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Post by ColleenMc » March 24th, 2020, 10:15 am

Between 2006 and 2010 a thread called "More Recent Science Fiction" ran in this Book Suggestions forum, eventually adding up to 11 pages. Lots of SF books mentioned, some as PG releases and some found elsewhere, many as they first were posted to Project Gutenberg. Quite a few have since been recorded. I thought it might be helpful to go back through that thread and pull out the suggested or mentioned books that have not yet been recorded, so they would be all together in one place for convenient reference if anyone is looking for an overlooked science fiction work to record.

Props to the amazing GreggMargarite / gweeks for all the work done in the original thread, and for the many recordings of classic SF he left to us.

So, of the books and stories mentioned in that thread, the following have not yet been recorded for Librivox:

Highways in Hiding by George O. Smith
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20519

The White Invaders by Ray Cummings
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20551

Ministry of Disturbance by H. Beam Piper (this looks like it is novelette or novella length) Adopted 7/27/2020
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20659

Morale by Murray Leinster (another novelette/novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20920

Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek ADOPTED by Phil chenevert August 2020.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22132

Creatures of Vibration by Harl Vincent (novelette/novella) Adopted 4/6/20 - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=79066
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22154

The Winged Men of Orcon by David R. Sparks (novelette)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22176

Whispering Spheres by R. R. Winterbotham (novelette)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22226

The Impossibles by Randall Garrett and Laurence Janifer
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22338

The Players by Everett Cole
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22426

Slingshot by Irving Lande (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22462

Sand Doom by Murray Leinster (as William Fitzgerald Jenkins)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22467

Sense From Thought Divide by Mark Clifton
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22513

The Hunters by Joseph Samachson (as William Morrison) (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22524

Cubs of the Wolf by Raymond F. Jones (novelette/novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22526

Beyond the Vanishing Point by Ray Cummings (novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22527

--And Devious the Line of Duty by Tom Godwin (novelette/novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22585

Best Made Plans by Everett Cole
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22892

In the Control Tower by Will Mohler (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23149

The Common Man by Mack Reynolds (novelette)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23194

Subversive by Mack Reynolds (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23197

Far from Home by J.A. Taylor (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23408

Last Place on Earth James Judson (Jim) Harmon
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23426

NOTE: There's lots of works by Harmon on PG (22) but very few yet recorded for LV (2).

On Handling the Data by M.I. Mayfield (short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23429

General Max Shorter by Kris Neville (longer short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23571

The Leader by Murray Leinster (as William Fitzgerald Jenkins) (longer short story)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23612

A Matter of Importance by Murray Leinster (as William Fitzgerald Jenkins) (novelette)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23636

Gold in the Sky by Allen Nourse (novella)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23882

Charley de Milo by Laurence Janifer (novelette)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23889


Lots of treasure to dig for here! Also, everyone is welcome to make another recording of any book or short story, and many MANY of the short stories mentioned in the original thread have been recorded just once in the Short SF collections, most between 2006-2009 so it's been at least 10 years -- more than time for another rendition to be welcome!

If you want to dig further in the original thread, it's here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3984

Colleen
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Post by gweeks » June 27th, 2020, 4:11 am

Thralls of the Endless Night by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62382

Citadel of Lost Ships by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62316

The Blue Behemoth by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62349

Outpost on Io by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62249

Child of the Sun by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62037

This is really a Venus story that the editor coarsely changed to Jupiter. ADOPTED July 2020 I agree, it was very crudely changed but still a good story; phil chenevert.
The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61890

The Stellar Legion by Leigh Brackett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61844

There are more coming. She was very active in Planet Stories and I'm working through the complete set of Planet Stories.

Greg

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Post by kirk202 » June 28th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Thanks! :thumbs:
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Post by Katzsteinz » July 27th, 2020, 6:29 am

Hi Team,

I'll adopt "Cubs of the Wolf" by Raymond F. Jones.

I looks simple enough, so I think I can do it solo. I'll set it up in the launchpad in a few minutes.

Thanks,
Zac

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Post by philchenevert » July 27th, 2020, 8:55 pm

There are more coming. She was very active in Planet Stories and I'm working through the complete set of Planet Stories.

Greg
THANK YOU GREG!! I love Brackett and just finished recording one of her stories that you produced. I plan to record them all if possible. The work you do is wonderful and much appreciated. Image

EDIT: I just adopted Ministry of Disturbance by Piper. Gee, life is great!

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Post by Alev » July 28th, 2020, 1:54 pm

Hello!
I'd like to adopt "Whispering Spheres" please. Excited to read some classic sci-fi!

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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Alev wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Hello!
I'd like to adopt "Whispering Spheres" please. Excited to read some classic sci-fi!
Hi Alev. I see that you have done your 1 minute test. that is a great start. To 'adopt' a book or story you must post it in as a new project the New Project Launchpad viewforum.php?f=28 . If you need any help, just ask. You can of course say that you intend to adopt a story in this thread but it doesn't happen until you put it into the Launchpad, Here is a little video on our process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOqI_Orr4SU

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Post by sjmarky » August 1st, 2020, 9:13 am

Alev wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Hello!
I'd like to adopt "Whispering Spheres" please. Excited to read some classic sci-fi!
This is a short story. Perfect for sci-fi collection 70.
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Post by kirk202 » August 1st, 2020, 10:37 am

Please assign me Gold in the Sky by Alan E. Nourse. I've put it on the launch pad, viewtopic.php?f=28&t=81781

Thanks.
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Post by Alev » August 1st, 2020, 12:47 pm

sjmarky wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 9:13 am
Alev wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Hello!
I'd like to adopt "Whispering Spheres" please. Excited to read some classic sci-fi!
This is a short story. Perfect for sci-fi collection 70.
Thanks for the suggestion!

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Post by OooThatsNifty » August 25th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Hello! Not sure if this is an "update as we go" kind of thread, but just in case - I adopted Will Mohler's "In the Control Tower" for the most recent Short SciFi Collection (#70), which is now complete and catalogued :)
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Post by philchenevert » August 25th, 2020, 2:25 pm

kirk202 wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 10:37 am
Please assign me Gold in the Sky by Alan E. Nourse. I've put it on the launch pad, viewtopic.php?f=28&t=81781

Thanks.
Aaaaaand that story is now in our cataog! Way to go Kirk! :clap:

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Post by kirk202 » August 27th, 2020, 6:41 am

philchenevert wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Aaaaaand that story is now in our cataog! Way to go Kirk! :clap:
Thanks Phil!

I'd like to claim The Last Place on Earth by Jim Harmon. I want to do 4 or 5 more of his stories along with this one as a short story collection.
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Post by gweeks » August 27th, 2020, 6:46 am

kirk202 wrote:
August 27th, 2020, 6:41 am
I'd like to claim The Last Place on Earth by Jim Harmon. I want to do 4 or 5 more of his stories along with this one as a short story collection.
Check at gutenberg also. There may be more of them there than are listed in this thread.

Greg

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Post by ColleenMc » August 31st, 2020, 10:40 am

Yes, this thread is by no means a be-all-end-all of available SF. There was a several years old thread on the Suggestions Board with a bunch of then-recently released SF stories that had been updated periodically for a while and then hadn't been. Some stories had been recorded, some hadn't. So I consolidated the ones that had not and started this thread to give them a boost -- but there are always tons of stories floating around PG and more released every week so be sure to have a dig around there as well.

And thanks for jumping in!

Colleen

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