Friday, February 1, 2008

BBC Reading of Leigh Brackett’s "The Last Days of Shandakor"

Thanks to a January 25th post at SFFaudio, we learned that a reading of "The Last Days of Shandakor", a novelette by Leigh Brackett (1952),
is being re-broadcast in two parts on BBC7’s the 7th Dimension. Read by Nathan Osgood, Part One aired last Sunday, January 28 (still accessible for a limited time through BBC’s Listen Again feature), and Part Two is scheduled to air this Sunday, February 3.

Originally published in the April 1952 issue of Startling Stories magazine and first broadcast on BBC7 in March 2007, here is a description of The Last Days of Shandakor from SFFaudio: “An epic space adventure written in which Mars is portrayed as a dying planet where desperate Earthmen compete with the last Martians and other alien races for lost knowledge and hidden power.” A more detailed description of Brackett's novelette is available at the BBC’s website.

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