Short Science Fiction Collection 059

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 84 reviews)

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind. - Summary by A. Gramour (8 hr 9 min)


And All The Earth A Grave 16:03 Read by Rosie9
And It Comes Out Here 30:16 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Answer 28:39 Read by Dan Gurzynski
Birds of a Feather 52:18 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Eel 20:54 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Eyes Have It 7:56 Read by Dale Grothmann
Happy Families 28:13 Read by VfkaBT
The Intruder 15:29 Read by VfkaBT
Lost in the Future 6:36 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Misplaced Battleship 1:11:30 Read by Dale Grothmann
Oh, Rats! 23:00 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Other Now 30:29 Read by Dale Grothmann
A Pail of Air 37:23 Read by VfkaBT
Postmark Ganymede 19:21 Read by Dale Grothmann
Say "Hello" For Me 7:39 Read by VfkaBT
The Semantic War 18:10 Read by Rosie9
The Skull 53:07 Read by Dale Grothmann
Two Timer 5:12 Read by Dale Grothmann
Two Weeks in August 17:09 Read by VfkaBT
Whiskaboom 10:41 Read by Dale Grothmann


Good selection

(4 stars)

Most readers did a good job


(3.5 stars)

I've listened to these wonderful stories from the first volumes abs week continue. sometimes stories are duplicated but you can always skip. unfortunately, I've hoped and hoped that eventually the readers would get better. there are some amazing readers, but 1 in particular who continually volunteers for these reads who really should not ever read aloud! I don't even think they should have conversations with others without some sort of caffeine or stimulant! I hate to post this. I usually keep my thoughts to myself, but this reader is so monotone and he pauses after EVERY WORD that I can't even listen to his stories anymore! it lulls me to sleep! I hope he sees this post and decides to follow other endeavors. Please. 🙏🏻

Some good, some skip. A fair listen

(3.5 stars)

There’s a few repeats from earlier collections, there’s a few where the audio isn’t very good and combined with the reader’s style it makes them a skip too. But there’s some new stories and some interesting plots and twists and good readings too. The alternative universes idea was a good one and well read too. I challenge anyone to listen to “Happy Families” and tell me what it was actually about. I had to skip.

flat out funny

(5 stars)

Excellent wee story about a young mans first experiment without his dads influence.

collection 59

(4 stars)

enjoyed the stories and most of the readers

well worth a listen ,good old Si Fi

(4.5 stars)