Great Explorers in Space (Ed Reads Short Sci-fi, vol. I)


‘The Pioneer’ by Irving E. Cox
The greatest explorer of them all returns to Earth and finds the world upside down!

‘Flight Perilous’ by Ray C Noll
A trip through the Asteroid Belt. They must make it to the other side. But will they?

Ask a Foolish Question’ by Robert Sheckley
Douglas Adams foreshadowed.

‘The Vegans Were Curious’ by Winston Marks
Alien explorers come to Earth to investigate radioactivity. They discover - *cough – something else.

‘The Cosmic Snare’ by Milton Lesser
A couple working the great gate of sub-space receive an unwanted guest.

‘Meeting at the Summit’ by Ivar Jorgenson
Humankind en route to the stars. The United States President receives visitors with grave requisites.

‘The Voyage of Vanishing Men’ by Stanley Mullen
The great unknown. But just what happened to Braun’s crew. Why did he come back alone?

‘Problem Planet’ by R. R. Winterbotham
Three people alone. Two men argue over a woman. The best solution found.

‘The Last Plunge’ by S. J. Sackett
What lies below the atmosphere of Uranus? What creatures lurk in its atmosphere? How can they be exploited for money?

‘Planet of Doom’ by Stephen Marlowe
As a galactic reporter Jane Crowley knew she had hold of the biggest story of the year; but thousands of people were in peril.

‘Beware the Star Gods’ by S. J. Byrne
Kuru stood his ground bravely as the ship flamed down from the sky. Truly this was a great and terrible moment.

‘Rocket Summer’ by Ray Bradbury
The first great rocket flight into space, bearing intrepid pioneers to the Moon. The world's ecstasy flared into red mob-hate when President Stanley canceled the flight. How did he get that way? - Summary by Edmund Bloxam

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Anthologies

Language: English

Group: Ed Reads Short Science Fiction

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The Pioneer Irving E. Cox, Jr. Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 02 Flight Perilous! Ray C. Noll Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 03 Ask a Foolish Question Robert Sheckley Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 04 The Vegans Were Curious Winston K. Marks Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 05 The Cosmic Snare Stephen Marlowe Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 06 Meeting at the Summit Ivar Jorgensen Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 07 The Voyage of Vanishing Men Stanley Mullen Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 08 Problem Planet Russell Robert Winterbotham Etext Edmund Bloxam
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Play 09 The Last Plunge Samuel John Sackett Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 10 Planet of Doom Stephen Marlowe Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 11 Beware the Star Gods Stuart J. Byrne Etext Edmund Bloxam
Play 12 Rocket Summer Ray Bradbury Etext Edmund Bloxam