BBC Radio 3: The Star by H.G. Wells (as read by Sir Patrick Stewart)

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BBC Radio 3The Star is yet another plank in the theory supporting the idea that Science Fiction was almost single-handedly created by H.G. Wells. The Star, is a tale of the ultimate in habitat destruction (poof goes the planet). Here’s part of the current Wikipedia entry for this generative tale of planet cracking:

“[The Star] can be credited with having created a Science Fiction sub-genre depicting a planet or star colliding, or near-colliding with Earth – such as the 1933 novel When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer, (made into a film in 1951), Fritz Leiber’s The Wanderer (1965), and Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (1977).”

RadioTimes - Patrick Stewart Reads The Star by H.G. WellsThe Star
By H.G. Wells; Read by Sir Patrick Stewart
1 |MP3| – Approx. 21 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 3
Broadcast: Tuesday 7 September 2004
Provider: Radio Mensa
Astronomers discover a bright new star in the heavens rushing headlong towards the Earth on a collision course. First published in 1897.

[Thanks Bill]

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