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Old Venus

George R. R. Martin

Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis's Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction's best writers-edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois-turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors-including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more-as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason • Elizabeth Bear • David Brin • Tobias S. Buckell • Michael Cassutt • Joe Haldeman • Matthew Hughes • Gwyneth Jones • Joe R. Lansdale • Stephen Leigh • Paul McAuley • Ian McDonald • Garth Nix • Mike Resnick • Allen M. Steele • Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators: Introduction by Gardner Dozois read by Roy Dotrice "Froghe

Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis's Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction's best writers-edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois-turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors-including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more-as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason • Elizabeth Bear • David Brin • Tobias S. Buckell • Michael Cassutt • Joe Haldeman • Matthew Hughes • Gwyneth Jones • Joe R. Lansdale • Stephen Leigh • Paul McAuley • Ian McDonald • Garth Nix • Mike Resnick • Allen M. Steele • Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators: Introduction by Gardner Dozois read by Roy Dotrice "Froghe
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Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs's Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis's Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth's next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century's space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life. But don't despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction's best writers-edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois-turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination. Join our cast of award-winning contributors-including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more-as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries. FEATURING ALL-NEW STORIES BY Eleanor Arnason • Elizabeth Bear • David Brin • Tobias S. Buckell • Michael Cassutt • Joe Haldeman • Matthew Hughes • Gwyneth Jones • Joe R. Lansdale • Stephen Leigh • Paul McAuley • Ian McDonald • Garth Nix • Mike Resnick • Allen M. Steele • Lavie Tidhar And an Introduction by Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators: Introduction by Gardner Dozois read by Roy Dotrice "Froghe

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gardner Dozois, Various

Length:

22h 19m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:02


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:06


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:10


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:44


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:17


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:56


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:28


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:23


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:22


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:58


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:26


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:08


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:24


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:15


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:32


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:18


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:39


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:04


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:20


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:44


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:25


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:49


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:09


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:46


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:51


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:09


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:33


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:06


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:04


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:17


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

01:36


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:29


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:24


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:36


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:26


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:24


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:15


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:01


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:43


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:38


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:33


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:57


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:18


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:14


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:05


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:28


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

09:06


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:13


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:48


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:09


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:56


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:43


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:42


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:13


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:22


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:57


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:54


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:42


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

01:57


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:17


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:56


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:00


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:02


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:38


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:00


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:26


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:59


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:39


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:32


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:33


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:24


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:14


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:54


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:16


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:48


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:41


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

08:28


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

08:34


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:28


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:20


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:45


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

08:05


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:40


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

09:27


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:24


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:59

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