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Post by Robert Marquardt » February 27th, 2007, 2:15 am

Norton currently on PG:

* The Gifts of Asti
* Key Out of Time
* Plague Ship
* Ralestone Luck
* Star Born
* Star Hunter
* The Time Traders
* Voodoo Planet

All as HTML, several with illustrations or at least a scanned cover.

ibiblio.org seems to be down. At least PG and Groklaw databases are both down. Groklaw talks about a fried RAID card.

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Post by gweeks » February 27th, 2007, 4:25 am

PaulW wrote:Piper, the Doc, and Andre Norton are my top three favorite authores (when I could read physical books), and I'm eagerly anticipating proof-listening any of their works I can find
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton is in PPV at DP so it should be in PG in a week or so.

(PPV Post Processing Verification, DP Distributed Proofing, PG Project Gutenberg)

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Post by gweeks » February 27th, 2007, 9:21 am

PaulW wrote:It's too bad the Library of Congress NLS doesn't have much of anything Andre wrote.
If you're eligible for NLS you should be able to get Baen books webscriptions also. They have a fair amount of Andre Norton. It's not nearly as nice as a human read book, but it's at least something.

http://www.readassist.org/read/service/webscform.php

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Post by PaulW » February 27th, 2007, 10:23 am

gweeks wrote:
PaulW wrote:It's too bad the Library of Congress NLS doesn't have much of anything Andre wrote.
If you're eligible for NLS you should be able to get Baen books webscriptions also. They have a fair amount of Andre Norton. It's not nearly as nice as a human read book, but it's at least something.

http://www.readassist.org/read/service/webscform.php

Greg Weeks
I've already been to Baen's web site and just found the announcement about the Read Assust program, and have previously gotten some of the books from their Free Library, but I haven't been able to afford the NeoSpeech or AT&T voices...most fo the rest of the free SAPI voices just aren't worth listening to unless you absolutely have to. The folks over at AI Squared are now including the NeoSpeech voices in their latest version of Zoomtext Screen Reader/Magnifier, I may go ahead and bite the bullet and upgrade.

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Post by gweeks » February 28th, 2007, 5:41 am

The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell is at Project Gutenberg now.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20707

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Post by sjmarky » March 4th, 2007, 5:50 pm

Gird your loins. The Spousal Unit and I will be taking a little vacation. Upon my return on the 19th, I plan to post Plague Ship in solo's, to be be completed March 23. The following week I plan to start Oomphel in the Sky and Omnilingual, to complete on March 31. Three books in two weeks - truly March Madness. Or perhaps Spring Stupidity. Any aspiring proof listeners should be on the lookout.
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Post by gweeks » March 4th, 2007, 6:16 pm

H. Beam Piper's "Space Viking" "The Cosmic Computer" and "A Slave is a Slave" posted tp PG this weekend. "The Cosmic Computer" is already done. Thanks Mark.

"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles L. Fontenay posted this weekend also.

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Post by sjmarky » March 5th, 2007, 8:19 pm

gweeks wrote: "The Cosmic Computer" is already done.

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Post by PaulW » March 6th, 2007, 12:27 pm

sjmarky wrote:Gird your loins. ... Upon my return on the 19th, I plan to post Plague Ship in solo's, to be be completed March 23. The following week I plan to start Oomphel in the Sky and Omnilingual, to complete on March 31. ... Any aspiring proof listeners should be on the lookout.
:clap: I'll happily volunteer to help proof listen Plague Ship. It was the novel that got me hooked on Andre's works. Depending on how my time goes after that, I'll probably be able to hep with the other two.

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Post by sjmarky » March 6th, 2007, 1:38 pm

PaulW wrote:
sjmarky wrote:Gird your loins. ... Upon my return on the 19th, I plan to post Plague Ship in solo's, to be be completed March 23. The following week I plan to start Oomphel in the Sky and Omnilingual, to complete on March 31. ... Any aspiring proof listeners should be on the lookout.
:clap: I'll happily volunteer to help proof listen Plague Ship. It was the novel that got me hooked on Andre's works. Depending on how my time goes after that, I'll probably be able to hep with the other two.

Paul from Austin TX
Excellent. So when I post it I'll include a note that you want to proof, and the BC should set you up.
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Post by gweeks » March 9th, 2007, 12:56 pm

Triplanetary by E.E. Doc Smith is at Project Gutenberg. This is the
original 1934 Amazing Stories publication not the later book
publication where it had been worked into the lensman series.

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/2/0/7/8/20782/

It's permanent home will be:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20782

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Post by sjmarky » March 10th, 2007, 9:45 am

I just submitted The Gifts of Asti to Short Story Collection 012.
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Post by gweeks » March 10th, 2007, 9:53 am

sjmarky wrote:I just submitted The Gifts of Asti to Short Story Collection 012.
Cool. You've done a lot of the H. Beam Piper. Are you an Andre Norton fan also? :) Storm over Warlock just posted to PG also.

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Post by sjmarky » March 10th, 2007, 11:00 am

gweeks wrote:
sjmarky wrote:I just submitted The Gifts of Asti to Short Story Collection 012.
Cool. You've done a lot of the H. Beam Piper. Are you an Andre Norton fan also? :) Storm over Warlock just posted to PG also.

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Just posted Plague Ship over in Going Solo. Will start recording as soon as I get back from vacation on the 19th.

Also looking at Voodoo Planet some time in the near future. Cripes, there's so much available all of a sudden it's a little overwhelming. I am open to any suggestions and recommendations.
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Post by Cori » March 10th, 2007, 11:25 am

I got to Plague Ship with my MC tag -- good luck with it!


I also have another of Greg's books (via DP) -- "On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell, nestling on my hard drive -- it's not at PG yet, but will be when I muster the energy to get the HTML in order (argh, illustrations!)

If you want to read that before it's PGed, just let me know, and I'll whizz on over the plain text version.
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