Science Fiction Radio
- Atom Age Adventures
- Narrated by: Ernest Chappell
- Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
- Radio/TV Programme
- Release date: 08-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Radio Spirits
Episodes Include: "X Minus One: The Cave of Night" 02-01-56, "C-Chute" 02-08-56, "The Lifeboat Mutiny" 09-11-56, "Sam, This is You" 10-31-56, "Honeymoon in Hell" 12-26-56, "Something for Nothing" 04-10-57, "The Discovery of Mornial Mathaway" 04-17-57, "Man's Best Friend" 04-24-57; "2000 Plus: The Brooklyn Brain" 06-21-50, "The Green Thing" 09-27-50; "Worlds Apart" 11-15-50, "The Insect" 08-15-51; "Hall of Fantasy: The Automaton" 02-27-53; "Exploring Tomorrow: The Adventure of the Beauty Queen" 1958, "First Baby in Space (a.k.a. Space Baby)" 1958; "Escape: Conqueror's Isle" 01-11-53, "North of Polaris" 05-17-53; "Quiet Please: One for the Book" 11-21-48, "Very Unimportant Person" 12-05-48; "Suspense: Report From a Dead" Planet 07-10-60, "Twenty-Four Sixty-Two" 01-21-62, "Doom Machine" 03-04-62
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By Niels J. Rasmussen on 31-10-13
A Wonderful Collection
Any additional comments?
I'm an expert on old-time radio and this is a must-have collection for anyone who is interested in an introduction to the medium. It is a collection of half hour shows from various sci-fi programs ranging from the 1940's to the early 1960's. This collection does a great job of presenting a good representation of what science fiction was like during that time period. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
9.6 / 10
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By Wolf on 15-01-14
Great collection of SIFI stories
What made the experience of listening to Science Fiction Radio the most enjoyable?
I really liked most of the short stories in this audio book, most will surprise with a nice twist at the end. I really like 'old' SIFI I get totally immersed into the storytelling. It takes me back to my youth as well ;-)
What other book might you compare Science Fiction Radio to and why?
None, I didn't expect much when I started this book, but I was very positively surprised after I listened to the first few stories. I like to walk at night under the Hawaiian night sky and listening to these stories made my walk ever so more enjoyable.
Have you listened to any of Ernest Chappell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
At times it make you think about some of the SIFI dreams the writer(s) had back then and what happened to those dreams. Why have our space exploration dreams halted? Well maybe Jerry Pournelle said it best (paraphrased here): progress in space exploration has halted, because progress does require a delicate balance between investment in progress versus investing in entitlements. Unfortunately our society's goal is now feeding entitlements which causes most of society's effort is wasted on bureaucrats reading each other's emails.
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