Short Science Fiction Collection 036


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)

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Anthologies

Language: English

Group: Short Science Fiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Beyond the Door Philip K. Dick Etext Jillian T. Weiss
00:14:24 en
Play 02 Big Pill Raymond Z. Gallun Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:50:30 en
Play 03 Cold Light Captain S. P. Meek Etext NickNumber
00:34:34 en
Play 04 The Corpse on the Grating Hugh B. Cave Etext NickNumber
00:29:21 en
Play 05 Dead Giveaway Randall Garrett Etext Jeff Ward
01:02:23 en
Play 06 The Jovian Jest Lilith Lorraine Etext NickNumber
00:17:27 en
Play 07 The Last Evolution John Wood Campbell, Jr. Etext Kevin Gunn
00:44:29 en
Play 08 The Man Who Was Dead Thomas H. Knight Etext NickNumber
00:44:29 en
Play 09 Moxon's Master Ambrose Bierce Etext Nullifidian
00:27:43 en
Play 10 No Pets Allowed M. A. Cummings Etext fab4bird
00:06:45 en
Play 11 The Power and the Glory Charles Willard Diffin Etext NickNumber
00:14:07 en
Play 12 Watchbird Robert Sheckley Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:46:32 en
Play 13 Weak on Square Roots Russell Burton Etext Bellona Times
00:18:41 en
Play 14 Year of the Big Thaw Marion Zimmer Bradley Etext Erik Jacobs
00:15:22 en
Play 15 Zen Jerome Bixby Etext Erik Jacobs
00:18:44 en