[COMPLETE] The Food of the Gods by H.G. Wells-annise

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Post by ceastman » December 10th, 2013, 10:00 pm

The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).

This project is now complete. All files are available at https://librivox.org/the-food-of-the-gods-and-how-it-came-to-earth-version-2-by-h-g-wells/

Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood have invented a substance that causes living things to grow - and grow - and grow! As their experiments progress, the substance quickly gets out of control and the fun begins as insects and plants receive the benefit of the Food of the Gods. Surely nobody would dream of feeding such a thing to a human child… would they?

In this little-known science fiction satire, Wells takes potshots at every member of society: scientists, ministers, charitable heiresses, revolutionaries, and everyone in between. Yet in the end, Wells shows his faith both in humanity and its never-ceasing progress. ( Catharine Eastman)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://books.google.com/books?id=VOyeAAAAIAAJ
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    • Project Code: a60frdxE
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (H. G. Wells) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.g._wells
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_of_the_Gods_and_How_It_Came_to_Earth
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 25
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1904
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: google.com/+CatharineEastman

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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction; Satire

    Keywords that describe the book: satire, science fiction, 19th century, H.G. Wells

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Book [Number], Chapter [number], Section [number] of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      "The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth, by H. G. Wells. [Chapter]"


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    • "Book [Number], Chapter [number], Section [number] of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth by H. G. Wells. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth, by H. G. Wells. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename foodofthegods_##_wells_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. foodofthegods_01_wells_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: H. G. Wells
    Title: Section title
    Album: The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth


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Post by ceastman » December 10th, 2013, 10:05 pm

Hello, whoever picks this up!

As I was filling out the form (first time I've ever seen that - it's pretty neat!), I changed a genre from Humorous Fiction to Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction. The generated post had the original genre in it though, so I'm not convinced the catalog record is correct, but I'm not sure how get back into it to check.

I took the liberty of shortening my filenames if that's okay. If not, they can be put back and I'll just deal with long filenames. :)

I'm guessing this will be ~25 sections? but I'm not sure how accurate that is. Like a lot of other Wells works, it's multiple "books", each with multiple chapters, each of which has multiple sections, and I'm not yet sure what will go into each recorded section. Is that all right?

Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to doing this, and I already have Chapter 1 of Book 1 ready to submit!

-Catharine

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Post by annise » December 11th, 2013, 3:52 am

I'll set it up. It's not PD for the EU countries so the pool is smaller
THe template isn't perfect , but we can't fix it at the moment -
In the new system the number of sections is much more flexible

Anne

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Post by annise » December 11th, 2013, 4:04 am

It's set up
To edit the MW you need to do the following
https://docs.google.com/a/librivox.org/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs/edit

Once that is done it is easy in future
If you have trouble - it may be because your email has chnged from the one it thinks you have

Anne

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Post by craigdav1 » December 11th, 2013, 6:28 am

Would enjoy being the dpl on this book if one is needed.
DaveC

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Post by ceastman » December 11th, 2013, 10:26 am

Thanks Annise!

Question: Do I have to put myself in as reader for every section in the MW? Things have changed since I last started a project...

Hi DaveC, lovely to have you!

Chapter 1 is up: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/foodofthegods_01_wells.mp3

In which Wells mocks Scientists. 21:33.

-Catharine

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Post by craigdav1 » December 11th, 2013, 11:53 am

1 PL OK. I'll update the MW once I'm added to the project.

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Post by annise » December 11th, 2013, 12:30 pm

I'm up :D Dave added to MW, sorry forgot to add the reader - late at night for me

Anne

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Post by ceastman » December 31st, 2013, 11:04 pm

Section 2 is up:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/foodofthegods_02_wells.mp3

In which Wells makes fun of Scientists some more. 30:47.

-Catharine

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Post by annise » December 31st, 2013, 11:15 pm

Hello Catherine

A couple of things that are changed - we do not need the section number in the MW field any more - it is addedd automatically
There is at last a way for PLers tohave a "PL page" - so if you change the status in the MW sections to "ready for PL" it shows up in their page so there is less chance of it being overlooked
THe filenames need to include 128kb - otherwise Archive decides they are VBR files :evil:
Not a problem at present as we still have files that were submitted before the changeover so there is a temporay fix , but will become some time

Anne

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Post by ceastman » January 1st, 2014, 12:55 pm

annise wrote:A couple of things that are changed - we do not need the section number in the MW field any more - it is addedd automatically
There is at last a way for PLers tohave a "PL page" - so if you change the status in the MW sections to "ready for PL" it shows up in their page so there is less chance of it being overlooked
THe filenames need to include 128kb - otherwise Archive decides they are VBR files :evil:
Not a problem at present as we still have files that were submitted before the changeover so there is a temporay fix , but will become some time
Woops! My bad, I hadn't even noticed the filename format change. Would you be willing to fix the filenames in the Uploader, or would you like for me to rename and re-upload the files?

And I'll quit putting the section numbers in. (Again, would you like me to fix the files that are there already, or just make sure the new ones don't have numbers?)

Thanks for your help,
Catharine

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Post by annise » January 1st, 2014, 12:58 pm

It's OK , I will fix them - just thought you needed to know for the future. I'm not used to them myself else I would have noticed quicker. I'll leave the file names until they have all been PLed etc

Anne

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Post by ceastman » January 1st, 2014, 1:03 pm

Thanks so much! Future files will conform to the specs. :)

-Catharine

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Post by craigdav1 » January 1st, 2014, 8:10 pm

2 PL OK.

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Post by ceastman » January 11th, 2014, 3:59 pm

The second half of Book 1, Chapter 2 is up:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/foodofthegods_03_wells_128kb.mp3

In which giant organisms first become known to the wider world, and the fun begins. 35:36.

-Catharine

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