Vril, the Power of the Coming Race (1870) by Edward Bulwer-Lytton is an early science fiction novel. The setting is a strange subterranean world inhabited by beautiful entities that resemble the angels described in scripture. The advanced beings known as Vril-ya live underground – using the mysterious “Vril” as an energy source – but intend …
It should have never happened. But it did.
The long awaited audiobook sequel to Gene Wolfe’s four-volume classic, The Book of the New Sun.
The earth’s surface is no longer habitable. All humanity is sequestered beneath the ground, couched in isolation and contentment. The Machine provides the needs of humanity. Mankind becomes subservient drones to the life-supporting Machine. But what happens when the Machine stops?
The year is 1866 and the Pacific Ocean is being terrorized by a deadly sea monster. The US government dispatches marine life expert Professor Aronnax on an extended voyage to investigate this new threat. He discovers not a monster, but a marvelous submarine vessel piloted by a deadly captain with a secret agenda.
Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die.
Ingersoll Lockwood invented the fictional character Baron Trump in 1890 for a two-part sci-fi/fantasy series about a privileged boy who undertakes a sequence of fantastic voyages. The style of the Baron Trump series – a mix of fantasy and young-listener-oriented science fiction – anticipated and may have influenced L. Frank Baum’s Oz series.
Jules Verne’s unforgettable adventure tale Journey to the Center of the Earth takes on new life in this special edition.
Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt.
Slim is a boy whose astronomer father is visiting the country estate of an important industrialist. The industrialist’s son, Red, has found two strange animals, and he enlists Slim in a plan to turn the animals into a circus act.