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

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Post by annise » August 21st, 2015, 6:25 am

Great - for some reason , probably where I live , they won't let me access the scans so I wanted to be sure the translation was PD in the USA at least.

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Post by gweeks » August 21st, 2015, 6:41 am

There are bad pages that are unreadable in the Hathi copy. Page 339 is the one I ran into sampling pages.

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Post by edhumpal » August 21st, 2015, 8:22 am

Yep, that page is pretty bad. This seems to be the only scan on the internet. The worldcat lists a few 1880's editions, tucked away in libraries all over. I'm only 26 miles from one of them! It makes me wonder two things, just theoretically:

If I were claiming this book (I'm still not) could I note the scan defects, and spend a morning at the University library I'm near, make corrections, then record? Similarly, I once reconstructed several paragraphs from a bad scan, and it's surprisingly easy. You note typography details, letters in a word, letters that do show, narrative context, and in no time you have reconstructed the paragraph. Supposing that scan errors were less than 1% of the whole, or whatever threshold, wouldn't the inferred text be recordable?

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Post by gweeks » August 21st, 2015, 8:45 am

I don't know about LV rules, but PG's rules would allow reconstructing the page. If you use another edition for the reconstruction you would need to grab TP&V scans (A phone photo as long as they are readable) from the edition used for the reconstruction. TP&V scans from all editions used would have to be filed in the clearance. Ideal would be if the edition used the same plates so the page scan could just be substituted. PGDP does not allow reconstruction from a different edition.

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If it's the same edition, just different printings, PG doesn't require duplicate TP&V scans.

Once there is a PG copy, I know LV allows using that one.

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Post by gweeks » September 1st, 2015, 7:43 am

Edited to remove old information.
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Post by RuthieG » September 7th, 2015, 2:38 am

The Gravity Business by James E. Gunn (1923 - floreat 2015) from Galaxy January 1956

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49897
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_E._Gunn_%28writer%29

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Post by unreadpages » September 14th, 2015, 11:07 pm

OK, have picked up A Journey to the Moon (Bergerac). Seems iconic.

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Post by Tortilla » September 15th, 2015, 7:34 pm

Awesome! I'll remove it from the list. Added The Gravity Business too.
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Post by sjmarky » September 21st, 2015, 12:35 pm

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Post by Tortilla » September 21st, 2015, 2:25 pm

It is removed! :) Thank you!
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » September 21st, 2015, 4:16 pm

This one finished recently on PG: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/49848
The Man Who Ended War by Hollis Godfrey
Thanks! (It's really good :) )

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Post by gweeks » September 27th, 2015, 7:06 am

People Minus X by Raymond Zinke Gallun is at PG now.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50063

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Post by Tortilla » September 27th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Both added. :) Thank you!
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Post by gweeks » October 2nd, 2015, 8:05 am

This just posted to PG.

The Dwindling Years by Lester Del Rey

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50103

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Post by gweeks » October 6th, 2015, 5:05 am

This just posted to PG.

Doomsday Eve by Robert Moore Williams
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50138

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