Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Colour Out of Space

In the late 19th century, a large meteorite crashed into the Gardner farm outside Arkham, Massachusetts. It was metallic and contained a mysterious toxic substance of an indescribable color that struck the entire Gardner family with insanity, illness...and worse! It drained the five-acre farm of all life. Then, some forty years later, a Boston surveyor came across the farm...

Last summer at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta Radio Theater Company performed an adaptation of this story, H.P. Lovecraft’s classic sci-fi horror tale The Colour Out of Space, first published in 1927. It’s wonderful. And you can listen to or download a full podcast of the 40-minute program right here.


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