X Minus One Project

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(4.6 stars; 220 reviews)

This is a collection of public domain science fiction stories which were turned into half-hour plays for the classic mid-1950's American radio series, X Minus One. All of these stories were added to Project Gutenberg via Greg Weeks and crew at Distributed Proofreaders.(Summary by BellonaTimes) (7 hr 35 min)


Coffin Cure, The 41:29 Read by Max Lindberg
Death Wish 23:55 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Defenders, The 1:00:05 Read by Tom Weiss
Moon Is Green, The 36:50 Read by Juli Carter
Old Die Rich, The 52:15 Read by Juli Carter
Old Die Rich, Part 2, The 52:58 Read by Juli Carter
Project Mastodon 1:10:15 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Time and Time Again 44:53 Read by Bellona Times
Tunnel Under the World 1:12:31 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Classic Tales Well Told

(5 stars)

The radio versions were classics and I am happy to see these well-read original short stories. The stories are, of course, more slow to develop than are the radio plays but that's OK, as it takes us into the realm of a good sci-fi reading experience. The radio plays eventually exeeded the written material and can be found at http://www.archive.org/details/XMinus1_A The radio plays were revived in the 1980s and played on at least one major US station until 2002.

amazing work

(4 stars)

this is super its great to be able to listen to the story and see the differences if i didnt sound like a stuttering saul rosenburg i'd give it a whack cant wait for the seventh order,c-chute,first contact those are my faves looks like they did end as a world but its not in the "project" http://www.archive.org/download/short_science_fiction_068_2006_librivox/ssf068_03_various_128kb.mp3

(3.5 stars)

Good short stories all though some are long enough that they are their own books in the Librivox catalog.

good collection

(5 stars)

good collection, especially like "time and time again"


(5 stars)

Thanks for the starter of this and I just wanted to thank Sorker for the other link. I was sitting here thinking, "Huh? That's it? I know this stuff is around here somewhere... Oh, a-ha!" Now I can show this off to my Star Trek buddy. Cheers!

tunnel under the world

(5 stars)

An unsettling story to say the least. Especially since A.I. is so close on our horizon. And hard to believe that an A.I. society wouldn't enjoy plays by Shakespeare featuring little humans who thought their lives had meaning.

X Minus One Project

(4.5 stars)

Story is a good listen and is well read - Thanks!

great variety

(5 stars)

Lots of interesting, and several very thought provoking stories. Worth a listen!