Science Fiction Shortish Stories

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Longer Short Science Fiction Stories

All these are available from Project Gutenberg. 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! HOWEVER, they DO also publish copyrighted works, so double-check the licence inside the 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!

In Cori's opinion, the stories listed on this page may be from 60-80 mins in finished recording duration, depending on how quickly you read, and on the language used in the story. If the story turns out to be less than 70 mins, please submit it to the Short Sci-fi Collection (found in the Short Works forum.) If it is longer than 70 mins, try to find a suitable point in the story to divide it into two or three shorter files. Use the "Solo Template" to help you post into a new thread in the Launchpad. Once this is claimed, you'll be able to upload all the files, and it's done! Each file will need its own disclaimer adding - the first part should have the full LibriVox disclaimer, and subsequent sections can use the short-form (see the template for more details.) This will create a short (but perfectly formed) solo!

Underlined stories have been recorded at least once -- however multiple versions are Very Welcome!

Word counts are only rough estimates of the total words in each story. Where stories are measured in KB, you can roughly guess at 1 minute per KB.

See also Science Fiction Short Stories and Science Fiction Novels. 

Bone, Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) - A Question of Courage (67KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26772

Breuer, Miles John - The Einstein See-Saw (72KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29060

Budrys, Algis - Citadel (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26191

Cox, Irving E. - Impact (64KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25567

Dick, Philip K. - The Defenders (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28767

Diffin, Charles Willard - The Hammer of Thor (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29202

Ernst, Paul - The Planetoid of Peril (68KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29771

Garrett, Randall - Cum Grano Salis (68KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/25234

Garrett, Randall - Dead Giveaway (73KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24054

Garrett, Randall - Fifty Per Cent Prophet (65KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30337

Garrett, Randall - Hanging by a Thread (73KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30308

Garrett, Randall - Psichopath (73KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30304

Garrett, Randall - The Destroyers (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24166

Garrett, Randall - The Unnecessary Man (65KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24529

Godwin, Tom - The Helpful Hand of God (66KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30322

Hamilton, Edmond - The Sargasso of Space (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28832

Herbert, Frank Patrick - Operation Haystack (66KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24721

Janifer, Laurence M. - Hex (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24397

Jones, Neil Ronald - The Jameson Satellite (70KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26906

Gambler's World by John Keith Laumer (68KB) http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/21627

Leinster, Murray - Invasion (76KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29455

Leinster, Murray - The Ambulance Made Two Trips (64KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24149

Marlowe, Stephen - A Place in the Sun (65KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26966

Marlowe, Stephen - My Shipmate—Columbus (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27019

Meek, S. P. (Sterner St. Paul) - The Great Drought (68KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29326

Merliss, R. R. - The Stutterer (76KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22512

Noll, Ray C. - A Fine Fix (64KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27696

Piper, H. Beam - The Keeper (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/19338

Reynolds, Mack, 1917-1983 - Freedom (76KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30338

Rich, H. Thompson (Harold Thompson) - Spawn of the Comet (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29027

Saphro, Charles - Zero Data (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29727

Schmitz, James H. - Watch the Sky (67KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24558

Simak, Clifford D. - Hellhounds of the Cosmos (76KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27013

Sloat, Edwin K. - Loot of the Void (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29457

Sloat, Edwin K. - The Space Rover (72KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29702

Smith, E. E. (Edward Elmer) - The Vortex Blaster (67KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/22629

Starzl, Roman Frederick - In the Orbit of Saturn (74KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29038

Stuart, William W. - Inside John Barth (66KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28608

Vance, Jack - Sjambak (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30002

Vincent, Harl - Vulcan's Workshop (74KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29321

Vincent, Harl - Wanderer of Infinity (73KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29408

Wald, E. G. von - Shock Absorber (68KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24380

Wandrei, Donald A. - Raiders of the Universes (66KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29389

Wannamaker, Jim - Attrition (76KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24282

Weiss, George Henry - The Heads of Apex (71KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29046

Weiss, George Henry - The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23831

Wells, Hal K. - Devil Crystals of Arret (72KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28628

Wells, Hal K. - The Cavern of the Shining Ones (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/27143

Wells, Hal K. - Zehru of Xollar (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26917

West, Wallace - The End of Time (74KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29410

Williams, Ralph, - Cat and Mouse (75KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24392

Williamson, Jack - Salvage in Space (69KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29283

Williamson, Jack - The Pygmy Planet (74KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29177

Wilson, Robert H. - Out Around Rigel (65KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20553

Wright, Sewell Peaslee - The Death-Traps of FX-31 (72KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29309

Wright, Sewell Peaslee - The God in the Box (68KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/28705

Wright, Sewell Peaslee - Vampires of Space (65KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29353

Zagat, Arthur Leo - The Great Dome on Mercury (70KB) at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29190