Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 014

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, first published between 1951 and 1962, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed.

My Review

This offering from the Librivox community really surprised me. I've listened to their Sci Fi collection offerings before and as a rule find that I dont like the differing voices and differing subjects which dont blend into what I consider a pleasant whole. The individual stories might be good but I can't listen to them "as a book". I hope that makes sense.

This collection surprised me because I really enjoyed it! All of the readers were very good and all of the stories hit it off with me. I thought all of the selected stories were interesting and of good quality.

The story "R.S.V.P." even had me laughing. The story "vanishing point" put me in mind of a Lovecraft type story, very insightful.

So overall, if you're thinking of trying one of Librivox's Sci Fi collections this is one I reccomend.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

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Listen to one of the stories