The science fiction of 1956 is calling. Are you listening?
There was a science fiction boom going on in 1956. An unprecedented number of science fiction magazines were available on the newsstands. Books were being published. Radio drama. Movies.
On the 4th of December that year, the NBC radio network broadcast “Ticket to the Moon,” an episode of the series Biography in Sound. Usually this series profiled a prominent person of recent decades—for example, Winston Churchill, Knute Rockne, or Grandma Moses—but on this occasion, the subject was science fiction.