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Is it Pattern Recognition by William Gibson? The main character is described in the wikipedia article like this: Cayce Pollard – A 32-year-old woman who lives in New York City. She pronounces her given name "Case" although her parents named her after Edgar Cayce. She uses her interest in marketing trends and fads, and her psychological sensitivity to ...


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I don't have my text with me, but it is spelled "threep" in the book. There's a passage, possibly in the prequel short rather than an expository section of the book, where the president's wife gets her first remote-controlled body. She looks in a mirror and says something like, "I look like C-3PO!" And the name stuck. Found my text! (Yay ebooks and internet!...


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I'm pretty sure Frank Herbert never actually recorded Dune itself. He did, however, record the following: Dune: A Recorded Interview (Waldentapes, 1983), in which Herbert talks about the making of the Dune movie with the director (David Lynch), and Herbert also talks about himself The Dune Audio Collection (Abridged) (Harper Audio, 1995), which is basically ...


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Asimov's "All the Troubles of the World" The closing line looks just like the one you are searching for: "Multivac, what do you yourself want more than anything else?". Multivac's answer is succinct and unequivocal: "I want to die." You have some details that are different, but I think this is the story you had in mind.


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These could be records from label "The Children's Record Guild". This label was active from 1950 - 1957 and their releases included Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I haven't heard them myself so I can't confirm if the recordings match your description.


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This is in fact Absolution Gap (2003) by Alastair Reynolds, which has a scout (Quaiche, who forages for alien artefacts) a girlfriend in a strange contraption ( Morwenna in a "scrimshaw suit", trapped in there by Quaiches boss Jasmina), an intelligent "hyperpig" named Scorpio, and is told in multiple times. Also a religion of sorts plays a fairly big role - ...


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Nope. I Tweeted him about it. His answer: No tombquestwiki: Hey @BrentSpiner! :) I'm a member of a #ScienceFiction & #Fantasy online community, and one of our members is wondering if you've ever narrated a #StarTrek audio book. If you could tell us yes/no, that would be awesome! :) BrentSpiner: No


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Could this be The Farthest-Away Mountain? A witch has cursed the snow to be various colors and have a variety of harmful effects. The green snow swarms with caterpillars: She pushed her knapsack out first and dumped it on a patch of green snow, then pulled herself out. There was no snow on the very rim of the cave, so she sat there to put on her ...


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"Sandworms of Dune read by the author Frank Herbert" from Caedmon (disc TC 1565) is a 1978 33-1/3 rpm vinyl LP record of Herbert reading selections from DUNE, DUNE MESSIAH, and CHILDREN OF DUNE. Side A is 22 minutes 14 seconds; Side B is 18 minutes 56 seconds. Liner notes are by Herbert himself and are dated November 11, 1977. For many of us, hearing this ...


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A quick Google search for "Sauce of the tomato, fifty seven" yields "The Invisible Boy" by Sally Gardner. From Publishers Weekly: [T]he lad takes solace in the company of Splodge, an alien whose spaceship crashes in the garden ("I come in peas. Take me to your chef," says the visitor, explaining his search for "sauce of the tomato fifty-seven"—aka ...


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According to this extensive list of Star Trek audiobooks on Memory Beta (the companion site to Memory Alpha), no, there is no audiobook read by Brent Spiner. (For reference, Memory Alpha is the largest wiki-style site about Star Trek canon works (and considered to be widely authoritative and reliable), Memory Beta is the companion site for "licensed Star ...


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Doctor Who Dark Journey is a fan-produced audio series of Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper, but it's not an official part of the Doctor Who wobbly-canon. This interview, despite the terrible audio quality, explicitly refers to it as a fan production, and does not try to fit into the official BBC chronology - he's not any of the existing ...


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I was just thinking about this series and was trying to find its name. On the way I stumbled across this question, which I am now hopefully in a position to answer. I believe it is The Wizard in the Woods (first published in 1990) by Jean Ure. Book 1 of the Wizard Trilogy (followed by the sequels Wizard in Wonderland (1993) and Wizard and the Witch (1995)). ...


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The book series is called Galactic Empire Wars, it's a military science fiction series written by Raymond L. Weil. The book starts of with Mason Randle, who is a ultra-rich owner of a huge mining corporation and who owns an asteroid, which is not only his base of operations but also his and many other people's home. Then an alien race called the "Kleese" ...


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Sounds like the Interworld trilogy by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Made up of Interworld, The Silver Dream, and Eternity's Wheel. The guy is one Joey Harker.


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Some of the plot points sound like the book Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, Wikipedia article here, though there are also some mismatches. The princess Sarene is engaged to prince Raoden and travels to wed him, but the story is set on a single world not in space and Sarene travels by boat (for five days). When she arrives she learns that Raoden has ...


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It sounds a lot like Cat Wife, written by Arch Obeler and performed by Wyllis Cooper's Lights Out radio program in February, 1939. From the Old Time Radio link: A husband's feline-like wife goes too far. This broadcast has an amazing performance by Boris Karloff and an even better one by the actress who stars as "Cat Wife" -- sadly she receives no ...


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Is it by chance "Tom Paine Maru" by L. Neil Smith? It seems to fit your description nearly to a tee. http://www.phoenixpick.com/ex/TPM-50.pdf


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Audisee Book & Tape Adventure: The Lost Ones Series of 6 adventures was created & sold circa 1978-1981, consisting of a cassette tape with actors, sound effects, and music, plus an illustrated storybook. The Lost Ones adventure tape is a science fiction story about 2 men + 1 alien woman fighting against an evil race of aliens. In the last battle, ...


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According to Wikipedia, the second edition had few but significant changes. Subsequent versions had minor emendations (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit). Web searches reveal a plethora of info but no place that I could find that actually details just the changes / dates of Tolkien's 'editions' (as opposed to publication editions which can be ...


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I think that's the novella "Ultima Thule" by Mack Reynolds, part of his "United Planets" series. Ronny Bronston has dreamed all his life of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-world. He finally gets the opportunity when he is given a provisional assignment with Bureau of Investigation, Section G. But will he be able to complete his ...


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The audio recordings aren't online, AFAIK, but back in 2011, I photographed & transcribed the essays Frank Herbert wrote for 3 of them: Sandworms of Dune Dune: The Banquet Scene (Touponce, incidentally, spent a good chunk of his Frank Herbert book analyzing the Banquet Scene, in part based on this) Hope they are of interest.


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Both are really easy to understand even for a foreigner as myself. Both readers are comedian with a very good pronunciation. I prefer the Jim Dale version because of the various voices he is performing. Hagrid is a very convincing half-giant and I'm loving McGonagal scottish's accent. And the sorting-hat's songs... I found as well to my great surprise that ...


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The answer came to me. The record was called "The Last of the Mohegans" (It was spelled that way, I believe--not "Mohicans" as in the famous James Fenimore Cooper novel.) The front of the sleeve had a pastel drawing showing two children, a brother and sister, sitting in the back seat of a 1950s-style convertible. I tried to find an image, but there are so ...


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Per the OP's comment above, this is Scott Meyer's Run Program, published 2017. From the official summary: What’s worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief? Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope ...


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Per the OP comments above, this is most likely "The Omega Project" (2013) by Steve Alten.


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UK uses the British version of the book, and pronounces words in the British pronunciation (ie 'lieutenant' as 'left-ten-ant') US uses the US (Scholastic) version of the book, using American pronunciation (ie 'lieutenant' as 'loo-ten-ent'), despite using a British accent


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Could it be the magic tree house books? I haven't listened to any of them, but I have read a few with the kids and it sounds to be along the same lines.


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