Beyond the Threshold
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN1926
Released: May 22, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455866250
Narrator/s: Jeff Crawford
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Humankind is spread across three thousand light years in a myriad of worlds and habitats known as the Human Entelechy. Linked by a network of wormholes with Earth at its center, it is the world Captain RJ Stone awakens to after a twelve-thousand-year cryogenic suspension. Stone soon finds himself commanding the maiden voyage of the first spacecraft to break the light speed barrier: the FTL Further. In search of extraterrestrial intelligence, the landing party explores a distant pulsar only to be taken prisoner by the bloodthirsty Iron Mass, a religious sect exiled from the Entelechy millennia before. Now Stone and his crew must escape while they try to solve the riddle of the planet's network of stone towers that may be proof of the intelligence they've come to find. The first in critically acclaimed author Chris Roberson's scintillating new series, Further: Beyond the Threshold is a fascinating ride to the farthest reaches of the imagination.

Author(s): Chris Roberson
Genre: Sci Fi

Professional reviews

"There are more imaginative creatures and fascinating concepts in this one book than in a series of science-fiction works by lesser lights. Author Chris Roberson's hero is an Indian astronaut named RJ (Ramachandra) Stone who wakes up 12,000 years in the future, when humanity has spread throughout the galaxy and advanced to include hundreds of new species. Narrator Jeff Crawford allows foot-long unpronounceable alien names to roll off his tongue. His unflappable demeanor and ability to give voice and character to sentient dogs, whales, chimps, and even sexless semi-robotic creatures aids listeners in keeping the dozens of unique characters straight. Crawford also helps make Roberson's exposition on even the most bizarre future science sound plausible. More than that, listeners will want to live in this world. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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