List of Early Science Fiction (PD and not yet in the catalog!)

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Post by ChuckW » April 3rd, 2018, 10:22 am

gweeks wrote:
April 3rd, 2018, 6:34 am
The Blue Star by Fletcher Pratt
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56889

is a recent posting to Project Gutenberg. There's another work by Fletcher Pratt at PG also.

The Onslaught from Rigel by Fletcher Pratt
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41049

These are both short novels.

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Both added to the list. Thanks. :-)
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Post by icequeen » August 4th, 2018, 10:24 pm

I have just launched Venus Boy, by Lee Sutton! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71256
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Post by ChuckW » August 5th, 2018, 6:29 am

icequeen wrote:
August 4th, 2018, 10:24 pm
I have just launched Venus Boy, by Lee Sutton! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71256
Thanks! List updated.
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Post by icequeen » August 8th, 2018, 9:16 pm

I'm back for another one! Mars is My Destination has been launched! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=71320
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Post by bettyinbirmingham » November 20th, 2018, 8:19 am

Robert Paltock's Adventures of Peter Wilkins, first published in 1750, is often regarded as proto-science fiction and is a great read! The original full title is a good plot summary:

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man: Relating Particularly, His Shipwreck Near the South Pole; His Wonderful Passage Thro' a Subterranean Cavern into a Kind of New World; His There Meeting with a Gawry or Flying Woman, whose life he Preserv'd, and Afterwards Married her; His Extraordinary Conveyance to the Country of Glums and Gawrys, or Men and Women That Fly. Likewise a Description of this Strange Country, with the Laws, Customs, and Manners of its Inhabitants, and the Author's Remarkable Transactions Among Them. Taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the Ship Hector. With an INTRODUCTION, Giving an Account of the Surprizing Manner of his Coming on Board that Vessel, and his Death on his Landing at Plymouth in the Year 1739. Illustrated with Several CUTS, Clearly and Distinctly Representing the Structure and Mechanism of the Wings of the Glums and Gawrys, and the Manner in Which They Use Them Either to Swim or Fly. By R S, a Passenger in the Hector (London: Jacob Robinson and Robert Dodsley, 1750) .

There's a public domain version based on an 1884 edition at https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/paltock/robert/life-and-adventures-of-peter-wilkins/index.html and Google have got the 1751 edition https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zVxPAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=life+adventures+peter+wilkins&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiw0LiTouPeAhXkLMAKHdJTD34Q6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=life%20adventures%20peter%20wilkins&f=false

I'm too new to LibriVox to take on such a big project, but it would be a fun one for someone!

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Post by icequeen » December 30th, 2018, 8:30 pm

The Year When Stardust Fell has been launched! viewtopic.php?p=1538152#p1538152
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Post by ChuckW » January 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm

After a long hiatus, the list has finally been updated.
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Post by ChuckW » January 4th, 2019, 8:01 pm

Also added a few 1923 books to the list (including an H.G. Welles novel). Let me know if there's anything I missed.
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Post by icequeen » April 3rd, 2019, 7:46 pm

I just posted The Planet Mappers! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74516
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Post by ChuckW » April 4th, 2019, 6:53 am

icequeen wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 7:46 pm
I just posted The Planet Mappers! viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74516
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.
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Post by gweeks » April 12th, 2019, 8:57 am

This is kind of Fantasy and kind of Historical fiction.

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59258

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Post by ChuckW » April 13th, 2019, 6:13 am

gweeks wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 8:57 am
This is kind of Fantasy and kind of Historical fiction.

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59258

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Poul Anderson? Wow, that's not gonna go unrecorded for too long! :lol:

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Post by TriciaG » April 23rd, 2019, 7:29 am

I think this is scifi. Via Twitter:
went looking for more FRANCIS STEVENS audiobooks on @librivox didn't find any new ones
this is crazy: there are 9 more tales by this lady that are #PUBLICDOMAIN and ready to go! https://www.sffaudio.com/public-domain-pdf-page/
(I object to the "this is crazy" part, since there are a gazillion works that are PD but not recorded; why would this author be any different?)

Anyway, the link goes to a page one can search by author, and it looks like the texts linked are PDF scans. Some will work for us, because they show clearly the publication date is before 1923. Others won't work, because they need copyright clearance.

And there's one work of hers on Gutenberg that isn't in the catalog: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35401

EDIT: Apparently the sffaudio guy says that all the stories listed on his site are PD, that they were published 1923 or earlier (the dates on the search page are for reprints, I guess). We'd need to verify, but that opens up more possibilities.
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Post by sjmarky » April 23rd, 2019, 9:53 am

gweeks wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 8:57 am
This is kind of Fantasy and kind of Historical fiction.

The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59258

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Post by gweeks » May 20th, 2019, 6:21 am

Project Hi-Psi by Frank Riley
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59535

A short novel out of IF that just posted. There have been and are lots of shorts out of IF posting right now. I'm about half way though IF.

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