The Precipice

Asteroid Wars (Volume 1)

Ben Bova; Read by Scott Brick, Amanda Karr and cast

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The first novel of the Asteroid Wars about earth’s near future from the “leading light of hard Science Fiction and space advocacy”*
Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiralling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. As Randolph—accompanied by two brilliant women astronauts—flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft, Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph’s hands.

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“Bova gets better and better, combining plausible science with increasingly complex fiction.”—Los Angeles Daily News on The Precipice

“Stefan Rudnicki, producer and one of the performers, has picked his readers well. Each scene generally concentrates on one of the lead characters, so Rudnicki assigns a particular reader to a particular character throughout the book. The technique works.”— AudioFile on The Precipice

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Ben Bova; Read by Scott Brick, Amanda Karr and cast

BEN BOVA is a six-time winner of science fiction’s Hugo award and past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the National Space Society. He lives in Florida.
 Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. He appeared on stage throughout the United States in productions of Cyrano, Hamlet, Macbeth and other plays. In addition to his acting work, Scott choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films including Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. He has also been hired by Morgan Freeman to write the screenplay adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama. Scott first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, AudioFile magazine named Scott a Golden Voice and “one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy.” He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert’s bestselling Dune series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. He has also won over 40 AudioFile Earphones Awards. In 2007, Scott was named Publishers Weekly’s Narrator of the Year. Amanda Karr is an award-winning actress and director. In addition to television appearances on The Guardian and Days of Our Lives, Amanda has played Zelda Fitzgerald in the critically acclaimed musical Tender. On audio, she can be heard as the voice of Ender's cyber-friend, Jane, and as Pancho Lane in Ben Bova's Planet series.

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The Precipice
Ben Bova; Read by Scott Brick, Amanda Karr and cast

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
February 2005
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593974916
ISBN10: 1593974914
Audio Run Time: 12:00
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2001
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780312703073
ISBN10: 0312703074
352 pages
$7.99
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