• Robert Heinlein Radio Dramas

  • By: Robert Heinlein
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 05-22-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (197 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This collection features four classic, dramatized Robert Heinlein stories: Universe
Humans occupy the lower decks of a space ark; mutants control the upper decks. But is there life beyond? Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on August 2, 1951.
Requiem
A dying tycoon wants to live out his final days on the Moon. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 22, 1951.
The Green Hills of Earth
Based on Robert Heinlein's classic story of "Noisy" Rhysling, a blind space-traveling singer who longs to return to Earth, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 7, 1955.
The Roads Must Roll
Engineers create conveyor-belt-like roads, the only way to keep the congested future moving. But now a strike is shutting it all down. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on January 4, 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.
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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 08-21-07

Heinlein at his Best

These Stories have appeared in several anthologies (green hills of earth and revolt in 2100). The Radio Dramas are the Best way to get the feeling of Heinlein's short works. The story of "the Green Hills of Earth" and "Requiem" are quite touching. I would recommend any of Heinlein's radio Dramas to anyone Young or Old. A great ride into the Grand Master's Mind.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 07-25-09

A great way to experience Heinlein's short stories

Honestly, I'd never heard a radio drama before hearing this. I doubt many young people have. But it was really fun hearing classic Heinlein stories acted out with actors, music, and sound effects. Now that people have iPods and can listen to this stuff in their car, while exercising, or while pretending to work, there's no reason the radio drama shouldn't be rediscovered.

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4 out of 5 stars
By derecett67 on 04-05-18

Nice American 1950's Radio.

Being old enough to remember listening to radio science fiction on the BBC back in the late 1950's, pre-television era for my family, these shows bring back memories of sitting in the dark enjoying such stories. Great fun!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian A. Chapman on 01-04-15

Classic science fiction

Vintage radio drama; solid writing keeps it strong today. Short duration, but that's not a deal breaker if you buy rather than use a credit.

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