Short Science Fiction Collection 043


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 SacredTear
00:13:00 en
Play 02 A Bottle of Old Wine Richard O. Lewis Etext Corinna Schultz
00:20:58 en
Play 03 The Cuckoo Clock Wesley Barefoot Etext Frank Malanga
00:20:51 en
Play 04 Dogfight—1973 Mack Reynolds Etext Winston Tharp
00:05:33 en
Play 05 Earthmen Bearing Gifts Fredric Brown Etext litarvan
00:06:21 en
Play 06 Flight Through Tomorrow Stanton A. Coblentz Etext Bellona Times
00:20:31 en
Play 07 G-r-r-r...! Roger Arcot Etext Frank Malanga
00:18:29 en
Play 08 Irresistible Weapon H. B. Fyfe Etext Frank Malanga
00:15:43 en
Play 09 The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence M. Janifer Etext Gabriel Glenn
00:39:21 en
Play 10 Minor Detail John Michael Sharkey Etext Frank Malanga
00:20:16 en
Play 11 Out of this World Convention Forrest J. Ackerman Etext Chris Caron
00:04:39 en
Play 12 The Passenger Kenneth Harmon Etext Bellona Times
00:25:54 en
Play 13 Problem on Balak Roger Dee Aycock Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:33:34 en
Play 14 Reel Life Films Samuel Merwin, Sr. Etext Frank Malanga
00:17:31 en
Play 15 Riya’s Foundling Algis Budrys Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:20:40 en
Play 16 Sam, This Is You Murray Leinster Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:42:09 en
Play 17 Say "Hello" For Me Frank W. Coggins Etext Emily Burke
00:07:22 en
Play 18 Second Sight Basil Eugene Wells Etext Frank Malanga
00:28:49 en
Play 19 This One Problem M. C. Pease Etext Frank Malanga
00:21:07 en
Play 20 Tree, Spare That Woodman Dave Dryfoos Etext Frank Malanga
00:19:00 en