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Publisher's Summary

A wounded soldier is transported back in time to the days of his childhood. Based on a story by H. Beam Piper, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on July 12, 1951.

Featuring "adventures in time and space told in future tense", Dimension X aired over NBC from Apr. 8, 1950, through Sept. 29, 1951. The series adapted stories by the modern masters of science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Theodore Sturgeon, and many others.

Future past: hear more classic science-fiction dramatizations.
©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The landmark series was Dimension X, which was broadcast by NBC....It was the first radio series to treat science fiction in an adult way." (Mike Ashley, Transformations: The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine 1950 to 1970)

What listeners say about Dimension X

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Differences in the Available Versions

This story is an old favorite of mine; there are three versions of this story available on Audible.

The version narrated by Jim Roberts is the audio book of the actual story.

The other two versions, Dimension X (this one) and X Minus One are radio dramatizations of an adaptation by Ernest Kinoy and depart significantly from the original.

This version, Dimension X, broadcast in 1951 is okay, but I found the voice acting in X Minus One slightly better.

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Excellent short story

I like all of the "Dimension X" series, but this is one of my all time favorites. My kids even enjoyed it and wanted more.