cover image Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede

Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede

Bradley Denton, read by Kirby Heyborne. Dreamscape Media, , unabridged, 10 CDs, 11.5 hrs., $59.99 ISBN 978-1-63379-677-5

Kansas computer salesman Oliver Vale, who was conceived at the very moment that Buddy Holly’s plane crashed in Iowa, is surprised when Holly appears suddenly on televisions all over the world, apparently resurrected on the bleak surface of Ganymede, with a sign bearing Oliver’s name and address. Fleeing angry neighbors and the FCC, Oliver sets off on a spur-of-the-moment road trip. Reader Heyborne hits all the right notes in his rendition of this quirky, SF adventure story first published in 1991. The demands of this cockamamie and action-packed plot are plentiful, but Heyborne embraces the looniness with glee, leading to many laugh-out-loud moments. [em]An Avon mass market. (Feb.) [/em]