About This

RUBY is fast-paced and funny intergalactic entertainment the Marx Brothers would be proud of, with slick, splashy high-tech music and effects created by Tim Clark. The music and sound effects are stunning.

On the planet Summa Nulla (the “high point of nothing”) someone is manipulating the media. And Ruby, our hip, tough-talking detective is hired to track down the malefactors.

The Android Sisters perform their satirical speak-songs as Ruby, the galactic gumshoe, encounters some pretty weird planetary inhabitants on her quest for truth and the intergalactic way: The Tookah, with four tentacles, three eyes, a blue mustache and red fez, TJ Teru the archaeologist, Chief Molierre of the Mole People, sneaky little Rodant Kapoor, Angel Lips (the femme fatale of androids) and the Slimeys, genetically engineered assassins.

Originally broadcast around the world in 23 foreign countries: including the CBC, Canada, BBC, England and ABC, Australia.

The Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction of the Year.

Ruby officially entered Science Fiction’s Audio Hall of Fame for Best Science Fiction of 1982.

​​For fans of audio drama, radio drama, radio drama sci fi, adventure radio drama, radio mysteries, sci fi radio dramas, and modern radio drama.

Audio Samples

Ruby 1” 320kb/sec MP3 (6.5MB)


by Nanto Cielens

Date Added: Monday 01 November, 2010

I listened to my dad’s copies of Ruby 1 on cassette countless times when I was young. I was overjoyed to find this site and it’s full collection that I didn’t even know existed.

Ruby 1 was one of my founding loves of science fiction. This is an absolute must have.

by Christopher Curtis
Date Added: Saturday 18 February, 2006

I heard this for the first time from my father in the early 80’s when I was 8-9 years old.

I fell inlove with the story and characters and have listend to the entire ruby series sence then atleast yearly since then. From the weather controling Tooka to that sneaky Rodent, Ro’dant Kapoor and the luscious Angel Lips.

The Character development and storyline is astounding. Excelent Job ZBS!

The Ruby - Gumshoe series is a MUST HAVE for any Sci-fi / detective interested listener.

by Jeffrey Rich
Date Added: Tuesday 03 January, 2006

Love this! I listened to this as a broadcast on NPR in the late 80’s, and finally found it here. Fun! the audio effects are amazing still (listening to it now), and the insight is piercing. Buy this!

by Karl Hansen
Date Added: Thursday 20 October, 2005

This CD set is incredible! I’ve enjoyed it for years now, and would recommend it for anyone that likes science fiction OR mystery. The plot is intricate, self-supporting, and well-executed.


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