LESTER del REY (1915 – 1993) An American Science Fiction author and editor. del Rey was especially famous for his juvenile novels. del Rey first started publishing stories in pulp magazines in the late 1930s. He was closely associated with Astounding Science Fiction, and its editor, John W. Campbell, Jr. In the 1950s, del Rey was one of the three leading SF writers writing for adolescents along with Robert A. Heinlein and Andre Norton. Interestingly “Lester del Rey” wasn’t his real name, but neither was it merely a pen name, he used at least one pseudonym for his fiction (Erik van Lhin). As a name-fabulist, del Rey edited under names including: Philip St. John, Wade Kampfaert and Cameron Hall. In later life del Rey would be best known as the editor of the popular science fiction imprint Del Rey Books. Along with Isaac Asimov and del Rey was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders. In 1990 he was designated a “Grand Master” by the SFWA.
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By Lester del Rey; Read by Gregg Margarite
2 MP3 Files – Approx. 1 Hour 38 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: March 30, 2009
“It seemed Earth was a rich, and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things can be deceptive though; children playing can be quite rough—but that ain’t war, friend!” – Victory is the story of an undefended Earth in a warring galaxy. First published in Astounding Science Fiction, August, 1955.
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By Lester del Rey; Read by Paul S. Jenkins
1 |MP3| – Approx. 55 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: The Time Traveler Show
Podcast: January 2007
First appeared in the pages of “If” magazine (the September 1961 issue).
Badge Of Infamy
By Lester del Rey; Read by Steven H. Wilson
15 MP3s – [UNABRIDGED]
Published: January 2006
Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend’s life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he’s a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he’s hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, the authorities begin hunting him for a different reason altogether.
By Frederik Pohl and Lester del Rey; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
Audible Download – Approx. 7 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible and iTunes
Published: August 2008
The Company was a powerful, efficient, and monstrous insurance organization that controlled the entire world, scientifically regulating everything in life: war, epidemics, one-a-day food pills and test-tube sex…all through the use of its patented, terrifying human deep-freeze vault. Claims Adjuster Wills, a great believer in the Company, begins to have second thoughts when he meets beautiful and sorrowful Rena, whose radical father lies in a frozen subterranean vault.
Classic Science Fiction, Volume 1
Edited by David Dean; Read by Stephen F. Clark
Lester del Rey, Craig Strete, W. K. Sonnemann, and John W. Campbell
MP3 Download – 4 Hours 16 Minutes [UNABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Coolbeat Audiobooks
“An anthology of exceptional Science Fiction short stories.”
Helen O’Loy by Lester del Rey
Your Cruel Face by Craig Strete
Into Every Rain, a Little Life Must Fall by Craig Strete
The Council of Drones by W.K. Sonnemann
Twilight by John W. Campbell
Isaac Asimov Presents Volume 6
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Read by Rene Auberjonois?
1 Cassette – Approx. 93 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]*
Publisher: DH Audio
Published: August 1998
Includes: “The Ship Who Sang” by Anne McCaffrey and “Though Dreamers Die” by Lester del Rey
*The actual packaging say this audiobook is abridged but I believe that is an error.
Noreascon: The 29th World Science Fiction Convention Awards Banquet
Produced by William Desmond; Various Speakers*
Two 33 1/3 RPM LPs – Approximately 90 minutes [UNABRIDGED EXCERPTS]
Publisher: Nesfa Inc.
*Includes a eulogy for JOHN W. CAMPBELL by del Rey.
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