The Year When Stardust Fell (Version 2 Dramatic Reading)

Raymond Fisher Jones (1915 - 1994)

Emergency can take any form. Here is a story in which the mechanical foundation of our culture is threatened... But more important, this is what happens to a small, college town caught up in such disaster. How quickly do its people dispense with their men of science and turn to superstition and mob rule for hope of survival? - Summary by The Author

Cast of Characters:
Narration: Larry Wilson
Ken Maddox: ToddHW
Professor Henry Maddox, bystander: James R. Hedrick
Mrs. Maddox: Krista Zaleski
Maria Larsen: Rita Boutros
Professor Larsen, Dave Whitaker, Mr. Allen, Dr. Hart: Greg Giordano
Mrs. Larsen, grouch: Lynette Caulkins
Granny Wicks, Dr. French: Jenn Broda
Sheriff Sam Johnson: Doug Fajardo
Mr. Wilkins, Al Miner, Jed Tucker, Harry Mason, irate man, defender: redrun
Sam Cluff, Deputy Henry Atkins, Dr. Adams, Mr. Harris, radio DJ: hmpecker
Joe Walton: Navin
Art Matthews: Damian Andrews
Ted Watkins: Chuck Williamson
Frank Abrams, Mike Travis, Paul Remington, Dr. Whitehead: Wayne Cooke
Rev. Aylesworth, Dan Morris, radio announcer, Chicago ham, woodcutter: Rich Brown
Sally Teasdale: Mackenzi Flannery
Mayor Bill Hilliard: John de Silva
Mrs. Watkins, Miss Haskins, defender: Sarah Foster
Frank Meggs, Tom Doyle, nomad: Phil Chenevert
W6YRE, Dr. Smithers: Michael Broomhill
Professor Douglas, John Vickers, Mark Wilson, Ernest Parkin, guard, defender, nomad, worker, worried guy: quartertone
Mr. Tucker: Ben Tucker
Judge Rankin, grouch: czandra
Berkeley ham: KevinS
Indignant woman: Isabel McBride
Sam Baker, John Sykes, Hank, sympathetic citizen, Pasadena ham, defender: Christine Rottger

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Larry Wilson
Play 01 The Comet Group 00:17:39
Play 02 Breakdown Group 00:17:50
Play 03 Power Failure Group 00:18:07
Play 04 Disaster Spreads Group 00:18:16
Play 05 Thief Group 00:23:20
Play 06 The Scientist Group 00:18:56
Play 07 Dust from the Stars Group 00:18:30
Play 08 Attack Group 00:18:12
Play 09 Judgement Group 00:19:53
Play 10 Victory of the Dust Group 00:15:44
Play 11 The Animals Are Sick Group 00:16:33
Play 12 Decontamination Group 00:21:11
Play 13 Stay Out of Town! Group 00:18:56
Play 14 Mobilization Group 00:18:59
Play 15 Battle Group 00:17:14
Play 16 Black Victory Group 00:26:14
Play 17 Balance of Nature Group 00:22:47
Play 18 Witchcraft Group 00:19:53
Play 19 Conquest of the Comet Group 00:20:24
Play 20 Reconstruction Group 00:18:20