Short Science Fiction Collection 045

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 108 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) (8 hr 27 min)


The Beginning 43:01 Read by Kevin Green
The Big Trip Up Yonder 20:46 Read by Clay Readnour
Blessed are the Meek 11:38 Read by om123
Control Group 36:25 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Disqualified 5:40 Read by B. W. Baugh
Earthmen Bearing Gifts 4:53 Read by salambander
The Heist on Thizar 26:06 Read by Steve Mattingly
The Lonely Ones 36:28 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Mightiest Man 12:30 Read by Bellona Times
Missing Link 34:00 Read by KirksVoice
Moon Glow 11:48 Read by Christopher Maust
Next Door, Next World 1:09:57 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Prelude to Space 8:14 Read by hikarudream
Spies Die Hard! 5:57 Read by B. W. Baugh
The Sword and the Atopen 19:10 Read by RufusUK
The Wall of Death 1:07:49 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly 12:32 Read by Stevan Simmons
Where There's Hope 15:23 Read by loubet
Wizard 43:03 Read by Kevin Green
Zen 21:41 Read by loubet


Bad Narration

(3 stars)

I’m sorry to point out but some readers are so bad that it takes away what should be good stories to listen to and by there makes for unpleasant listening. It is such a shame that LibriVox acceptance of numerous readers for what in my opinion should be One reader for the entire book,Not many readers for the said be piece. 🙁

great night time listening!

(5 stars)

these are all awesome stories! good readers! and of course includes the awesome late Greg Margarite. Also the long length makes for great night time listening.

A fair mix of stories and readers

(4 stars)

I guess that some of the readings are approaching 15 years old themselves now so the sound quality of some isn’t as good as others. Some readers are brilliant and some less so. Some of the stories are repeats from previous collections. I skipped a few for these reasons but it’s still a great listen

excellent stories

(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed these stories and most of the narrators

Harry Hasse

(5 stars)

Amazing story. Unknown classic

(4.5 stars)

Some of these are absolutely wonderful.

good sci-fi.i hope to read most of these books with a lil herb.

(4.5 stars)