The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy: Louis Trimble
In an age where technology makes life as absurd as it does convenient, Science Fiction does for sci-fi humor what Pulp Fiction did for crime noir. Somewhere in the galaxy, a cooking competition goes terribly wrong...a new contestant must be found. Joe Gillette has two issues he´s working through: he´s terrible with technology, and he´s developed a fear of naked women. Just in time, he is befriended by Old Cool, an alien who has been disguised as a British rock star for decades. Old Cool offers to help Joe with his problems-if Joe accompanies him back to Vermicula Prime. Without much thought, Joe agrees and is promptly whisked into space. Within hours of aboard the Indicus, Joe is already in trouble: his brand new, alien-developed ´´smart brain´´ device prompts him to drain the entirety of Earth´s wealth so he can have some spending money in space, which he accidentally uses on a hooker. He must find a way to return the money. Meanwhile, a soldier from a race of sentient algorithms is also aboard the Indicus. Joe´s odd relationship with technology has corrupted her programming, and the only way to fix it and get on with her mission to destroy Earth is to build a human body and seduce Joe to then corrupt him in return. But being human brings more trouble, and pleasure, than she anticipates. Add in Urti Inci, the proprietress of the Indicus, Antho Philo, the most important man in the galaxy, and a starship upon which nobody can look outside. In this mashup of philosophical thought experiments, the galaxy´s most mismatched band of misfits must work together to conquer the ridiculousness their very coming together has caused.
´´Claw me, bite me, love me.... Under every known star I´m going to love you.´´ This is starlight ecstasy, the sex fever of the felinus shifters that burns brighter than a supernova in the Starlight series by award-winning, best-selling author Astrid Cooper. Humans have spread out across the galaxy, playing and loving among the stars. Their sexual appetites and willingness to experiment have made them a sought-after species; they have taken their place among the elite of the sensualators - men and women who devote their lives and bodies to gifting pleasure...and the felinus and their promise of starlight ecstasy are the envy of every sentient being in the universe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erica Kent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/exts/000004/bk_exts_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spencer and Lisa green employees for N.P.R.P., a government controlled experiment to find life on other planets. With help from a man named General Standheim, Spencer and his family are given information that the rest of humanity do not know about, information that will lead them on a journey to another galaxy in hope of finding other human life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derringer Twin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101431/bk_acx0_101431_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An outcast of the Eden Academy, physically unfit for military duty, and lacking a civil service assignment, Mairin Shields is going nowhere fast. With little hope of leaving the outer rim of the Milky Way, Mairin agrees to participate in a classified experiment offering her genetic perfection and a chance to see the galaxy. Now, armed with her great-grandfather´s military knowledge and combat-refined instincts, Mairin is tasked with leading inexperienced troops in a war against a shadowy enemy using hauntingly familiar tactics. But the first rule of the military is ´´hurry up and wait´´, and Mairin learns this firsthand. Without transport to the fight, Mairin spends the downtime on a lush paradise world, getting to know her new body, her imprint, and her heart. Mairin meets Tallenaara, a beautiful Styrahi architect whose mission and past will come to challenge them both. Faced with the most difficult choice of her young life, Mairin Shields can only watch as her world spins out of control. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cici Kay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061517/bk_acx0_061517_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Enemy activity had fallen into an eerie calm, but everyone felt the coming storm - a terrible storm, poised to unleash its fury upon the galaxy. It seemed as though the entire universe was holding its breath. Waiting. Whether waiting for the salvation of mankind or its demise was yet unclear. About The Book: Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok´tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Now his peaceful experiment could become the horrific weapon of the malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man´s greatest sacrifice to stop it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meral Mathews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016463/bk_acx0_016463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this new Pip & Flinx thriller, Alan Dean Foster displays the brilliance that has made him one of the brightest lights in science fiction. In Patrimony, fans will learn more about their favorite redhead - with emerald eyes, uncanny powers, and a poisonous minidrag - than they ever dreamed possible. ´´I know who your father is . . . Gestalt.´´ A shocked Flinx hears these dying words from one of the renegade eugenicists whose experiments with humans 20-odd years ago shocked the galaxy...and spawned Flinx. So Flinx and his minidrag, Pip, venture to Gestalt, an out-of-the-way planet perfect for someone who never wants to be found - disregarding the advice of those who think Flinx could make better use of his time locating the ancient, sentient weapons platform that could be the galaxy´s only chance of stopping the exterminating scourge that´s fast approaching. Flinx might agree with them - but the quest for patrimony wins out. (Sorry, galaxy!) Could Gestalt supply the key to Flinx´s shadowy past and strange powers? An eccentric longer in a remote area of the distant planet could be he father Flinx has never stopped searching for, perhaps the only person who can unravel the mystery of Flinx´s birth and his amazing, agonizing powers. Unfortunately for Flinx, Gestalt also hosts a resident bounty hunter who´s just learned about the stupendous reward offered for a certain dead redhead. Flinx gets a chance to test his adversary´s skills when our hero´s skimmer is blasted out of the sky and into a raging river in the middle of nowhere - a nowhere of impassable terrain and ravenous, carnivorous beasts. But hey, what´s one more impossible challenge for someone who´s spent his life defying the odds and escaping the inescapable? Flinx has one thing going for him...plenty of experience. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Alan Dean Foster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Alan Dean Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000562/bk_adbl_000562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Abducted and enslaved as a concubine to alien Cats, I´m trapped on a jumpship racing across the galaxy. I am faster, smarter, stronger. I am Angel 6.0, engineered to perfect the human genome. I might be the savior of the human race if I can escape the Gran. Born of illegal genetic experiments to perfect the human race, I´ve been taken for a ride across the galaxy, enslaved to the warlike race of Cats called the Gran. They think I´m some kind of upgrade, a new slave stock to be bred. I live with a slave collar, a tracking system I can´t escape. Torn from my lover´s arms and shipped across the galaxy, I serve as Captain Cronin´s concubine and pray Cesar, my pirate lover, finds a way to beg, steal, or barter my freedom. Trying to survive among the Royal Family of the Gran, I find friendship and new allies. As translator, I pray I can broker a trade between Cesar and the Gran - my one shot at freedom. If not, I´ll surely go mad kneeling before the captain, serving him in ways I dare not admit to Cesar. I pray my pirate lover never learns the truth of the wicked things I do in service as the captain´s concubine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Orlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059116/bk_acx0_059116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.