Protecting Project Pulp: Letter From The Stars by A.E. van Vogt

September 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Letter From The Stars by A.E. van Vogt

This short epistolary Science Fiction story, Letter From The Stars (aka Dear Pen Pal), is about a foolish person who writes to an alien criminal. Like many episodes of PPP lately it is straight-up pulpy fun, but with a twist.

Protecting Project PulpProtecting Project Pulp No. 60 – Letter From The Stars
By A.E. van Vogt; Read by Josh Roseman
1 |MP3| – Approx. 18 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Protecting Project Pulp
Podcast: September 17, 2013
It was just a peaceful correspondence between two lonely shut-in strangers — but the destiny of the universe was to depend on the answers! First published in The Arkham Sampler, Winter 1949.

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On Spec: Sticky Wonder Tales by Hugh A.D. Spencer

February 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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On Spec MultimediaSticky Wonder Tales
By Hugh A.D. Spencer; Dave Nichol and Hugh A.D. Spencer
1 |MP3| – Approx. 25 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: On Spec Magazine
Published: Fall 2006
You have to love a story that opens with: “Squiffy: Sorry to hear about the bowel infection. Even sorrier to hear that itâs one of the intelligent ones.” Through a series of back and forth letters, we follow the evolution of two brothers who, via government sponsorship, undergo physiological and mental changes in order to understand alien telepathy or technology. Stephen is busy turning into an alien turtle with an IQ of 350. Andrew grows breathing pores and tendrils that link him to an alien ship’s software. Neither foresees what happens when government mavens cut their programs. By the end of the story, a worse fate than being shelved looms on their horizon.

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