Mindwebs – Two Stories this week! “En Passant,” by Britt Schweitzer & “Dreamworld,” by Isaac Asimov
“En Passant” from Britt Schweitzer, an amusing tale of a man struck with a sudden and unusual disability.
“Dreamworld” from Issac Asimov, A young boy with an overactive imagination finds himself facing the worst of all possible science fiction fates.
A 1970’s series out of WHA Radio in Wisconsin that featured weekly short stories of science fiction by some of the genre’s best writers, including: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheseon and Arthur C. Clarke. The music, sound cues and occasional character voices along with the performance of Michael Hanson, the reader, resulted in better than most fully dramatized productions of the period. 169 shows were aired between 1975 and 1984.
“To be the caretakers of such an incredible radio series is both humbling and exciting,” said WMSE Station Manager Tom Crawford. He goes on to say, “We have the creator, Michael Hanson’s, blessing and we can’t wait to share this treasure trove of stories to our incredibly dedicated listeners.”
The first episode, “Descending” by Thomas Disch, is about a man who find himself on a series of escalators that only go down. Each episode has been meticulously restored by WMSE engineer Darkman whose obsession with the series has led to a friendship with creator Michael Hanson and is one of the key reason why WMSE has the series.
So tune in next Saturday at Midnight for the first of many episodes of “Mindwebs.”
Each episode re-airs on Sunday at 8AM.
This will repeat broadcast on Sunday at 8AM.