OnRon’s Amazing Storieswe have a bundle of them, nine in fact! There are four brand newThese Are Your Storiesthat include everything from a trip to the Stanley Hotel to a wall walking shadow. Featured are two sci-fi pulp mag stories that should make you giggle or at least smile. Then Mother Goose joins us going with a story called,The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle.
Featured Story – We didn’t Do Anything Wrong, Hardly
We have a humorous Science Fiction tale that first appeared inAstounding Science Fictionin May of 1959. It was written by Roger Kuykendall and tells the story of three kids and their encounter with a Russian satellite. The story is called We didn’t Do anything wrong, Hardly, and is read for us by Craig Franklin.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time we have a brand newFive Minute Mysterywhere diamonds are stolen and a murder committed. Then Jason Dowd joins us forThe Paranormal With Jason. We talk about a frightening adventure sent in by Spencer Johnson titledMantis Man. We end the program with the conclusion to last week’s epic science fiction taleThe Misplaced Battleship.
Featured Story – The Misplaced Battle Ship
Our featured story this week is the Conclusion to The Misplaced Battleship. The work was originally published in the April, 1960 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. If you missed parts one and two you can listen to ithere.
Last week we met James DiGriss AKA the Stainless Steel Rat. He was a con man of skill, but was caught by Special Corps and given the choice of prison or becoming one of their agents. His first assignment was to track down and recover a missing space faring battleship. He heads to the second planet of a B star in Corona Borealis, where he impersonates a General to get to the bottom of the mystery. After much research James discovers an inspired master criminal. His name is Pepe Nero and his accomplice is a girl named Angelina. He thanked the people of Corona Borealis and parted with these words, “The League fleet is already closing in on the renegades and you will be informed of the capture. Thank you for your assistance.”
About Jason Dowd –From an early age, Jason has loved his art. Over the years he has used various mediums, but none was more profound to him than photography. He finds inspiration wherever he goes because he keeps his eyes open for things that will make the perfect photo. Jason lives in the great state of Florida and has been a part ofRon’s Amazing Storiessince the beginning. He first appeared on the podcast inepisode #78where he introduced us to his bookA Haunted Soul: A True Story of One Man’s Struggle with the Paranormal. If that wasn’t enough Jason is our radio producer. He has been putting the podcast out on the radio for the last 5 years! Jason is also the CEO and founder of Gladys Goodies.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesthis time it is all about theStainless Steel Rat. The character was introduced in Harry Harrison’s short storyThe Misplaced Battleship, first published in 1960 inAstounding Science Fiction Magazine. Harrison used this story, with minor modifications, as the introduction to the series’s first full-length novel calledThe Stainless Steel Rat. Why am I telling you this? Well, because like I said this whole show is about the guy.
Featured Story – The Misplaced Battleship
In this classic science fiction adventure, we are introduced to James Bolivar diGriz (aka The Stainless Steel Rat). It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship … but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude. But still a battleship–in the wrong hands!–that can be most dangerous.
OnRon’s Amazing Storiesit is Western Week and all our stories have that old west feel Including theFive Minute Mystery. Listener Gary Richards asked me to revisit a story from years ago calledStampede Mesaand then we head to Fort Laramie to hear Captain Quince’s encounter with Yellow Horse at an officer’s ball.
Featured Story – The Stagecoach
Our featured story comes from the classic OTR seriesFort Laramie. Captain Quince is faced with a troubling problem. Yellow Horse is being held in the stock house for murder and his followers want to break him out. At the same time, the women of Fort Laramie are holding an Officer’s Ball that Quince is ordered to attend. Our tale is calledThe Stagecoachand it first aired on April 14, 1956.
On Ron’s Amazing Stories we have an eclectic collection of stories. We will begin with a tale that has its origins in Arizona, but was told to me in person in a park right here in Vancouver, Washington. Then we have a brand new Johnny Is This True that returns to its roots in the strange and unusual. To end the show we have a classic science fiction tale titled With Folded Hands. I think you are going to enjoy it.
Featured Story – With Folded Hands
Our featured story this week comes from the OTR series Dimension X. Underhill, a seller of Mechanicals is startled to find a new competitor’s store on his way home. His robots are unthinking and are designed to perform menial tasks. These sleek black robots who appear more advanced than anything Underhill has encountered before are simply amazing. They describe themselves as Humanoids. But is there something sinister about them? Listen and find out.