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Happy New Year and …

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2014 by ghostradioworld

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Welcome back to 2014!

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Top Ten H.G. Wells Quotes!

Posted in Art, Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by ghostradioworld

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Ten:

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

Nine:

“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”

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Audio: THE TIME MACHINE!

Posted in Audio, Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Yes, as promised, here’s the second version of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” from “Escape”.  This one aired less than a week before Halloween on October 22, 1950.

Those who listened to the first one will notice this utilizes the same script.  However, there are adjustments in production quality.  And this one stars radio favorite John Dehner!  If you’d like to listen to the first version of this script you can listen to it here.

Audio: THE TIME MACHINE!

Posted in Audio, Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by ghostradioworld

From May 5, 1948 comes another episode of the fantastic CBS radio series “Escape”.  This one an adaptation of H. G. Wells “The Time Machine”.

It’s not an especially faithful adaptation.  But, then again, neither was the George Pal movie.  It’s a fine adaptation nonetheless.  Full of excitement, adventure and a bit of Wells thoughtful complexity.   And it features the usual fine production values that are a hallmark of CBS radio productions.   “Escape” would do another version of this script in 1950.  We will present that version tomorrow.

Google Walks Like a Tripod

Posted in Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Weird News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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Google’s really been rockin’ the doodles of late.  And today they honor the birthday of H.G. Wells with this one (above) of UFO-like tripods ravaging a village.

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Wells was not only one of our first science fiction writers, he was one of the best.  He wrote most of his classics more than one hundred years ago, and they still make thrilling reading today.

If you haven’t read him, and own a Kindle, we highly recommend the H.G. Wells Collection.  For only 99 cents you get the following list of titles:

Ann Veronica,
In the Days of the Comet,
Love and Mr. Lewisham,
The First Men in the Moon,
The Invisible Man,
The Island of Dr. Moreau,
The Time Machine,
The War in the Air,
The War of the Worlds,
Twelve Stories and a Dream,
and When the Sleeper Wakes.

If you still knockin’ it old school, there’s some very nice paper editions of his books as well.  For less than a ten-spot you can get this nifty boxset:

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This includes all of H. G. Wells Science Fiction novels, including The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds.

Or maybe you’re only in the mood for one Wells book.  Well, if you have to narrow it down to one we suggest our favorite The Island of Doctor Moreau.  Wells’ cautionary tale of  the biologic manipulation of animals seems more timely by the day.  It’s also scary as hell.  This premium edition would look nice on any bookshelf.

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Or if audio books are more your thing.  There’s a great production of The Island of Doctor Moreau on audio.  It’s inexpensive and unabridged!

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It’s available from the iTunes store or via Audible.

So if you’ve never read Wells, or haven’t in many years, why not celebrate his birthday by digging into one of his fantastic books?  Yup, put down The Lost Symbol for a day or two, and dive into some fiction that will really twist your mind.

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