Short Science Fiction Collection 044


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 Earthmen Bearing Gifts Fredric Brown Etext Patrick Reinhart
00:06:13 en
Play 02 It's a Small Solar System Allan Howard Etext Patrick Reinhart
00:08:36 en
Play 03 There Will Be School Tomorrow V. E. Thiessen Etext Philip Martin
00:18:42 en
Play 04 The Chamber of Life Green Peyton Wertenbaker Etext Corinna Schultz
01:06:29 en
Play 05 No Pets Allowed M. A. Cummings Etext kellyTH
00:06:29 en
Play 06 The Altar at Midnight C. M. Kornbluth Etext Marc Kockinos
00:15:52 en
Play 07 Crossroads of Destiny H. Beam Piper Etext litarvan
00:27:00 en
Play 08 The Gun Philip K. Dick Etext zacklur
00:32:49 en
Play 09 The Ultimate Experiment Thornton DeKy Etext Steve Belleguelle
00:09:32 en
Play 10 Lonesome Hearts Russell Robert Winterbotham Etext Amy Gramour
00:12:00 en
Play 11 Dead Man's Planet Joseph Samachson Etext Mark Nelson
00:30:28 en
Play 12 Spacemen Never Die! Morris Hershman Etext dmaloney
00:07:37 en
Play 13 Suzy Watson Parker Etext Roger Melin
00:18:07 en
Play 14 The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds, Part 1 Francis Flagg Etext Adam Whybray
00:35:17 en
Play 15 The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds, Part 2 Francis Flagg Etext Adam Whybray
00:23:40 en
Play 16 Indirection Everett B. Cole Etext Kevin Green
00:43:09 en
Play 17 Security Risk Ed M. Clinton, Jr. Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:29:20 en
Play 18 Beyond Lies the Wub Philip K. Dick Etext Megan Goode
00:17:25 en
Play 19 The Diamond Lens Fitz-James O'Brien Etext Corinna Schultz
00:57:16 en
Play 20 The Untouchable Stephen A. Kallis, Jr. Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:13:18 en