Thursday, January 15, 2009

A reading of two 1930s Martian short stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum

Thanks to a recent post by Dave Tackett of the blog QuasarDragon, I just learned about a new audio recording of the Collected Public Domain Works of Stanley G. Weinbaum, which is archived at Librivox. Here’s a description of the recording, provided by the reader, Gregg Margarite:

"Stanley G. Weinbaum is best known for his short story “A Martian Odyssey” which has been influencing Science Fiction since it was first published in 1934. Weinbaum is considered the first writer to contrive an alien who thought as well as a human, but not like a human. "A Martian Odyssey" and its sequel are presented here as well as other Weinbaum gems including 3 stories featuring the egomaniacal physicist Haskel van Manderpootz and his former student, playboy Dixon Wells.”

Pictured above: Cover of A Martian Odyssey and Others (1949), a collection by Stanley G. Weinbaum

2 comments:

Grasping for the Wind said...

FYI: I just added you to the SF Reviewers Linkup Meme.

Paul said...

Thank you, even though I'm more noted for quoting from other reader's reviews!