Tears of the Tin God
By T. Ray Gordon; Narrated by Richard Sellers, Full Cast
1 CD, 80 min.- [AUDIODRAMA]
Publisher: Apex Audio Theatre
Honorable Mention for the 2006 Mark Time Science Fiction Award.
On a distant world, monolithic alien machines are discovered, some as large a skyscraper. The spacecraft Columbus and her sister ship, the Magellan, are dispatched to investigate. Upon arrival, contact is lost with one ship and an astrornaut is dead, or is he? Soon it is revealed that at least one of the great machines is operational.
Commander Gina Adams must now determine the purpose of the alien mechanisms. . . even at the cost of the lives of her crew and the safety of her ship. A giant has awoke from it’s eons of slumber. . . now the universe itself will tremble.
A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.
On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants. To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.
The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection. Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on. Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities: Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots—unthinkable under the laws of Robotics—or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
Thirteen is near-future science fiction, very much in the vein of Bladerunner. A failed government program to produce a more violent, aggressive form of military fighter has resulted in the U.S. rounding up most of the test subjects and isolating them on Mars, a place where no one with any sense would wish to spend their days. But not all of the government subjects have been caught and shipped out to Mars. Enter Carl Marsalis, a hit man who would like nothing more than to stop killing and put his past behind him—and when he’s eventually captured in Miami, it seems like the government might take care of his problems for him.
Unfortunately, around the same time a transport from Mars arrives back on earth. The entire crew has been killed by a stowaway who turns out to be one of these violent superhumans—and maybe something worse. Now Marsalis is given a choice: use his heightened powers to hunt down the killer, or face a fate worse than death.