The Chief Designer

  • by Andy Duncan
  • Narrated by Jared Doreck
  • 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This story, an alternate history masterpiece, is told from the point of view of Korolev, the "Chief" who managed the most crucial years of the secret Soviet space program, and his assistant and eventual successor, Aksyonov. The story spans from World War II, when Korolev was released from a prison camp to design rockets, to 1997 and the Mir space station. This endearing story won the 2002 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction of the year.


What the Critics Say

Hugo Award Nominee, Best Novella, 2002

Nebula Award Nominee, Best Novella, 2003
"Inspirational and deeply moving for any true science fiction fan." (


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2007
  • Publisher: Infinivox