Favorite poems, short stories, or novellas


Hello out there. 

I haven’t done the blog hop in a while. Like everyone else in the world, there was a lot of upheaval. And somehow other things I do for fun, like blogging, got pushed to the side.

But I saw this topic Favorite poems, short stories, or novellas.

I am an avid reader, so I always have an ever evolving list of favorites. For this post, I thought of doing short stories. And I want to focus on radio dramas. I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I recently listened to the audiobook version of the new Battlestar Galactica, which I like better than the show. (I didn’t hate the show, I just never got into it). There aren’t many shows on TV or even Netflix I follow much, so classic radio dramas and audiobooks have become my latests interest. I’ve always liked X-Minus One, Dimension X or the CBS Radio Mystery Hour. 

Mindwebs began as a Wisconsin radio program in the 70’s co-hosted by Michael Hanson, who passed away last fall. He did a remarkable job narrating wonderful classic SF stories. I got hooked on MINDWEBS (https://archive.org/details/MindWebs_201410) via some of its stories being broadcast on Relic Radio Sci-Fi.(https://www.relicradio.com/otr/show/scifi/) There is also a collection of open source at the Internet Archive. My personal favorite MINDWEBS stories are: Treasure Hunt/ Joseph Green and The Hall of Machines/ Langdon Jones.  

There are other radio drama stories I really like too:

Cold Equations/ Tom Goodwin

Imposter/ Philip K. Dick

The Ballad of Lost C’Mell/ Cordwainer Smith

These stories are all worth reading too. Since I live overseas, it’s not always that easy to find them affordably. But I know that Philip K. Dick collections are available in e-book form and I did get the e-book collection of Cordwainer Smith.

Does anyone else listen to audiobooks or radio dramas? Any recommendations?



12 thoughts on “Favorite poems, short stories, or novellas

  1. I’d like to listen to recordings of these broadcasts sometime. Those old radio shows were a great deal of fun! And welcome back to the WWBC.

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  2. I can listen to some talk radio (I grew up with a parent who insisted all road trips involved listening to the local radio station and the sports talk radio shows. I still remember the jingles), but audio books are just not my thing. I’ve tried. But these sound good. I’ll add them to my growing TBR list!

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  3. I love old radio shows! I used to listen to a lot of questionable dramatisations of Sherlock Holmes stories from the 1940s and I have a real soft spot for them. I’ll have to go find MINDWEBS and Relic Radio, thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love radio drama and audio books. I am currently listening the FBI series by Catherine Colter. I loved reading them years ago, but listening . . . A whole new experience. I also enjoy listening to the IN Death series by J.D. Robb. Susan Ericksen is an awesome narrator. I have some X-Files and Doctor Who in my library too. I think there may be some Shakespear too. I have a huge audible library. So much to read and listen to, so little time!

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    1. I haven’t watched X-files for a while. I loved the X-files and had some o the paperbacks. I probably should check out the audiobooks.

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  5. Didn’t love the new BSG, and really did NOT like the ending (with Starbuck). So… I can’t seem to listen to audiobooks. I tend to focus completely on something when I’m doing it, and reading audiobooks makes me antsy so I can’t concentrate on them. It’s a weird affliction, lol… I do love the old radio shows, though. LOVE.

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