Centauri Express 2003, 60 minutes
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by Robert A. Heinlein
Before Pearl Harbor, before the war in Europe became a World War, Robert A Heinlein considered the consequences of an unrestricted arms race. He foresaw the possibility of a "cold war", a time of tensions and uncertainty with both major powers possessing doomsday weapons - and increasingly itchy trigger fingers.
We approached the brink of nuclear war in 1962 - and stepped back. Witness now the prescience of the Dean of Science Fiction, who saw it coming in 1941. Follow a chain of events extraordinary, leading to a problem unprecedented - and a "Solution Unsatisfactory."
On the same tape--
The Assassin by Gerald W. Page
The war was won, at a tremendous cost. For many millions of soldiers and innocent Europeans, victory came far too late. A small team of scientists work in secret on an ambitious project to transcend time itself, to undo the most horrific war crime ever committed...and to murder a six-year-old child.
Grandma's Diary by Daniel Taylor
Sometimes a man has to wait many years to get the answer to a question. Sometimes the answer was right there in front of him all along.
Solution Unsatisfactory was written by Robert A. Heinlein: Adapted for audio by Daniel Taylor. Featurmg the voices of Alton Leonard as Colonel Manning, Doug Kaye as Captain DeFries, Joyce Leigh as Dr. Karst, and Thomas E Fuller as the President. Also with Ron N Butler, Karen Barrett, Daniel Whitworth Kiernan, Daniel Taylor, Jonathan Strickland, Phil Carter, Dena Friedman, Bill Jackson, Trudy Leonard, David Benedict, Clair Whitworth Kiernan, Matt Ceccato, Geoffrey Brown, William Alan Ritch, and Terry Sanders.
Produced and directed by William Alan Ritch. Recorded by Henry Howard at AudioCraftStudios. Soundscaped by David Benedict. Original music by Brad Weage. Foley sound effects by Lili Bilbao and Sonya Arundar.
"Solution Unsatisfactory" was originally presented live on stage at Dragon*Con 2001. This version was recorded at AudioCraft Studios.
The Assassin was written by Gerald W Page. Featuring the voices of Joyce Leigh, Daniel Taylor, and Phil Carter. Directed by Thomas E Fuller. Recorded by Henry Howard at AudioCraft Studios. Soundscaped by David Benedict. Foley sound effects by Lili Bilbao and Sonja Arundar.
Grandma's Diary was written by Daniel Taylor, adapted from his series "Bumpers Crossroads". Featuring the voices of Daniel Whitworth Kiernan and Fiona K Leonard. Directed by Daniel Taylor and David Benedict. Recorded by Henry Howard at AudioCraft Studios. Soundscaped by David Benedict. Foley sound effects by Lili Bilbao and Sonya Arundar.