launches directly into the story of the MaddAddamites, survivors of a global pandemic that wiped out most of humanity. Readers, even those unfamiliar with the human characters and the genetically engineered new species Atwood has created in her futuristic world, will be quickly drawn in and eager to find out what happens to the MaddAddamites and to the Crakers, a gentle, quasihuman species created by Crake.
Call # CD Atwood (11 discs- 13.5 hrs)
Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.
Call # CD Herbert (16 discs, 18 hrs.)
Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn
Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff’ith, with whom Theron Shan has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid’s former master, Theron Shan must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short.
Call # CD Karpyshyn (8 discs-9.5 hrs)
Earth Unaware: the First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
Before Ender Wiggin was born, before the Battle School was built, the aliens brought war to Earth A hundred years before Ender’s Game, humans thought they were alone in the galaxy. Humanity was slowly making their way out from Earth to the planets and asteroids of the Solar System, exploring and mining and founding colonies. The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador ‘s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But the ship has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big. There are claim-jumping corporates bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt. Worrying about a distant object that might or might not be an alien ship seems. not important. They’re wrong. It’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. This is humanity’s first contact with an alien race.
Call # CD Card (12 discs- 14 hr.)