Short Science Fiction Collection 037

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(4.4 stars; 50 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) (7 hr 33 min)


After a Few Words 15:52 Read by NickNumber
All the Earth a Grave 16:37 Read by Arctic Frost
The Bramble Bush 38:43 Read by NickNumber
The Damned Thing 19:33 Read by Mary Schneider
Earthmen Bearing Gifts 6:26 Read by Mary Schneider
From an Unseen Censor 56:49 Read by Mark Nelson
In Case of Fire 17:11 Read by NickNumber
Mr. Spaceship 1:10:49 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Murder Machine 38:53 Read by NickNumber
No Shield From The Dead 15:15 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Piper in the Woods 48:36 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Prophetic Camera 30:37 Read by Bellona Times
Special Delivery 46:35 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Stroke of the Sun 14:30 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Time Enough at Last 16:44 Read by Bellona Times


a good mix of stories

(4 stars)

As per usual, some great and some less so. Some fine readers and some less so. Some stories more on the fantasy and horror than sci-fi but it’s a good blend and a good listen

(3 stars)

Good stories except on The Bramble Bush when the narrator keeps saying "DeHOKE" when it should be "DeHOOCH", the old time word for booze which then makes sense in the narrative.

Best Of #037

(5 stars)

imo, stories that matter in this collection are read by Gregg Margarite (you'll find a few others, too)!220523!

great stories and great narration highly recommend this to anyon

(5 stars)


(3.5 stars)

great time filler. various readers. some good, others bad. the last story was either the inspiration for, or Rod Serling himself stole the story for a twilight zone episode. the one effete the old guy survives a nuclear blast. Now he can read but breaks his glasses. classic! :)