Podcast of “The Rosetta Dream”

HPR LogoI have read my short story “The Rosetta Dream” for an episode of the Hacker Public Radio podcast.

You can listen to the episode using the player below or you can visit the HPR web page for the episode.

[audio http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1336.ogg |titles=The Rosetta Dream |artists=Julian Neuer on HPR |initialvolume=90]

Here are the show notes:

Julian Neuer (https://corianderpause.wordpress.com/) tells his short SciFi story “The Rosetta Dream”, inspired by the writings of Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond.

In the 21st century, the Rosetta Project produced a disk containing 13,000 pages of information about more than 1,500 languages spoken on Earth today and in the recent past.

But what happens if the disk is found by our descendants in a very distant future where information is not transmitted by verbal languages anymore?



2 thoughts on “Podcast of “The Rosetta Dream”

  1. Steve Smethurst

    Just listened to this on HPR. Enjoyed it so much that I listened through again straight off. Always get a wistful sort of feeling from stories about how our descendents/replacements will view us; the Charlton Heston moment in the original Planet of the Apes. Anyway, I’ll read another of your stories, and I’ll keep a lookout for another HPR reading from you. Good Luck, Julian.

    1. Julian Neuer Post author

      Thank you for the great comment, Steve. I’m glad you liked the story and the podcast. The original Planet of the Apes was a well chosen reference. The wistful feeling you mentioned was precisely what I had in mind when I wrote the story. I suggest you take a look at “The Unnaturals” and “Mealtime” next. And yes, another HPR episode is in the making.


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