On Ron’s Amazing Stories we celebrate Raymond Bradbury, author, poet, scriptwriter, and of course hero to anyone who has read one of his books. Ray was born on August 20th and this would have been his 101st birthday. I have tried to make him part of the show and I think you will enjoy the result. We have three stories from you guys, and an adaptation of probably his most famous work, The Martian Chronicles.
Ray Bradbury was a prolific and influential author with a career that spanned decades. From his first published story in 1938, Hollerbochen’s Dilemma, to his Hugo award-winning novel Fahrenheit 451, the author was a master of the science-fiction genre. What you may not know about him was just how much he loved the story, which of course makes him perfect for Ron’s Amazing Stories.
Featured Story – The Martian Chronicles
Our featured story is a radio adaptation of The Martian Chronicles. There were many of these throughout the golden age of radio, but most took individual chapters from the book and presented it as a complete story. What we have is the entire book in 30 minutes. Sounds impossible? Well …it should be, but they did it. The production comes from the OTR series Dimension X and comes complete with the original commercials and radio spots. So, what we really have is a time machine taking us back to August 18th, 1950.
Other Stories Include – The Tulip Murder, The Martian Chronicles – Audiobook, The Ghoulish Caller, My Walk On The Beach, Grandma’s Rocking Chair, and The Martian Chronicles – Story.