LibriVox: Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 025

February 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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LibriVoxHere’s a new collection made possible by volunteer narrators reading public domain Science Fiction (found at Project Gutenberg). In addition, three specific volunteers made the collection as a whole possible:

Book Coordinator: Gregg Margarite
Dedicated Proof-Listener: Wendel Topper
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Lucy Burgoyne

Thanks everybody!

LibriVox - Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 025Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 025
By various; Read by various
Approx. 5 Hours 33 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
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.

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LibriVox - The Game Of Rat And Dragon by Cordwainer SmithThe Game Of Rat And Dragon
By Cordwainer Smith; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 32 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
Only partners could fight this deadliest of wars—and the one way to dissolve the partnership was to be personally dissolved! From Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1955.

LibriVox - Hall Of Mirrors by Fredric BrownHall Of Mirrors
By Fredric Brown; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 15 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
It is a tough decision to make—whether to give up your life so you can live it over again! From Galaxy Science Fiction December 1953.


Fantastic Universe September 1955The Hoofer
By Walter M. Miller, Jr.; Read by Gregg Margarite
1 |MP3| – Approx. 24 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
A wayfarer’s return from a far country to his wife and family may be a shining experience, a kind of second honeymoon. Or it may be so shadowed by Time’s relentless tyranny that the changes which have occurred in his absence can lead only to tragedy and despair. This rarely discerning, warmly human story by a brilliant newcomer to the science fantasy field is told with no pulling of punches, and its adroit unfolding will astound you. From Fantastic Universe September 1955.

LibriVox - Martians Never Die by Lucius DanielMartians Never Die
By Lucius Daniel; Read by Barry Eads
1 |MP3| – Approx. 27 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
It was a wonderful bodyguard: no bark, no bite, no sting … just conversion of the enemy! From Galaxy Science Fiction April 1952.


LibriVox - Monkey On His Back by Charles V. De VetMonkey On His Back
By Charles V. De Vet; Read by Bellona Times
1 |MP3| – Approx. 33 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
Under the cloud of cast-off identities lay the shape of another man — was it himself? First published in Galaxy magazine, June 1960.


LibriVox - The Moon Is Green by Fritz LeiberThe Moon Is Green
By Fritz Leiber; Read by Bellona Times
1 |MP3| – Approx. 43 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
Anybody who wanted to escape death could, by paying a very simple price—denial of life! From Galaxy Science Fiction April 1952.


LibriVox Science Fiction - No Moving Parts by Murray F. YacoNo Moving Parts
By Murray F. Yaco; Read by mkargo
1 |MP3| – Approx. 37 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
From Amazing Stories May 1960. We call them trouble-shooters. They called ’em Gypsies. Either way, they were hep to that whole bit about….


Fantastic Universe August 1957Small World
By William F. Nolan; Read by mezzogal
1 |MP3| – Approx. 25 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
What will happen when the alien ships strike Earth? And later? Who will survive? What will life be like in that latter-day jungle? William F. Nolan, well known in SF circles on the West Coast, returns with this grim story of the days and the nights of Lewis Stillman—survivor … From Fantastic Universe August 1957.

LibriVox - Spawn Of The Comet by Harold Thompson RichSpawn Of The Comet
By Harold Thompson Rich; Read by Bellona Times
1 |MP3| – Approx. 1 Hour 4 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
A swarm of huge, fiery ants, brood of a mystery comet, burst from their shells to threaten the unsuspecting world. From Astounding Stories November 1931.


LibriVox - With No Strings Attached by Randall GarrettWith No Strings Attached
By Randall Garrett; Read by Troy Bond
1 |MP3| – Approx. 34:23 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: September 3, 2009
A man will always be willing to buy something he wants, and believes in, even if it is impossible, rather than something he believes is impossible.So … sell him what he thinks he wants! First published in Analog, February 1963.

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