“There are two joys inherent in early science fiction. The first is in seeing how we used to imagine the universe. The second is in seeing how far we’ve come. Those are two of the wonderful things about this reading of Griffith’s 19th century science fiction adventure. The third is the measured authority with which Dudley Sutton tells the stories. It manages to do that all but impossible thing for period narrations; call attention to the differences in language and style without parodying them.” – Sci-Fi Bulletin
For the very first time in audio, Dudley Sutton reads the pioneering science-fiction serial STORIES OF OTHER WORLDS: A HONEYMOON IN SPACE, written by George Griffith and originally published over 6 parts in Pearson Magazine at the end of the 19th Century in the UK. The adventures, here collected as one audio edition, see his newly married adventurers, exemplars of the “Race that Rules”, exploring planets in different stages of geological and Darwinian evolution on an educational odyssey drawing heavily on earlier cosmic voyages. Very much a product of its time, the stories hold up well against greats such as HG Wells and Conan Doyle.
As an explorer of the real world Griffith shattered the existing record for voyaging around the world at the behest of Sir Arthur Pearson, completing his journey in just 65 days. He also helped discover the source of the Amazon river. He died of cirrhosis of the liver, at the age of 48, in 1906.
In this collection, all six original short stories are brought together, and read by the legendary Dudley Sutton (know to so many as Tinker from the Lovejoy TV series):
Book 1: A Trip to the Moon
Book 2: The World of the War God
Book 3: A Glimpse of the Silent Star
Book 4: The World of the Crystal Cities
Book 5: In Saturn’s Realm
Book 6: Homeward Bound
Features cover artwork by DANNY DAVIES.
About The Narrator
Read by DUDLEY SUTTON. Actor, comedian, poet, best known for his role as Tinker in the Lovejoy TV series.