Striving for Immortality
By Evan Guilford-Blake
Every night, my wife and I listen to an old time radio program. In the twelve or thirteen years we’ve been doing it, we’ve heard literally thousands: everything from the complete — nineteen years — Jack Benny Show to all of Johnny Dollar, Damon Runyon Theater, Dragnet, and countless more.
As I write this, we’re nearing the end of X Minus 1, an anthology science fiction series broadcast on NBC during the mid-1950s and co-presented by Galaxy Magazine, one of the premier publications of the genre. The stories (which first…