EP423: Arena

by Fredric Brown
Read by Bill Bowman

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Author Fredric Brown

About the Author…

taken front he wiki about the author here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredric_Brown

Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was born in Cincinnati.

He is perhaps best known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the “short short” form—stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. Humor and a somewhat postmodern outlook carried over into his novels as well. One of his stories, “Arena,” is officially credited for an adaptation as an episode of the landmark television series, Star Trek.

About the Narrator…

Bill Bowman last read for us in episode 391. Bill started voice acting on the Metamor City Podcast, and has wanted to do more ever since. He spends his days working at a library, where he is in charge of all things with plugs and troubleshooting the people who use them. He spends his nights with his wife, two active children, and two overly active canines and all that goes with that.

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  1. Mark Joseph says:

    Since this is my all-time favorite SF novelette (which I first read in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame many years ago), I was very happy to be able to listen to the story. Superb!

  2. Cleve Dawsey says:

    I read this story when I was in high school. Thoroughly enjoyed it then, as now.