Short Science Fiction Collection 041


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 35 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) (5 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Accidental Death 21:06 Read by Steven Anderson
Back to Julie 13:52 Read by Bellona Times
The Big Trip Up Yonder 23:03 Read by jerryB
Daughters of Doom 39:46 Read by Corinna Schultz
The Dictator 36:10 Read by Mark Nelson
Homesick 16:12 Read by Bellona Times
Into Space 25:42 Read by Corinna Schultz
The Invader 18:12 Read by Bellona Times
Mad Music 35:49 Read by Corinna Schultz
Monkey on his Back 28:36 Read by Jacob Paul Starr
Navy Day 13:02 Read by Frank Malanga
No Pets Allowed 6:26 Read by SacredTear
The Stoker and the Stars 22:26 Read by Frank Booker
Vanishing Point 11:21 Read by Zarnaz
Warrior Race 27:21 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

Reviews

good stories

(4 stars)

enjoyed the stories and .most readers but .Lord save us . from the lip smacker, take the microphone. out of your mouth and .stop. adding un. necessary punctuation.

Interesting collection of tails

(5 stars)

From a time when fiction took an unintentional form of what is now fantasy. A set of studies about people in unusual situations