Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Short Science Fiction Collection 20

Official Blurb

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.

My Review

Well as usual with the Librivox collection blurb , it tells you absolutely nothing about the collection!

Well let me rectify that a little. As with the last collection this set of stores is pretty good, especially as most of them are fairely recently written (last 50 years!).

I rated only one as bad, two as ok and he rest as good, making this a collection well worth listening to.

I can reccommed "The Gun" which is a Phillip K Dick story and read by Gregg Margarite who is fast becoming one of my fave Librivox readers.

My other reccomendation is "Arm of the Law" by Harry Harrison, and once again read by Gregg Margarite!.

These two stories and most of the others are classic sci fi where a friends from the future deal with robots, aliens and smoke cigarettes. All in all a good little collection with some excellent reads.

Readng 2
Production 2
Story 2

Total 6/9

Download the book from Librivox

Listen to my pick