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X Minus One Project

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This is a collection of public domain science fiction stories which were turned into half-hour plays for the classic mid-1950's American radio series, X Minus One. All of these stories were added to Project Gutenberg via Greg Weeks and crew at Distributed Proofreaders.

Total running time: 7:35:11
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Published August 9th 2010 by Librivox

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Rasheed
Dec 09, 2010 Rasheed rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of golden age sf
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Becky
Its really through fiction, particularly scifi, that you learn the deepseated fears of an entire culture. X Minus One focuses generally on the fears of a subhuman existence underground or through robotics due to nuclear war and stalemate with the USSR. Its interesting, because that fear was such a palpable thing at one time, and so far removed from the children of modern day superpowers. Naturally some of the stories were better than others- I particularly enjoyed Tunnel Under the World by ...more
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Some years ago, after buying a satellite radio, I became a fan of a channel called Radio Classics, which plays radio shows from the ‘30s through the ‘50s. One of my favorite programs is X Minus One, a popular 1950s sci-fi show which aired adaptations of short stories written by some of top writers of the time. The X Minus One Project is a collection of eight short stories adapted by the radio show. Many of the stories are haunting reminders of the fear and pessimism that permeated society during ...more
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Horace Leonard Gold (April 26, 1914, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - February 21, 1996, Laguna Hills, California, U.S.A.) was a science fiction writer and editor. Born in Canada, Gold moved to the United States at the age of two. He was most noted for bringing an innovative and fresh approach to science fiction while he was the editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, and also wrote briefly for DC Comics.
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