Friday, February 03, 2006

With Folded Hands

This is, as they say in the history books, a classic. From what i, and indeed, many others consider to be the best period of Astounding (later Analog) Science Fiction - where editor Campbell coaxed some of the greatest SF writers to produce some of the best fiction ever!

The interior illustrations for this piece are atypical, in that they are not line drawings, but tonal pieces by Timmins. The story by Jack Williamson, has been reprinted who know how many times, and deals with the repurcussions of a robot labor force that doesn't know when to quit (as it were).

i won't spoil it for you, but i will say this - a culture, or individual, who wants for nothing, eventually wants nothing.... as accurate today as it was over 50 years ago.

The audio comes from the excellent radio series "Dimension X" and is a very large and tasty encoding for your listening pleasure. Listen well my droogies - you might just learn something.

Dimension X - "With Folded Hands"
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