X Minus 1 – BRAIN PLUCKER http://www.brainplucker.com THE WONDER PUBLISHING GROUP BLOG Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best SF Radio Drama — X MINUS 1 http://www.brainplucker.com/best-sf-radio-drama-x-minus-1/ Sun, 07 Feb 2010 18:34:30 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=978 x minus 1What classic SF audio drama actually adapted contemporary stories from great science fiction authors like:
Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Robert Sheckley, Robert Bloch, Fredric Brown, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Fritz Leiber, and Philip K. Dick to name several? Well, that would be X Minus 1. The show started as Dimension X in 1950-51 for NBC Radio with stories adapted from Astounding Stories. But continued as X Minus 1 in 1955 and adapted their stories from Galaxy Science Fiction. There were also original scripts by George Lefferts & Ernest Kinoy which hold their own against the SF greats. There’s a total of 126 episodes.

The Flash Player below doesn’t show the playlist. There’s a better a one at Internet Archive. Plus, if you wish, you can download the shows there.

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Theodore Sturgeon Classic SF read by Spider Robinson http://www.brainplucker.com/theodore-sturgeon-classic-sf-read-by-spider-robinson/ Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:41:53 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=342 Galaxy Magazine Interior Art - Febuary 1953

Galaxy Magazine Interior Art - Febuary 1953

Not only is Spider Robinson an excellent writer, he’s also an excellent reader. He’s done professional audiobooks for Blackstone Audio. I’ve listened to a number of them, and he’s really good (Stardance is excellent!). He’s also reads some awesome stories for his podcast, Spider on the Web.

On his lastest podcast he reads a classic story by Theodore Sturgeon, A Saucer Of Loneliness, as well as a Sturgeon title I’m not familiar with called Suicide.

Theodore Sturgeon is best know for his excellent novel More Than Human. Stylistically, he is arguable the best SF writer of the Golden Age. In fact, I’d readily accept that argument.

The great old time radio show X Minus 1 also did a dramatization of A Saucer of Loneliness. [

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]. It was also made into a Twilight Zone Episode during the series second go in 1987.

Spider Robinson also reads Sturgeon’s Slow Sculpture in a previous podcast episode. [

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Spider also plays a lot of music on the podcast. His tastes have some overlap with my own, and I like most of it. Plus, he’s budds with David Crosby which is way, way cool!

(via SFFaudio.com)

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