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Post by alg1001 » May 18th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 059 by Various ( - ).

Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and is cited as the impetus for the career choice of many scientists. It is a playing field to explore social perspectives, predictions of the future, and engage in adventures unbound into the richness of the human mind. ( A. Gramour)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-059-by-various/



  • 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
    Project Gutenberg continues to add science fiction magazines such as The Galaxy and Astounding Stories. There you can view the fantastic covers and illustrations that accompany the stories. A compilation of PD stories from Galaxy magazine can be found here: Galaxy PD
    The Librivox Main Page also contains pages listing Gutenberg stories appropriate to this collection:
    The Science Fiction Short Stories Science Fiction Short Stories page shows stories that can be read in less than 60 minutes.
    The Science Fiction by Women bookshelf in Gutenberg can be found here: SF by Women
    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)
    A Librivox discussion and suggestion thread on science fiction in the public domain and the new arrivals in PG can be found here: List of Early Science Fiction
    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: ssf059_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf059_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.
    • Recording must contain LibriVox announcements at beginning.

    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:Short Science Fiction Collection 059

    For help with ID3 V2 tags see the What is ID3 page of the LibriVox wiki.
    For help with recording issues see the LibriVox Newbie Guide to Recording.
    For help with noise cleaning in your recordings see theNoise Cleaningpage of the LibriVox wiki.

    Posting completed recordings:
    • Send your completed recording to us by using the LibriVox Uploader
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  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
  • For help with posting completed recordings see the How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
• Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
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o The author’s name
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o The URL for the online version of the text
o The duration of the recording
• If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
o Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog
o Your personal website URL (optional)
Check this forum thread frequently for messages pertaining to your story!

Level of prooflistening: standard

Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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BC Admin ===========================================
(PL = Proof-Listening; PLC = Proof-listening Complete; PL OK = ready to catalog)

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Stories are entered in the order received, but are alphabetized for final cataloging.
Questions can be posted to this thread.


Any questions?
Please post below.

Live Long and Prosper!
-Amy :)

awidmer1
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Post by awidmer1 » May 19th, 2017, 11:38 am

Amy,

I'd really like to contribute a story to this collection:

A Little Journey by Ray Bradbury

Originally published in the Aug. 1951 edition of Galaxy Sci-Fi

It's pretty short, and the text is available from Project Gutenberg here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/51171/51171-h/51171-h.htm

Thanks, and let me know what you think of the suggestion!

- Adam

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Post by alg1001 » May 19th, 2017, 7:32 pm

Welcome, Adam.
Short is a wise choice for a first recording. You can get your feet wet/. This story is perfect for the collection. I look forward to it. I recommend you send in a test and look at the newbie guide that is linked in the opening post.
Enjoy!
Amy

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Post by annbutori » May 19th, 2017, 7:46 pm

i have this story in mind: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/50842/50842-h/50842-h.htm
Title: Green Grew the Lasses Author: Ruth Laura Wainwright

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Post by alg1001 » May 20th, 2017, 8:38 am

Hi Ann,
That one looks great. You don't have to pre-claim in this collection.
Have fun!
Amy

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Post by Grothmann » May 20th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Hi:
Here's another one.

The Eel,
by Miriam Allen DeFord (August 21, 1888 – February 22, 1975)

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf059_eel_deford_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at -- http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31981/31981-h/31981-h.htm
Recorded by Dale Grothmann
Time 20:31

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miriam_Allen_deFord

I like this. I think it may be a precursor to Jim DiGriz, but I have no real way of knowing.

Anyway, thank you, and congratulations on bring 058 into the world.

Dale

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Post by Grothmann » May 20th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Hi:
I am embarrassed and disappointed. In reviewing the audio, I found that I have left out a paragraph. I will redo it and resubmit it.

Dale :hmm:

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Post by Grothmann » May 20th, 2017, 5:45 pm

Hello:

Here is the corrected file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf059_eel_mdeford_dg_128kb.mp3

(it is mdeford instead of deford. )

All the other information is the same.

Sorry
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » May 20th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Hi Dale,
The Eel... What a coincidence; My hovercraft is full of eels. :wink:
Thanks for starting this off. I will PL soon.
Have a good night!
Amy :D

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Post by VfkaBT » May 21st, 2017, 9:36 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf059_intruder_petaja_vfkabt_128kb.mp3
The Intruder
15.29
Emil Petaja (12 April 1915 – 17 August 2000)
from: Future Fantasia, Winter 1940
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41627

Spooky enough for Agent Mulder. 8-)
My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by alg1001 » May 21st, 2017, 5:30 pm

Great.
Thank you, Matt! I'll PL soon.
Amy :)

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Post by alg1001 » May 21st, 2017, 5:53 pm

Grothmann wrote:Hello:

Here is the corrected file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf059_eel_mdeford_dg_128kb.mp3

(it is mdeford instead of deford. )

All the other information is the same.

Sorry
Dale
The Eel is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks, Dale!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » May 22nd, 2017, 6:52 am

The Intruder is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks, Matt!
-Amy

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Post by Grothmann » May 23rd, 2017, 12:48 pm

Hi Amy:

Here is another one.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf059_ohrats_deford_dg_128kb.mp3

Oh, Rats!, by Miriam Allen deFord

Read by Dale Grothmann

Text at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/51751/51751-h/51751-h.htm

Time 12:52

Thanks again for all the time you put in to make these stories available.
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » May 23rd, 2017, 6:32 pm

Hi Dale,
That is nice of you to say. We all play our part to make this happen. I will PL soon.
Going forward, please link to the main page like this http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51751
Thank you for your story!
Amy :D

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