A sci-fi comedy-drama putting surreal new spins on classic speculative fiction. When George Orwell and H. G. Wells accidentally double-book a getaway cottage, an argument about tea escalates into an aeon-spanning adventure of time travel and political machination. A full cast audio drama from award-winning writer Robin Johnson.
1. A Nice Cup of Tea
George Orwell has rented a Scottish cottage to complete his final novel. Unfortunately, he's been double-booked with the very last person he'd choose a holiday with.
2. The Wheels of Chance
H. G. Wells takes a wrong turn on his time-travelling bicycle, and finds that he and Orwell have both lost their bets.
3. Battle Ground
Wells and Julia have changed the future, but can they be sure they've changed it for the better? No.
4. How a Nation Is Exploited
How a power-crazed junta of 20th-century dystopian authors overthrew Western democracy — and what went wrong.
5. Man Becomes a Different Animal
Wells arrives in a distant future where humanity as we know it is extinct. How will he get his bicycle repaired now?
6. The Wonderful Visit
Orwell, Wells and their pals gather in 1948 for the astonishing season finale.
A must for classic sci-fi fans.
More than Wells and Orwell, Untrue Stories casts sci-fi and spec-fi authors from across time and space as the real heroes of this chaotic, comedic time-travel tale. There is a surprising amount of satire here, though this is smart writing. The protagonist authors put big ideas about government, society, and human nature into their works and Untrue Stories careens through alternate histories to see how these play out. Clever and amusing, though never taking itself very seriously, this is an audio drama for fans of classic sci-fi.
A Fantastic Tale
This is one of the funniest most enjoyable and easy-going stories I have had the opportunity to listen to. Unless you’re a miser who lacks humor, depth, personality or friends, you will love this!