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Post Posted:: October 8th, 2017, 6:53 am 
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Short Science Fiction Collection 061 by Various ( - ).


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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 collection is for science fiction recordings of less than 70 minutes in duration

    Collection Requirements:

    • Text must be in the Public Domain (with expired copyright, or published before 1923)
    • Each recording must contain a complete story
    • Claiming stories is unnecessary (duplicates are held for future collections)
    • There is no deadline (when finished, post to the currently open collection)
    For help with LibriVox requirements and policies see the Recording Notes topic

    Finding Texts:

    Stories found on the Project Gutenberg US site are cleared for recording
    Gutenberg’s Science Fiction Bookshelf is a good starting point.
    Gutenberg’s science fiction content is not always cataloged as such (search by other criteria)
    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
    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. A compilation of PD stories from Galaxy magazine can be found here: Galaxy PD
    The Librivox Main Page also contains pages listing Gutenberg stories appropriate to this collection:
    The Science Fiction Short Stories Science Fiction Short Stories page shows stories that can be read in less than 60 minutes.
    The Science Fiction by Women bookshelf in Gutenberg can be found here: SF by Women
    The Science Fiction Shortish Stories page shows longer stories that may be read in less than 60 minutes depending on your reading speed.
    The LibriVox Short Science Fiction Index displays stories already in the LibriVox catalog (Note: duplicates welcome)
    A Librivox discussion and suggestion thread on science fiction in the public domain and the new arrivals in PG can be found here: List of Early Science Fiction
    Stories from sources other than Gutenberg require evidence of public domain status. For more information see the Copyright and Public Domain page of the LibriVox wiki .

    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: ssf061_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf061_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.



    For help with recording issues see the LibriVox Newbie Guide to Recording.
    For help with noise cleaning in your recordings see theNoise Cleaningpage of the LibriVox wiki.

    Posting completed recordings:
    • Send your completed recording to us by using the LibriVox Uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
  • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg1001
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
  • For help with posting completed recordings see the How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

• Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
o The story title
o The author’s name
o The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader after the file has successfully uploaded
o The URL for the online version of the text
o The duration of the recording
• If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
o Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog
o Your personal website URL (optional)
Check this forum thread frequently for messages pertaining to your story!

Level of prooflistening: standard

Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 8:26 am 

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A City Near Centaurus, by Bill Doede (no death listed on PG)*
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50802
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_citynearcentaurus_doede_128kb.mp3

36.45

*Possibly this man:
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William R. Doede, age 89, of Yorkville, IL, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 13, 2007. He was born on August 27, 1918 in Flint, Michigan...Bill was a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, IL. He was a talented and prolific writer with several novels, as well as, many short stories and poems to his credit.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/aurora-beacon-news/obituary.aspx?n=william-r-doede&pid=94411480


Middle initial R comes from Doede's listing on Internet Speculative Fiction Database.

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Post Posted:: October 25th, 2017, 5:33 pm 
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Hi Matt,
Thank you for starting this off.
The link is helpful. It would be great if they all were on Wikipedia, but alas.
I will PL soon.
Cheers!
Amy :)

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Post Posted:: October 27th, 2017, 4:58 am 
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Hi Matt,
I listened with breakfast. It was a beautiful story to start the day.
PL OK.
Thank you for it!
Amy :D

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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 5:59 am 

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My first one...

Bad Memory by Patrick Fahy
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_badmemory_fahy_sm_128kb.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/51498/51498-h/51498-h.htm

13:43

Read by Scot Mealy

...fun and a lot harder than I expected :-)


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Post Posted:: November 1st, 2017, 7:38 am 
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Welcome, Scot!
It is great to have your first recording here. I will PL soon.
Thank you!
Amy

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Post Posted:: November 2nd, 2017, 5:03 am 
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Hi Scot,
Please increase the volume by 5 db. I started to proof listen but there are many stumbles. Some spots are 0.17, 0.52, 3.50, 4.13, and so forth. The file needs more editing. Please give it another listen and edit out any stumbles, repeats, etc... along the way. I look forward to hearing the rest of the story.
Cheers,
Amy

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Post Posted:: November 2nd, 2017, 5:10 am 

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Will do - thanks and sorry for the extra work :-)


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Post Posted:: November 2nd, 2017, 8:02 pm 
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It is no problem, Scot. You will be old hat at it all soon.

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Post Posted:: November 9th, 2017, 8:04 am 

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https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51112
The Other Now by Murray Leinster, 1896-1975
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_othernow_leinster_mp_128kb.mp3
31.47

Note: "Tales of Tomorrow aired Murray Leinster's "The Other Now" on January 22, 1953 as the show's fourth episode."(tangentonline) 8-)

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Post Posted:: November 9th, 2017, 7:08 pm 
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That's cool. 8-)
I will PL soon.
Thank you for The Other Now!
Amy :)

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Post Posted:: November 10th, 2017, 5:54 pm 
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Hi Matt,
That was great and such a touching story. I like to believe in the multiverse.
PL OK. :thumbs:
Amy

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Post Posted:: November 11th, 2017, 8:08 pm 

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I have a longish story I can submit, but would be in four parts. OK?

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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 10:20 am 
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Hi Mark,
Yes, that would be okay.
Cheers,
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Post Posted:: November 12th, 2017, 12:57 pm 

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The Eyes Have It, by Randall Garrett
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30833

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_eyeshaveit_01_garrett_mn_128kb.mp3 [22:39]
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_eyeshaveit_02_garrett_mn_128kb.mp3 [24:53]
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_eyeshaveit_03_garrett_mn_128kb.mp3 [28:37]
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf061_eyeshaveit_04_garrett_mn_128kb.mp3 [26:03]

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