“FIRST CONTACT” BY MURRAY LEINSTER #ThrillerThursday #WeirdDarkness

FIRST CONTACT” BY MURRAY LEINSTER #ThrillerThursday #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: It’s #ThrillerThursday, so tonight you’ll be hearing a story of fiction. I’ve been on an old-time radio kick recently, listening to shows like “The Whistler”, “Dimension X”, and “Strange Tales”. One of my favorite shows is called “X-Minus One”.  It was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series that was broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC radio. At the end of each episode they tell you where the stories they used came from before they adapted them for radio – and one of those sources was the publication “Astounding Science Fiction Magazine”. I jumped online to see if there were old copies I could look at, and I found a book – an anthology of many of the stories from that magazine. The book was published in 1954 The story was entitled “First Contact”, written by Murray Leinster in 1945. The story is credited as one of the first instances of a universal translator in science fiction. So influential is the story that it won a retro Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 1996.
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
“First Contact” by Murray Leister
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