Exchange Rate

  • by Hal Clement
  • Narrated by Kerin McCue
  • 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Although known as one of the most scrupulously accurate of the "hard science" writers, someone careful to always get the scientific details right, Hal Clement also has a rich and lively imagination, especially when it comes to alien lifeforms, and he has created some of the most memorable alien characters in science fiction. Clement's outdone even himself in the suspenseful novella, Exchange Rate, in which harried human explorers (under pressure in more ways than one!) must try to figure out the lifeways and motivations of some extremely strange and enigmatic alien creatures on one of the strangest planets ever portrayed in science fiction - and do it all before the clock runs out. Exchange Rate was chosen for inclusion in the Seventeenth Annual Collection of The Year's Best Science Fiction.

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Time lost

Two and a half hours of sci-fi jargon without a hint of any meaning.
Here is the spoiler: "Somebody drives around some planet trying to deliver something to somebody."
That's it. No explanations or reasons given.
There, I just saved you 10 bucks and 150 minutes of your life.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2000
  • Publisher: Random House Audio