Summer Shorts ’14 – 6/16



Today, Peter Bishop brings in classic SciFi with The Moth, by H.G. Wells, hosted in podcast format over at SFF Audio.


Listening & Downloading 

The Mothis offered in full for online listening today 6/16 ONLY. Full compilation available via Tantor Media – all proceeds benefit ProLiteracy.


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The Moth (or A Moth: Genus Novo), by H.G. Wells

First published in The Pall Mall Gazette in 1895, A Moth – Genus Novo (aka The Moth), tells the story of the academic rivalry and mutual disdain which creates enemies of two entomologists. Their disagreements are brought to an abrupt end by the untimely death of one of scientists. Suffering a disquieting emptiness caused by the loss of his nemesis, under doctor’s orders, the survivor takes a break in the country… only to find a new genus of moth, which may not be what it appears to be.



Peter Bishop

Peter Bishop is a New York based voice actor and narrator. A native of London, he relocated to the US in the late 90s. In addition to audiobooks, he has voiced TV documentaries & full-cast audio dramas, along with numerous corporate and commercial projects.







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