Stardance

  • by Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson
  • Narrated by Spider Robinson
  • 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shara Drummond was a gifted dancer and a brilliant choreographer, but she could not pursue her dream of dancing on Earth. So she went to space, creating a new art form in three dimensions. And when the aliens arrived, there was only one way to prove that the human race deserved not just to survive, but to reach the stars. The only hope was Shara, with her stardance.This novel is an expanded version of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Stardance novella, which pioneered the concept of zero gravity dance - and even sparked the interest of NASA.

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What the Critics Say

"A major work, not only as entertainment, but as a literary milestone." (Chicago Sun-Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Just.... wow.

Amazing.

I've been a fan of the Callahan Novels, and this isn't them. But oh, boy, is it wonderful.

The publisher's summary is inadequate. This is not just Shara's story, and in fact it goes quite far beyond it. But I shan't spoil it. If you like Spider Robinson, or Robert Heinlein, or indeed well-written sci-fi... this is your book.
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- Cather

Oh please.

I'm all for nostalgia, but this book was awful. Picture Johnathan Livingston Seagull meets Close Encounters meets River dance, meets Cheech and Chong. All rolled up in a silly tale that reeks of the failed (1965-1975) promise of free love and pot induced euphoric flower power. This might have been good as a novella but it feels stretched thin and full of holes as a stand alone work.

Where Heinlein's books may be dated, they still make you stop and think, this author just makes me giggle.

His reading of his own work was over the top and the voice so character laden that he failed to fade into a role of first person story telling and instead vied for the readers attention like a Greek chorus who steals the show.

I give it two stars for entertainment value, but I don't think it was a laugh that the author was going for.
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- Dave

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.