Short Science Fiction Collection 040

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 54 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 50 min)


Earthmen Bearing Gifts 5:19 Read by Amy Gramour
Flight Through Tomorrow 17:37 Read by Tim Casey
The Issahar Artifacts 22:57 Read by Tim Casey
The Kenzie Report 26:27 Read by Tim Casey
Last Resort 22:01 Read by Tim Casey
McIlvane's Star 23:38 Read by Tom Weiss
Project Hush 16:15 Read by Bellona Times
A Question of Courage 46:35 Read by Tim Casey
Say "Hello" for Me 7:18 Read by Tim Casey
Shipwreck in the Sky 16:59 Read by Tim Casey
Show Business 16:25 Read by Tom Weiss
Sound of Terror 22:48 Read by Tim Casey
Vigorish 1:03:14 Read by Tim Casey
Way of a Rebel 32:12 Read by Joseph Lawler
Zero Hour 10:30 Read by Tim Casey


Some good stories but muffled

(3.5 stars)

Unfortunately I found the sound of Tim Casey’s recordings a bit muffled, especially when listening in the car. But the stories are mostly good ones and the readings are mostly good.