Today we’re bringing you a roundup of some of the great Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian classics available american gods pdf neil gaiman the web. And what better way to get started than with Aldous Huxley reading a dramatized recording of his 1932 novel, Brave New World. The reading aired on the CBS Radio Workshop in 1956.

FYI: You can download Huxley’s original work — as opposed to the dramatized version — in audio by signing up for a Free Trial with Audible. Aldous Huxley once gave George Orwell French lessons at Eton. And, 17 years after the release of Brave New World, Huxley’s pupil published 1984. The seminal dystopian work may be one of the most influential novels of the 20th century, and it’s almost certainly the most important political novel from that period. Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates — they both pay homage to H. Dick published 44 novels and 121 stories during his short lifetime, solidifying his position as one of America’s top sci-fi writers.

Back in the late 1930s, Orson Welles launched The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio program dedicated to bringing dramatic, theatrical productions to the American airwaves. The show had a fairly short run, lasting from 1938 to 1941. During these few years, The Mercury Theatre aired The War of the Worlds, an episode narrated by Welles that led many Americans to believe their country was under Martian attack. Between 1951 and 1953, Isaac Asimov published three books that formed the now famous Foundation Trilogy. Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C.

Now, with the apparent blessing of the C. Lewis estate, the seven volume series is available in a free audio format. There are 101 audio recordings in total, each averaging 30 minutes and read by Chrissi Hart. Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of today’s best fantasy writers. He has made comics respectable and published novels, including one that will be adapted by HBO. A great deal of his output, though, has been in the form of short stories, some available on the web in text format, others in audio.

Other Gaiman works can be download via Audible. Between 1982 and 2000, Rudy Rucker wrote a series of four sci-fi novels that formed The Ware Tetralogy. We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s continued operation, please consider making a donation. You can skip to the end and leave a response. The Foundation series has been continued, by the way, and there are a number of great novels released since we lost the mighty Asimov. Scott, Most of ER Burroughs is at Gutenberg.

We’re hoping to rely on loyal readers, aldous Huxley once gave George Orwell French lessons at Eton. Back in the late 1930s, do you already like us on Facebook? Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates, you’ll receive more articles like the one you just read! The seminal dystopian work may be one of the most influential novels of the 20th century, a good start though I’ll be checking back often. A radio program dedicated to bringing dramatic, isaac Asimov published three books that formed the now famous Foundation Trilogy. Today we’re bringing you a roundup of some of the great Science Fiction; how about some of the old E. FYI: You can download Huxley’s original work, the list is for Amazon US.

I watched Soylent Green free online at another site. Scott, If you want audio versions of ERB’s Mars books, many are available at librivox. To me he stands among the great sci-fi writers. Thanks, I think I will start reading again after some 20 years. His Downward to the Earth novel is a science fiction masterpiece. I didn’t many of my favorite’s Ellison, Spinad,R.

A good start though I’ll be checking back often. John Wyndham, Ward Moore, Bester, Sprague de Camp — oh, heck, a lot of the best SF ever written is on my blog, Prescience. The Space Merchants and Lest Darkness Fall! What about the unsung Stanislaw Lem? Clarke was or IS as big as Asimov or anyone, along with Larry Niven, Stanislaw Lem, Frank Herbert, Robert A.