Short Science Fiction Collection 023

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 79 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) (4 hr 22 min)


Bolden's Pets 45:02 Read by Bev J Stevens
A Filbert Is a Nut 20:02 Read by Linda Dodge
The Hated 22:50 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Plattner Story 45:32 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Regeneration 23:30 Read by Wendel Topper
Rex Ex Machina 6:22 Read by Synergy
The Star 32:22 Read by Linda Dodge
The Success Machine 25:13 Read by Troy Bond
Unspecialist 28:47 Read by Wendel Topper
What’s He Doing in There? 12:24 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


great stories

(5 stars)

I so enjoyed the stories that I listened to them all in one session. The narrators were excellent.

speculative fiction is raycyst

(4.5 stars)

SF is a white boys club that discriminated against BIPOCs. The idea of thinking your way as opposed to shooting your way out of problems is extremely heteronotmative and eurocentric. BIPOCs, are culturally required to always shoot first and think later. We need to encourage and appreciate this culture because ultimately it developed as a result of millions of years of systemic oppression by white cis gendered Europeans. In order to support diversity, inclusion, and equality we need to replace all SF with hip hop music. BIPOCs do not like SF, and those that do are not real BIPOCs.