[Complete] Short Science Fiction Collection 075-ag

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alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » January 24th, 2021, 3:16 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 10:11 am
Took a break from listening to record one to slide into this collection!

Death Star by Tom Pace

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_deathstar_pace_cm_128kb.mp3

26:44

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63419

Colleen (I went ahead and added to MW)
Yay! We have to have one from you in it. I will PL soon.
-Amy :)

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Post by ColleenMc » January 24th, 2021, 4:04 pm

alg1001 wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 3:16 pm
ColleenMc wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 10:11 am
Took a break from listening to record one to slide into this collection!

Death Star by Tom Pace

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_deathstar_pace_cm_128kb.mp3

26:44

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63419

Colleen (I went ahead and added to MW)
Yay! We have to have one from you in it. I will PL soon.
-Amy :)
It's a CHEEEEESY one!

Colleen
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Post by MrLemurBoy » January 24th, 2021, 8:54 pm

The Mathematicians
by Arthur Feldman
Read by P.J. Vander Kooij
Time 7:49

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_mathematicians_feldman_pjvk_128kb.mp3

Text at
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29140/29140-h/29140-h.htm

A short one this time, but I did find it intriguing.

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Post by alg1001 » January 25th, 2021, 7:33 am

Hi P.J.,
There's nothing wrong with short.
Thanks for your story!
-Amy

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Post by holtonhj64 » January 25th, 2021, 9:34 am


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Post by martral » January 25th, 2021, 4:21 pm

Hi Amy,
I'm working on a new short story, but it's turned out to be not so short. I'm in for about 90 minutes (before editing).
Should I cut it up into chapters or move on to another story. Either way it been great practice so far.

Thanks!
Regards,
Ralph Martin

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Post by alg1001 » January 25th, 2021, 7:11 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 4:04 pm


It's a CHEEEEESY one!

Colleen
Ah, but I love a happy ending!
PL OK :thumbs:
Thanks!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » January 25th, 2021, 7:13 pm

martral wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Hi Amy,
I'm working on a new short story, but it's turned out to be not so short. I'm in for about 90 minutes (before editing).
Should I cut it up into chapters or move on to another story. Either way it been great practice so far.

Thanks!
Hi Ralph,
We can do 2 sections for a long story. Does it seem like a short book? If so, it could be a solo project.
We'll be able to use it one way or the other.
Cheers!
-Amy

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Post by thilak » January 25th, 2021, 8:25 pm

Not sure if there are still open sections in this collection but I've recorded one -

It's A Small Solar System
Alan Howard
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28437/28437-h/28437-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_itsasmallsolarsystem_howard_tr_128kb.mp3
10:44

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Post by alg1001 » January 25th, 2021, 8:47 pm

Thank you for your story, Thilak!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » January 25th, 2021, 9:04 pm

I launched Collection 076 so please submit your next stories in that one.
Cheers!
-Amy

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Post by ColleenMc » January 26th, 2021, 11:34 am

sdwilcox wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Here's another short one: "Spacemen Never Die" by Morris Hershman

07:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_spacemenneverdie_hershman_sdw_128kb.mp3

Link to text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/29947/29947-h/29947-h.htm

Thanks!

- Stacy Dugan-Wilcox (sdwilcox)
"Sam Meecham" and "Spacemen Never Die" both PL Ok!

Colleen
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Post by martral » January 26th, 2021, 12:27 pm

alg1001 wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 7:13 pm
martral wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Hi Amy,
I'm working on a new short story, but it's turned out to be not so short. I'm in for about 90 minutes (before editing).
Should I cut it up into chapters or move on to another story. Either way it been great practice so far.

Thanks!
Hi Ralph,
We can do 2 sections for a long story. Does it seem like a short book? If so, it could be a solo project.
We'll be able to use it one way or the other.
Cheers!
-Amy

Thanks Amy! I'll keep going then.
Regards,
Ralph Martin

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Post by ColleenMc » January 26th, 2021, 6:17 pm

merecat wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 6:43 pm
alg1001 wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 7:54 pm
merecat wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Hi!

Would it be possible to read "2 B R 0 2 B" by Kurt Vonnegut? I figured I'd check before doing anything.

Thank you!
Most certainly, Merecat. That is a popular one.
Hi, thanks for getting back to me and sorry about the delay! I managed to get it done. A bit nervous as it's my first recording! I've definitely made a few mistakes and forgot about the clapping or shouting afterwards, so I'm sorry about that. I've also been reading it rather slowly maybe. Looking forward to any suggestions!

o Title: 2 B R 0 2 B
o Author: Kurt Vonnegut
o File: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_2br02b_vonnegut_mc_128kb.mp3
o Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21279
o Duration: 19:06
o Pseudonym: merecat

Hope it's all good. Thanks once again!
Hi!

I’ve seen this story listed in various collections for years but this was the first time I read/listened to it!

You read very well, good pace and nice emoting in the dialogue.

General notes: You have a quite high level of ambient background noise (“hiss” or fuzzy noise). You will want to run noise cleaning on your recording. If you are not sue how, check out tutorials here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_Tutorials#Noise_Cleaning If you still have questions or need help, check in the “Need help?” Board.

Also you have pretty frequent background noises throughout, sounds like thumps or taps and papers shuffling. Microphones can be very sensitive and pick up a lot of movement noises or bumps to the table or your setup. You want to sit as still as you can as you are reading, and try to avoid using paper printouts, or if you do, stop reading completely for a second when you have to change pages, so it’s easy to trim the sound out when you edit. You can also see if turning down the recording volume a little helps it pick up less background noises, and sitting back a bit from the microphone.

Here are some specific fixes:

:03 and :06 movement noises/bump sounds

:59 noise (paper?)

2:21 stumble/repeat on “fertilizer”

3:51 noise

5:25 stumble “fanciful sobriquets”

5:28 loud background noise (item dropping or tapping)

6:04 stumble “do it yourselfer “

8:40 repetition/stumble

9:11 stumble

10:26 stumble/repeat

14:05 stumble

15:35 stumble

15:52 loud thump

16:22 stumble

16:38 stumble


It seems like a lot but you will get the hang of it and editing will go quickly. If you need help on editing, especially cutting out or replacing sections of audio, check out the Newbie Guide to Recording, linked in the first post for this project.

Also, when you have a number of edits to make, like in this list, start from the last one and work backwards through the list—that way the time stamps stay the same.

Welcome to LibriVox, looking forward to more readings from you!

Colleen
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Post by ColleenMc » January 26th, 2021, 6:55 pm

martral wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Hi Amy,

Title: The Hunters
Author: William Morrison
Illustrator: Van Dongen
Release Date: September 6, 2007 [EBook #22524]

Read by Ralph J Martin
Time 33.43

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_hunters_morrison_rjm_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22524

Hunters is PL OK!

Colleen
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