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Saya’s Last Gasp

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Saya’s Last Gasp (Saya’s Short Stories 1)

Written by Neil Gardner

Read by Louise Jameson

Saya’s Last Gasp is a short story written by Neil Gardner, award-winning radio & audio writer/producer/director. It is a piece of speculative science fiction, about a young woman struggling with her inevitable fate.

Dur: 6mins STEREO

Available as 320kbps Stereo MP3s

 

Product Description

 

“This is a short, short story and, at only 6 minutes, I have listened to it several times, and enjoyed it more each time. 8/10” – The Cult Den

“This story really comes alive. Saya’s hapless personality struck a chord with me, and overall the story had echoes of Douglas Adams and Tim Gambrell.” – It’s Great To Be A Radio Maniac

“I caught this little tale quite by chance as I was looking through a series of independent radio products, and was very glad I did so.” – Radio Drama Reviews Online

 

Saya’s Last Gasp is a short story written by Neil Gardner, award-winning radio & audio writer/producer/director. It is a piece of speculative science fiction, about a young woman struggling with her inevitable fate.

WARNING: Contains some mildly offensive language


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Read by legendary actress LOUISE JAMESON (Doctor Who, Tenko, Omega Factor, Big Finish).

We offer this short story to you FREE OF CHARGE, as a taster of our wares, and as a precursor to a collection of Neil Gardner’s short SF stories which will be released later in the Spring of 2015.

Additional Information

Narrator

Louise Jameson

Editor

Neil Gardner

Producer

Neil Gardner

Composer

Purple Planet Music

Copyright

Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Released

2014

4 reviews for Saya’s Last Gasp

  1. :

    “This is a short, short story and, at only 6 minutes, I have listened to it several times, and enjoyed it more each time. 8/10” – The Cult Den

  2. :

    “This story really comes alive. Saya’s hapless personality struck a chord with me, and overall the story had echoes of Douglas Adams and Tim Gambrell.” – It’s Great To Be A Radio Maniac

  3. :

    “I caught this little tale quite by chance as I was looking through a series of independent radio products, and was very glad I did so.” – Radio Drama Reviews Online

  4. 4 out of 5

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    This is a simple story on the surface of it. A young woman, Saya, is a space technician, stuck on the outside of the spaceship with a comms link that seemed not to be transmitting, only receiving, and only three minutes before the engines power up. As the story goes on, however, you find out that Saya was not the most popular member of the crew, due to lying on her application and being downgraded. So this predicament is caused by her trying to earn a “gratitude chit” and work her way back up by volunteering to fix some small issues before the next relativity jump.

    The way it is read, by actress Louise Jameson, really enhances the story as the calmness of the narration contrasts well with both the smooth captain and the desperation of Saya’s voice. The only voice I found difficult to interpret at first was the computer, because of the overly distorted vocal effects to make it sound robotic. However, the voice effect applied to Saya herself really helped with the atmosphere because it sounds detached and echo-y like it is coming over a helmet radio. Talking of sound effects, Purple Planet’s music at the start was suitably “space age” and was a very good choice for the story.

    This is a short, short story and, although self contained, I feel the plot could also be part of a bigger whole, as there seems to be a lot of scope for expansion with the character and the lead up to her situation. My lasting thought with her predicament though is quite a chilling one and this is what makes the story for me. Can the crew really not hear her out there, or….

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