[SOLO] 20 Short Science Fiction Stories by Various - dlo

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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 9:53 am

20 Short Science Fiction Stories by Various .

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Science fiction (sometimes called Sci-Fi or simply SF) is a genre of speculative fiction that has been called the "literature of ideas". It typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.
Science fiction, whose roots go back to ancient times, is related to fantasy, horror, and superhero fiction, and includes many subgenres. However its exact definition has long been disputed among authors, critics, and scholars.
Science fiction literature, film, television, and other media have become popular and influential over much of the world. Besides providing entertainment, it can also criticize present-day society, and is often said to generate a "sense of wonder". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction
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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction; Fantastic Fiction/Fantasy Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: science fiction, fantasy, sf

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    • "Section [number] 20 Short Science Fiction Stories. 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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      "[story title] by [author]"


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      "[story title] by [author]"
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  • Example filename sf20stories_##_various_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. sf20stories_01_various_128kb.mp3)




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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 9:54 am

dlolso21 is willing to MC and cherylstewart is willing to PL this project.
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Post by TriciaG » July 9th, 2019, 10:01 am

Confused: you're going to read all 20 stories yourself? (You have one source in the template, but it's only one story.)

I don't think I've ever heard of a Sci-Fi collection being done as a solo. I suppose there's no rule against it, though. :hmm:
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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 10:02 am

Yes, but the template required a link. I'll make an edit and remove it. I'll put the text links in the MW. Thanks.
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Post by TriciaG » July 9th, 2019, 10:04 am

Ah, yes. Come to think of it, I recall that now (that a text is required).

Carry on...
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Post by m8b1 » July 9th, 2019, 10:17 am

Not to interfere, but there is already an 065, and 066 is in progress - this would need to be 067 I believe.
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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 10:20 am

Thanks Maria, I'll make the change.
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Post by KevinS » July 9th, 2019, 10:25 am

I suppose this is a bit off subject, but I'd like to know how broad my choices are.

Is the 'science fiction' from before 1923 been mostly recorded? We are mostly choosing from magazine published work that has no known copyright owner?
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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 10:29 am

It's confusing. Most of the short SF stories were published in SF magazines in the mid 50's to 60's and I don't believe they were under copyright at the time, but don't know for sure. I find almost everything I narrate here on Gutenberg.org, if they have it listed it's pretty safe that the work isn't under copyright.
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Post by dlolso21 » July 9th, 2019, 10:33 am

KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 10:25 am
I suppose this is a bit off subject, but I'd like to know how broad my choices are.

Is the 'science fiction' from before 1923 been mostly recorded? We are mostly choosing from magazine published work that has no known copyright owner?
Kevin,

This is a solo project. Kirk intends to read all 20 stories in this on himself.

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Post by dlolso21 » July 9th, 2019, 10:43 am

MW is started. Moving this to Going Solo to avoid confusion.

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Post by kirk202 » July 9th, 2019, 10:43 am

:thumbs:
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Post by KevinS » July 9th, 2019, 10:57 am

dlolso21 wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 10:33 am
KevinS wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 10:25 am
I suppose this is a bit off subject, but I'd like to know how broad my choices are.

Is the 'science fiction' from before 1923 been mostly recorded? We are mostly choosing from magazine published work that has no known copyright owner?
Kevin,

This is a solo project. Kirk intends to read all 20 stories in this on himself.

David O
Ohhhhhh! I see. I will look for a group project and ask my question there.
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Post by alg1001 » July 9th, 2019, 5:16 pm

Frankly, I don't think this should be considered the 67th SSFC. It could be put together like BT has often done as some sort of anthology. You seem to know which stories you are doing so you should be able to put some summary together for them and name it. Calling this the ssf067 will set a precedent for the collection being shanghaied anytime someone wants to do this sort of thing. You can submit as many stories to the collection as you want. If you want it to all be you, then you could start your own named collection. That way if you continue to do this you can number them and anyone looking for your scifi recordings will be able to find them instead of coming across all the other SSFCs that are by a group of readers.
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Post by dlolso21 » July 9th, 2019, 10:31 pm

alg1001 wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Frankly, I don't think this should be considered the 67th SSFC. It could be put together like BT has often done as some sort of anthology. You seem to know which stories you are doing so you should be able to put some summary together for them and name it. Calling this the ssf067 will set a precedent for the collection being shanghaied anytime someone wants to do this sort of thing. You can submit as many stories to the collection as you want. If you want it to all be you, then you could start your own named collection. That way if you continue to do this you can number them and anyone looking for your scifi recordings will be able to find them instead of coming across all the other SSFCs that are by a group of readers.
Amy,

The original summary said "20 SF stories" so I suggested that Kirk look at yours Short SF Collection summary as an example.

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