Short Science Fiction Collection 034

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 153 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) (6 hr 7 min)


Acid Bath 27:42 Read by John Feaster
The Alternate Plan 10:31 Read by Jason Ingolfsland
B-12's Moonglow 41:00 Read by Bellona Times
The Eyes Have It 7:31 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Guardians 41:49 Read by Bellona Times
The Indulgence of Negu Mah 22:10 Read by John Feaster
The Junkmakers 51:07 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Martian V.F.W. 19:02 Read by Franklin Paul
The Most Sentimental Man 23:18 Read by Joshua L. Sexton.
No Pets Allowed 8:04 Read by Bellona Times
One Out of Ten 9:32 Read by Juli Carter
Postmark Ganymede 16:22 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
There is a Reaper 11:36 Read by E.D. Smithson
Vanishing Point 11:03 Read by Seneca Suter
Youth 1:06:13 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


(3.5 stars)

acid bath is one of my favorites

A mixture of stories

(4 stars)

Some really interesting stories and some good readings, some real characters too. the only issue is that as a compilation by various readers the sound level, balance and quality varies often wildly between stories. maybe Librivox can get some volunteer sound engineers to balance the stories in these compilations to better do justice to the great readers

Good stories bad audio

(3.5 stars)

Very good collection of stories! Sadly the quality of the audio and the reading is very uneven but if you can ignore that your mind is in for a treat!

better than average collection

(5 stars)

I love these collections and this is a particularly good assortment. You guys reaaaaallllly like Vanishing Point, don't you?

great stories

(4 stars)

Great stories, audio quality not great, some readers were great, some not so much but I still would recommend

(5 stars)

I read a lot of the scifi collections and this one was full of unique stories

excellent stories

(5 stars)

Loved “Youth” the best. Quite a twist!

great stories if not top quality audio

(5 stars)