Short Science Fiction Collection 045


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 Beginning Henry Hasse Etext Kevin Green
00:43:01 en
Play 02 The Big Trip Up Yonder Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Etext Clay Readnour
00:20:46 en
Play 03 Blessed are the Meek G. C. Edmondson Etext om123
00:11:38 en
Play 04 Control Group Roger Dee Aycock Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:36:25 en
Play 05 Disqualified Charles L. Fontenay Etext B. W. Baugh
00:05:40 en
Play 06 Earthmen Bearing Gifts Fredric Brown Etext salambander
00:04:53 en
Play 07 The Heist on Thizar Randall Garrett Etext Steve Mattingly
00:26:06 en
Play 08 The Lonely Ones Edward W. Ludwig Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
00:36:28 en
Play 09 The Mightiest Man Patrick Fahy Etext Bellona Times
00:12:30 en
Play 10 Missing Link Frank Herbert Etext KirksVoice
00:34:00 en
Play 11 Moon Glow G. L. Vandenburg Etext Christopher Maust
00:11:48 en
Play 12 Next Door, Next World Robert Donald Locke Etext Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
01:09:57 en
Play 13 Prelude to Space Robert W. Haseltine Etext hikarudream
00:08:14 en
Play 14 Spies Die Hard! Arnold Marmor Etext B. W. Baugh
00:05:57 en
Play 15 The Sword and the Atopen Taylor H. Greenfield Etext RufusUK
00:19:10 en
Play 16 The Wall of Death Victor Rousseau Etext Delmar H Dolbier
01:07:49 en
Play 17 We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly Roger Kuykendall Etext Stevan Simmons
00:12:32 en
Play 18 Where There's Hope Jerome Bixby Etext loubet
00:15:23 en
Play 19 Wizard Laurence M. Janifer Etext Kevin Green
00:43:03 en
Play 20 Zen Jerome Bixby Etext loubet
00:21:41 en