Tuesday will see another broadcast of Understand by Ted Chiang. If you haven’t heard it before, don’t miss it! Understand was originally published in “Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine” in 1991. This outstanding novelette is one of the very best stories I’ve ever heard on radio. It was produced by Gemma Jenkins for the BBC and first broadcast in 2004 on BBC 7. Re-broadcasts of this popular tale have been heard in 2006 and 2007.
By Ted Chiang; Read by Rashan Stone
4 half-hour segments – Approx. 2 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: Tuesday April 7th to Friday April 10th 2009 (6.30pm and 12.30am)
Leon is a former coma victim, who has gone experimental medical treatment to repair the massive trauma his brain received after he was trapped under ice for more than an hour. He’s regained consciousness, found he has all of his faculties back and a whole lot more. In the tradition of Daniel Keyes’ Flowers For Algernon.
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