X Minus One

  • by Robert Sheckley
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The colonists on New Delaware are told they need to be "civilized". That means they must have jails. The only problem is, they have no criminals. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on February 15, 1956. 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, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

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What the Critics Say

"[X Minus One] brought current SF to radio, providing adaptations of many excellent new stories and thus allowing the public to appreciate the best science fiction available at the time." (Michael Ashley, The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines)

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Brings back memories of my uncle

I listened to three episodes of X Minus One from Audible. The recordings reminded me of my uncle's love for old radio programs. Each episode was different and the character's brought the short stories to life. I would be interested in listening to more episodes.
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- Melody "Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors."

A Fun Look at Ourselves

No Crime, No Violence, No Booze? Is this what you would expect from a colony cut off from earth for 100 years? Now Contact is re-established and to make the Earth men happy the Colony has employed their first criminal or is it assigned? But how do you become a criminal? Enjoy... Well worth the cost anytime.
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- Chris "Dr. Christopher W. Roberts Ph.d I am a Computer Geek working around the U.S. and the world. I have a lot of Air miles to listen to audible titles."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.