JOHN W. CAMPBELL

John W. CampbellJOHN W. CAMPBELL (1910 – 1971) was a highly influential American editor and author of Science Fiction. As the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine (later Analog) from 1937 to 1971, he is generally credited with mid-wifing the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He also edited the shorter lived sister magazine titled “Unknown.” His most memorable, and influential story, as an author was published under a pseudonym derived from his wife’s name (Dona Stewart). That tale: Who Goes There? by Don A. Stuart, went on to be adapted to both film and radio drama. Campbell also hosted his own weekly Science Fiction radio drama program called Exploring Tomorrow which ran for 7 months in the late 1950s. His name is memorialized in two awards for excellence in SF: The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Podiobooks:

Podiobooks.com - The Black Star Passes by John W. CampbellThe Black Star Passes
By John W. Campbell; Read by Scott D. Farquhar
20 MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 7 Hours 34 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Podiobooks.com
Published: July 2008 – January 2009
Three separate SF stories by Campbell, written for Amazing Stories magazine: The Black Star Passes, Piracy Preferred, Solarite. These tales are tied together by a recurring cast of characters (Arcot, Morey and Wade).

Commercial Audiobooks:

Science Fiction Audiobook - The Greatest Science Fiction Stories Of The 20th CenturyThe Greatest Science Fiction Stories Of The 20th Century
By various; Read by various
4 Cassettes – 6 Hours [Unabridged]
Publisher: Dove Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 0787116807
This anthology includes “Twilight” by John W. Campbell
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Classic Science Fiction Volume 1 edited by David DeanClassic Science Fiction, Volume 1
Edited by David Dean; Read by Stephen F. Clark
Lester del Rey, Craig Strete, W. K. Sonnemann, and John W. Campbell
MP3 Download – 4 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Coolbeat Audiobooks
Published: 2008?
“An anthology of exceptional Science Fiction short stories.”
Includes:
Helen O’Loy by Lester del Rey
Your Cruel Face by Craig Strete
Into Every Rain, a Little Life Must Fall by Craig Strete
The Council of Drones by W.K. Sonnemann
Twilight by John W. Campbell

Public Domain Radio Drama:

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: The Happiness Effect
By Raymond Banks; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
A brain surgeon invents a method of tapping into the brain’s synapses to modify the behavior of society’s more ‘undesirable ‘ elements.

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: Overpopulation
By Robert Silverberg; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
Mankind has spread throughout the Solar System, but still faces catastrophic overcrowding on Earth. The Secretary-General of the UN must somehow convince the ambassador from Venus to open the colonies to Earth’s teeming billions.

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: Planet Of Geniuses
By Poul Anderson; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
As a sociological study, a group of scientists has seeded a planet with colonists and deprived them of technology and all memory of their stellar origin. The experiment is overly successful when the ‘natives’ start developing at an alarming rate, fast enough to worry the galactic military, who dispatch an investigator to determine whether or not they should be destroyed

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: The Liar
By Isaac Asimov; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
Human engineers discover that, due to an unknown flaw, one of their new robots can read minds. Each starts asking the robot secretly about the others. Why shouldn’t they believe what it tells them?

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: Time Traveler
By ????; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
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Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: The Convict
By ????; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
Desperate to escape a frigid exile on Mars, a convicted criminal hijacks a shuttle back to Earth.

Radio Drama:

Exploring Tomorrow hosted by John W. CampbellExploring Tomorrow: War Game
By Philip K. Dick; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcast: MBS
Broadcast: 195?
“A fascinating story about a war-like people who plan to conquer the Earth with friendliness … using the toys of the Earth children.”

Chillers Four Tales Of TerrorChillers – Who Goes There?
Dramatized by Mike Walker; Based on story by John W. Campbell; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 4
Broadcast: January 2002
An alien being is found frozen in the ice of Antarctica. When it is thawed, it awakens, to become a threat to the small base camp. In fact, it’s a threat to all life on earth, as it can change shape and absorb the life and bodies of every living thing it comes in contact with.

Other:

Noreascon: The 29th World Science Fiction Convention Awards Banquet
Produced by William Desmond; Various Speakers*
Two 33 1/3 RPM LPs – Approximately 90 minutes [UNABRIDGED EXCERPTS]
Publisher: Nesfa Inc.
Published: 1973
*Includes a eulogy for JOHN W. CAMPBELL by del Rey.
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