Short Science Fiction Collection 033

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(4.4 stars; 78 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 18 min)


The Barbarians 56:09 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Beyond Pandora 4:28 Read by semperjase
Cerebrum 42:19 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Demi-Urge 7:23 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Double Take 26:28 Read by Timo B.
The Game of Rat and Dragon 35:05 Read by Bellona Times
The Gate to Xoran 42:11 Read by Todd Garrison
The Gun 34:53 Read by Franklin Paul
The Hands 1:59 Read by Ric F
Longevity 3:48 Read by Ric F
The Repairman 33:29 Read by Steven Ball
Solar Stiff 12:17 Read by Ric F
SORRY: Wrong Dimension 14:57 Read by Erin B. Lillis
Weak On Square Roots 19:30 Read by Bernard Scott Walker
Where The World Is Quiet 43:27 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


I liked three of the stories

(4 stars)

I have listened to a bunch of these short science fiction collections, and this is one of the better ones. My favorite stories from this collection are: "The Game of Rat and Dragon", "The Gun", and "The Repair Man"

A very good collection

(4 stars)

No surprise to see The Repairman yet again, but there are some superb stories and some very good readings in this collection. Some quite prescient tales too. I very much liked The Barbarians and Cerebrum in particular.

Very interesting stories!

(4 stars)

Very interesting stories. The reading is uneven but mostly good.