Great Explorers in Space (Ed Reads Short Sci-fi, vol. I)

Read by Edmund Bloxam

(4.5 stars; 33 reviews)

‘The Pioneer’ by Irving E. Cox
The greatest explorer of them all returns to Earth and finds the world upside down!

‘Flight Perilous’ by Ray C Noll
A trip through the Asteroid Belt. They must make it to the other side. But will they?

Ask a Foolish Question’ by Robert Sheckley
Douglas Adams foreshadowed.

‘The Vegans Were Curious’ by Winston Marks
Alien explorers come to Earth to investigate radioactivity. They discover - *cough – something else.

‘The Cosmic Snare’ by Milton Lesser
A couple working the great gate of sub-space receive an unwanted guest.

‘Meeting at the Summit’ by Ivar Jorgenson
Humankind en route to the stars. The United States President receives visitors with grave requisites.

‘The Voyage of Vanishing Men’ by Stanley Mullen
The great unknown. But just what happened to Braun’s crew. Why did he come back alone?

‘Problem Planet’ by R. R. Winterbotham
Three people alone. Two men argue over a woman. The best solution found.

‘The Last Plunge’ by S. J. Sackett
What lies below the atmosphere of Uranus? What creatures lurk in its atmosphere? How can they be exploited for money?

‘Planet of Doom’ by Stephen Marlowe
As a galactic reporter Jane Crowley knew she had hold of the biggest story of the year; but thousands of people were in peril.

‘Beware the Star Gods’ by S. J. Byrne
Kuru stood his ground bravely as the ship flamed down from the sky. Truly this was a great and terrible moment.

‘Rocket Summer’ by Ray Bradbury
The first great rocket flight into space, bearing intrepid pioneers to the Moon. The world's ecstasy flared into red mob-hate when President Stanley canceled the flight. How did he get that way? - Summary by Edmund Bloxam (6 hr 2 min)


The Pioneer 41:44 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Flight Perilous! 45:35 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Ask a Foolish Question 18:55 Read by Edmund Bloxam
The Vegans Were Curious 25:04 Read by Edmund Bloxam
The Cosmic Snare 29:09 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Meeting at the Summit 21:02 Read by Edmund Bloxam
The Voyage of Vanishing Men 34:18 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Problem Planet 26:04 Read by Edmund Bloxam
The Last Plunge 29:39 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Planet of Doom 36:25 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Beware the Star Gods 24:04 Read by Edmund Bloxam
Rocket Summer 30:26 Read by Edmund Bloxam


(4 stars)

Nice compilation. something for everyone. Interesting to read pieces from another generation.

good collection

(4.5 stars)

Good stories, good twists!

An absolutely phenomenal narrator

(5 stars)

Amazing stories, read by the best narrator on Librivox. It is audible quality work and I look forward to more narrations by Edmund Bloxam. 5/5 Stars well earned!!