Short Science Fiction Collection 043

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(4.5 stars; 79 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) (6 hr 41 min)


Beyond the Door 13:00 Read by SacredTear
A Bottle of Old Wine 20:58 Read by Corinna Schultz
The Cuckoo Clock 20:51 Read by Frank Malanga
Dogfight—1973 5:33 Read by Winston Tharp
Earthmen Bearing Gifts 6:21 Read by litarvan
Flight Through Tomorrow 20:31 Read by Bellona Times
G-r-r-r...! 18:29 Read by Frank Malanga
Irresistible Weapon 15:43 Read by Frank Malanga
The Man Who Played to Lose 39:21 Read by Gabriel Glenn
Minor Detail 20:16 Read by Frank Malanga
Out of this World Convention 4:39 Read by Chris Caron
The Passenger 25:54 Read by Bellona Times
Problem on Balak 33:34 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Reel Life Films 17:31 Read by Frank Malanga
Riya’s Foundling 20:40 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Sam, This Is You 42:09 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Say "Hello" For Me 7:22 Read by Emily Burke
Second Sight 28:49 Read by Frank Malanga
This One Problem 21:07 Read by Frank Malanga
Tree, Spare That Woodman 19:00 Read by Frank Malanga


Love the format

(5 stars)

And Sam This is You took me back...Gregg did it again. RIP to the best reader, was always our pleasure sir.

Another great collection.

(5 stars)

Murray Leinster's "Sam, This Is You" is hysterical. in itself. The amazing narration by Gregg Margarite only serves to elevate its humor to the realms of laugh out loud. Highly recommended!

A good collection of tales

(4 stars)

I’m wondering how many places Frank Malanga has lived? He’s a fine reader. His are the best on this collection. There were a couple of stories I didn’t much care for but all good stuff.