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Startling Stories Audiobook September 1948 - 9 hours [Audio CDs] #RA500
Startling Stories Audiobook September 1948
 
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Startling Stories Audiobook
September 1948
Read by Nick Santa Maria and Roger Price
 
 
Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction’s best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, and Alfred Bester. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s listeners as audiobooks.
 
Table of Contents:
 
What Mad Universe — A Complete Novel
by Fredric Brown
Read by Nick Santa Maria
When the first moon rocket fell back to earth with a flash, Keith Winton found himself catapulted into a world that couldn’t be — a fabulous globe where men in jalopies were space masters!
Chapter 1: The Moon Rocket
Chapter 2: The Purple BEM
Chapter 3: Shoot on Sight
Chapter 4: Manhattan Madness
Chapter 5: The Nighters
Chapter 6: The Sewing Machines Rampant
Chapter 7: Mekky
Chapter 8: Advice from a Sphere
Chapter 9: The Dope on Dopelle
Chapter 10: Slade of the W.B.I.
Chapter 11: The Blacker Dark
Chapter 12: The Moon
Chapter 13: The Song of the Spheres
Chapter 14: Monster from Arcturus
Chapter 15: Flashback
 
Tetrahedra Of Space — A Hall of Fame Novelet
by P. Schuyler Miller
Read by Roger Price
Only a quartet of Earthmen stood between the Mercurian invaders and planetary conquest! A classic reprinted by popular demand.
Chapter 1: Jungle Crack-up
Chapter 2: The Coming of the Tetrahedra
Chapter 3: The Tetrahedra’s Power
Chapter 4: At Bay!
Chapter 5: Face to Face
 
Rat Race — Short Story
by Dorothy and John de Courcy
Read by Roger Price
The Rat-men’s empire spread ever outward until it engulfed the world.
 
Shenadun — Short Story
by John D. MacDonald
Read by Roger Price
Explorer Mitchell battles to conquer the challenge of the mountain.
 
Sanatoris Short-Cut — Short Story
by Jack Vance
Read by Roger Price
Mathematics is Magnus Ridolph’s weapon against a pirate of space.
 
First Target In Space — Special Feature
by R.L. Farnsworth
Read by Roger Price
The president of the United States Rocket Society discusses the Moon
 

Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.

 

Roger Price

Roger Price During his lengthy career as an entertainer, Roger Price has performed on TV, radio and the live stage. At one time or another he has worked as a stand-up comic, hosted a late night TV movie series as a character called “The Baron”, worked as a morning radio personality, hosted and emceed numerous live events, served as an entertainment news anchor and even worked as a ring announcer for professional wrestling. Comic book and pop culture fans know Roger Price as the creator, director and “voice” of Mid-Ohio-Con, one of the largest and longest running shows of its kind.Currently, in addition to his work with RadioArchives.com, Roger works with a wide variety of clients as a popular announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects.

 

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