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Tales of Tomorrow: Betelgeuse Bridge (Based on a story by William Tenn)
Betelgeuse Bridge

One of many PR-related SF stories from this era, this is about the effort to convince humanity to accept contact and trade with highly advanced snail-like aliens from Betelgeuse. Unfortunately for our PR guy, the Betelgeusians turn out to be better at playing us than we are at playing them.

The sound on these is pretty rough.

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

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I vaguely recall the story as a HUMANITY, OH YEAH kinda tale with added Orientalism.

Yeah, pretty much. Main difference between the radio show and the story is in the radio show the humans are vowing to show the aliens who just played Earth for all it has what's what and in the story I think the humans get are far as smugly lecturing the snailiens.

Edited at 2013-05-13 10:25 pm (UTC)

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