Episode 010 of the AboutSF podcast: "The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass" by Fred Pohl, read by Geoffrey A. Landis

Episode 010 of the AboutSF podcast is a recording of Geoffrey A. Landis (www.geoffreylandis.com) reading the Frederik Pohl (www.frederikpohl.com) short story “The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass.”

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“The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass” was first published in Galaxy Magazine in 1962, and has since been included in numerous collections of Mr. Pohl’s work. Most recently, in 2005, the story was included in The Enchanter Completed: A Tribute Anthology for L. Sprague de Camp.

Mr. Landis was recorded reading “The Deadly Mission of Phineas Snodgrass” at the 2011 Campbell Conference (http://www2.ku.edu/~sfcenter/campbell-conference.htm), where he also received the 2011 Theodore Sturgeon Award for his short story “The Sultan of the Clouds,” first published in Asimov's Science Fiction (www.asimovs.com). Mr. Landis is a prolific writer of Science Fiction, having won a Nebula Award, two Hugo Awards and a Locus Award for his short fiction and novels. He has also received two Rhysling Awards for his poetry, and his poetry collection Iron Angels was published by Van Zeno Press in 2009.

Aside from these sizable literary accomplishments, Geoffrey Landis works as a scientist for NASA at the John Glenn Research Center, where he has worked on the Mars missions and on developing advanced concepts and technology for future space missions. More information about Mr. Landis’ scientific research is available on his website (www.geoffreylandis.com), as well as a list of links to his scientific papers available online.