Primary Inversion : Skolian Empire (published order)

  • by Catherine Asaro
  • Narrated by Anna Fields
  • Series: Skolian Empire (published order)
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Skolian Empire rules a third of the civilized galaxy through its mastery of faster-than-light communication. But war with the rival empire of the Traders seems imminent, a war that can only lead to slavery for the Skolians or the destruction of both sides. Destructive skirmishes have already occurred. A desperate attempt must be made to avert total disaster.


What the Critics Say

"In an unusually masterful first novel, physicist Asaro combines hard speculative science and first-rate storytelling to look at the galaxy's distant future....This is one of the best sf first novels in years." (Booklist)
"Though Asaro, a physicist, provides more than enough esoteric detail on faster-than-light inversion drives, cybernetic enhancements, and computer networks, she manages to anchor her story with thoughtful, engaging characters and an intriguing vision of the future." (Publishers Weekly)
"This novel deserves a wide readership." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

New to science fiction...

As someone who usualy listens romance and suspense, this was a nice change for me. I really enjoyed the plot and characters, it is a nice mix of science fiction and romance, although at times I got a bit lost in Catherine Asaros's termanology. The narrator Anna Fields, is one of my favourites and led me to this audiobook, she did a superb job as usual.
Now I just have to figure out what order the next audiobook comes in, so I can continue the series.
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It is worth a try

It seems a bit far fetched at the start but as it goes on it becomes compelling. It has all the impossible gadgets you dream of expecting in a sci-fi story set in the very far future.
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- Graham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.