[COMPLETE] Short Science Fiction Collection 043 - gam

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by GreggMargarite » November 19th, 2010, 5:40 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 043

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-043-by-various/

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This collection is for science fiction recordings of less than 70 minutes in duration

Collection Requirements:
  • Text must be in the Public Domain (with expired copyright, or published before 1923)
  • Each recording must contain a complete story
  • Claiming stories is unnecessary (duplicates are held for future collections)
  • There is no deadline (when finished, post to the currently open collection)
  • For help with LibriVox requirements and policies see the Recording Notes topic
Finding Texts:
  • Stories found on the Project Gutenberg US site are cleared for recording
  • Gutenberg’s Science Fiction Bookshelf is a good starting point
  • Gutenberg’s science fiction content is not always cataloged as such (search by other criteria)
  • Gutenberg plain text, us-ascii, uncompressed files of less than 78 KB or 10,000 story words can generally be read in less than 70 minutes
  • The LibriVox wiki also contains pages listing Gutenberg stories appropriate to this collection:
  • The Science Fiction Short Stories page shows stories that can be read in less than 60 minutes
  • The Science Fiction Shortish Stories page shows longer stories that may be read in less than 60 minutes depending on your reading speed
  • The LibriVox Short Science Fiction Index displays stories already in the LibriVox catalog (Note: duplicates welcome)
  • Stories from sources other than Gutenberg require evidence of public domain status. For more information see the Copyright and Public Domain page of the LibriVox wiki

File Requirements:
  • Recording must be a monaural MP3 file with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and a bit rate of 128 Kbps.
  • File name must be formatted entirely in lower case letters and use under-bars to separate values as in: ssf043_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials.mp3 (e.g. ssf043_nightfall_asimov_abc.mp3) – Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name (e.g. grapesofwrath_steinbeck_abc.mp3)
  • Recording must contain LibriVox announcements at beginning and end:

    Beginning Announcement:
    “[story title] by [author]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    You can then optionally say: "Recording by [your name]".
    Then repeat: "[Title], by [author]. Translated by [translator]."

    Ending Announcement:
    "End of [title], by [author] Translated by [translator]."
    You can then optionally say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Recordings of less than 30 minutes require 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file
  • Recordings of more than 30 minutes require 10 seconds of silence at the end of the file
  • All files must have ID3 V2 tags that populate the following 3 fields:

    Title: [story title]
    Artist: [author name] (trans. by [translator name])
    Album: Librivox Short Sci-fi Story Collection, vol. 043


Posting completed recordings:
  • Send your completed recording to us by using the LibriVox Uploader
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  • Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
    • The story title
    • The author’s name
    • The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader after the file has successfully uploaded
    • The URL for the online version of the text
    • The duration of the recording
  • If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
    • Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog
    • Your personal website URL (optional)
  • Check this forum thread frequently for messages pertaining to your story!

MAGIC WINDOW:

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  • Stories are entered in the order received, but are alphabetized for final cataloging
Questions can be posted to this thread or sent as a Private Message to Meta Coordinator: GreggMargarite

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Post by k5hsj » November 20th, 2010, 12:28 am

Here's a really short SSF. From the start, this seems to be just a dated attempt to project air warfare from the middle into the last quarter of the 20th Century, but the finish blasts us right up to date in the 21st.

Title: Dogfight—1973
Author: Mack Reynolds
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_dogfight1973_reynolds_wt.mp3
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29940
Duration: 5:33

Winston
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Post by frankmalanga » November 21st, 2010, 9:51 am

Uploaded....

Title: Reel Life Films

Author: Sam Merwin

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_reellifefilms_merwin_fm.mp3

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29209

Duration: 17:27

Wendel, I am testing out a new microphone. In your opinion is the sound quality about the same as you remember on those recordings you PL'd in 042, or better, or worse? Thanks.

Also, I have obtained some room-echo deadening material I will use on future recordings, but I did not have it available for this "Reel Life Film" story.

Frank

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Post by GreggMargarite » November 22nd, 2010, 4:03 pm

Winston – Thanks for the Reynolds!

Frank – Thanks for the Merwin!

Gregg

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Post by wendeltopper » November 22nd, 2010, 7:19 pm

Sections 1, 2 - PL OK

Frank - The new mic sounds great! Sounds to me as good as some professional recordings I have heard (and better than others)
Wendel

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Post by GreggMargarite » November 25th, 2010, 12:38 pm

I have uploaded a story:

Title: Riya’s Foundling
Author: Algis Budrys
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_riyasfoundling_budrys_gam.mp3
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/34420
Duration: 20:40

Thanks;

Gregg Margarite

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Post by frankmalanga » November 26th, 2010, 11:59 am

Uploaded......

Title: Tree, Spare That Woodman

Author: Dave Dryfoos

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_treesparethatwoodman_dryfoos_fm.mp3

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29794

Duration: 18:55

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Post by GreggMargarite » November 26th, 2010, 12:14 pm

Frank – Thanks for the Dryfoos!

In addition, I have uploaded a story:

Title: Sam, This Is You
Author: Murray Leinster
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_samthisisyou_leinster_gam.mp3
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/32324
Duration: 42:09

Gregg

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Post by BellonaTimes » November 28th, 2010, 5:32 pm

They call me Threadkiller.
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Post by frankmalanga » November 29th, 2010, 11:33 am

Uploaded....

Title: G-r-r-r...!

Author:Roger Arcot

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_g-r-r-r_arcot_fm.mp3

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29194

Duration: 18:25

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Post by GreggMargarite » November 29th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Bellona – Thanks for the Harmon!

Frank – Thanks for the Arcot!

Gregg

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Post by SacredTear » November 29th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Title: Beyond the Door

Author: Philip K. Dick

Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gam/ssf043_beyondthedoor_dick_las.mp3

Story link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28644

Duration: 13:00

The time includes the 5 seconds or so of silence...I hope it all works. This is my second upload so if something is amiss, please let me know!

My first upload was to another Sci-Fi collection so my name should be in the catalog, but if it's not I can just be put in as SacredTear.

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Post by GreggMargarite » November 30th, 2010, 1:37 pm

SacredTear – Thanks for the Phil Dick!

Gregg

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Post by wendeltopper » December 1st, 2010, 8:30 pm

Sections 3, 4, 5, 6 - PL OK
Wendel

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