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Dimension X

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Radio.

Radio series (1950-1951). NBC-Radio network. Regular staff writers included Ernest Kinroy (1924-2014), George Lefferts, and Howard Rodman. Narrator: Norman Rose. 50 30-minute episodes.

This was one of the earliest adult sf Radio drama anthology series, and was of reasonably high quality; most instalments were based on published sf stories, although Kinroy and Lefferts contributed several original plays. Dimension X was partnered with Astounding and for the most part adapted stories from that magazine; there was regular mutual promotion, with radio series advertisements running in Astounding. Some of the better-known sf stories to be adapted included "Universe" (May 1941 Astounding) by Robert A Heinlein, Pebble in the Sky (1951) by Isaac Asimov and "First Contact" (November 1945 Astounding) by Murray Leinster. Further authors whose stories were adapted include Robert Bloch, H Beam Piper, William Tenn, and many others. All fifty instalments survive. The series was revived as X Minus One (1955-1958). [GSt]

see also: 2000 Plus.

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