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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 http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23161 ~2666words

Slingshot by Irving W. Lande http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22462 ~5033words

The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24864 ~7328words

Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier (41KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29987

The Yillian Way by John Keith Laumer http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21782 ~5166words

One Martian Afternoon by Tom Leahy (31KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29975

Junior Achievement by William M. Lee - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27665 - 47KB

The Bell Tone by Edmund H. Leftwich http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22470 ~1764words

Bread Overhead by Fritz Leiber http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22579 ~5079words

The Moon is Green by Fritz Leiber (53KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29662

What's He Doing in There? by Fritz Leiber - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29504 - 31KB

Attention Saint Patrick by [pseud.] Murray Leinster http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23439 ~7822words

A Bottle of Old Wine by Richard O. Lewis (40KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30004

Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony, 1913-1966 - The Game of Rat and Dragon (51KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29614

Daughters of Doom by Herbert B. Livingston http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25094 ~6551words

G-r-r-r...! by Robert Donald Locke - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29194 - 36KB

Mex by William Logan http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28518 ~849words

The Big Tomorrow by Paul Lohrman (50KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29931

The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28583 ~ 6278 words

The Man from Time by Frank Belknap Long - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29418 - 48KB

The Man the Martians Made by Frank Belknap Long - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29432 - 60KB

The Mississippi Saucer by Frank Belknap Long http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23568 ~6008words

The Sky Trap by Frank Belknap Long http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24151 ~5663words

When I Grow Up by Richard E. Lowe - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28953 - 39KB

Troubadour by Robert Augustine Ward Lowndes http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23091 ~1431words

Tulan by C.C. MacApp - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27968 59KB

The Carnivore by Katherine MacLean (31KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30044

The Alternate Plan by Gerry Maddren http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24792 ~2062words

The Deadly Daughters by Winston K. Marks http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24965 ~3647words

Black Eyes and the Daily Grind by Stephen Marlowe (49KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30329

The One and the Many by Stephen Marlowe (32KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30386

Summer Snow Storm by Stephen Marlowe http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26968 ~4649words

Spies Die Hard! by Arnold Marmor (25KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30383

Beyond Pandora by Robert J. Martin http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23930 ~880words

Pushbutton War by Joseph P. Martino http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24122 ~7640words

Something Will Turn Up by David Mason http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24189 ~2187words

Shepherd of the Planets by Alan Mattox http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28048 ~4236words

Rex Ex Machina by Frederic Max http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28543 ~ 1161 words

On Handling the Data by M. I. Mayfield http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23429 ~6063words

Mother America by Sam McClatchie http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26180 ~5361words

Criminal Negligence by J. Francis McComas http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24399 ~6880words

Life Sentence by James V. McConnell (47KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29889

Celebrity by James McKimmey (25KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29962

Pipe of Peace by James McKimmey (27KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30380

Planet of Dreams by James McKimmey (35KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30045

It's All Yours by Sam Merwin - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29195 - 40KB

Reel Life Films by Sam Merwin - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29209 - 36KB

Death of a Spaceman by Walter M. Miller (56KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29643

The Hoofer by Walter M. Miller - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29170 - 41KB

In the Control Tower by Will Mohler http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23149 ~5790words

Song in a Minor Key by Catherine Lucille Moore http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28550 ~ 964 words

Divinity by William Douglas Morrison http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22623 ~6807words

The Hunters by William Douglas Morrison http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22524 ~5355words

General Max Shorter by Kris Ottman Neville http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23571 ~7354words

Of Time and Texas by William F. Nolan - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28893 - 23KB

Small World by William F. Nolan - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29308 - 41KB

All Cats Are Gray by Andre Norton - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29019 - 36KB

The Gifts of Asti by Andre Norton http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19029 ~6155words

An Ounce of Cure by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22866 ~1444words

Circus by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22875 ~2557words

Coffin Cure by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24276 ~5649words

Image of the Gods by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22882 ~6414words

Letter of the Law by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24275 ~5842words

Meeting of the Board by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22867 ~5899words

My Friend Bobby by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22881 ~4962words

PRoblem by Alan Edward Nourse at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24290 47KB

Second Sight by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22997 ~8164words

The Dark Door by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22869 ~8944words

The Link by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22876 ~6045words

The Native Soil by Alan Edward Nourse http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24274 ~7311words

O'Hara, Thomas J. - Rescue Squad (47KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29822

As Long As You Wish by John O'Keefe http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24121 ~1811words

The Diamond Lens by Fitz-James O'Brien http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23169 ~9251words

The Good Neighbors by Edgar Pangborn http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26536 - 31KB

This One Problem by M. C. Pease - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29354 - 38KB

Lost in the Future by John Victor Peterson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28645 ~ 1102 words

The White Feather Hex by Don Peterson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23308 ~4989words

Dearest by H. Beam Piper http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19102 ~6657words

Crossroads of Destiny by H. Beam Piper http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18632 ~4676words

Operation R.S.V.P. by H. Beam Piper http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18261 ~2941words

The Answer by H. Beam Piper http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18342 ~4677words

Time and Time Again by H. Beam Piper http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18831 ~7112words

The Day of the Boomer Dukes by Frederik Pohl http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22559 ~8308words

The Hated by Frederik Pohl - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29503 - 41KB

Pythias by Frederik Pohl (30KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30399

Revenge by Arthur Porges - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27756 - 36KB

The Hohokam Dig by Theodore Pratt (45KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29793

The Green Beret by Thomas Edward Purdom http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24278 ~4724words

A Filbert Is a Nut by Rick Raphael http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23588 ~2991words

Dogfight—1973 by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds (24KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29940

Gun for Hire by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24247 ~5037words

Happy Ending by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds and Fredric Brown - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29206 - 50KB

I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26741 ~2023words

Off Course by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds (35KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30035

Summit by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23669 ~1949words

Subversive by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23197 ~7109words

Unborn Tomorrow by Dallas McCord (Mack) Reynolds http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23942 ~4480words

Such Blooming Talk by L. Major Reynolds - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29356 - 24KB

Disturbing Sun by Robert Shirley Richardson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24150 ~4091words

Decision by Frank M. Robinson (46KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29680

See? by Edward G. Robles (28KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29601

Sorry: Wrong Dimension by Ross Rocklynne (36KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29620

The Second Voice by Mann Rubin (46KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29910

The Premiere by Richard Sabia http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24865 ~5766words

Operation Lorelie by William P. Salton - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29160 - 28KB

Divinity by Joseph Samachson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22623 - 56KB

The Hunters by Joseph Samachson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22524 - 49KB

Runaway by Joseph Samachson (45KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29897

DP by Arthur Dekker Savage (50KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30305

Trees Are Where You Find Them by Arthur Dekker Savage (33KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30010

An Incident on Route 12 by James H. Schmitz http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21897 ~5087words

The Other Likeness by James H. Schmitz (57KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30398

Watch the Sky by James H. Schmitz http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24558 ~8380words

Quiet, Please by Kevin Scott http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21541 ~970words

Alien Offer by Al Sevcik http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26956 ~5320words

A Matter of Magnitude by Al Sevcik http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24927 ~2097words

Survival Tactics by Al Sevcik http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24966 ~4183words

The Dope on Mars by Jack Sharkey http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26843 ~5629words

Minor Detail by John Michael Sharkey http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28156 ~ 3713 words

Stairway to the Stars by Larry Shaw http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23159 ~6193words

The Helpful Robots by Robert J. Shea http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28438 ~ 1301 words

Mutineer by Robert Shea - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29196 - 40KB

Resurrection by Robert J. Shea http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28031 ~679words

Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9055 - 47KB

Beside Still Waters by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29446 - 27KB

Cost of Living by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29458 - 38KB

Death Wish by Robert Sheckley (39KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29876

Forever by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29487 - 39KB

The Hour of Battle by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29445 - 31KB

The Leech by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29525 - 53KB

Warm by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29509 - 37KB

Warrior Race by Robert Sheckley - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29548 - 43KB

Houlihan's Equation by Walter J. Sheldon - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29168 - 39KB

This is Klon Calling by Walter J. Sheldon - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28954 - 29KB

Two Plus Two Makes Crazy by Walter J. Sheldon - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28894 - 28KB

The Happy Unfortunate by Robert Silverberg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25035 ~7373words

The Hunted Heroes by Robert Silverberg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25627 ~5181words

Postmark Ganymede by Robert Silverberg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25629 ~2854words

The Street That Wasn't There by Carl Richard Jacobi and Clifford Donald Simak http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22218 ~5994words

The Delegate from Venus by Henry Slesar http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25086 ~4655words

Dream Town by Henry Slesar - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29193 - 42KB

My Father, the Cat by Henry Slesar http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28119 ~ 3080 words

Reluctant Genius by Henry Slesar http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28030 ~1109words

The Success Machine by Henry Slesar http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26168 ~4016words

The Doorway by Evelyn E. Smith - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29138 - 29KB

The Blue Tower by Evelyn E. Smith http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23104 ~5266words

Benefactor by George H. Smith - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28892 - 24KB

History Repeats by George Oliver Smith http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23884 ~4367words

Instinct by George Oliver Smith http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23931 ~4623words

Stop Look and Dig by George Oliver Smith http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19963 ~9722words

Compatible by Richard R. Smith - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28922 - 26KB

No Hiding Place by Richard R. Smith - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29272 - 38KB

Old Mr. Wiley by Fanny Greye la Spina http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23379 ~9823words

The Marooner by Charles A. Stearns http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24791 ~4412words

Upstarts by L. J. Stecher http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27492 ~5370words

The Hands by Richard Sternbach - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29535 - 21KB

Solar Stiff by Chas. A. Stopher http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28646 ~ 2341 words

Faithfully Yours by Lou Tabakow http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24566 ~6921words

Far from Home by J.A. Taylor http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23408 ~6644words

Cerebrum by Albert Teichner http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26761 ~6971words

Man Made by Albert Teichner http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24955 ~3646words

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky by Albert Teichner http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21568 ~2024words

The Big Bounce by Walter S. Tevis http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23153 ~6930words

Pleasant Journey by Richard F. Thieme (30KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29790

There Will Be School Tomorrow by V. E. Thiessen - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29317 - 37KB

The Professional Approach by Harness and Thomas http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23872 ~8172words

High Dragon Bump by Don Thompson (44KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30330

Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24655 ~7669words

The Glory of Ippling by Helen M. Urban http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23185 ~4668words

Vital Ingredient by Gerald Vance http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27797 ~3637words

Jubilation, U.S.A. by G.L. Vandenburg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22589 ~3664words

Martian V.F.W. by G.L. Vandenburg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22110 ~2584words

Grove of the Unborn by Lyn Venable - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29205 - 43KB

Monkey On His Back by Charles V. De Vet http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26569 ~4848words

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21279 ~2675words

The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut(41KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30240

Shock Absorber by E. G. von Wald http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24380 ~8714words

The 4-D Doodler by Graph Waldeyer http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22227 ~5506words

A Matter of Proportion by Anne Walker http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23920 ~5660words

Bolden's Pets by Floyd Wallace http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28460 - 57KB

Second Landing by Floyd Wallace http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24958 ~2666words

Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? by Bryce Walton (40KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30086

Strange Alliance by Bryce Walton http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28047 ~3890words

The Ideal by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22897 ~8112words

Pygmalion's Spectacles by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22893 ~7129words

The Point of View by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22895 ~6745words

The Worlds of If by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22890 ~6309words

Moment of Truth by Basil Eugene Wells http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28111 ~ 1628 words

Second Sight by Basil Eugene Wells (44KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29832

The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26967 ~6328words

Cogito, Ergo Sum by John Foster West - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29149 - 36KB

Upstarts by Joseph Wesley (50KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27492

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27089 ~11227words

The Quantum Jump by Robert Wicks http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24418 ~3785words

Be It Ever Thus by Robert Moore Williams - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29240 - 46KB

The Cosmic Express by John Stewart Williamson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26066 ~4984words

Double Take by Richard Wilson (41KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30063

Out Around Rigel by Robert H. Wilson http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20553 ~8351words

Lonesome Hearts by R. R. Winterbotham (29KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30170

Longevity by Therese Windser - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24928 - 22KB

The Infra-Medians by Sewell Peaslee Wright http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20838 ~9988words

The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29118 - 63KB

Unspecialist by Murray F. Yaco http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23443 ~4532words

No Moving Parts by Murray F. Yaco http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25078 ~6405words

Collector's Item by Robert F. Young - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28924 - 27KB

Star Mother by Robert F. Young http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26957 ~1897words