Science fiction authors have long been pariahs from the literary world, in some cases critics using the worst examples of the genre as ammunition against it.
Brian Aldiss in a letter to a newspaper says “It is a truth widely acknowledged that SF is not worth consideration by sane minds. Kurt Vonnegut and J. G. Ballard have adopted Atwood’s gambit. When Vonnegut grew tired of being a guru, he returned to SF and wrote such brilliant novels as Galápagos. No reviewer spoke its name. When — possibly because of my age — I was invited on Desert Island Discs this year, I was told that SF readers were nerds who were poor and could not ‘get a woman'”.
On the other hand, people like me have always preferred science fiction to the regular stuff. (Except for Harry Potter books:). So here are some of the best SF in the public domain. I also love P. G. Wodehouse so the next bunch of audio books shared here will be under the title "Humour".