Short Science Fiction Collection 024

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(4.4 stars; 100 reviews)

Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The reader-selected stories presented here were written prior to 1962 and became US public domain texts when their copyrights expired. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (4 hr 59 min)


The Altar at Midnight 14:29 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Defenders 49:24 Read by Megan Argo
Foundling on Venus 19:19 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Leech 41:31 Read by Bellona Times
The Repairman 37:37 Read by Linda Dodge
Second Landing 15:34 Read by Linda Dodge
The Talkative Tree 22:45 Read by Linda Dodge
They Twinkled Like Jewels 37:41 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Warm 23:10 Read by Bellona Times
Wind 37:56 Read by Linda Dodge


A good series of reads, not the strongest here

(3.5 stars)

I’ve been enjoying these collections and some are excellent, some are average, some are a little weak. This isn’t one of the better ones but it still has some stories with merit and some good readings.

excellent stories and readers I recommend this highly

(5 stars)

good selection

(4.5 stars)

Readers did a good job

Good Series

(5 stars)

Always like this series.