MURRAY LEINSTER

Murray LeinsterMURRAY LEINSTER (1896 – 1975) was the nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American Science Fiction and Mystery writer and inventor. He had an extensive career that spanned writing and inventing for film, radio, television and print. Leinster’s first SF story was The Runaway Skyscraper which appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy. Leinster is credited with the invention of ‘parallel universe’ stories. His classic story about parallel universes, Sidewise in Time, was first published in the June 1934 issue of Astounding. Another Leinster classic, his 1945 novella First Contact, plowed new ground with the subgenre of “first contact” stories and also posited the handy SF device called the ‘universal translator.’ His 1946 story, A Logic Named Joe not only describes a personal computer, but also a primitive internet. He won a Hugo Award for his 1956 story Exploration Team. Leinster was also the inventor of the video special effects process known as front projection.

Public Domain Audiobooks:

Scrimshaw by Murray LeinsterScrimshaw
By Murray Leinster; Read by Roy Trumbull
1 |MP3| – Approx. 39 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Story Spieler Podcast
Published: 2009?
Provider: Internet Archive
From Astounding Science Fiction, September 1955. A mining colony on the moon is home to a murderer and to his victim who is slowly recovering memories lost when he was left for dead. A bold attempt is made to hijack $5 million in diamonds from the mine.

Librivox Science Fiction Audiobook - Space Tug by Murray LeinsterSpace Tug
By Murray Leinster; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
11 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – 6 Hours 18 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 16th, 2008
Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. “My God, we’ve been locked out!” Through the transparent domes of their space helmets, Joe could see a look of horror and disbelief pass across Haney’s face. But it was true! Joe and his crew were locked out of the Space Platform. Four thousand miles below circled the Earth. Under Joe’s feet rested the solid steel hull of his home in outer space. But without tools there was no hope of getting back inside. Joe looked at his oxygen meter. It registered thirty minutes to live.

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LibriVox Science Fiction - Operation Terror by Murray LeinsterOperation Terror
By Murray Leinster; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
10 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – 5 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: January 19, 2009
An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A loan land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late?

Podcast feed:

http://librivox.org/bookfeeds/operation-terror-by-murray-leinster.xml

Forgotten Classics presents… The Aliens by Murray LeinsterThe Aliens
By Murray Leinster; Read by Julie Davis
2 MP3s – 2 Hours 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Forgotten Classics
Podcast: January 2009
First published in Astounding SF’s August, 1959 issue.
The human race was expanding through the galaxy … and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet … war is inevitable. Or is it …?
Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3|

Radio Drama:

Dimension XDimension X – A Logic Named Joe
Based on the story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 7/1/1950


Dimension XDimension X – The Lost Race
Based on the story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 5/20/1950


Dimension XDimension X – First Contact
Based on the story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 9/8/1951


Tales of Tomorrow – The Other Now
Based on the story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: ABC Radio
Broadcast: Jan 22, 1953


X Minus OneX Minus One – A Logic Named Joe
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1|MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1955


X Minus OneX Minus One – First Contact
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 10/6/1955


X Minus OneX Minus One – Sam, This Is You
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 10/31/1956


X Minus OneX Minus One – If You Was a Moklin
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 6/12/1956


Exploring TomorrowExploring Tomorrow – First Contact
By Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: MBS
Broadcast: 1958


SF 68 – The Castaways
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster:
Broadcast: 1968
When an alien is sighted landing in a remote rural area, the local yokels decide the best way to get interstellar relations off on the right foot is to hunt it down and kill it. Then again, several people have disappeared…


2000X – The Mad Planet
Based on a short story by Murray Leinster; Performed by a full cast
1 Broadcast – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster:
Broadcast:

Commercial Audiobooks:

First Contact and Exploration Team
By Murray Leinster; Read by David Warner
Publisher: Dercum Audio
Published: 1987, 1998
ISBN:

DERCUM AUDIO - Sidewise In Time / The Strange Case Of John Kingman by Murray LeinsterSidewise In Time / The Strange Case Of John Kingman
By Murray Leinster; Read by
2 Cassettes – 208 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dercum Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 1556560834
Product#: ABS03
This volume contains: The Strange Case Of John Kingman and Sidewise In Time.

Audiobook - Anthropological NoteAnthropological Note
By Murray Leinster; Read by Tara Platt
54 min – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks
Availiable at Audible and

Miss Cummings, a female anthropologist, is set down in the middle of a Venusian Krug village to study the alien culture. Ray Hale, a scoundrel and murderer, is on his way to the very same village. Miss Cummings and Ray Hale have a past, but what of their future?

This story not only examines an alien society, but takes a look at our own strange relationships between the sexes.

Author Murray Leinster is often called “The Dean of Science Fiction”. Actress Tara Platt has voiced numerous anime characters, for Naruto, Ravemaster, Digimon, and many others.

‘Sam, This Is You’ and ‘The Other Now’ by Murray Leinster“Sam, This Is You” and “The Other Now”
By Murray Leinster; Read by Mac Kelly
Audible Download – 65 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio / Audible
Published: March 2008
“Sam, This Is You” is a humorous look at Sam, a telephone lineman and inventor. Sam’s invented a device to talk to himself back in time. Unfortunately, Sam’s main interest is courting Rosie, and his love life is being sabotaged by his worst enemy – his future self. “The Other Now” is a poignant love story. When Jimmy Patterson loses his beloved wife, Jane, in a car accident, he believes he begins to get messages from her. Can their love be enough to reunite them?

Notable Paperbooks:

The Best Of Murray Leinster