The Colors of Space

Marion Zimmer BRADLEY (1930 - 1999)

Bart Steele, Space Academy graduate, is on his way home to his father's business - he runs a fleet of spaceships for interstellar travel. The secret for fast interstellar travel though is still tightly kept by the alien race Lhari. An agreement between humans and Lhari has been made that permits humans only to travel in cold sleep as passengers aboard Lhari vessels as to not reveal the secret.

Some humans – the Mentorians - have had a slight genetic shift which enhanced their vision to withstand the light levels that the aliens Lhari use and live in. Mentorians perceive a wider optical spectrum than ordinary humans – some can see the ‘eighth color’. Mentorians act as translators, middleman and interpreters between the two races. But their ability sets them apart from the rest of humanity. Bart, half Mentorian, has this ability.

Bart, surgically altering his appearance to hire as a Lhari on a homeworld bound Lhari vessel, attempts to steal the secret of the Warp Drive - an attempt on which countless humans spies have failed before. (Summary by Stephan Möbius)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Ana Simão
00:01:43
Play 01 Chapter 01 Ana Simão
00:26:41
Play 02 Chapter 02 Ana Simão
00:17:48
Play 03 Chapter 03 Ana Simão
00:24:23
Play 04 Chapter 04 J. M. Smallheer
00:12:26
Play 05 Chapter 05 Mark Nelson
00:17:10
Play 06 Chapter 06 Mark Nelson
00:17:11
Play 07 Chapter 07 Karen Savage
00:23:00
Play 08 Chapter 08 Leonie Rose
00:28:16
Play 09 Chapter 09 Mark Nelson
00:24:47
Play 10 Chapter 10 Leonie Rose
00:16:37
Play 11 Chapter 11 Mark Nelson
00:21:35
Play 12 Chapter 12 Karen Savage
00:22:17
Play 13 Chapter 13 Karen Savage
00:24:37
Play 14 Chapter 14 Karen Savage
00:20:50