The Star Pit
January 10, 2012 12:44 AM   Subscribe

The Star Pit, a radio play by Samuel R. Delany, based on his short story. Notes on the production.
posted by Artw (8 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
posted by sciurus at 4:26 AM on January 10, 2012

Now I know what my commute will contain this week... Thanks so much!
posted by kaibutsu at 7:19 AM on January 10, 2012

Dhalgren is one of the best books I have ever read. He was a visiting proff at my university when I was a freshman, and I never got up the courage to go meet with him. Regretted it ever since.
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 8:26 AM on January 10, 2012

Man, I can barely listen to the beginning of this over the flute solo.
posted by lumpenprole at 9:10 AM on January 10, 2012

Atonal flute solos are a New Wave tradition!
posted by Artw at 3:59 PM on January 10, 2012

Yeah, the sound quality of this is poor in places. It's a good story though. The story of Delany is fascinating, too.
posted by hot_monster at 4:58 PM on January 10, 2012

It does say 'WARNING: The source tape (and this digitization) suffers from variable levels and occasional noise and clipping' but on the other hand it does not say 'THE FUCKING FLUTE, IT NEVER ENDS!'
posted by Artw at 5:00 PM on January 10, 2012

Thanks, Artw. Nice find. I first read The Star Pit when I was kid, all the gender-bending stuff when right over my head, I'm sure, but I was fascinated by the 'ecologarium'. (A reasonable facsimile of which is available from Ecosphere.)
posted by Bron at 6:55 PM on January 10, 2012

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