A Martian Odyssey

  • von Stanley Weinbaum
  • Sprecher: multi-voice
  • 0 Std. 50 Min.
  • original_recording Hörbuch


On the first manned Martian exploratory mission, Jarvis' scout ship crashes in a vast meteor crater near the Ares Vallis. He must endure a perilous journey back to the mothership on foot, and on the way encounters several life forms with Tweel, his new-found Martian companion. Stanley Weinbaum died shortly after A Martian Odyssey was published in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. The story has been anthologized countless times, and praised by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and Isaac Asimov. It is presented here as a full-cast audio drama, complete with sound effects.



Science Fiction Audio of the Year, The American Society for Science Fiction Audio
"One of the greatest science fiction stories of all time." (Science Fiction Writers of America)


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A Real Classic

Mars. Somewhen that was still in the future in the 1930s. A lone visitor from Earth is stranded in the deserts of the red planet. And encounters a Martian. The unlikely pair travel along for a while, and a weird kind of friendship develops...

Before Weinbaum, nearly all aliens were either evil monsters from mankind's nightmares (or the oceans, or found under a microscope), or they looked basically like humans. Weinbaum's Martian Odyssey is different: It presents a planet Mars in accordance with the science of his time, with weird, alien beings that nevertheless make as much sense as any creature from our world does: Curious, alien, strange, but not frightening. His story conveys a sense of wonder that is timeless - it is a landmark in the history of SF, but still fresh, and shouldn't be missed.

The audio play is very well done, too - great and professional speakers, high audio quality, script and effects work well together: It captures the story's spirit very well.

- If English is not your first language: Don't worry. Weinbaum's story is easy enough to follow, his English not very complicated, and the speakers very clear. (If you can understand this review, you won't have troubles with the audio play.)
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- Andreas P Rauch

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.08.2000
  • Verlag: Star Quest Entertainment