edited by Allan Kaster
Read by Tom Dheere and Nicola Barber
nearly 9 hours - Unabridged audiobook
Starships come in many shapes and sizes. Their crews and passengers are an eclectic lot. They venture into the deep voids of space on their assigned missions. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes not. This unabridged audio collection, edited by Allan Kaster, tells the stories of six of these starships. This audio production is more than 9 hours long and narrated by Tom Dheere and Nicola Barber.
“Mayflower II” by Stephen Baxter — Those aboard the Mayflower II are determined to be the first-generation ship to successfully reach another galaxy in a story that takes place in the Xeelee universe.
“Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette — Space pirates are on the prowl for booty aboard the living starship, Lavinia Whateley.
“The Political Officer” by Charles Coleman Finlay — The crew aboard a military starship must contend with both the enemy and a political officer.
“The Tomb Wife” by Gwyneth Jones — The navigator of the interstellar freighter, Pirate Jenny, hears a ghost from an alien tomb in its cargo hold.
“Shiva in Shadow” by Nancy Kress — Two competitive physicists aboard the Kepler use uploads of themselves to probe the scientific mysteries of radiation-rich space.
“The Remoras” by Robert Reed — A wealthy woman explores the lives of the less fortunate aboard a starship larger than Earth.