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Summary

This collection features three classic, dramatized Isaac Asimov stories:

Pebble in the Sky

A beaten, radioactive Earth seeks to reclaim its power, its colonies, and its empire. Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on June 17, 1951.

Nightfall

On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.

Hostess

An alien comes to stay with an Earth couple. But does it have an ulterior motive? Based on a story by Isaac Asimov, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 12, 1956.

Featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense", Dimension X aired over NBC from April 8, 1950, through September 29, 1951. The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, and many others.

X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

Want to hear more episodes of X Minus One and Dimension X? Click here.
©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

Critic reviews

"The landmark series was Dimension X, which was broadcast by NBC....It was the first radio series to treat science fiction in an adult way." (Mike Ashley, Transformations: The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine 1950 to 1970)

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Excellent dramatisation

If you love 50s sci fi B movies then you will love these dramatisations. Good casts , wonderful 50s sound effects and superb stories courtesy of the best sci fi authors

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Those wonderful Asimov stories brought to life

A great pleasure listening to the brilliant Asimov Sci-Fi stories from the 60's that I originally read in my childhood. Only wish that there was more of them in this edition and will just have to buy more of the Asimov books

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  • Terence P. Kelley
  • 15-04-18

At last I hear the voice of uncle Issac!

If you could sum up Isaac Asimov Radio Dramas in three words, what would they be?

Have been a fan since 1956---and it was wonderful to hear him tell some of the story line.
Had never heard his voice !!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

too long for that-----

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-06-12

3 classic short sci-fi stories

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I have loved sci-fi from childhood and actually remembered one of the stories. A great way to spend some time while driving. As there are 3 stories, there are natural places to stop and take a break if you like.

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  • Diana
  • 03-12-18

Where has storytelling like this gone?

If progress is TV and movies, give me old time radio theater ANY DAY! Fabulous candy for the ears and a gourmet meal for the brain!

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  • bb
  • 02-07-14

Ahead of the Times

If you could sum up Isaac Asimov Radio Dramas in three words, what would they be?

This author was ahead of the times when he wrote his books. This is well written and interesting science fiction.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Isaac Asimov Radio Dramas?

The plots were very well written.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

It keeps your attention.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The first story in thsi book was the best.

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