Over at the Maria Lectrix blog and podcast Maureen’s posted all three parts of her reading of Murray Leinster’s Tanks. This is a Military Science Fiction story from the January 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science (the very first issue). Sez Maureen:
“I liked this story. It has the Leinster sense that ordinary people with their ordinary habits and ordinary weaknesses, are still strong and capable of doing big things, and what is important often goes unnoticed by the eye. This is more or less the opposite of the nastier side of sf/f’s tendency to tell stories of wish fulfillment, where one Supuh Speshul Geenyus saves all those declasse morons who laughed at him in school. Spinrad’s The Iron Dream is not particularly kindly, but he’s right that if you take elitist Speshulness too far, it’s where totalitarianism comes from.
By Murray Leinster; Read by Maureen O’Brien
3 MP3 Files – Approx. 77 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: August 2009
In an eerie future that never was, but might have been, two ordinary soldiers hold the fate of a war in their nicotine-stained hands.
Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3| Part 3 |MP3|
[Tanks so much Maureen!]
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