Guest Law

  • by John C Wright
  • Narrated by Tom Dheere
  • 0 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There be pirates in the vast void of space! Does not the poet say: "Beware the strangeness of the stranger. Unknown things bring unknown danger?" The noble ship Procrustes was silent as a ghost. Warships can be silent if they are slow; only their missiles need speed. And so it was silently, slowly, that the Procrustes approached the stranger's cold vessel.

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In the hands of a master

Audible, why don't we have more written by John C Wright?

I don't want to give away the plot because it really would spoil the journey in this case. Mr. Wright weaves tightly in this short piece. It is Space Opera. It is not space battles and sword fights in spacesuits. The setting is distant future, far flung in space and time.

It will take you someplace unexpected while being more rational about the nature of space and the nature of humans than 99% of sci-fi or fantasy. (I mention fantasy not because there is any in this story but because that is where you may have found other books by this author.)

Final clue: The author is a master of mythology. Here there is a flavor of Eastern mythology. It could be compared to early works of CJ Cherryh.

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- Amazon Customer "Aging hippie"

Subtle Excellence

A short but excellent tale in the vein of Heinlein, enjoyable in its own native role of yarn, but also serving quite admirably as a thought experiment on the nature of man. Another serving of the Wright stuff!
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- Eric L. Norman "Abstract Vulcan"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2008
  • Publisher: Infinivox