Short Science Fiction Collection 026

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(4.2 stars; 62 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) (5 hr 49 min)


The Adventurer 30:32 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Death of a Spaceman 38:25 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Earthmen Bearing Gifts 6:24 Read by Jody Bly
The End of Time 54:47 Read by Megan Argo
He Walked Around the Horses 43:31 Read by tabithat
History Repeats 25:52 Read by Ric F
The Last Evolution 58:42 Read by Timo B.
Pleasant Journey 13:48 Read by Bellona Times
The Second Satellite 59:10 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Solander's Radio Tomb 18:06 Read by Stephen Phillips


A decent selection of stories

(3.5 stars)

Some readings have better sound quality than others, it’s an older recording though so that’s par for the course. Some fine tales. Some repeats from other collections

(3 stars)

Reading bit off rhythm but not bad tone to voice. Read a bit fast.