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Science Fiction by Gaslight


Adaptations of classic horror and science fiction Revisit some of the world’s most imaginative and influential tales: Find a fresh perspective on stories you think you know. Original adaptations of classic science fiction and horror from the writers that helped invent the genres that we know and love today. CDs available by mail order through this site, downloads available through our affiliates!

The Passion of Frankenstein – LIVE

Logo for The Ghosts ProjectPerformed live at Dragon Con, Sunday, September 6, 2015, with music by The Ghosts Project

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Schloss Frankenstein is haunted by a Monster. Through countless movies and one immortal book, he has stalked its halls and hidden passages. And the Hero has always arisen to protect the Maiden from the Monster’s misdirected love.

But Darkness can hide Heros and Monsters can walk in the Light.

And sometimes not even the Maiden can tell them apart.


This LIVE production was performed at Dragon Con 2015 and featured the voices of Matt Goodson as Victor, Paige Steadman as Elizabeth, Kelley S. Ceccato as Constanza, Ron N Butler as Henry, Daniel Taylor as Meyer, and David Benedict as the Monster.

Written by Thomas E Fuller; produced by David Benedict; soundscaped by David Benedict; directed by William Alan Ritch. Music by The Ghosts Project.

Price: $8.00

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The War of the Worlds: The Untold Story

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1 CD, approximately 39 minutes

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It is a story told many times in the century since the Great Martian Invasion — of a devastating and irresistible assault, of Mankind in panicked flight, and of humanity’s miraculous salvation. Every man and woman, girl and boy across the globe knows the tale and hears it with reverence and gratitude. And yet — — is that the whole story? Did the Invaders have all the advantages? All the technology? Not all the brains were on their side. Not all the guile. Certainly not all the ruthless determination. Listen and find out what really happened after the Cylinders fell to Earth and the Tripods strode forth. This is — “The War of the Worlds — The Untold Story.”

Price: $10.00

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The Island of Dr. Moreau – LIVE

The Ghosts Project logoPerformed live at the Academy Theatre October 2010, with music by The Ghosts Project!

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Moreau, misunderstood and hounded by the London medical community, retreats to a Pacific island to continue his experiments. The goal: Nothing less than to surgically rebuild animals into the shape of men — and to teach them the meaning of humanity.

What is the law? Not to eat flesh or fish, that is the law; are we not men? What is the law? Not to chase other men, that is the law; are we not men?

As castaway Edward Prendick learns, Moreau is a feared, wrathful “god” to his beastmen. And in comparing Moreau to his lumbering, gentle servant M’Ling, it is sometimes difficult to tell which is the man, and which is the beast.

Wells’ classic shocker raises the question of what it means to be human. “Pain… is such a little thing…”

Herbert George Wells is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking science fiction (The Time Machine) and social commentary (The Shape of Things to Come), but his place in horror fiction is assured by the novella The Island of Doctor Moreau. Edward Prendick is adrift on a weathered lifeboat when he is rescued, reluctantly, by Dr Moreau. Moreau is returning to his remote island laboratory with a shipload of animals, source material for his greatest challenge; surgically rebuilding animals into human form. To Prendick’s astonishment and horror, Moreau is well along in his work, and the beast-men are already displaying intelligence and language skills. “Are we not men?” reads the beast-men’s catechism, and the answer is not obvious.


Featuring the voices of Hal Wiedeman as Dr Moreau, Brian Troxell as Edward Prendick, Ron N. Butler as Montgomery, J. E. Hurlburt as M’ling, and Daniel Taylor as the Sayer of the Law.

Also appearing are Clair W. Kiernan, Fiona K. Leonard, Daniel W. Kiernan, Trudy Leonard, Andrew Chiang, Naaman Taylor, Kelley S. Ceccato, Tammie Hood, Mary Buchanan, and Paul Patterson.

Adapted by Thomas E Fuller. Directed by William Alan Ritch. Original score composed and performed by The Ghosts Project, Paul Mercer and Davis Petterson with Alton Leonard. Foley effects by Sonya Arundar and Mary Ward with David Benedict. Produced by David Benedict and soundscaped by William Alan Ritch. Audio engineering by Bob Zimmerman. Post-production by Bob Zimmerman and Grayson Bergmann.

Price: $5.00

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Suppose you could travel the streets in a perfect disguise; commit any crime, indulge any vice, do whatever you wanted, to anyone you wanted, unburdened by guilt or remorse; and no one would ever know it was you. What would you do?

Would you ever stop?

Would you still be yourself? Or can a creature without compassion, without self-restraint, without morals, still be called human at all?


Robert Louis Stevenson claimed that the basic story of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde came to him in a nightmare. As Stevenson told the story, the secret of the relationship between the respectable Henry Jekyll and the malevolent Edward Hyde was not revealed until the final chapter. The biggest challenge we faced in adapting this classic was its fame; the central mystery of the original tale is common knowledge, and “Jekyll and Hyde” has become a synonym for “split personality”. We turned our attention to the central conflict of the story, the struggle between duty and lust for the soul of Henry Jekyll. The listener can decide for himself who wins that battle.


Featuring the voices of William L Brown as Henry Jekyll, Ron N Butler as Edward Hyde, Brad Strickland as John Utterson, and Thomas E Fuller as Hastie Lanyon. Also appearing are Daniel Whitworth Kiernan, Daniel Marcy, David Benedict, Alton Leonard, Clair Whitworth Kiernan, Trudy Leonard, Caran Wilbanks, Daniel Taylor, and Edward Fuller.

Adapted by Daniel Taylor. Original score composed and performed by Alton Leonard. Foley effects by Daniel Taylor. Produced and soundscaped by Henry Howard at AudioCraft Studios. Directed by Thomas E Fuller.

Jekyll and Hyde was originally performed in the studios of Peach State Public Radio for a live broadcast on Hallowe’en, 1995.

Price: $10.00

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The Invisible Man

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The small English town of Iping is just a waystation on the main road to Port Braddock. Nothing ever happens in Iping. Not in the dead of winter with the snow thick and crisp on the ground. Not with the wind howling and the ice crunching underfoot. Not until the Stranger came with his thick dark glasses and his head wrapped in bandages. Not until the Invisible Man arrived.

H G Wells’ The Invisible Man is one of the true classics of science fiction, as frightening and fresh now as it was when it was first written. For there is terror in doors that open with no one behind them, in footsteps in empty halls, in a touch in an empty room. And for Griffin, the Invisible Man, in the discovery of what it is to be both powerful — and powerless.


Featuring the voices of Berl Boykin, Ron N Butler, Thomas E Fuller, William Jackson, Doug Kaye, Joyce Leigh, Lee Millman, and Brad Strickland.

Adapted and directed by Thomas E Fuller. Music by Alton Leonard. Produced and soundscaped by Henry Howard at AudioCraft Studios.

Also, available exclusively on CD by mail order and at our live performances:

The Kraken
an Adventure of the Crimson Hawk by Thomas E Fuller

Evil rules the night…but it does not rule supreme. Beware, evil-doers, of the light of justice and the talons of the Crimson Hawk!

Join us for this special presentation recorded live on stage, as ARTC pays tribute to the masked radio heroes of yesteryear. Performed live at Memorial Hall in Stone Mountain Park October, 2004.

Featuring the voices of Geoffry M. Brown, Jack Mayfield, Clair W. Kiernan, Daniel W. Kiernan, and Phil Carter.

Produced and directed by Geoffrey M. Brown, David Benedict, and Tracy V. Wilson.

Music by Brad Weage. Foley sound effects created by Daniel Taylor, Lili Bilbao, and Sonya Arundar.

Recorded effects provided by Henry Howard and Audio Craft Studio, performed by Tracy V. Wilson.

Price: $10.00

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

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Mark Time Award logoAward winner! – The Mark Time Award –  The Silver Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production, 1996.

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Moreau, misunderstood and hounded by the London medical community, retreats to a Pacific island to continue his experiments. The goal: Nothing less than to surgically rebuild animals into the shape of men — and to teach them the meaning of humanity.

What is the law? Not to eat flesh or fish, that is the law; are we not men? What is the law? Not to chase other men, that is the law; are we not men?

As castaway Edward Prendick learns, Moreau is a feared, wrathful “god” to his beastmen. And in comparing Moreau to his lumbering, gentle servant M’Ling, it is sometimes difficult to tell which is the man, and which is the beast.

Wells’ classic shocker raises the question of what it means to be human. “Pain… is such a little thing…”

Herbert George Wells is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking science fiction (The Time Machine) and social commentary (The Shape of Things to Come), but his place in horror fiction is assured by the novella The Island of Doctor Moreau. Edward Prendick is adrift on a weathered lifeboat when he is rescued, reluctantly, by Dr Moreau. Moreau is returning to his remote island laboratory with a shipload of animals, source material for his greatest challenge; surgically rebuilding animals into human form. To Prendick’s astonishment and horror, Moreau is well along in his work, and the beast-men are already displaying intelligence and language skills. “Are we not men?” reads the beast-men’s catechism, and the answer is not obvious.


Featuring the voices of Thomas E Fuller as Dr Moreau, Doug Kaye as Edward Prendick, Bill Jackson as Montgomery, Ron N Butler as M’ling, and William L Brown as the Sayer of the Law.

Also appearing are Karen Barrett, Bill Gould, Peter Haloulos, Heather Harmon, Keith Hinze, Daniel Whitworth Kiernan, Clair Whitworth Kiernan, Bill Kronick, Alton Leonard, Fiona K Leonard, Trudy Leonard, Daniel Marcy, Gerald W Page, Brian Powell, and William Alan Ritch.

Adapted by Thomas E Fuller. Original score composed and performed by Alton Leonard. Foley effects by Daniel Taylor, J A Jackson and Benjy Biscoglia. Produced and soundscaped by Henry Howard and Peach State Public Radio. Directed by Thomas E Fuller.

Recorded as performed for live broadcast on Peach State Public Radio, Hallowe’en 1994. The script’s debut performance was live on stage at Dragon*Con 1994.

Winner of the 1997 Silver Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production of the Year.

Price: $10.00

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The Brides of Dracula

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Mark Time Award logoAward winner! – Mark Time Award, Best Horror-Fantasy Production, 1997

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A retelling of Dracula by Bram Stoker
Adapted by Thomas E Fuller
The Darker Side of Vampire…

In a moonlit garden, three women with disturbing smiles wait. Their eyes gleam like opals and the only color in the silver night is the red of their lips. They long for what they wait for.

And what they wait for comes quickly.

“Bid me enter…”


Featuring the voices of Thomas E Fuller as Dracula, Bill Jackson as Jonathan Harker, Fiona K Leonard as Mina Murray, and Clair Whitworth Kiernan as Lucy Westenra. Also appearing are Karen Barrett, Dena Friedman, and Trudy Leonard as the Brides, with Keith Hartman, Daniel Taylor, and Fleet Cooper.

Adapted by Thomas E Fuller. Original score composed by Alton Leonard, and performed by Alton Leonard, Karen Barrett, Dena Friedman, Trudy Leonard, and Fiona K Leonard. Foley effects by Jeff Baskin, Daniel Whitworth Kiernan, and Keith Hinze. Produced and soundscaped by Henry Howard at AudioCraft Studios. Directed by Doug Kaye.

The Brides of Dracula was originally performed live on stage at Dragon*Con 1997, and was broadcast by Peach State Public Radio for Hallowe’en, 1997.

Winner of the 1998 Mark Time Award Special Award for Best Horror-Fantasy Production of the Year.

Price: $10.00

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The Passion of Frankenstein

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A retelling of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
adapted by Thomas E Fuller

Schloss Frankenstein is haunted by a Monster. Through countless movies and one immortal book, he has stalked its halls and hidden passages. And the Hero has always arisen to protect the Maiden from the Monster’s misdirected love.

But Darkness can hide Heros and Monsters can walk in the Light.

And sometimes not even the Maiden can tell them apart.


Featuring the voices of Keith Hartman as Victor, Karen Barrett as Elizabeth, Dena Friedman as Constanza, Ron N Butler as Henry, Doug Kaye as Meyer, and David Benedict as the Monster.

Written by Thomas E Fuller; produced by William L Brown; soundscaped by David Benedict; directed by Doug Kaye.

Price: $10.00

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Sleepy Hollow: The Ride Across America

Available exclusively on CD-R by mail order or at our live performances!

CD-R contains 4 MP3 files.  Total playing time roughly 4 hours!

Or get The Horseman of the Hollow by Kelley S. Ceccato, ARTC’s contribution to the Ride, by itself by download at Bandcamp logo!

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Washington Irving’s classic American story told in four very different ways as the Headless Horseman rides relentlessly across the ages.

Beginning in Boston with the original tale. Moving to the Deep South in Atlanta. Striking out West to Ada, Oklahoma. The end of the ride in Seattle.

An unprecedented collaboration between audio dramatists nationwide, Sleepy Hollow, The Ride Across America features a cascading timeline beginning with the original timeless tale and culminating in a present-day telling on the west coast.

Featuring content from the following audio drama companies:
Post-Meridian Radio Players
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Ancient Radio Players
Seattle Radio Theater

cover illustration by Gilly Rosenthol www.rosentholdesign.com


The Horseman of the Hollow was written by Kelley S. Ceccato, Directed by William Alan Ritch, and Produced by Patti Ward. Featured in the cast were the voices of Ariel K. Stewart, Clair W. Kiernan, Daniel W. Kiernan, Kelley S. Ceccato, Crystal Noll, Cass Gill, James Holliday, J. E. Hurlburt, and Hal Wiedeman as Zachary Thorpe.

Live Foley sound effects created by Mary Ward, Lili Bilbao, and Sonya Arundar. Audio engineering by Bob Zimmerman, William Alan Ritch, and Aimee Harris. Music arranged by Alton Leonard and performed by Alton Leonard and DJ Betsill. The backstage manager was Brian Troxell.

Price: $10.00

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The Mark of the Beast

A moment of drunken disrespect sets the stage for the battle for the soul of a man in this Rudyard Kipling classic!

Price: $3.00

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