Saturday, January 17, 2009

Free fiction: Audio of Murray Leinster's "The Aliens"

Two part podcast at Forgotten Classics, read by Julie Davis: part 1 & part 2. [via QuasarDragon]

Actually, I'm not sure these two parts cover the whole story; there is no mention in post if more is coming & I've'nt heard the audio. But I've read the text version of the story, also online. Among the better first contact stories by anyone.

This story is a variation on the premise of Leinster's much better known "First Contact", the story after which this subgenre is named & without which no first contact anthology is considered complete. Audio of "First Contact" is online, but I'm not aware of any online copy of its text.

Related: Stories of Murray Leinster.


Julie D. said...

That's the whole tamale! It is not very long.

Dave Tackett said...

The text version is available for free download at Manybooks and in HTML with all the original illustraions at Project Gutenberg.

Tinkoo said...

Thanks for confirming, Julie.

Dave: Thanks for more links of "The Aliens". But what I wasn't aware of was an online text version of "First Contact".

Dave Tackett said...

Oops, my bad. I was reading way too fast yesterday. I can't find "First Contact" online either.