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