COMPLETE[POST-APOCALYP] Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde -rg

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Post by RuthieG » December 11th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde (1843 - 1904). Translated by Cloudesley Shovell Henry Brereton (1863 - 1937)


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/underground-man-by-gabriel-tarde/
This post-apocalyptic novella tells the story of the downfall of civilisation and mankind following a solar cataclysm in the late 20th century. To survive, the remnants of humanity had to build a new civilization underground in the complete absence of all species except mankind, choosing to base it only on love and beauty, the fine arts and intellectual pursuits.

In view of the sun's current inactivity, this frighteningly prophetic tale might have been written today, saving that the cultural references and the fluid prose might be beyond, if one dares say so, many modern writers.

Tarde was a French sociologist, criminologist and social psychologist. This novella was, as far as I know, his only venture into the writing of fiction, and is heavy with philosophical, sociological, scientific and even political concepts. It is an absorbing and thought-provoking work. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33549
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    • Project Code: pX7dLC72

      Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

      Keywords that describe the book: science fiction, disaster, post-apocalyptic, sci fi, civilization

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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!
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      • "Chapter [number] of Underground Man. 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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Post by Loveday » December 11th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Do you need a proof-listener, by any chance? (I totally understand if not as I see there is no tilde, but thought I would ask just on the offchance!)
It's the end of term, so I am back! Thank you for being patient with me, and please PM if I don't seem to have caught an update that I should have seen.

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Post by RuthieG » December 12th, 2013, 12:02 am

I'd love a proof-listener, thank you, Loveday. I just slid this into Going Solo because I really, really shouldn't be starting another solo while I have so much unfinished, but I couldn't resist this one and it is only short.

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Post by Loveday » December 12th, 2013, 12:51 am

Wonderful! I am very much looking forward to listening.
It's the end of term, so I am back! Thank you for being patient with me, and please PM if I don't seem to have caught an update that I should have seen.

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Post by RuthieG » January 6th, 2014, 7:24 am

Chapter 1 uploaded. This is highly enjoyable (for me, at least!).

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Post by RuthieG » January 7th, 2014, 4:33 pm

Chapter 2 uploaded. The bit about the blue sun in 1883 is actually true. The eruption of Krakatoa caused it, apparently!

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Post by RuthieG » January 13th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Chapter 3 uploaded.

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Post by philchenevert » January 13th, 2014, 10:58 pm

:mrgreen: I am very envious Ruth; This looks wonderful. I look forward to listening to it. You find good stuff!!
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Post by RuthieG » January 17th, 2014, 11:06 am

Yes, Phil. It was a lucky find. Beautifully written and a joy to record.

Chapter 4 uploaded.

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Post by RuthieG » January 17th, 2014, 5:16 pm

And Loveday, when you see this, look at this article on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25743806

Sends a chill down the spine, doesn't it? ;)

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Post by RuthieG » January 24th, 2014, 8:31 am

Chapter 5 uploaded.

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Post by kathrinee » January 28th, 2014, 3:13 am

Hi Ruth - I'd love to DPL, but only if you are not in a hurry (the turn-over for me is up to a week these days). Otherwise I'll enjoy listening once it's catalogued :)
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Post by RuthieG » January 28th, 2014, 6:38 am

That would be great, thanks, Kathrine :).

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Post by RuthieG » January 28th, 2014, 3:04 pm

Chapter 6 uploaded :).

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Post by RuthieG » February 1st, 2014, 2:18 am

Chapter 7 uploaded :).

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