Short Science Fiction Collection 044

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(4.3 stars; 65 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) (7 hr 59 min)


Earthmen Bearing Gifts 6:13 Read by Patrick Reinhart
It's a Small Solar System 8:36 Read by Patrick Reinhart
There Will Be School Tomorrow 18:42 Read by Philip Martin
The Chamber of Life 1:06:29 Read by Corinna Schultz
No Pets Allowed 6:29 Read by kellyTH
The Altar at Midnight 15:52 Read by Marc Kockinos
Crossroads of Destiny 27:00 Read by litarvan
The Gun 32:49 Read by zacklur
The Ultimate Experiment 9:32 Read by Steve Belleguelle
Lonesome Hearts 12:00 Read by Amy Gramour
Dead Man's Planet 30:28 Read by Mark Nelson
Spacemen Never Die! 7:37 Read by dmaloney
Suzy 18:07 Read by Roger Melin
The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds, Part 1 35:17 Read by Adam Whybray
The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds, Part 2 23:40 Read by Adam Whybray
Indirection 43:09 Read by Kevin Green
Security Risk 29:20 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Beyond Lies the Wub 17:25 Read by Megan Goode
The Diamond Lens 57:16 Read by Corinna Schultz
The Untouchable 13:18 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Short Science Fiction Collection 044

(4.5 stars)

Many classic, fun and entertaining short stories make this an enjoyable listen. Read well, many thanks for the dedication and effort to all in bringing this alive!

A fair mix of tales

(3.5 stars)

Many I’ve heard before in this series, some with different readers. All in all a fun listen