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Lockstep

Karl Schroeder

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Description:

When seventeen-year-old Toby McGonigal finds himself lost in space, separated from his family, he expects his next drift into cold sleep to be his last. After all, the planet he' s orbiting is frozen and sunless, and the cities are dead. But when Toby wakes again, he' s surprised to discover a thriving planet, a strange and prosperous galaxy, and something stranger still-- that he' s been asleep for 14,000 years. Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking moments mere weeks. Its citizens survive for milennia, traveling asleep on long voyages between worlds. Not only is Lockstep the new center of the galaxy, but Toby is shocked to learn that the Empire is still ruled by its founding family: his own. Toby' s brother Peter has become a terrible tyrant. Suspicious of the return of his long-lost brother, whose rightful inheritance also controls the lockstep hibernation cycles, Peter sees Toby as a threat to his regime. Now, with the help of a lockstep girl named Corva, Toby must survive the forces of this new Empire, outwit his siblings, and save human civilization. Karl Schroeder's Lockstep is a grand innovation in hard SF space opera.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Todd Ross

Length:

13h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

55:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

46:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:45