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The Dean's List


Adaptations of the work of Robert A. Heinlein A carnival literally larger than life; Labyrinthine cities on the surface of the moon; A fantastic new weapon of war changes all the rules; One city’s most colorful resident is the wind itself; A knot in the fabric of time links three very different personalities. ARTC is proud to present The Dean’s List, fully dramatized adaptations of some of the most famous short stories by Robert A. Heinlein, the Dean of Science Fiction. CDs available by mail order through this site!

The Man Who Traveled in Elephants (D2D)

Once there was a traveling salesman, a Man Who Traveled in Elephants.

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The Menace From Earth

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We have done it! We have reached beyond the fragile shell of Earth! Men and women walk and live on the surfaces of Mars and Venus and the dark of the moon glitters with the lights of cities! We have done it! We have changed the face of worlds! The only thing we have not changed — is human nature. And growing up is never easy.

Even on the Moon.

Holly Jones, fifteen, born and raised on Luna, has her course plotted–she’s going into spaceship design with her partner Jeff Hardesty (“I am not romantic about him, we’re simply partners”). But the Earth-Moon shuttle brings a wild card named Ariel Brentwood, and Holly watches her plans deflate like a leaky space suit.


The Menace From Earth was written by Robert A. Heinlein: Adapted for audio by William Alan Ritch. Featuring the voices of Clair Whitworth Kiernan as Holly Jones, Fiona Karanina Leonard Brown as Ariel Brentwood, and David Benedict as Jeff Hardesty.

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. Recorded at AudioCraft Studio.

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Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Luna Shall Be Dry! by Ron N. Butler

In flashback, young Marshal Rammer gets his first posting, to the rough mining town of Luna City, just as a female temperance activist crashes the robot freighter carrying L-City’s monthly shipment of liquor. Rammer must take her into protective custody before the outraged miners capture her and do God-knows-what with her.

Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Luna Shall Be Dry! was written by Ron N. Butler, produced by David Benedict and directed by William Alan Ritch.  Featuring the voices of David Benedict as Rory Rammer, Jack Mayfield as “Skip” Sagan, Phil Carter as the Announcer with Clair W. Kiernan, Daniel W. Kiernan, Doug Kaye, Terry Sanders, Sketch MacQuinor, Trudy Leonard, Ron N. Butler, and Daniel Taylor.

Recording engineering and recorded effects provided by Henry Howard at Audio Craft Studio.  Music by Brad Weage.  Karaoke songs by William Alan Ritch and Joel Abbott.

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Solution Unsatisfactory

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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.


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 Audio Craft Studio. 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 Audio Craft Studio.

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The Assassins 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.

The Assassins 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 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.

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 Audio Craft Studio. Soundscaped by David Benedict. Foley sound effects by Lili Bilbao and Sonya Arundar.

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