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Radio Free Burrito Presents: The Invisible Man by HG Wells. Chapter 3.

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Here’s Chapter 3. Enjoy!

Radio Free Burrito Presents: The Invisible Man by HG Wells – Chapters 1 and 2

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Almost 120 days after I began this project, I’m wrapping it up with a big finale, the classic science fiction novel, The Invisible Man.

Originally serialized in Pearson’s Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man the title refers to is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. An enthusiast of random and irresponsible violence, Griffin has become an iconic character in horror fiction.


Over the next few weeks, I’ll release one or two chapters at a time, every few days. Today, I’m starting you off with chapters one and two.

I hope you enjoy this narration of The Invisible Man, by HG Wells.

Radio Free Burrito Presents: The Fight with the Gorgon by Robert Silverberg

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From the October, 1958 Issue of Super Science, a short adventure tale by Science Fiction master Robert Silverberg.…10/page/n3/mode/2up

Radio Free Burrito Presents: The Eyes Have It by Philip K. Dick

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Today, I bring you a short story from Philip K. Dick that is about as different from our last episode as you can get, while staying with the same author.

The image I used comes from emilylongbreak dot com:
And here’s the original text I used:

Radio Free Burrito Presents: Tony and the Beetles by Philip K. Dick.

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The great Philip K. Dick wrote about the human condition as well as any speculative fiction writer of the 20th century, and I am incredibly lucky that this story of his is out of copyright.

This was originally published in 1953. It’s about racism and colonialism, about how the participants in a war see themselves and each other.

In a lot of ways, it’s about the original sin of America, a sin we have not yet reckoned with, to our great shame, with disastrous results for people of color and Native Americans.

But it’s also a fun science fiction story about a kid who just wants to play with his friends, and what happens instead.

I talk a LOT before this one. I have a lot of thoughts in my head and I’m feeling a lot of feelings, so it may not be my best work. But it’s honest, and we could use that right now, I think.