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Encyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set by Christopher H. Sterling

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SATELLITE RADIO

See: Digital Satellite Radio

SCIENCE FICTION PROGRAMS

Science fiction programming takes full advantage of radio's ability to transport us through time and space—at a fraction of the cost of a bus ticket. With a well-written story, good voice actors, a few inexpensive sound effects devices, and a willingness to suspend disbelief, we can easily find ourselves lost in Dimension X, refugees in a War of the Worlds, or leaping tall buildings with our pal Superman.

The genre, which traces its roots to the pulp magazines and comic strips of the 1920s, has most often been labeled “thriller drama,” but it has actually infused almost every type of fiction, from action-adventure to comedy. There have been sci-fi detective programs, sci-fi ...

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