[COMPLETE] Short Science Fiction Collection 053

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by alg1001 » June 27th, 2015, 3:59 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 053 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. ( Amy Gramour)
• This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-053-by-various/
  • This collection is for science fiction recordings of less than 70 minutes in duration

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    • Text must be in the Public Domain (with expired copyright, or published before 1923)
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Post by IanPugh » June 28th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Hooray for Collection 53!

53 is the 16th prime number!

There is also an interesting reference in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - a reference to the book "53 More Things To Do In Zero Gravity," not to mention, "53 Miles West of Venus" by the B-52's...

53 is going to be the best yet! :D



Title: Tony and the Beetles

Author: Philip K. Dick (Who sadly died at the age of 53...)

LibriVox Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_tonyandthebeetles_dick_ibnp_128kb.mp3

Online Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/40964/pg40964.txt

Duration: 30m 53s (that 53 was a pure coincidence!)

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Post by alg1001 » June 28th, 2015, 2:39 pm

Wow! I did not realize the significance of 53. This one will have to be the best one in that case.Thank you for your story, Ian! I will proof listen soon. :D
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Post by alg1001 » June 28th, 2015, 4:01 pm

Hi Ian,
Tony and the Beetles is PL OK. :thumbs: The collection is certainly starting out strong.
Thanks!
Amy :D
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Post by IanPugh » June 29th, 2015, 3:39 am

Title: The Eyes Have It

Author: Philip K. Dick

Librivox Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_eyeshaveit_dicke_ibnp_128kb.mp3

Online Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/31516/pg31516.txt

Duration: 7m 26s

I added a little special effect in this recording, I do not know if this is allowed (I couldn't find anywhere specifically prohibiting it...). I think the special effect actually adds clarity to the reading, but if this is a violation I will be happy to remove it and resubmit.

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Post by alg1001 » June 29th, 2015, 6:15 am

Hi Ian,
It is okay to apply special effects to your voice as long as it is still understandable. Sound effects other than your voice are not allowed. So this recording is fine as it is. And it is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks!
-Amy :D
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Post by BellonaTimes » June 29th, 2015, 4:19 pm

IanPugh wrote: not to mention, "53 Miles West of Venus" by the B-52's...
Reading suggestions...

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/subject/9434
8-)
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Post by alg1001 » June 30th, 2015, 6:26 am

There are some intriguing ones in there. Thanks!
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Post by ErikWeissengruber » June 30th, 2015, 10:23 am

Hi.

I have had a Librivox membership for about a year and now I am going to make good on it.

It is a short actioner by Robert Scheckley entitled "The Hour of Battle"

Do I need approval ahead of time?

Should I just record the thing and upload it?

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Post by IanPugh » July 1st, 2015, 12:58 am

Hi Erik.

Good on you for making good on this! The more the merrier!

You do not need to get approval ahead of time for this particular collection. However, you must assure that your story is indeed in the public domain. Reading very carefully through the first post in this thread will likely answer most questions and give you all the information you need to make a successful recording for this collection. If you haven't already, you should also do a one minute test first (http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test).

I look forward to hearing your story.

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Post by IanPugh » July 1st, 2015, 1:28 am

Got two more Philip K. Dick stories for you, Amy. I was thinking I might record all of PKD's short stories - unless you'd rather the collection be more diverse...let me know what you think.

Title: Beyond the Door
Author: Philip K. Dick
Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_beyondthedoor_dick_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Online Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/28644/pg28644.txt
Duration: 14m 58s


Title: The Crystal Crypt
Author: Philip K. Dick
Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_crystalcrypt_dick_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Online Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/28698/pg28698.txt
Duration: 49m 58s

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Post by ErikWeissengruber » July 1st, 2015, 11:03 am

IanPugh wrote:Hi Erik.

Good on you for making good on this! The more the merrier!

You do not need to get approval ahead of time for this particular collection. However, you must assure that your story is indeed in the public domain. Reading very carefully through the first post in this thread will likely answer most questions and give you all the information you need to make a successful recording for this collection. If you haven't already, you should also do a one minute test first (http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test).

I look forward to hearing your story.
OK!

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Post by alg1001 » July 1st, 2015, 4:12 pm

IanPugh wrote:Got two more Philip K. Dick stories for you, Amy. I was thinking I might record all of PKD's short stories - unless you'd rather the collection be more diverse...let me know what you think.

Title: Beyond the Door
Author: Philip K. Dick
Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_beyondthedoor_dick_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Online Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/28644/pg28644.txt
Duration: 14m 58s


Title: The Crystal Crypt
Author: Philip K. Dick
Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf053_crystalcrypt_dick_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Online Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/28698/pg28698.txt
Duration: 49m 58s
Hi Ian,
That will be great especially for the 53rd as you pointed out. You may also consider doing that as a solo project, a Philip K Dick collection. Something to think about. These ones you already recorded could be transferred to it.
Thanks!
Amy
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Post by alg1001 » July 3rd, 2015, 5:25 am

Hi Ian,
Your two stories are PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Masch1 » July 20th, 2015, 6:10 pm

I am currently recording Raiders of the Universes, by Donald Wandrei
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/29389/pg29389.txt

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