Over the weekend, Radio 4 started its Dangerous Visions season – a series of dramas exploring contemporary takes on future dystopias.
Saturday 15th kicked off with ‘The Sleeper’ by Michael Symmons Roberts, while Sunday 16th saw adaptations of Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard. Over the coming days there will be more dystopian goodness (if that’s not a contradiction in terms) including more J.G. Ballard, an adaptation of Jane Rogers‘ 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner, The Testament of Jessie Lamb, and ‘Invasion’ by friend-of-SF Gateway and SF author extraordinaire, Philip Palmer.
You can find the programme here; and we remind you that the Dangerous Visions series of radio plays is unrelated to Harlan Ellison‘s groundbreaking New Wave anthology of the same name, which is available as a recently reprinted SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook.