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Post by alg1001 » September 21st, 2018, 5:07 am

Short Science Fiction Collection 064 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 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: ssf064_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf064_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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-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 dsuden » September 28th, 2018, 5:15 pm

I'm very interested in reading science fiction short stories. The magic window in this post looks blank at the moment, so forgive a newbie question. Does this indicate it's a holding place where stories will be added once they have been chosen?

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Post by alg1001 » September 28th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Hi,
In this collection, you can record a science fiction story of your choice and submit it. It will be added to the MW then. There is no pre-claiming necessary.
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 RufusNight » October 5th, 2018, 2:14 am

I am recording a short that looks like it will run to about 70 minutes - is the 70 mins a hard stop?

*edit* Scrub that it's come out quite a bit shorter so we're all good. I'll finish it off and get it uploaded shortly :)

Nigel

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Post by marinelacojocaru » October 5th, 2018, 3:17 am

Hi everyone,

I would like to record one story.

I would like to ask you something before I record to make sure I understood.

I can choose whatever story I want right? Let's say that I take the below link:

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Science_Fiction_Short_Stories

I can choose one of those right?

If this is the case I will then let you know which one.

Thanks.

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Post by alg1001 » October 5th, 2018, 5:06 am

Yes, you can pick any that you like from that list. There is no need to claim them. Just record the story and upload it.
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 alg1001 » October 5th, 2018, 5:14 am

RufusNight wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 2:14 am
I am recording a short that looks like it will run to about 70 minutes - is the 70 mins a hard stop?

*edit* Scrub that it's come out quite a bit shorter so we're all good. I'll finish it off and get it uploaded shortly :)

It isn't a hard rule, but it sounds like you are all set. It was made to accommodate anyone who is burning them to a CD.
You will be the first story to arrive.
Have a lovely day!
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 RufusNight » October 5th, 2018, 6:59 am

OK, I've taken a stab at this!

"Innocent at Large" by Karen and Poul Anderson

Read from this Project Gutenberg link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/51650/51650-h/51650-h.htm
This seemed to be the only Poul Anderson story not already recorded so I thought it was worth making a recording

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf064_innocentatlarge_anderson_njf_128kb.mp3 39:49

Please list me as Nigel Fisher, thanks :)

Nigel

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Post by marinelacojocaru » October 5th, 2018, 7:31 am

alg1001 wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 5:06 am
Yes, you can pick any that you like from that list. There is no need to claim them. Just record the story and upload it.

Hi Amy,

I am still trying to understand how the website works. I finally realized that I can actually reply to your post only. :D

I will then pick a story and once I record it I will upload it.

I have one more question. What if somebody else recorded the same one having in mind that we do not necessarily have to claim it? :mrgreen:

Thank you.

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Post by RufusNight » October 5th, 2018, 7:38 am

marinelacojocaru wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 7:31 am
I have one more question. What if somebody else recorded the same one having in mind that we do not necessarily have to claim it? :mrgreen:
Hi, I think I can answer that from looking around here. If two people record the same story for THIS collection, the second copy to be uploaded will be held over for the next SF short stories collection. If the story has been recorded previously that doesn't matter, it will still be included here as it is a new version. Some popular stories have already been recorded three or four times.

Nigel

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Post by marinelacojocaru » October 5th, 2018, 3:21 pm

RufusNight wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 7:38 am
marinelacojocaru wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 7:31 am
I have one more question. What if somebody else recorded the same one having in mind that we do not necessarily have to claim it? :mrgreen:
Hi, I think I can answer that from looking around here. If two people record the same story for THIS collection, the second copy to be uploaded will be held over for the next SF short stories collection. If the story has been recorded previously that doesn't matter, it will still be included here as it is a new version. Some popular stories have already been recorded three or four times.

Nigel
That's great!

Thank you.

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Post by alg1001 » October 5th, 2018, 8:47 pm

RufusNight wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 6:59 am
OK, I've taken a stab at this!

"Innocent at Large" by Karen and Poul Anderson

Read from this Project Gutenberg link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/51650/51650-h/51650-h.htm
This seemed to be the only Poul Anderson story not already recorded so I thought it was worth making a recording

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf064_innocentatlarge_anderson_njf_128kb.mp3 39:49

Please list me as Nigel Fisher, thanks :)

Nigel
Thanks, Nigel! I will PL soon. :)
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 kparvaun » October 10th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Title: Accidental Death
Author: Peter Baily

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/accidental_death_bailey_khp_128kb.mp3
Story: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24517/24517-h/24517-h.htm
Duration: 20:51
My name: Kivaun

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Post by alg1001 » October 10th, 2018, 8:42 pm

RufusNight wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 6:59 am
OK, I've taken a stab at this!

"Innocent at Large" by Karen and Poul Anderson

Read from this Project Gutenberg link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/51650/51650-h/51650-h.htm
This seemed to be the only Poul Anderson story not already recorded so I thought it was worth making a recording

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf064_innocentatlarge_anderson_njf_128kb.mp3 39:49

Please list me as Nigel Fisher, thanks :)

Nigel
Nigel,
I proof listened this days ago and forgot to report back. Nice reading. It is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thank you and sorry for the delay!
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 alg1001 » October 10th, 2018, 8:44 pm

kparvaun wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Title: Accidental Death
Author: Peter Baily

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/accidental_death_bailey_khp_128kb.mp3
Story: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24517/24517-h/24517-h.htm
Duration: 20:51
My name: Kivaun
Thanks Kivaun! I will PL soon.
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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