Murray Leinster

Space Tug


Read by Mark Nelson


Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. "My God, we've bee…

Operation Terror


Read by Mark Nelson


An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A lo…

The Forgotten Planet


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)


The "forgotten" planet had been seeded for life, first with microbes and later with plants and insects. A third expedition, intend…

Operation: Outer Space


Read by Mark Nelson


Jed Cochrane is about to take off on man's first interstellar voyage. His mission: Make sure it's good television! (Introduction by Mark Nel…

Space Platform


Read by Mark Nelson


SPACE PLATFORM tells the exciting story of a young man helping to build this first station. With scientific accuracy and imagination Murray …

Creatures of the Abyss


Read by Mark Nelson


Orejas de ellos, "the things that listen", whispered the superstitious fishermen when the strange occurrences began off the Philip…

Talents, Incorporated


Read by Mark Nelson


Bors felt as if he'd been hit over the head. This was ridiculous! He'd planned and carried out the destruction of that warship because the i…

The Pirates of Ersatz


Read by Elliott Miller


Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer…

The Wailing Asteroid


Read by Mark Nelson


There was no life on the asteroid, but the miles of rock-hewn corridors through which the earth party wandered left no doubt about the purpo…

Short Mystery Story Collection 003


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Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 003: a collection of 10 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

The Aliens


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The human race was expanding through the galaxy ... and so, they knew, were the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet ... war is inevitabl…

The Machine that Saved the World


Read by Phil Chenevert


They were broadcasts from nowhere--sinister emanations flooding in from space--smashing any receiver that picked them up. What defense could…

The Mad Planet


Read by Roger Melin


It is 30,000 years following dramatically changed climate conditions on earth which had let massive amounts of carbon dioxide belch from the…

Pariah Planet (version 2)


Read by Mark Nelson


When the blue plague appeared on the planet of Dara, fear struck nearby worlds. The fear led to a hate that threatened the lives of millions…

The Hate Disease


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Dr. Calhoun and his pet tormal Murgatroyd work for the Interstellar Medical Service making routine public health inspections on far-flung co…

The Red Dust


Read by Phil Chenevert


You who have read "The Mad Planet" by Murray Leinster, will welcome the sequel to that story. The world, in a far distant future, …

This World Is Taboo


Read by Mark F. Smith


Calhoun is an Interstellar Medical Serviceman, and he's needed on Dara. Trouble is: Dara is forbidden. Taboo. And breaking quarantine will m…

Planet of Dread


Read by Phil Chenevert


Humans have expanded to myriads of worlds throughout the galaxies but they have found that the only way for colonies to be self sustaining, …

Murder Madness


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)


Murder Madness! Seven Secret Service men had completely disappeared. Another had been found a screaming, homicidal maniac, whose fingers wri…

Short Science Fiction Collection 047


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This is a collection of science fiction short stories.

Tanks


Read by Phil Chenevert


Tanks and the future of war is what Murray Leinster speculates about in this story. Written in the 1920's he observed the terrible new inven…

The Runaway Skyscraper


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these pr…

Med Ship Man


Read by Mark Nelson


Join Space Medical Service officer Calhoun and his sidekick Murgatroyd the tormal on another exciting adventure, this time on what should be…

Nightmare Planet


Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz


In science-fiction, as in all categories of fiction, there are stories that are so outstanding from the standpoint of characterization, conc…

Short Science Fiction Collection 043


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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

Short Science Fiction Collection 059


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Short Science Fiction Collection 027


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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

Astounding Stories 01, January 1930


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In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories…

Short Science Fiction Collection 028


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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

Short Science Fiction Collection 042


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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and sci…

The Ambulance Made Two Trips


Read by Phil Chenevert


Big Jake Connors is taking over his town through violence, inimidation and bribery but Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald can only grind his teet…

Pariah Planet


Read by Phil Chenevert


When the blue plague appeared on the planet of Dara, fear struck nearby worlds. The fear led to a hate that threatened the lives of million…

Astounding Stories 13, January 1931


Read by Bill Boerst


This issue contains "The Dark Side of Antri" by Sewell Peaslea Wright, "The Sunken Empire" by H. Thompson Rich, "Th…

Short Science Fiction Collection 049


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Short Science Fiction Collection 055


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

A Thousand Degrees Below Zero


Read by Phil Chenevert


The War to End All Wars has ended and the world has taken a deep breath and is trying to recover normal life in 1919. But a super Villan in…

Astounding Stories 05, May 1930


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The fifth issue of Astounding Stories continues the Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", begins a 4 part novel by Murray Le…

Short Science Fiction Collection 061


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Astounding Stories 06, June 1930


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Issue six of this seminal science-fiction magazine concludes the Ray Cummings story "Brigands of the Moon", and continues Murray L…

Juju


Read by David Wales


A 1919 pulp-press tale of deepest darkest Africa. - Summary by david wales

Med Ship Man (version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert


Scattered through the galaxy are thousands of worlds colonized by humans. Many have native microbes dangerous to the human immigrants. Other…

A Matter of Importance


Read by Phil Chenevert


The importance of a matter is almost entirely a matter of your attitude. And whether you call something "a riot" or "a war&qu…

Sand Doom


Read by Mark Nelson


The problem was as neat a circle as one could ask for; without repair parts, they couldn’t bring in the ship that carried the repair parts! …

The Aliens (Version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert


The human race was expanding through the galaxy ... and so, they knew, were the Aliens. Who were these beings? Traces of them could be found…

Short Science Fiction Collection 075


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Short Science Fiction Collection 073


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

The Deadly Dust


Read by Phil Chenevert


Murray Leinster does not disappoint with this gem of a story. The dust is deadly. It is slowly drifting down over the North American cont…

Short Story Collection Vol. 088


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Once more, we bring you a stellar collection of short stories, selected and read by Librivox readers. Joining regular favorites, such as Kat…

The Disciplinary Circuit


Read by Phil Chenevert


The Disciplinary Circuit is watching you. Always watching that your thoughts are correct and pure. The Council want only what is best for …

Short Science Fiction Collection 088


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Ribbon in the Sky


Read by Phil Chenevert


Med Service man Calhoun and his little sidekick Murgatroid run into another sizeable speed bump on their assigned visits to the planets of t…

Med Service


Read by Phil Chenevert


Excitement would seem far from the life of a Med Service man. Going from planet to planet in their tiny ships with just one little furry co…

Fevers and Physicians in Space (Ed Reads Short Sci-fi, vol. II)


Read by Edmund Bloxam


I: ‘Pandemic’ by Jesse F. BoneA deadly pandemic consumes the world (blah blah blah - you know the rest). If only THAT was the cure to the re…

Short Science Fiction Collection 091


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

The Grandfathers' War


Read by Phil Chenevert


Another twisty tale from Murray Leinster about that busy little Med Ship fixing problems throughout the universe. In this case, the med serv…

The Sentimentalists


Read by Phil Chenevert


Lon and Cathy, deeply in love and new farmers on a far away world, found they owed their souls to the company. The greedy company had design…

Short Science Fiction Collection 092


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Short Science Fiction Collection 093


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

If You Was a Moklin


Read by Phil Chenevert


Moklins are the friendliest aliens humans ever encountered. They LOVE humans, and want to imitate them in every way they can. And evolution…

The Seven Temporary Moons


Read by Paul Hampton


Bud Gregory is a hillbilly whose intuitive knack with high technology allows him to solve various superscience problems. - Summary by Paul H…

Short Mystery and Suspense Collection 015


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In this, the 15th Mystery and Suspense Collection, we hear more from favorites Sherlock Holmes and Boston Blackie. They are joined by storie…

Dog: A Selection of Stories


Read by David Wales


The title says it all: stories about dogs. - Summary by david wales

The Machine that Saved the World (Version 2)


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They were broadcasts from nowhere--sinister emanations flooding in fromspace--smashing any receiver that picked them up. What defense couldE…

Short Story Collection Vol. 106


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This collection is for any short story in the English Language in the public domain, selected and read by Librivox volunteers. This collecti…

Short Science Fiction Collection 090


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Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is p…

Exploration Team


Read by Ben Tucker


"If you took a spitting cobra and crossed it with a wildcat, painted it tan-and-blue and then gave it hydrophobia and homicidal mania a…

The Leader (Dramatic Reading)


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“The trouble with being a Superman, with Super powers, and knowing it, is it's so easy to overlook the unpleasant possibility of a super-sup…

Be Young Again


Read by Paul Hampton


Just about every confidence gag had been tried on old Vachti, except the Elixir of Youth. Only this was different—Professor Barr had a uniqu…

The Manless Worlds


Read by Vinny Lerin


Throughout the galaxy each planet is controlled by a government that can punish its citizens at will with death rays. On the edges a group h…