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The Colors of Space

The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
By: (1930-1999)

In "The Colors of Space," Marion Zimmer Bradley tells the story of Bart Steele, a human being who is disguised as a member of an alien species in order to discover the secrets of their space travel. This book is a science fiction novel set in the future, a time when humans can already travel faster than the speed of light and can reach the remote corners of the universe with the help of another type of beings called the Lhari.

In the book, the Lhari help the humans to travel faster than light and go to the far corners of different galaxies but are unwilling to give their secrets to them. They constantly tell humans that they need to sleep in order to survive a faster-than-light space travel, but many people like Bart think otherwise. Bart joined a small band of people who want to learn the secrets of Lhari. He disguised himself as a Lhari and boarded a ship that was bound for the Lhari homeland. This was something that no human had ever attempted to do before and Bart had to survive it in order to prove that the Lhari are lying to human beings.

Written in the early 1960s-this book has strong messages that were very controversial at the time. The Lhari represented a group of people who possess highly-advanced technology and came from a progressive land. They let human beings use some of their technology but made sure that the humans would not learn any of their secrets to space travel. This also assured their continued domination.

Marion Zimmer Bradley narrates the story of “The Colors of Space” in a fast and engaging way. Readers will surely not be bored reading the adventures of Bart Steele and the things that he'll discover about the Lhari while he was travelling with them. For those who are looking for a good science fiction novel, this book is definitely worth reading.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 21 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 5, 2021
Very good narration, it was very easy to follow even as a non-native English speaker; the book is great, especially for its time, it avoids a lot of common pitfalls. Awesome!
Reviewer: - June 9, 2020
Subject: Colors Of Space
Excellent narration It was a enjoyable and interesting book Well Done
Reviewer: - June 21, 2018
Subject: Color of space
Excellent reading and book. Thank you
Reviewer: - April 18, 2018
Subject: Excellent story
Could not stop listening. Great story and great narration.
Reviewer: - July 4, 2017
Subject: Well written positive look into the future.
what may happen if the military industrial complex is kept out of the future.
Reviewer: - May 30, 2017
Enjoyed the listen, narration was also well done!
Reviewer: - March 16, 2017
Subject: great book
Great book, really enjoyed the reader and the book had good flow. Highly recommend
Reviewer: - March 10, 2017
Subject: The Colors of Space
A vast universe of colors and worlds !
Reviewer: - October 21, 2016
Very enjoyable read. Great flow, imagination, and message. Great voice!
Reviewer: - September 3, 2016
Subject: Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Colours of Space
Love the book but VERY confused by all the reviews as this is NOT a "short story" it is a Juvenile NOVEL which as entirely another thing. Great read, particularly for junior S.F. fans.
Reviewer: - July 2, 2016
Subject: Very Good
Fantastic Narration and a wonderful story!
Reviewer: - May 24, 2016
Subject: Very well read!
Really enjoyed this short story, very well read!
Reviewer: - January 21, 2016
Subject: :)
We listened to this while moving across the U.S. It is a good story, short story. Some analogy's were repeated a bit too often but that okays. East listening!
Reviewer: - July 5, 2015
Subject: colours of space
Excellent reader...thank you for taking the time to record this enjoyable book.
Reviewer: - April 29, 2015
Subject: Colours of Space
Enjoyed this book, it didnt feel dated at all
Reviewer: - October 26, 2014
Subject: They made my day
Another great SF story by Bradley and as usual, flawless reading by Mark Nelson.
Reviewer: - September 22, 2014
Subject: Colors of Space
Great story and nicely read - highly recommended.
Reviewer: - June 24, 2014
Subject: Enjoy
This was a very easy and fun book to listen to thank you to the readers!
Reviewer: - February 15, 2014
Subject: hidden message
It seemed very obvious that Bradley had a story to tell concerning the civil rights movement going on at this time in the 60's. Talking of accepting people with differences and getting over preconceived ideas that aren't true. Very interesting book.
Reviewer: - July 9, 2013
Subject: Sci-fi
It’s a really nice Book! Worthy to be listened to and read!
Reviewer: - January 24, 2013
Subject: sci fi
Excellent, held my attention the whole time.

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