Herbert George Wells is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking science fiction (The Time Machine) and social commentary (The Shape of Things to Come), but his place in horror fiction is assured by the novella The Island of Doctor Moreau. Edward Prendick is adrift on a weathered lifeboat when he is rescued, reluctantly, by Dr Moreau. Moreau is returning to his remote island laboratory with a shipload of animals, source material for his greatest challenge; surgically rebuilding animals into human form. To Prendick’s astonishment and horror, Moreau is well along in his work, and the beast-men are already displaying intelligence and language skills. “Are we not men?” reads the beast-men’s catechism, and the answer is not obvious.
Featuring the voices of Thomas E Fuller as Dr Moreau, Doug Kaye as Edward Prendick, Bill Jackson as Montgomery, Ron N Butler as M’ling, and William L Brown as the Sayer of the Law.
Also appearing are Karen Barrett, Bill Gould, Peter Haloulos, Heather Harmon, Keith Hinze, Daniel Whitworth Kiernan, Clair Whitworth Kiernan, Bill Kronick, Alton Leonard, Fiona K Leonard, Trudy Leonard, Daniel Marcy, Gerald W Page, Brian Powell, and William Alan Ritch.
Adapted by Thomas E Fuller. Original score composed and performed by Alton Leonard. Foley effects by Daniel Taylor, J A Jackson and Benjy Biscoglia. Produced and soundscaped by Henry Howard and Peach State Public Radio. Directed by Thomas E Fuller.
Recorded as performed for live broadcast on Peach State Public Radio, Hallowe’en 1994. The script’s debut performance was live on stage at Dragon*Con 1994.
Winner of the 1997 Silver Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production of the Year.