Monday 19 April 2010

Short Science Fiction Collection 23

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

Simply put this is a very good collection of short sci fi stories. Theres no theme to this collection its a random mix.

I rated three of the stories as OK, and the rest as GOOD which is the best hit rate I've had with these collections.

A Filbert Is A Nut by Rick Raphael gave me a laugh, as did The Success Machine by Henry Slesar. The Hated by Frederik Pohl was a good crunchy story with a twist and The Plattner Story by H. G. Wells pricked my interest intensely with its scientific investigative vent.

I've just mentioned a few here, but this is a really good collection and very worth your attention. If that's not enough, I'll point out that three of the stories have been read by Gregg Margarite, who's voice can make anything into candy for the ears.

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Total : 6/9

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