Short Science Fiction Collection 022

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(4.4 stars; 125 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) (3 hr 59 min)


Flight Through Tomorrow 16:21 Read by Derek Bever
Happy Ending 31:12 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Lost in the Future 8:09 Read by Reynard T. Fox
Master of None 33:18 Read by Dan Wylie-Sears
No Pets Allowed 6:49 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Now We Are Three 27:40 Read by Roger Melin
Rex Ex Machina 7:37 Read by Reynard T. Fox
A Transmutation of Muddles 44:27 Read by Bellona Times
The Velvet Glove 43:42 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
When I Grow Up 19:54 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


A good selection of stories

(4 stars)

Some real gems in this collection. As ever- if there are ones you don’t enjoy or have heard before - skip and move on, plenty to enjoy here.

Master of None

(4 stars)

Enjoyed Master of None especially towards the end when there was a newcomer to the park.