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 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.
We think audio is the best medium for Science Fiction literature and drama. We’re not against the dead tree, cathode ray, and celluloid versions, we just know them to be the inferior medium for transmission of story, mood, and ideas.
Before the creation of printed books, stories were told by the Greek aoidos, the Celtic bards and other poets of the human voice. After the printing press allowed for greater numbers of “novels” to be written, the families and friends in all the households that could afford to buy them would gather together and spend their evenings reading books aloud to each other. In the late 1970s the audio cassette allowed for the creation of a new industry, a new medium, the audiobook. Over the last three decades new technologies, CDs, MP3-CDs, and especially the portable MP3 player have made the audiobook even more popular.
Audio drama, too, is our passion. It goes by many names: audio theatre, audio cinema, and of course “radio drama” – the name of the place where it got started. We love this stuff. And if you’re reading this, we bet you do too.