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    • X Minus One: Surface Tension (August 28, 1956)

    • By: James Blish, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • A Case of Conscience

    • By: James Blish
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man - a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics...until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent audio book of a Hugo winning story

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $19.75

    • Battle of the Unborn

    • By: James Blish
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hiroshima. Many years later. The terrible radiation from the bombs have produced more and more mutations in the population and a hidden war is being waged between the mutants and 'normal' men. Can a mutant even be recognized? And now things are reaching a stage where the unborn are becoming involved in a very menacing way.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • X Minus One

    • Surface Tension (Dramatized)
    • By: James Blish
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    As the Earth is about to be destroyed by an exploding star, a scientist creates a microscopic civilization in a drop of water. Based on a story by James Blish, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on August 28, 1956.

    • Surface Tension (Dramatized)
    • By: James Blish
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

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    • The Thing in the Attic

    • By: James B. Blish
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Thing in the Attic" is a sci-fi story by James B. Blish, published in 1954. "Honath and his fellow arch-doubters did not believe in the Giants, and for this they were cast into Hell. And when survival depended upon unwavering faith in their beliefs, they saw that there were Giants, after all..." A classic and exotic tale of survival against all odds and amongst - yes - real space giants!

    Regular price: $7.46

    • The Thing in the Attic

    • By: James B. Blish
    • Narrated by: Frank Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Thing in the Attic" depicts a very successful seeding project (humans are modified to live in various alien environments). It tells the story of a small group of intellectuals from a primitive culture of modified monkey-like humans living in the trees of their jungle world. Having openly voiced the opinion that the godly giants do not literally exist as put down in the book of laws, they are banished from the treetops for heresy.

    Regular price: $6.43