Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BBC Radio 7 to Broadcast Reading of “The Last Days of Shandakor” by Leigh Brackett

BBC Radio 7 will broadcast next week a reading of “The Last Days of Shandakor” (1952), a novelette by Leigh Brackett.

Episode 1 will be broadcast on October 15 and again on October 16, 2008. Presumably, Episode 2 will be broadcast shortly thereafter. Hopefully, these episodes will be archived and accessible for a limited time through BBC’s "Listen Again" feature.

Originally published in the April 1952 issue of Startling Stories magazine and last broadcast on Radio 7 in January 2008, here’s a description of “The Last Days of Shandakor,” taken 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.”

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