Saturday, August 16, 2008

Listened to any good sci-fi lately?

Amongst the group of new audiobooks that we've put on the shelf this week is a science fiction story by one of the genre's classic authors: Philip K. Dick. Dr. Bloodmoney, or, how we got along after the bomb is a post-nuclear holocaust story where the animals have gained the ability to speak, technology is practically non-existent, and humans are dealing with their own physical and psychological aftereffects. The fascinating characters are the true selling point for this book.
Dick joins other popular SF authors on our audiobook shelves, such as Orson Scott Card, Aldous Huxley, Kurt Vonnegut and David Weber. We have also added the first novel that bestselling author Stephenie Meyer has written for adults: The Host. In this book, peaceful aliens have come to Earth, taking over the minds and bodies of humans and creating a paradise of peace and happiness. One human, Melanie Stryder, refuses to relinquish her mind and instead persuades her alien occupier to help her search for her lost love, another resistor against alien possession. Listeners will be captivated by this story involving a love triangle with two bodies and three minds.
If you're hungry for even more SF on audio, try our free online audiobooks at ListenAlaska. There are 50 SF titles available for download, featuring authors such as Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, Robert A. Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Terry Brooks and the Doctor Who series. Best of all, you can access this service from any computer in the world at any time of the day or night (you just need your library card number and the ability to download the free software onto the computer). Think about that the next time you travel South....

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