Sunday, 24 January 2010

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, September 1930

Official Blurb

This is a collection of short science fiction stories by various writers, circa 1930. Writers include Paul Ernst, Miles Breuer, Ray Cummings, Sewell Wright, and others.

My Review

The blurb does not give a lot away does it! Well what we have here is a reading of a sci fi magazine from 1930. This reading includes whole stories, parts of stories ( from serials being run over multiple editions of the magazine ) and even the letters section and the addendum.

Here are a few good stories, I particularly liked the "Marooned Under The Sea" which a classic sci-fi-pulp type story. The others were also pretty good and worth a listen.

However I didn't care for the partial story, there does not seem much point listening to one chapter of a story when you have no chance to read or listen to the rest.

The Letters page and the addendum are only really for the completists amoung the listeners. If you have an interest in the letters page then go listen, but other wise I'd skip it.

Reading 2
Production 2
Story 1 ( marked down because of partial story, would have been a 2 otherwise )

Total 5/9

Download the book from Librivox

Listen to part one