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Dimension X

Pebble in the Sky (Dramatized)
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A beaten, radioactive Earth seeks to reclaim its power, its colonies, and its empire. Based on the novel by Isaac Asimov, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on June 17, 1951.

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

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"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)

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • James
  • 08/05/2007

Needs Sound Editing!

Great story, Great Actors, but the experience is ruined by very poor audio... the sound effects overwhelm the dialog to the point of making it unbearable to listen to. PLEASE PLEASE check the Levels and re-release.

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  • Kristi R.
  • 16/08/2012

Earth was just a Pepple in the Sky!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it as it was a wonderful adaptation of the book "A Pebble in the Sky" by Isaac Asimov. He isn't very kind to Earthlings in this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dimension X?

When the Archaelogist finds out the truth about what the Earthmen have planned for the Universe. Frightening.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

This is a radio play, so didn't notice a narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I hate our arrogance as a people, but am not surprised when authors use it in stories. If a weapon is possible, believe me when I say someone will use it.

Any additional comments?

Asimov is one of the world's best science and science fiction writers. Don't miss this one!

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • James
  • 09/05/2017

Great story -- horrible period narration / sound

This is a good story, by a great author, that became a great book. However, the period sound effects are so annoying that it ruins the enjoyment of the story. It has frequent random sounds (thought 'cool' or 'futuristic' at the time) that are jarring in their frequency and volume relative to the speaking.

Skip this version of this audiobook and just read the short story or the book it became.