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Post by alg1001 » May 6th, 2021, 7:28 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 079 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-079-by-various/

  • This collection is for science fiction stories of less than 70 minutes in duration that are in the Public Domain(with expired copyright, or published before 1925). 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.
    Claiming stories is unnecessary (duplicates are held for future collections)

    Finding Texts:

    Librivox threads on Science fiction in the public domain and the new arrivals in PG can be found here: List of Early Science Fiction and More Recent Sci Fi.
    Project Gutenberg’s Science Fiction Bookshelf is a good starting point.
    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.
    The Science Fiction Short Stories Science Fiction Short Stories page shows stories that can be read in less than 60 minutes.

    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:
    ssf079_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf079_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.



    Recordings require 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the file.
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    Then repeat: "[Title], by [author]. Translated by [translator]."

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    You can then optionally say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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Post by alg1001 » May 6th, 2021, 7:31 pm

Greetings, All!
Collection 079 has begun.

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Post by JamesJenkins » May 7th, 2021, 3:16 am

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Looking for a short work to read, that has not already been recorded at Librivox?
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If you are making your first ever, librivox recording I STRONGLY suggest you complete the 1 minute test first. This will uncover technical issues you may have over looked, it is much more pleasant to work through them in a 1 minute recording.
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

Here are some selections that you might enjoy. Feel free to record and submit one.


Wedding Day by Winston K. Marks
1200 Words ~ 6 Minutes
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58827


Half Around Pluto by Manly Wade Wellman
4200 words ~ 21 Minutes
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60595


Farmer by Mack Reynolds
11,000 words ~ 60 minutes (this might need to be recorded in 2 parts to stay under the 70 Minute limit per track)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51799


You do not need to claim it, just record and submit it.

This post will be updated when a recording is submitted.

If two people record and submit the same story, one of the recordings will be in the next collection.

James.
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Post by BarryHaworth » May 11th, 2021, 1:42 am

A new volume already! Well done us.

I see that one of James' suggestions (First Stage: Moon) is all dialog. Anyone else game to do it as a group? As in, divvy it up between four of us and edit it together into a single whole?
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Post by JamesJenkins » May 11th, 2021, 4:20 am

BarryHaworth wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 1:42 am
A new volume already! Well done us.

I see that one of James' suggestions (First Stage: Moon) is all dialog. Anyone else game to do it as a group? As in, divvy it up between four of us and edit it together into a single whole?
I am not sure about the logistics of group work inside of a group work. Amy would need to say if this can be done.

If it is ok, with Amy (and I am NOT sure it can work), I would contribute If you want divide the text up, and stich it back together.

James
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Post by BarryHaworth » May 11th, 2021, 6:03 am

Yes I'd be happy to do that, and record one of the voices. If you'll be one of the others, James, then we need two more.

Anyone?
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Post by MolehillMtn » May 11th, 2021, 3:14 pm

BarryHaworth wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 6:03 am
Yes I'd be happy to do that, and record one of the voices. If you'll be one of the others, James, then we need two more.

Anyone?
Sounds fun. I’m up for it if you’ll have me!

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Post by alg1001 » May 11th, 2021, 6:51 pm

BarryHaworth wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 6:03 am
Yes I'd be happy to do that, and record one of the voices. If you'll be one of the others, James, then we need two more.

Anyone?
Hi,
If you will put it all together, that will be great. I added you 3 for the section. I'll add the fourth when they come around. I can add your parts individually into the section and then you can download them and edit them for the final file. This is a first in the scifi collection, at least since I've been working on it.
Thanks,
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » May 11th, 2021, 6:56 pm

Thanks for your story, Killan! Please submit the source in the main page format. For this it is https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30379
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » May 11th, 2021, 7:40 pm

MolehillMtn wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 3:14 pm
BarryHaworth wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 6:03 am
Yes I'd be happy to do that, and record one of the voices. If you'll be one of the others, James, then we need two more.

Anyone?
Sounds fun. I’m up for it if you’ll have me!
Sounds like we have 3 of 4 needed readers and Amy's Ok

I removed 'First Stage:Moon" from my suggestion list; link and title are here.

First Stage: Moon by Dick Hetschel
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58758

We need just one more reading volunteer.

James
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Post by JamesJenkins » May 11th, 2021, 8:18 pm

Thanks Killian

You have a couple of technical issues, please correct and resubmit. All else is good.

* The volume is low at 80mb it should be between 86 and 92
* There should be about a second of silence at the beginning, you have about half a second
* There should be about 5 seconds of silence at the end, you have about 7 seconds.

There are links to help with recording issues in the opening post of this collection.

Overall a good first recording.

James.
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Post by samanthamartin » May 12th, 2021, 5:00 pm

Hi! I'm a new reader, who has completed their 1 minute test, and am looking for works to read! I'd love to record for this Science Fiction project, any recommendations as to what I should read? Thanks :)
Samantha

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Post by JamesJenkins » May 13th, 2021, 7:01 am

samanthamartin wrote:
May 12th, 2021, 5:00 pm
Hi! I'm a new reader, who has completed their 1 minute test, and am looking for works to read! I'd love to record for this Science Fiction project, any recommendations as to what I should read? Thanks :)
Hello Samantha

There are some suggestions for finding work in the opening post as well as in a reply just under the opening post.

James
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Post by Grothmann » May 13th, 2021, 10:22 pm

Good Evening:

Never Trust A Thief!
By Ivar Jorgensen
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 15:20


Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf079_nevertrustathief_jorgensen_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/65210/65210-h/65210-h.htm

Thanks
Dale

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