Monday, 14 April 2008

Short Sci Fi Collection 004

The Official Blurb

Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1931 and 1962, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.

My Review

What we really have here is a collection of 10 short Sci Fi stories. It does contain a couple of gems such as "The Repairman" and "The Missing Battleship" by Harry Harrison but I found most of the other stories rather poor fair.

This is not a fault of the readers, I just found most of the stories rather uninspiring. These collections generally suffer from a lack of consistency. Books need to have a theme in order to shine. The stories in this collection are so varied and disparate that you cant really "get into it".

Reading = 2/3
Production = 2/3
Story = 1/3

Total = 5/9

Available from Librivox