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Time travel, space adventure, human-alien encounters – discover strange new worlds in these sci-fi stories. Find your next read in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood

Angel Catbird

Margaret Atwood

Audio CD

One dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is cruelly mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a pussycat and an owl. What follows is an action-driven, witty and pulp-inspired all-species revolution. Would you expect anything...

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Poster boy by N. J. Crossley

Poster boy

N. J. Crossley

Audio CD

A conspiracy to divide and control a nation at whatever the cost. Poster Boy is a disturbingly plausible dystopian Britain. Broadcast live, Rosa Lincoln takes to the stage at her brother's memorial service with a bomb concealed beneath her clothes. Being...

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Jatouche by S. H. author. Jucha

Jatouche

S. H. author. Jucha

Audio CD

"Pyre's humans suffer multiple cultural shocks. They discovered the Messinants dome, an ancient construction that houses a quantum-coupled gate. More shocking, they find that sentient alien races utilize a network of these domes to journey between their...

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Ancillary mercy by Ann Leckie

Ancillary mercy

Ann Leckie

Audio CD

The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Ancillary Justice. For a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up...

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Voyage by Stephen Baxter

Voyage

Stephen Baxter

Audio CD

Voyage is the epic saga of America's might-have-been - a powerful, sweeping novel imaginatively created from true lives and real events. NASA, the Saturn rocket, and historical figures from Neil Armstrong to Ronald Reagan are interwoven with unforget...

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The skinner by Neal L. Asher

The skinner

Neal L. Asher

Audio CD

Welcome to Spatterjay, where sudden death is the normal way of life. On the remote planet Spatterjay arrive three travellers: Janer, acting as the eyes of a hornet Hive-mind; Erlin, a xenobiologist searching for an ancient sea captain; and Sable Keech,...

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The voyage of the Sable Keech by Neal L. Asher

The voyage of the Sable Keech

Neal L. Asher

Audio CD

The Voyage of the Sable Keech is the second book in Neal Asher's Spatterjay series, following on from The Skinner. Sable Keech is a walking dead man. Was he resurrected because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or it took place late in a tank...

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Orbus by Neal L. Asher

Orbus

Neal L. Asher

Audio CD

Old Captain Orbus commandeered a ship to flee Spatterjay, desperate to escape the violent planet. Orbus's alien enemy, the Prador Vrell, is also moving on. The Spatterjay virus mutated him into something even more dangerous. And he's hunting the Prador...

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Return to the lost world by Greig Beck

Return to the lost world

Greig Beck

Audio CD

It was true, it was all true, and we were never meant to be there. In December 2018, Ben Cartwright, former Special Forces soldier, and a team of naive explorers, followed the clues left by his ancestor to a hidden plateau in the middle of the Amazon...

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Machines like me by Ian McEwan

Machines like me

Ian McEwan

Audio CD

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the...

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The gabble by Neal L. Asher

The gabble

Neal L. Asher

Audio CD

"The Polity universe is home to some of the vilest alien creatures ever to exist. On the planet Myral, sheqs and octopals inhabit the land, waiting for unsuspecting prey to cross their paths. The surface of Masasa is litered with dracomen, tricones, ...

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The lost world - rerevolution by Greig Beck

The lost world - rerevolution

Greig Beck

Audio CD

"A small change today can change our tomorrow. A small change 100 million years ago can change everything."No one really noticed when things started to change. Some animals vanished. Some new ones appeared. Then some things appeared that were monstrous....

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Guardian of empire by Kylie Chan

Guardian of empire

Kylie Chan

Audio CD

Earth has joined the Galactic Empire, a vast interstellar society ruled by dragon-like aliens where everybody is immortal. Pain, famine and disease have been eradicated, but this doesn't mean the end of conflict. A cruel alien Republic has been watching...

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20,000 leagues under the sea, and, Mysterious island by Jules Verne

20,000 leagues under the sea, and, Mysterious island

Jules Verne

Audio CD

"In 20,000 leagues under the sea, marine scientist Professor Aronnax and his stowaway daughter Connie join whaler Ned Land abaord the USS Abraham Lincoln to hunt an aggressive sea monster: believed to be a giant narwhale [narwhal]. When they engage t...

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Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Book I, part II, The encyclopedists  by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Book I, part II, The encyclopedists

Isaac Asimov

Audio CD

"After 12,000 years, the once supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw...

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The Wall by John Lanchester

The Wall

John Lanchester

Audio CD

"Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall - an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the de...

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Tiamat's wrath by James S. A. Corey

Tiamat's wrath

James S. A. Corey

Audio CD

"Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets,...

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The psychology of time travel by Kate Mascarenhas

The psychology of time travel

Kate Mascarenhas

Audio CD

"1967: Four young female scientists invent a time travel machine in their remote lab in Cumbria. They become known as the pioneers: the women who led the world to a future where no knowledge is unattainable. 2016: Ruby Rebello knows that her beloved....

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Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Book 1, part V, The merchant princes by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov's Foundation. Book 1, part V, The merchant princes

Isaac Asimov

Audio CD

"After 12,000 years, the once supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw...

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Doctor Who by Gerry Davis

Doctor Who

Gerry Davis

Audio CD

"In Doctor Who and the Cybermen by Gerry Davis, a weather control station on the moon comes under attack from a deadly army of Cybermen. In Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen by the same author, a party of archaeologists uncovers a vast reserve of...

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Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen by James Goss

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen

James Goss

Audio CD

"Dan Starkey reads this brand new novel based on a storyline by Douglas Adams. The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she's less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven...

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Doctor Who. Twice upon a time by Paul Cornell

Doctor Who. Twice upon a time

Paul Cornell

Audio CD

"Mark Gatiss reads the brand-new novelisation of the Twelfth Doctor's dramatic final adventure. Still reeling from his encounter with the Cybermen, the First Doctor stumbles through the bitter Antarctic wind, resisting the approaching regeneration with...

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Morning star by Pierce Brown

Morning star

Pierce Brown

Audio CD

"Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. Darrow has battled to survive the rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks,...

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Doctor Who. The day of the Doctor by Steven Moffat

Doctor Who. The day of the Doctor

Steven Moffat

Audio CD

"When the entire universe is at stake, three different Doctors will united to save it. The Tenth Doctor is hunting shape-shifting Zygons in Elizabethan England. The Eleventh is investigating a rift in space-time in the present day. And one other - the...

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We care for you by Paul Kitcatt

We care for you

Paul Kitcatt

Audio CD

Margaret Woodruff is slowly dying in a care home. When her son is presented with the chance of exceptional care in her final months, he finds the offer hard to resist. Winifred is assigned to Margaret's care. She's a Helper: a new kind of carer that's...

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Doctor Who. Men of war by Justin Richards

Doctor Who. Men of war

Justin Richards

Audio CD

"It’s the start of August 1916, and war is raging on the battlefields of France. In the front line trenches, British soldiers are vanishing without trace. Captain Mark Steadman witnesses one of his comrades being pulled down beneath the mud, and realises...

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Doctor Who. Rose by Russell T. Davies

Doctor Who. Rose

Russell T. Davies

Audio CD

"In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move - and kill - are taking up key positions, ready to strike. Rose Taylor, an ordinary Londoner, is working her...

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Doctor Who. The mark of the Rani by Pip. author. Baker

Doctor Who. The mark of the Rani

Pip. author. Baker

Audio CD

"En route to Kew Gardens, the Doctor and Peri arrive in Northern England at the time of the Luddite uprisings. Unknown to them, the TARDIS has been dragged off course by the Master, who plans to pervert the course of history and destroy his arch enemy...

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The Doctor Who audio annual by BBC Audio

The Doctor Who audio annual

BBC Audio

Audio CD

"Larger than life and twice as colourful, from the 1960s to the 1980s, the stories within the Doctor Who Annual were exuberant and charmingly naive. Now, in this second audio volume, Pere Purves (Steven), Anneke WIlls (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the M...

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Doctor Who. The Thing from the sea by Paul Magrs

Doctor Who. The Thing from the sea

Paul Magrs

Audio CD

"In 18th Century coastal Italy, the local fishermen haul in an extraordinary catch: a gigantic serpent. The Doctor identifies it as an alien, but to the ailing locals this fabled sea creature has the capacity to heal them - if only Count Otto will share...

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Doctor Who. The Ark by Paul Erickson

Doctor Who. The Ark

Paul Erickson

Audio CD

"It is ten million years in the future, and the Earth is about to plunge into the Sun. A gigantic Space Ark has been launched, to take the last of humanity to a new life on the planet Refusis II. Accompanying the humans on their journey are the Monoi...

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Cold fury by Cavan Scott

Cold fury

Cavan Scott

Audio CD

"At the very edge of the Federation lies an area of space that doesn't appear on any star chart. No one has ventured there for decades. No one knows it even exists. The Forgotten are waiting. Under attack from a fleet of Federation ships commanded by...

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The island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

The island of Doctor Moreau

H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

Audio CD

"Following a shipwreck a young naturalist finds himself on an island run by a mad scientist intent on creating a strain of beast men."--Publisher's description.

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The Twilight zone radio drama. Volume 2

The Twilight zone radio drama. Volume 2

Audio CD

Experience one of television's greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today's biggest celebrities.

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Mississippi roll

Mississippi roll

Audio CD

"Mississippi Roll is an all-new, adventurous jaunt along one of America's greatest rivers, featuring many beloved characters from the Wild Cards universe. Edited by George R. R. Martin, 'Mississippi Roll' features the writing talents of Stephen Leigh,...

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Ball lightning by Cixin Liu

Ball lightning

Cixin Liu

Audio CD

"When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and...

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Odysseus ascendant by Evan Currie

Odysseus ascendant

Evan Currie

Audio CD

"The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before....

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Odysseus awakening by Evan Currie

Odysseus awakening

Evan Currie

Audio CD

"Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech - the trans...

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