New Science Fiction on Project Gutenberg, December 2020 - Longer Works

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Post by ColleenMc » January 5th, 2021, 7:01 am

New Science Fiction on Project Gutenberg, December 2020 - Longer Works

These are novelette/novella length works suitable for solos or collections of several works by an author. I did not include books posted in December that were already recorded or already underway as of today's date. I will attempt to keep this updated as to works that have been recorded; it would be helpful if you respond on this thread and let me know if you record a book. Of course, one person recording a book doesn't make it off-limits for anyone else -- we welcome multiple versions!

Let me know if this is helpful and I'll try to continue doing this, especially when we have periods like the last few months when a lot of SF works are being posted.


The Lost Tribes of Venus - Erik Fennel
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63932
21864 words

"On mist-shrouded Venus, where hostile swamp meets hostile sea ... there did Barry Barr-—Earthman transmuted-—swap his Terran heritage for the deep dark waters of Tana; for the strangely beautiful Xintel of the blue-brown skin."


The Man the Tech-Men Made - Fox B. Holden
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63942
24035 words

"He was a man of a hundred planets, drawn from the blackness of space to save a tech-galaxy from disintegration. He was Kane, the warrior-mechanic ... memory-king of knowledgeless worlds ... savior to millions ... maniac to the ruling few-—so they threw a dragnet over the stars to stop the heretic."


The Rebel of Valkyr - Alfred Coppel
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63960
16284 words

"... From the Dark Ages of Space emerged the Second Empire ... ruled by a child, a usurper and a fool! The Great Throne of Imperial Earth commanded a thousand vassal worlds—bleak, starved worlds that sullenly whispered of galactic revolt.... At last, like eagles at a distant eyrie, the star-kings gathered ... not to whisper, but to strike!


As It Was - Paul L. Payne
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63953
16148 words

"In a cruel Cosmos one lived only to be killer or killed. The One proved that. It killed a hundred times a day. Thisbe II was its blood-red preserve ... and now, throwing the challenge in Its myriad faces was Pritchard, the brightest name in big-game hunting throughout the length and breadth of Galaxy A."


Star Ship - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63950
12552 words
IN CATALOG: https://librivox.org/star-ship-by-poul-william-anderson/

"The strangest space-castaways of all! The Terrans left their great interstellar ship unmanned in a tight orbit around Khazak-—descended, all of them, in a lifeboat to investigate that weird, Iron Age world-—and the lifeboat cracked up!"


Martian Nightmare - Bryce Walton
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63997
14031 words

"Three tough, cynical fighting-men of Earth—-Danton, Keith, Van Ness-—rose from their tomb of forgetfulness ... to find themselves space-wrecked on Mars, the last hope of mankind against the evil and immortal Oligarchs. It was weird, incredible, it was a horrible dream ... but it was real. Or was it?"


A Fine Day for Dying - John Martin
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64019
8129 words

"Life could be for a whole forest of years, but dying took just as long as one wished. Condemeign reckoned he might as well do the world a bad turn while he was about it. One might as well have one's little joke. The world had had one on him."


The Pit of Nympthons - Stanley Mullen
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64020
12474 words

"Locked in the mutant jungle of Venus were the horror-secrets of the universe. Here, into these thousand deaths, with a Tihar-trotting convict to lead her, went luxury-soft Kial Nasron."


The Virgin of Valkarion - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64022
15498 words

"Tonight, so spake the Temple Prophecy, a sword-scarred Outlander would come riding, a Queen would play the tavern bawd, and the Thirty-ninth Dynasty should fall with the Mating of the Moons!"


Swordsman of Lost Terra - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64044
19343 words
IN CATALOG https://librivox.org/swordsman-of-lost-terra-by-poul-william-anderson/

"Proud Kery of Broina felt like a ghost himself; shade of a madman flitting hopelessly to the citadel of Earth's disinherited ... to recapture the resonant pipes of Killorn-—weapon of the gods-—before they blared forth the dirge of the world."


The Ambassadors from Venus - Kendell Foster Crossen
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64045
9474 words

"Strange. Strange. The empty space ships. The patched voices. The curt invitation to Venus. But what had ClydeEllery and the other atom-plague survivors to lose? They forgot there are many kinds of death!"


Sargasso of Lost Starships - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64048
17976 words

"Far out in limitless space, Valduma, queen of the voluptuous half-life, plied her deadly trade ... a Lorelei of the black void, beckoning adventurous spacemen to death and destruction with her beautiful siren lure."


Witch of the Demon Seas - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64049
20542 words

"Guide a black galleon to the lost, fear-haunted Citadel of the Xanthi wizards—into the very jaws of Doom? Corun, condemned pirate of Conahur, laughed. Aye, he'd do it, and gladly. It would mean a reprieve from the headsman's axe—a few more precious moments of life and love ... though his lover be a witch!"


Tonight the Stars Revolt! - Gardner F. Fox
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64052
14572 words

"In the Black Pools he found the 50,000-year-lost wisdom of the Ancients. For a day Red Angus held victory in his sword-hand. But it was too short a glimpse, too elusive a thought to bolster the star-rabble against the Citadel's iron guard."


Calling World-4 of Kithgol - H.B. Fyfe
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64053
14017 words

"Accidentally, Yorgh sent whirling off into space a grim, 200-year-old message ... and lived to see his dead world meet the vibrant future."


Captive of the Centaurianess - Poul Anderson
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64075
16484 words

"The entire System was after Ballantyne. Earth wanted him. The Jovian war-fleet jetted on his trail. But mainly Ballantyne feared his
big-bosomed, sword-swinging space-mate-—Dyann the Amazon from man-starved Alpha C3."


Purple Forever - Jack Lewis
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64190
9569 words

"Three men on Venus ... lolling about in their shirt sleeves and breathing in an atmosphere of
chlorine and ammonia that was sure to kill a man in thirty seconds. The pictures lied! ... they must lie! Trick photography?... Inquisitive Carl Keating found the true answer even stranger."

Colleen
Last edited by ColleenMc on January 17th, 2021, 11:03 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 5th, 2021, 6:29 pm

Hi Colleen,

Star Ship is now in the catalog. :D
Paul

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Post by ColleenMc » January 5th, 2021, 9:40 pm

Thanks!

Colleen
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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 7th, 2021, 12:59 am

ColleenMc wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:40 pm
Thanks!

Colleen
Hi Colleen,

I am setting up in the launch pad "Swordsman of Lost Terra" by Poul Anderson for me to record as a solo.

Thanks
Paul

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Post by ColleenMc » January 7th, 2021, 9:20 am

PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:59 am
ColleenMc wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:40 pm
Thanks!

Colleen
Hi Colleen,

I am setting up in the launch pad "Swordsman of Lost Terra" by Poul Anderson for me to record as a solo.

Thanks
Awesome, thanks for letting me know!

Colleen
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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 17th, 2021, 12:25 am

ColleenMc wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 9:20 am
PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:59 am
ColleenMc wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:40 pm
Thanks!

Colleen
Hi Colleen,

I am setting up in the launch pad "Swordsman of Lost Terra" by Poul Anderson for me to record as a solo.

Thanks
Awesome, thanks for letting me know!

Colleen

Hi Colleen,

I just wanted to let you know that Swordsman of Lost Terra is finished and in the catalog.

Thanks.
Paul

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Post by ColleenMc » January 17th, 2021, 11:18 am

PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 17th, 2021, 12:25 am
ColleenMc wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 9:20 am
PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:59 am


Hi Colleen,

I am setting up in the launch pad "Swordsman of Lost Terra" by Poul Anderson for me to record as a solo.

Thanks
Awesome, thanks for letting me know!

Colleen

Hi Colleen,

I just wanted to let you know that Swordsman of Lost Terra is finished and in the catalog.

Thanks.
Thanks, I updated the first post. Thanks for letting me know!

Colleen
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 20th, 2021, 10:47 am

This is from January, but I'd like to post it in the suggestions (unless you're planning to have a separate thread for January)

Black Silence by Robert Emmett McDowell
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64326
About 20,300 words in 10 parts/chapters.
They stepped down—into a wasted
lifeless horror! Eying each other in despair, they
wondered. Must they—could they—colonize
an alien world they once called HOME?

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Post by ColleenMc » January 20th, 2021, 3:44 pm

I was thinking that I would do a January thread similar to these December ones, if people have been finding it useful.

Colleen
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