Friday, June 19, 2009

Free fiction: Audio: Huffduffer

Link. [via Free SF Reader]

Many desperate things, but a few interesting ones too. Audio links below are probably all radio adaptations.

  1. Arthur Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama"; download MP3 - part 01, 02: I'm not sure the two parts cover the whole novel, but if they do, it's a big catch.

    One of the most important novels of the genre, but only for readers with a taste for hard sf (that would be very small percentage of sf readers, though).

    There is also a very good 3 minute movie online, showing the approach & landing of human spacecraft on Rama, & entry of human explorers through airlock into the ship. Or was, when I last played it over a year ago.
  2. Philip K Dick's "Beyond Lies The Wub"; download MP3: Not read. I think its text version is already online, probably at Project Gutenberg.
  3. Murray Leinster's "A Logic Named Joe"; download text/MP3: Fun early story about interconnected computers. I've linked both versions in the past.
  4. Orson Welles' famous radio show inspired by H G Wells' "War of the Worlds" that caused panic in the US when first broadcast in 1938.

    Arthur Clarke's humorous apocalypse story, "Publicity Campaign", is apparently a reaction to the panic this broadcast caused.