[COMPLETE] Short Science Fiction Collection 069-ag

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
shellynyc
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Post by shellynyc » July 8th, 2020, 3:56 pm

Hi Amy. First time here! Just to clarify: you are asking readers to find the story and add to the list? You want us to use the references shown? Or do you have a list we can look through to pick one?

Thanks from a newbie

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Post by alg1001 » July 8th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Hi Shelly,
You can use the references to find something you would like to record. Then record it and submit it here.
This may be of help.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=55853&start=165
Good luck!
-Amy

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Post by shellynyc » July 8th, 2020, 6:39 pm

I'd like to read this: The Venus Trap by Evelyn Smith.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/31583/31583-h/31583-h.htm

Please let me know if there is something I need to do besides narrate the story.

Thanks

shellynyc

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Post by alg1001 » July 8th, 2020, 7:49 pm

Hi Shelly,
You don't need to do anything other than narrate it.
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: ssf069_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf069_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.
• Recording must contain LibriVox announcements at beginning.

Recordings require 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the file.
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 require 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.

Cheers,
-Amy

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Post by OooThatsNifty » July 8th, 2020, 11:24 pm

Hello!

Here's a story that was super fun to read, but definitely didn't make me feel great about the steak I had for dinner...

World In A Mirror
by Albert Teichner

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf069_worldinmirror_teichner_ag_128kb.mp3
Length: 15:42
Text Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/61257/61257-h/61257-h.htm


This is my first contribution to the Sci-Fi collection - please let me know if I missed anything, or if there's anything I need to edit!
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 9th, 2020, 8:21 am

Thank you, Amy! Recording is addictive! Here's a longer story:

o The story title Ham Sandwich
o The author’s name James H. Schmitz
o The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf069_hamsandwich_schmitz_rap_128kb.mp3
o The URL for the online version of the text http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30764
o The duration of the recording 55:13
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Post by alg1001 » July 9th, 2020, 4:47 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 11:24 pm


Here's a story that was super fun to read, but definitely didn't make me feel great about the steak I had for dinner...

I am intrigued, Andrew. I'll pl soon.
Thanks for your story!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » July 9th, 2020, 4:51 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 8:21 am
Thank you, Amy! Recording is addictive! Here's a longer story:

o The story title Ham Sandwich
o The author’s name James H. Schmitz
o The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf069_hamsandwich_schmitz_rap_128kb.mp3
o The URL for the online version of the text http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30764
o The duration of the recording 55:13
Ham sandwich! Between Andrew's steak and your ham sandwich, this will be a meaty proof listening session. :D
I will pl soon.
Thanks, Rapunzelina
-Amy

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Post by silverquill » July 9th, 2020, 9:46 pm

I few years ago, I was doing critiques of new science fiction stories when a notice came along that stories from only SF mags from the "golden era" were being recording on some site called LibriVox. Strangely, however, I've only recorded a few science fiction pieces, and been DPL for a few more. So, high time I did something. This is a pretty low-grade piece that I was going to do for another collection, but decided to go another direction. This turned out to be longer than I expected, but I hope it will fit here in the swirling purple mists of Xollar.

Zehru of Xollar by Hal K. Wells (1899-1979)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26917

Best link I could find for the author:
https://tellersofweirdtales.blogspot.com/2011/12/hal-k-wells-1899.html

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf069_zehruofxollar_wells_lcw_128kb.mp3
~ Larry

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Post by alg1001 » July 10th, 2020, 7:53 am

Thanks, Larry! It is nice to have you contribute to the collection. They are a lot of fun. I will PL soon. :)

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Post by alg1001 » July 11th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Prooflistening notes:

World in a Mirror- PL OK
Ham Sandwich- PL OK

Thank you, Rapunzelina and Andrew! :D

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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2020, 12:42 pm

Hi Larry,
Zehru of Xollar is PL OK. That was a colorful story. :)
PL OK.
Thanks,
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2020, 12:42 pm

I updated this file. The user is inactive. It is PL OK.
I will start cataloging.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf069_shipwreckinthesky_binder_rf_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » July 12th, 2020, 1:43 pm

• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-069-by-various/

Congratulations, Everyone! :clap:

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