Old Venus

  • by George R.R. Martin - editor, Gardner Dozois - editor
  • Narrated by various
  • 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction's top talents, collected by best-selling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois.
From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs' Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain" to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis' 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 amid 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 16 original stories by some of science fiction's best writers - edited by number-one New York Times best-selling 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.
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


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent book

If you could sum up Old Venus in three words, what would they be?

The stories in, "Old Venus", were all very good, and there was lots of them. I can never remember specific stories, but I know there was some that were so action packed that I felt like I was watching a movie thriller. Rather then thinking about them as being on Venus, which we now no is uninhabitable, I just imagined them being about distant planets in distant galaxies. This was my favorite, "Audible", selection so far. I look forward to more like this.

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- Robert

lots of good storys

What did you love best about Old Venus?

most of it was interesting. the intro was great.

Any additional comments?

its alright. a good book to get in between something you really like. a nice rest from deep listening. and some good stories too.

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- josh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio