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Science Fiction Short Stories -- page 2

All these are available from Project Gutenberg, and are likely, in Cori's opinion, to be under an hour in finished recording time*. The advantage of using PG texts is that they have already been carefully copyright checked, so unlikely to give us legal problems in that respect! (Though a few books there are copyrighted - double-check the licence text before recording.)

Longer books and more short stories and novellas can be found on the Science Fiction Bookshelf at PG, or search there for your favourite authors -- you may be surprised!

Multiple versions are very welcome - however, if you want to read something for the first time, please cross-reference with the LibriVox Short Science Fiction Index.

Word counts are only rough estimates of total words in each story. Another loose rule-of-thumb is 1 min per KB.

* Longer stories -- but which may still fit within the 70min limit of the Short Story collection, 
depending on how fast you read -- may now be found at Science Fiction Shortish Stories. 
Stories which turn out longer than 70mins can be split into more than one file and catalogued as a solo.
See also Science Fiction Novels. 

Authors Surname A-K

Science Fiction Short Stories

Authors Surname L-Z

Listed Below

Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty ~2666words

Slingshot by Irving W. Lande ~5033words

The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang ~7328words

Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier (41KB) at

The Yillian Way by John Keith Laumer ~5166words

One Martian Afternoon by Tom Leahy (31KB) at

Junior Achievement by William M. Lee - - 47KB

The Bell Tone by Edmund H. Leftwich ~1764words

Bread Overhead by Fritz Leiber ~5079words

The Moon is Green by Fritz Leiber (53KB) at

What's He Doing in There? by Fritz Leiber - - 31KB

Attention Saint Patrick by [pseud.] Murray Leinster ~7822words

A Bottle of Old Wine by Richard O. Lewis (40KB) at

Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony, 1913-1966 - The Game of Rat and Dragon (51KB) at

Daughters of Doom by Herbert B. Livingston ~6551words

G-r-r-r...! by Robert Donald Locke - - 36KB

Mex by William Logan ~849words

The Big Tomorrow by Paul Lohrman (50KB) at

The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long ~ 6278 words

The Man from Time by Frank Belknap Long - - 48KB

The Man the Martians Made by Frank Belknap Long - - 60KB

The Mississippi Saucer by Frank Belknap Long ~6008words

The Sky Trap by Frank Belknap Long ~5663words

When I Grow Up by Richard E. Lowe - - 39KB

Troubadour by Robert Augustine Ward Lowndes ~1431words

Tulan by C.C. MacApp - 59KB

The Carnivore by Katherine MacLean (31KB) at

The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren ~2062words

The Deadly Daughters by Winston K. Marks ~3647words

Black Eyes and the Daily Grind by Stephen Marlowe (49KB) at

The One and the Many by Stephen Marlowe (32KB) at

Summer Snow Storm by Stephen Marlowe ~4649words

Spies Die Hard! by Arnold Marmor (25KB) at

Beyond Pandora by Robert J. Martin ~880words

Pushbutton War by Joseph P. Martino ~7640words

Something Will Turn Up by David Mason ~2187words

Shepherd of the Planets by Alan Mattox ~4236words

Rex Ex Machina by Frederic Max ~ 1161 words

On Handling the Data by M. I. Mayfield ~6063words

Mother America by Sam McClatchie ~5361words

Criminal Negligence by J. Francis McComas ~6880words

Life Sentence by James V. McConnell (47KB) at

Celebrity by James McKimmey (25KB) at

Pipe of Peace by James McKimmey (27KB) at

Planet of Dreams by James McKimmey (35KB) at

It's All Yours by Sam Merwin - - 40KB

Reel Life Films by Sam Merwin - - 36KB

Death of a Spaceman by Walter M. Miller (56KB) at

The Hoofer by Walter M. Miller - - 41KB

In the Control Tower by Will Mohler ~5790words

Song in a Minor Key by Catherine Lucille Moore ~ 964 words

Divinity by William Douglas Morrison ~6807words

The Hunters by William Douglas Morrison ~5355words

General Max Shorter by Kris Ottman Neville ~7354words

Of Time and Texas by William F. Nolan - - 23KB

Small World by William F. Nolan - - 41KB

All Cats Are Gray by Andre Norton - - 36KB

The Gifts of Asti by Andre Norton ~6155words

An Ounce of Cure by Alan Edward Nourse ~1444words

Circus by Alan Edward Nourse ~2557words

Coffin Cure by Alan Edward Nourse ~5649words

Image of the Gods by Alan Edward Nourse ~6414words

Letter of the Law by Alan Edward Nourse ~5842words

Meeting of the Board by Alan Edward Nourse ~5899words

My Friend Bobby by Alan Edward Nourse ~4962words

PRoblem by Alan Edward Nourse at 47KB

Second Sight by Alan Edward Nourse ~8164words

The Dark Door by Alan Edward Nourse ~8944words

The Link by Alan Edward Nourse ~6045words

The Native Soil by Alan Edward Nourse ~7311words

O'Hara, Thomas J. - Rescue Squad (47KB) at

As Long As You Wish by John O'Keefe ~1811words

The Diamond Lens by Fitz-James O'Brien ~9251words

The Good Neighbors by Edgar Pangborn - 31KB

This One Problem by M. C. Pease - - 38KB

Lost in the Future by John Victor Peterson ~ 1102 words

The White Feather Hex by Don Peterson ~4989words

Dearest by H. Beam Piper ~6657words

Crossroads of Destiny by H. Beam Piper ~4676words

Operation R.S.V.P. by H. Beam Piper ~2941words

The Answer by H. Beam Piper ~4677words

Time and Time Again by H. Beam Piper ~7112words

The Day of the Boomer Dukes by Frederik Pohl ~8308words

The Hated by Frederik Pohl - - 41KB

Pythias by Frederik Pohl (30KB) at

Revenge by Arthur Porges - - 36KB

The Hohokam Dig by Theodore Pratt (45KB) at

The Green Beret by Thomas Edward Purdom ~4724words

A Filbert Is a Nut by Rick Raphael ~2991words

Dogfight—1973 by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds (24KB) at

Gun for Hire by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds ~5037words

Happy Ending by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds and Fredric Brown - - 50KB

I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds ~2023words

Off Course by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds (35KB) at

Summit by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds ~1949words

Subversive by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds ~7109words

Unborn Tomorrow by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds ~4480words

Such Blooming Talk by L. Major Reynolds - - 24KB

Disturbing Sun by Robert Shirley Richardson ~4091words

Decision by Frank M. Robinson (46KB) at

See? by Edward G. Robles (28KB) at

Sorry: Wrong Dimension by Ross Rocklynne (36KB) at

The Second Voice by Mann Rubin (46KB) at

The Premiere by Richard Sabia ~5766words

Operation Lorelie by William P. Salton - - 28KB

Divinity by Joseph Samachson - 56KB

The Hunters by Joseph Samachson - 49KB

Runaway by Joseph Samachson (45KB) at

DP by Arthur Dekker Savage (50KB) at

Trees Are Where You Find Them by Arthur Dekker Savage (33KB) at

An Incident on Route 12 by James H. Schmitz ~5087words

The Other Likeness by James H. Schmitz (57KB) at

Watch the Sky by James H. Schmitz ~8380words

Quiet, Please by Kevin Scott ~970words

Alien Offer by Al Sevcik ~5320words

A Matter of Magnitude by Al Sevcik ~2097words

Survival Tactics by Al Sevcik ~4183words

The Dope on Mars by Jack Sharkey ~5629words

Minor Detail by John Michael Sharkey ~ 3713 words

Stairway to the Stars by Larry Shaw ~6193words

The Helpful Robots by Robert J. Shea ~ 1301 words

Mutineer by Robert Shea - - 40KB

Resurrection by Robert J. Shea ~679words

Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley - - 47KB

Beside Still Waters by Robert Sheckley - - 27KB

Cost of Living by Robert Sheckley - - 38KB

Death Wish by Robert Sheckley (39KB) at

Forever by Robert Sheckley - - 39KB

The Hour of Battle by Robert Sheckley - - 31KB

The Leech by Robert Sheckley - - 53KB

Warm by Robert Sheckley - - 37KB

Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley - - 43KB

Houlihan's Equation by Walter J. Sheldon - - 39KB

This is Klon Calling by Walter J. Sheldon - - 29KB

Two Plus Two Makes Crazy by Walter J. Sheldon - - 28KB

The Happy Unfortunate by Robert Silverberg ~7373words

The Hunted Heroes by Robert Silverberg ~5181words

Postmark Ganymede by Robert Silverberg ~2854words

The Street That Wasn't There by Carl Richard Jacobi and Clifford Donald Simak ~5994words

The Delegate from Venus by Henry Slesar ~4655words

Dream Town by Henry Slesar - - 42KB

My Father, the Cat by Henry Slesar ~ 3080 words

Reluctant Genius by Henry Slesar ~1109words

The Success Machine by Henry Slesar ~4016words

The Doorway by Evelyn E. Smith - - 29KB

The Blue Tower by Evelyn E. Smith ~5266words

Benefactor by George H. Smith - - 24KB

History Repeats by George Oliver Smith ~4367words

Instinct by George Oliver Smith ~4623words

Stop Look and Dig by George Oliver Smith ~9722words

Compatible by Richard R. Smith - - 26KB

No Hiding Place by Richard R. Smith - - 38KB

Old Mr. Wiley by Fanny Greye la Spina ~9823words

The Marooner by Charles A. Stearns ~4412words

Upstarts by L. J. Stecher ~5370words

The Hands by Richard Sternbach - - 21KB

Solar Stiff by Chas. A. Stopher ~ 2341 words

Faithfully Yours by Lou Tabakow ~6921words

Far from Home by J.A. Taylor ~6644words

Cerebrum by Albert Teichner ~6971words

Man Made by Albert Teichner ~3646words

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky by Albert Teichner ~2024words

The Big Bounce by Walter S. Tevis ~6930words

Pleasant Journey by Richard F. Thieme (30KB) at

There Will Be School Tomorrow by V. E. Thiessen - - 37KB

The Professional Approach by Harness and Thomas ~8172words

High Dragon Bump by Don Thompson (44KB) at

Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker ~7669words

The Glory of Ippling by Helen M. Urban ~4668words

Vital Ingredient by Gerald Vance ~3637words

Jubilation, U.S.A. by G.L. Vandenburg ~3664words

Martian V.F.W. by G.L. Vandenburg ~2584words

Grove of the Unborn by Lyn Venable - - 43KB

Monkey On His Back by Charles V. De Vet ~4848words

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut ~2675words

The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut(41KB) at

Shock Absorber by E. G. von Wald ~8714words

The 4-D Doodler by Graph Waldeyer ~5506words

A Matter of Proportion by Anne Walker ~5660words

Bolden's Pets by Floyd Wallace - 57KB

Second Landing by Floyd Wallace ~2666words

Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? by Bryce Walton (40KB) at

Strange Alliance by Bryce Walton ~3890words

The Ideal by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum ~8112words

Pygmalion's Spectacles by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum ~7129words

The Point of View by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum ~6745words

The Worlds of If by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum ~6309words

Moment of Truth by Basil Eugene Wells ~ 1628 words

Second Sight by Basil Eugene Wells (44KB) at

The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker ~6328words

Cogito, Ergo Sum by John Foster West - - 36KB

Upstarts by Joseph Wesley (50KB) at

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake ~11227words

The Quantum Jump by Robert Wicks ~3785words

Be It Ever Thus by Robert Moore Williams - - 46KB

The Cosmic Express by John Stewart Williamson ~4984words

Double Take by Richard Wilson (41KB) at

Out Around Rigel by Robert H. Wilson ~8351words

Lonesome Hearts by R. R. Winterbotham (29KB) at

Longevity by Therese Windser - - 22KB

The Infra-Medians by Sewell Peaslee Wright ~9988words

The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright - - 63KB

Unspecialist by Murray F. Yaco ~4532words

No Moving Parts by Murray F. Yaco ~6405words

Collector's Item by Robert F. Young - - 27KB

Star Mother by Robert F. Young ~1897words