Short Science Fiction Collection 042

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(4.4 stars; 64 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 45 min)


The Ambulance Made Two Trips 50:28 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
Ask a Foolish Question 18:45 Read by Winston Tharp
Benefactor 5:41 Read by Frank Malanga
Beside Still Waters 9:38 Read by Frank Malanga
Collector's Item 9:24 Read by Frank Malanga
Compatible 7:39 Read by Frank Malanga
The Delegate From Venus 27:56 Read by Adam Whybray
The Eye of Wilbur Mook 52:17 Read by Corinna Schultz
Games 18:15 Read by Winston Tharp
I'll Kill You Tomorrow 18:33 Read by Frank Malanga
The Leech 39:29 Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
The Marooner 27:06 Read by Frank Malanga
Native Son 13:13 Read by Frank Malanga
No Hiding Place 20:38 Read by Frank Malanga
One Martian Afternoon 12:47 Read by Frank Malanga
Planet of Dreams 18:00 Read by Frank Malanga
Sight Gag 20:26 Read by Frank Malanga
Song In a Minor Key 5:53 Read by Frank Malanga
Spacemen Never Die 7:53 Read by Frank Malanga
There Will Be School Tomorrow 21:01 Read by Frank Malanga


My boy Frank was putting in WORK

(5 stars)

I'm not sure if Frank has been a contributor on past volumes, but he stole the spotlight for volume 42. If this is his debut, he came out swinging. He just kept going! all of them bangers. An above average selection of stories.

one of the better collections

(4 stars)

Some interesting stories, sci-fi meets gothic horror on some occasions. Frank Malanga is a great reader and makes this collection very listenable.