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

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Post by Myth » June 27th, 2016, 9:03 am

I'll grab it, my first solo. I must be nuts!

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Post by philchenevert » June 29th, 2016, 5:14 pm

Myth wrote:I'll grab it, my first solo. I must be nuts!

Wish me luck!
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Post by sjmarky » June 29th, 2016, 5:20 pm

gweeks wrote:One of my favorite Fritz Leiber short stories has recently posted to PG.

A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51461

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Post by Newgatenovelist » July 8th, 2016, 11:28 am

The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith (towards the very top of the list) has been completed:
https://librivox.org/the-angel-of-the-revolution-by-george-griffith/

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Post by Elizabby » July 23rd, 2016, 7:15 am

I was just looking through some of the PG stuff we don't yet have and I saw two Ray Cummings books we don't seem to have:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22527/22527-h/22527-h.htm (Beyond the Vanishing Point)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20551/20551-h/20551-h.htm (The White Invaders - this is a novelette.)
EDIT: This is just on 30,000 words, so about 3.5 - 4 hours final listening time, I think.
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Post by annise » July 23rd, 2016, 7:24 am

We do have Beyond the Vanishing point in the March 1931 Astounding Stories but the White Invaders was in the Dec 1931 issue and August 1931 is the last issue PG are going to release

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Post by gweeks » July 23rd, 2016, 8:04 am

annise wrote:We do have Beyond the Vanishing point in the March 1931 Astounding Stories but the White Invaders was in the Dec 1931 issue and August 1931 is the last issue PG are going to release

Anne
Last one as a complete magazine. All of the fiction content has been released.

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Post by VfkaBT » July 24th, 2016, 5:10 am

I wish you'd start on the post-'22 detective pulp -- it can't all be still under copyright.
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Post by gweeks » July 24th, 2016, 6:30 am

VfkaBT wrote:I wish you'd start on the post-'22 detective pulp -- it can't all be still under copyright.
I did one. Let me hunt it up.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38466
Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942

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Post by annise » July 24th, 2016, 7:01 am

gweeks wrote:
annise wrote:We do have Beyond the Vanishing point in the March 1931 Astounding Stories but the White Invaders was in the Dec 1931 issue and August 1931 is the last issue PG are going to release

Anne
Last one as a complete magazine. All of the fiction content has been released.

Greg
That's what I was trying to say. It's been fun having some as magazines, when they were written that way and it gives a feel of how it was with the Readers Corner and the "science facts" but I'm quite happy to be stopping at no. 20.

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Post by annise » August 25th, 2016, 8:54 pm

Just came across " the British Barbarians" by Grant Allen(1848-1899) which is Time Travel pre H G Wells. It's on PG http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4340.
I haven't read it but I've listened to author books by the author and enjoyed them

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Post by RuthieG » August 26th, 2016, 7:11 am

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Post by annise » August 26th, 2016, 3:04 pm

I thought it sounded familiar but it didn't show up - must have mistyped - just shows , I shouldn't try and search with eyes streaming with hay fever.

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Post by ChuckW » January 20th, 2017, 11:59 am

I don't think anyone has mentioned The Social War of 1900 yet, possibly because it's often referred to as THE WORST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL EVER WRITTEN. Seriously. Even the Wikipedia page describes it as "[c]ommercially unsuccessful... noted for its lack of literary merit and the repugnance of the ideas it advances." So much for that so-called lack of editorial bias!

I won't lie... a perverse part of me wants to take this one on as a solo. :-P It sounds absolutely vile and riotous and I kinda want to record every last chapter from it.

The best part? This book comes in two flavors... novel and play form! I'm not kidding!

https://archive.org/details/socialwaryearor00landgoog

https://archive.org/details/socialwarof190000land

I'm probably the only person really, really excited about this horrible book.

EDIT: By the way, I might do this as a group project sometime in the future... unless someone else is interested in this?
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Post by sjmarky » January 20th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I like that the play was "Printed but not published by the author at his medical institute". I have to admit, it's intriguing.
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