• by Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by Amy Bruce
  • 1 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two apparently unrelated anomalies have disrupted operations at a mining colony on Mercury. A troubleshooting mission sent to investigate encounters peculiar events and even stranger findings. "Cilia-of-Gold" is part of Stephen Baxter's Xeelee sequence.


What the Critics Say

"The production of this particular book makes it easy to listen to." (Science Fiction Age)


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Stephen Baxter, in my opinion, is the most gifted and most entertaining science fiction writer out there. He takes your mind to locations, times, and possibilities that you would have never imagine. And more importantly, he makes it fun to be there.

Cilia of Gold is a book that the talent involved had fun making as well. The production and narration were entertaining and appropriate. Where else can you learn that it snows in Mercury and want to know more...

Audible, if you are reading, please add more talent like Baxter to your science fiction selections (and Peter Hamilton, Gregory Benford, David Brin...)
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- Steve

A Very Moving Story Though Ultimately Quite Sad

I had never listened to a short story before, so I did not know whether the format would work as an audio book. I was captured almost immediately, and found myself surprisingly sad when it ended: the author intended (I think) for it to be an up-beat ending, but I could not see it that way. Very moving, ultimately very sad. A great story that stays with you for years.
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- Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-18-2007
  • Publisher: Infinivox