Steal Across the Sky

  • by Nancy Kress
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The aliens appeared one day, built a base on the moon, and put an ad on the Internet:
"We are an alien race you may call the Atoners. Ten thousand years ago we wronged humanity profoundly. We cannot undo what has been done, but we wish humanity to understand it. Therefore we request 21 volunteers to visit seven planets to witness for us. We will convey each volunteer there and back in complete safety. Volunteers must speak English. Send requests for electronic applications to witness@atoners.com."
At first, everyone thought it was a joke. But it wasn't.
This is the story of three of those volunteers and what they found on Kular A and Kular B.

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What the Critics Say

"Nebula and Hugo winner Kress presents a fascinating mystery in classic SF style...Kress' philosophical explorations will keep readers hooked and thoughtful." Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Not what I expected

The story is, unlike many of he Sci-Fi genre, far more concerned about the people who travel than the tech, or the thing stoned-for. The story builds over the book in a way that led me to hope for a climax, but it didn't arrive.

Of the characters themselves, I didn't feel any great empathy with any of them, though there were some interesting sketches.

Overall, I can't recommend this one.
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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-06-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.