Short Science Fiction Collection 024


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 The Altar at Midnight C. M. Kornbluth Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:14:29 en
Play 02 The Defenders Philip K. Dick Etext Megan Argo
00:49:24 en
Play 03 Foundling on Venus John de Courcy Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:19:19 en
Play 04 The Leech Robert Sheckley Etext Bellona Times
00:41:31 en
Play 05 The Repairman Harry Harrison Etext Linda Dodge
00:37:37 en
Play 06 Second Landing Floyd L. Wallace Etext Linda Dodge
00:15:34 en
Play 07 The Talkative Tree H. B. Fyfe Etext Linda Dodge
00:22:45 en
Play 08 They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip José Farmer Etext Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)
00:37:41 en
Play 09 Warm Robert Sheckley Etext Bellona Times
00:23:10 en
Play 10 Wind Charles L. Fontenay Etext Linda Dodge
00:37:56 en