Asteroid of Fear

Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4.3 stars; 173 reviews)

John Endlich needed to clean up his act. Gambling, drinking, a hot temper and wanderlust were the last things Rose and the kids needed. So he went to the Homesteaders Office and signed up to terraform Vesta, a chunk of a once thriving alien planet that had exploded from within; a flat lump of crust which was now the remains of a farm on one side and a mining operation on the other. The miners hated Endlich and sabotaged his plans at every opportunity. They were going to kill him and his family if he didn’t find a way to stop them. - Asteroid of Fear was first published in the March, 1951 edition of Planet Stories magazine. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 32 min)


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(3 stars)

Bullying in outer space. An enjoyable tale made all the more listenable because of the reader. Recommended.

Great short story.

(5 stars)

Space homesteaders. Frustration and humour. Well read by Gregg who made it so enjoyable.

David R. Smith

(5 stars)

Great read. Interesting story and theme with a nice wrap up. Thanks!

well read

(3 stars)

Well read but I didn’t much enjoy the story

great story

(5 stars)

loved it all well read & great story

(5 stars)

really enjoyed these stories and the free downloads 10/10

(5 stars)

A beautiful sci-fi story, rated with exceedingly vivid Talent.


(3.5 stars)

This was a fun story. Thanks. Peter T.