Short Science Fiction Collection 031

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 97 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 30 min)


Competition 21:36 Read by Bellona Times
Devil’s Asteroid 1:05:59 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Heist Job on Thizar 24:18 Read by Norm
The Hunted Heroes 30:47 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Last Supper 4:03 Read by Bellona Times
Old Rambling House 17:03 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Pythias 11:51 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Revenge 19:35 Read by Steven Anderson
Solander's Radio Tomb 20:07 Read by Steven Anderson
Stop, Look And Dig 35:46 Read by Ric F
Such Blooming Talk 6:50 Read by Steven Anderson
Sweet Their Blood And Sticky 13:43 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Unborn Tomorrow 31:16 Read by Bellona Times
Vanishing Point 9:57 Read by MGVestal
Waste Not, Want 18:04 Read by Bellona Times


many repeats

(3 stars)

These stories have appeared in other volumes of the series so not new to me. The readers were ok, one was particularly irritating.

A good collection of stories

(4 stars)

Some repeat from other collections, but generally a good selection of stories with some good readings in the mix

excellent group of stories very well narrated

(4 stars)