Short Science Fiction Collection 032

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 62 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 35 min)


The Aggravation of Elmer 17:07 Read by Bellona Times
Blessed are the Meek 11:48 Read by Bellona Times
Celebrity 7:33 Read by Faith Van Horne
The Country of the Blind 1:01:02 Read by George Cooney
Hellhounds of the Cosmos 1:01:19 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Hoofer 27:25 Read by Bellona Times
The Jupiter Weapon 29:34 Read by Ric F
The Last Supper 3:30 Read by Chris Caron
The Risk Profession 1:04:20 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Smiler, The 7:20 Read by Bellona Times
The Sound of Silence 43:32 Read by Roger Melin
Subjectivity 26:23 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
They Also Serve 12:42 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Untouchable 12:38 Read by Glenn Kersten
Vanishing Point 9:22 Read by Megan Argo


very enjoyable

(5 stars)

Excellent readers and as usual a good assembly

Clay is right on

(5 stars)

Clay got it right, good stuff

really good stories and narrators highly recommended

(5 stars)

Rating some individual stories:

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The stories I enjoyed most (story/reader quality) were -- The Aggravation of Elmer - 3 Stars Hellhounds of the Cosmos - 4 The Risk Profession - 4 The Smiler - 3 The Sound of Silence - 3 Subjectivity - 4 They Also Serve - 3 The Untouchable - 3