Short Science Fiction Collection 021

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 85 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) (4 hr 48 min)


Cogito Ergo Sum 18:50 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Dead World 31:09 Read by Troy Bond
Divinity 36:45 Read by aun
The Gift Bearer 10:49 Read by Troy Bond
The Helpful Robots 6:47 Read by Donald Finch
The Love of Frank Nineteen 51:12 Read by Bellona Times
My Friend Bobby 25:26 Read by Bellona Times
The Pygmy Planet 53:45 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Resurrection 3:58 Read by Daniele
Salvage in Space 49:20 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


(4 stars)

Please only use readers whose first language is English as some of the accents are appalling and prevents the story from being enjoyed.

lacks diversity inclusion and equity

(4.5 stars)

The fact that none of these stories are about gay BIPOCs in space shows just how backward and Raycyst these authors were.

A fair selection of sci-fi tales

(3.5 stars)

Some readings are better than others. Generally enjoyable collection of stories

A tip of an old spacers helmet in appreciation of the readers

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

great old story's Brought back to life

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed Divinity and the narrator.