Short Science Fiction Collection 018

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(4.2 stars; 101 reviews)

Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.

Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input. (2 hr 6 min)


Belly Laugh 6:25 Read by glenford2000
Breakaway 13:47 Read by Bellona Times
Cully 13:32 Read by Bellona Times
Earthmen Bearing Gifts 6:39 Read by Bookman
Mex 5:07 Read by Daniele
The Putnam Tradition 15:21 Read by Bellona Times
Some Words with a Mummy 36:25 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Summit 10:20 Read by M.White
This is Klon Calling 9:20 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Two Plus Two Makes Crazy 9:18 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


(5 stars)

I give 5 ⭐ because these readers gave their time. πŸ‘

Not my favourite collection of stories or readers.

(2.5 stars)

the reader of Mex shouldn't read.

(0.5 stars)

the reader clearly isn't a native english speaker. it's unbearably awful. this isn't worth your time even if it is free. the stories all sucked. the reader of "putnam" smacks his lips so much it's awful. never read aloud again. the reader of "some words with a mummy did a good job tho.

mostly repeats but some new ones

(3.5 stars)

I’m working my way through these collections and less than half of these are new ones. Mostly these were in Collections 17 and 16 even! Some good readings and some less so.

Another one

(4 stars)

Plenty of good ones, although if you are OCD/systematic like me you will find a fair number are repeats from earlier collections, possibly using different narrators. I don't really mind especially given the zero cost.

Good stories

(3 stars)

Any chapters read by Daniele you need to have them redone. His English is not very good.

A mixed set of ideas

(3 stars)

Some a bit dry. Some thought provoking. Overall a good read.

mind boggling boring πŸ’€ badly read outdated irritating readers

(0.5 stars)