Islands of Space


Read by Mark Nelson

(4.5 stars; 269 reviews)

As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "We made good time! Twenty-nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power...." Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space. But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard. The Earth scientists stared at them in wonder. "Lord," muttered Morey, "where can they have come from?" (Summary by from the Gutenberg text) (7 hr 0 min)

Chapters

00 - Prologue 2:59 Read by Mark Nelson
01 - Chapter 1 16:11 Read by Mark Nelson
02 - Chapter 2 22:05 Read by Mark Nelson
03 - Chapter 3 16:29 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - Chapter 4 19:45 Read by Mark Nelson
05 - Chapter 5 21:29 Read by Mark Nelson
06 - Chapter 6 21:21 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - Chapter 7 16:08 Read by Mark Nelson
08 - Chapter 8 16:57 Read by Mark Nelson
09 - Chapter 9 20:25 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - Chapter 10 18:27 Read by Mark Nelson
11 - Chapter 11 14:36 Read by Mark Nelson
12 - Chapter 12 20:45 Read by Mark Nelson
13 - Chapter 13 20:00 Read by Mark Nelson
14 - Chapter 14 16:27 Read by Mark Nelson
15 - Chapter 15 20:24 Read by Mark Nelson
16 - Chapter 16 19:14 Read by Mark Nelson
17 - Chapter 17 20:04 Read by Mark Nelson
18 - Chapter 18 16:24 Read by Mark Nelson
19 - Chapter 19 16:35 Read by Mark Nelson
20 - Chapter 20 20:00 Read by Mark Nelson
21 - Chapter 21 19:55 Read by Mark Nelson
22 - Chapter 22 12:38 Read by Mark Nelson
23 - Chapter 23 10:42 Read by Mark Nelson

Reviews

Good old scifi

(5 stars)

Very much enjoyed this. In the days we believed and dreamed there were no boundaries to space travel no matter how absurd it seems today. Mark your reading does not disappoint. Thanks

Old School Sci Fi!

(4.5 stars)

10,000,000 light years from home and we find our way back with a couple of photographs? I wanted to give the space ship a navigational computer and maybe some coordinates! Other than that the Ancient Mariner rocked the universe! Weapons, metallurgy, and engine power were a 10. Unstoppable power the old school way! The narration was perfect!

Islands of space.

(5 stars)

A great story read by a great reader Mark Nelson , the downside from the 1940's the future seemed to have unlimited possibilities, what happened , where are my intergalactic ships my flying cars and problems that technology can solve 😞 , only in my dreams.

Good, Better, Best of the offered samples in the Science portion of SCI-FI !!!

(4 stars)

Best offering I've found on Librivox, to date !! Exactly right on size for a great listen !

Great and Fun sci fi

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this story. It is adventurous and captivates the imagination, I have sleeping problems and cannot go to sleep without a good story playing to concentrate on. Mark Nelson, as always, narrates brilliantly and this is one I listen to a lot. I recommend this to anyone who likes or is interested in old school sci fi, although it can be somewhat science centred it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the story or writing style. Thanks Librivox!

Islands of Space

(5 stars)

One of the better books I've recently listened to. As usual Mark Nelson does a superb narration! !!

(5 stars)

the reader of this story was great he gave life to the story so i felt as if i were there. The story was a good listen. I realy liked the reader of this story because he reads with feeling.

awesome

(5 stars)

it's a great book and really good narration, a must read series make sure to look up the author on librivox by the different author spellings below to hear the series what of it thats on librivox --- in addition its rather annoying that : "John W. Campbell", "John Wood jr Campbell", and "John Wood Campbell jr" are all listed as different authors in librivox and they really aren't as far as i can tell since all the books/stories are set in the same world and or series and theme this really does need correction.....