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Beam Me Up # 228 Lucky-A.C.Ellis + Banned Books!


Beam Me Up episode 228 deals this week with Banned Book Week, which goes from September 25th to October 3.  It really is amazing the breadth of the books that  for one reason or another are on the list.   Titles like Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451,  Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography!   Steinbech’s Of  Mice and Men?  Unbelievable!  I speak about it at length because many of the works we consider classic science fiction are very prevalent on the list.  And its not just  religious organizations but political as well.  A friend once told me that if I wanted  to read a good book I had to look no further than the banned book list  to find  excellence.  I believe that more now than ever before.

Our stories this week should please just about any palette!   Author Sayell finishes up his Commander Bradley Brackett Arena of the Blood Moon arc with episode twelve.

Perfect ending for Saturday afternoon campy science fiction.  I honestly hope to hear  more from Commander Brackett in the coming months!

Our second story is part one of a short story from the very talented pen of A.C.Ellis called Lucky.   Without giving too much away, interment camps may be the future for  society’s undesirables as much as they were in the past.

I did start the program with my opinion of a non science fiction movie but every bit as entertaining “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”  in the science fiction anime venue,  the alternative universe or far flung future, The Sky Crawlers telling the tale of a seemingly never ending war and for all intents, pilots who would appear to be the same.  Plus an article on the possibility of something very near to a Wolverine type of skeleton.

I know from just sitting and talking, the hour went by very very fast.  I think It will prove to be something to entertain and to generate lots of interest.  Episode 228 of Beam Me Up.  Surely worth taking a listen to!  See you there.

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