Short Science Fiction Collection 060

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 62 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. (A.Gramour) (9 hr 4 min)


The Big Bounce 22:38 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Celestial Hammerlock 21:26 Read by Dale Grothmann
Day of the Dog 23:22 Read by Josh Horowitz
The Door into Infinity 1:06:32 Read by Dale Grothmann
Double Standard 18:13 Read by VfkaBT
Elegy 37:59 Read by Dale Grothmann
Half Past Alligator 33:05 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Holes Around Mars 40:33 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Jameson Satellite 53:00 Read by Josh Horowitz
Junior 17:06 Read by Dale Grothmann
Mellonta Tauta 40:27 Read by VfkaBT
Micro-Man 18:28 Read by DrPGould
The Plague 26:57 Read by Josh Horowitz
A Prize for Edie 12:34 Read by Dale Grothmann
Proof of the Pudding 18:58 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Rag and Bone Men 20:02 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Semantic War 19:59 Read by VfkaBT
Teething Ring 17:30 Read by Dale Grothmann
With a Vengeance 17:09 Read by Dale Grothmann
Zeritsky's Law 18:06 Read by VfkaBT


very good stories real good readers highly recommended

(5 stars)

A mixed bag of tales

(3.5 stars)

Dave Grothmann is becoming a favourite reader of mine. His readings are always a good listen and he makes a sizable contribution to this collection. Josh Horowitz does a great job too. I found the heavy breathing of one reader really off putting and had to skip. Another reader has the triple lock of poor audio quality, poor cadence and pitch. It’s unfortunate as with better recordings I bet he’d be more listenable. I especially enjoyed Door To Infinity and Half Past Alligator which were new to me.

another fine collection

(4 stars)

Another good collection of 20 stories individually reviewed. I’ve read/listened to some of them before.

mixed bag

(3 stars)

Having listened to most of these SF anthologies this was a very mixed bag. About half were enjoyable. Several of the rest were badly recorded as if in an echo chamber or just uninteresting stories.

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(3 stars)

average stories, some poor recordings. Readers ok apart from Mr. Staccato Man.