CBC: The Vanishing Point: J.G. Ballard’s The Dead Astronaut

July 16, 2012
Filed under: Audio Drama, Online Audio 

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The Dead Astronaut by J.G. Ballard

The Dead Astronaut is a part of a larger subset of J.B. Ballard stories adapted for the long running CBC radio series The Vanishing Point. This tale of a haunted Cape Kennedy is typically Ballardian, surreal, full of abandoned buildings, abandoned people, and abandoned dreams.

CBC - The Vanishing PointThe Vanishing Point – The Dead Astronaut
Adapted from the story by J.G. Ballard; Dramatized by Lawrence Russell; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – Approx. 28 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: CBC Radio
Broadcast: 1988
First published in Playboy, May 1968.

Cast:
Gordon Clapp … Philip
Donna Goodhand … Judith
Peter McNeil … Quentin
Tom Duckworth … the voice

Here’s the original art that accompanied the story’s publication in Playboy:

Playboy, May 1968 - illustration by Charles Schorre

[via JGBallard.ca]

Posted by Jesse Willis

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