Short Science Fiction Collection 036

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(4.3 stars; 113 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 10 min)


Beyond the Door 14:24 Read by Jillian T. Weiss
Big Pill 50:30 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Cold Light 34:34 Read by NickNumber
The Corpse on the Grating 29:21 Read by NickNumber
Dead Giveaway 1:02:23 Read by Jeff Ward
The Jovian Jest 17:27 Read by NickNumber
The Last Evolution 44:29 Read by Kevin Gunn
The Man Who Was Dead 44:29 Read by NickNumber
Moxon's Master 27:43 Read by Nullifidian
No Pets Allowed 6:45 Read by fab4bird
The Power and the Glory 14:07 Read by NickNumber
Watchbird 46:32 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Weak on Square Roots 18:41 Read by Bellona Times
Year of the Big Thaw 15:22 Read by Erik Jacobs
Zen 18:44 Read by Erik Jacobs


A nice collection of tales

(4 stars)

One or two of these are more fantasy or horror than sci-fi really but a nice mix with only one really bad audio quality recording in there which I sadly had to skip.