Recent Arrivals – Arthur C. Clarke

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Science Fiction Audiobook - Childhood's End by Arthur C. ClarkeChildhood’s End
By Arthur C. Clarke; Read by Eric Michael Summerer
7 CDs – 8 Hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio / Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781423395034

The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city – intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

But at what cost? With the advent of peace, man ceases to strive for creative greatness, and a malaise settles over the human race. To those who resist, it becomes evident that the Overlords have an agenda of their own.

As civilization approaches the crossroads, will the Overlords spell the end for humankind…or the beginning?
 
 
Science Fiction Audiobook - Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. ClarkeRendezvous with Rama
By Arthur C. Clarke; Read by Peter Ganim
8 CDs – 9 Hours – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Brilliance Audio / Audible Frontiers
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781423394983

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft.

Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind’s first encounter with alien intelligence. It will kindle their wildest dreams…and fan their darkest fears. For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come. And now the moment of rendezvous awaits – just behind a Raman airlock door.
 
 
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