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The best Science Fiction stories to come from such authors as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson. Originally a spinoff from the NBC radio show DIMENSION X, X MINUS ONE continued the tradition of outstanding writing, acting, and direction for three seasons from 1955 to 1958 on NBC radio.

X MINUS ONE, VOLUME ONE contains all 31 half-hour episodes from the original radio broadcasts of the 1955 season, digitally remastered and commercial free. Download and start listening now!


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About the Author

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

About the Narrators

Alexander Scourby (1913–1985) was a stage and screen actor. He distinguished himself as narrator of many television specials, most notably The Body Human, and recorded more than five hundred books for the blind for the Library of Congress, including the Bible.

Norman Rose (1917–2004) was an American actor, film narrator, and radio announcer known for his velvety baritone voice. He was an accomplished stage actor appearing on Broadway. During World War II, he was recruited by the United States Office of War Information to work as a radio newscaster. After the war, he lent his distinctive voice to radio programs such as Dimension X and CBS Radio Mystery Theater. Nicknamed “The Voice of God” by colleagues because of his deep, recognizable voice, he had numerous film roles, including the voice of “Death” in Woody Allen’s comedy Love and Death. His other film work includes Woody Allen’s Radio Days and the opening narration for Message from Space, narrating the English dub of the 1968 Soviet Union production of War and Peace, and as a newsreel announcer in Biloxi Blues. He stepped in front of the camera to portray psychiatrist Dr. Marcus Polk in television’s One Life to Live and All My Children. He also appeared in The Edge of Night and Search for Tomorrow.

Ernest Kinoy (1925–2014) was an American writer, screenwriter, and playwright. He was a five-time nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award, winning twice, and winner of two Writers Guild of America Awards.

Ernest Kinoy (1925–2014) was an American writer, screenwriter, and playwright. He was a five-time nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award, winning twice, and winner of two Writers Guild of America Awards.

George Lefferts is a writer, producer, playwright, poet, and director of television dramas, motion pictures, radio dramas, and socially conscious documentaries, whose original plays and films for television have won the Emmy Award six times and the Golden Globe twice.

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

Frederik Pohl (1919–2013) won the National Book Award in 1980 for his novel Jem. From about 1959 until 1969, he edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine, If, winning the Hugo Award for it three years in a row. His writing also won him four Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993. In 2010 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer, based on the writing on his blog, “The Way the Future Blogs.”

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.