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by Kaffen
January 29th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 17 is up. I'm convinced Verne wrote this simply because he wanted to play tour guide to the Moon! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_17_verne_128kb.mp3
by Kaffen
January 29th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

I have been refreshing myself on some scientific history... Verne was touting the absolute latest theory with his talk of "luminous ether". James Clerk Maxwell had just published (probably during this book's writing) a treatise on electromagnetism that posited that light is propagated into such a me...
by Kaffen
January 28th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

And here is Chapter 15, which is nettling poor Michel no end, and not incidentally, threatening to end their lives in multiple ways! At least they got a peek at something it took the Russians until 1959 to show us - the back side of the Moon: :D Please note I fixed the logic error at 9:19, which wou...
by Kaffen
January 26th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 13 is up, wherein you want to have a (19th Century) map of the Moon handy! :D (I corrected "three" friends to "two" at 16:04) https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_13_verne_128kb.mp3 Chapter 14 joins it, wherein the projectile flies into the Moon's shadow, and begins to freeze! :D...
by Kaffen
January 23rd, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

I discovered I had uploaded Chapters 10 & 11 without normalizing their volume. Now I have done so and re-uploaded those chapters. The links remain as before, but there are now older versions on the server. Just saying, in case anyone (Annise?) notices!
by Kaffen
January 23rd, 2021, 1:46 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 12 is in the pot, and now you will know all you want to know about the map of the Moon! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_12_verne_128kb.mp3


For myself, I wish Verne would make up his mind, and choose either leagues or miles for measurement, instead of mixing them. :(
by Kaffen
January 21st, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 9 is one big whoopsie! (And please be advised - I corrected the math at 12:03. Cursed be the non-engineering knaves who leave off the units they are calculating in! From "yards per second" to "leagues per hour" is not explicit... especially when considering there are at LEAST 3 different kno...
by Kaffen
January 20th, 2021, 3:31 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 8 is ready. I have made some changes from Gutenberg's text, as I believe Gutenberg botched the transcription from the original, rather than Verne made these mistakes. At 8:07, I have corrected the number to 78,514, to agree with the chapter title (you see why I suspect Gutenberg). At 9:09, i...
by Kaffen
January 19th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Back to our story!

Chapter 6, wherein we learn some more astronomy. :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_06_verne_128kb.mp3

And Chapter 7, where these fine fellows are about to start a fist fight! :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_07_verne_128kb.mp3
by Kaffen
January 15th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Chapter 4 presages Lockheed's goof of a few years back - in space science, you need to check your work! https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_04_verne_128kb.mp3 Chapter 5 gives us another improbable scene... but Verne had never heard of "explosive decompression." https://librivox.org/uplo...
by Kaffen
January 14th, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Well, in Chapter 3, they take account of everything they brought with them... but Verne has completely forgotten bathroom facilities! And with extra dogs, it's gonna get close in there, no matter how much oxygen they produce! :lol:
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_03_verne_128kb.mp3
by Kaffen
January 13th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

I read this pretty uncritically as a kid of 10 or 11; now certain parts jump out: the expectation that hydrogen, which has no scent, would be smelled if the reservoir leaked; the idea that during the launch loose items would have hit the ceiling! (We'll leave aside the fact that the projectile devel...
by Kaffen
January 12th, 2021, 8:03 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

You're in, Helen - and thank you!

Two chapters are already up!
by Kaffen
January 12th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Well, I have begun recording, and an eventual proof-listener can catch up later! Chapter 00, wherein we reprise the major events of the preceding book: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/roundthemoon_00_verne_128kb.mp3 And then we move on to the actual moment of detonation!! https://librivox.org/up...
by Kaffen
January 11th, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans
Replies: 52
Views: 869

Re: [SOLO] Round the Moon by Jules Verne-ans

Thank you kindly, Anne!