Short Science Fiction Collection 032

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 69 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

Not enough gay sex

(4.5 stars)

Just because a story has an excellent plot and great narration does not make a good story. A good story needs to have lots of gay sex. Authors failed to craft stories around gay sex. They are all literal Hitlers. Hitler did not have gay sex. Don't be like Hitler. Gay sex is a prerequisite to social acceptance in today's world. These stories are all outdated and have a world view that fails to require all protagonist to be gay. This is a terrible message.

some great tales

(4 stars)

A couple have poor audio sadly but good collection

really good stories and narrators highly recommended

(5 stars)

Rating some individual stories:

(0 stars)

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