Captain Future #2 Audiobook
Calling Captain Future
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby
Curtis Newton, wizard of science, and his trio of Futuremen blaze a trail across the stars to forestall the coup of Dr. Zarro—leader of a legion of peril!
From out of the pulps, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera. Captain Future is the roving marshal of the spaceways, supported by the Futuremen, the best deputies the universe has to offer.
Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that often come into play. Curtis Newton isn’t simply smart, but he shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
A space hero most definitely requires a spacecraft, and Captain Future’s was one of the most memorable. Leaving its own distinctive rocket trail across the stories, the Comet was the ultimate ship for the perilous, mysterious missions the Captain and his companions undertook. From fighting battles above strange planets to studying strange minerals and new alien races, the craft was fully equipped with whatever might be needed. Aptly named, the Comet itself could be a mystery, having the unique ability to hide in plain sight in outer space, camouflaged as an actual comet.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Calling Captain Future” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: The Menace from Space
Chapter 2: The Futuremen
Chapter 3: On Desert Mars
Chapter 4: Flight into Peril
Chapter 5: Trail to Pluto
Chapter 6: Graveyard of Space-Ships
Chapter 7: Encounter in Space
Chapter 8: On the Arctic World
Chapter 9: Coming of Doctor Zarro
Chapter 10: The Marching Mountains
Chapter 11: In the Ice City
Chapter 12: Interplanetary Prison
Chapter 13: Street of Hunters
Chapter 14: Cobalt Clue
Chapter 15: Monster Trap
Chapter 16: World of Illusion
Chapter 17: Hall of Enemies
Chapter 18: Dark Star Secret
Chapter 19: In Outer Space
Chapter 20: Trail in the Stars
Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on over two dozen audiobook projects as a narrator or producer. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.
“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest eight or ten hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”
When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer. In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books. Milton and his wife live in Nashville.