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Post by alg1001 » March 18th, 2020, 6:18 am

Short Science Fiction Collection 068 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: ssf068_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf068_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"
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    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.



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Post by Zloot » March 23rd, 2020, 4:13 pm

Amy,
I recorded a story called Accidental Death by Peter Baily, which is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24517/24517-h/24517-h.htm.
Here is the recording. It is 20:22 long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf068_accidentaldeath_baily.mp3

And just call me Zloot in the final version.
Thanks,
Neil

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Post by alg1001 » March 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm

Hi Neil.
Your the first story in for this collection. You won!
Thanks for your story. I will PL soon.
-Amy :)

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Post by MaMaM0M0 » April 1st, 2020, 9:28 pm

This is my first recording. Am I allowed to do a short story?

CONTAGION
By KATHERINE MacLEAN

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/50774/50774-h/50774-h.htm


Another good one, "Star, Bright" should be done by a male voice, I think. The author is Mark Clifton.


Thanks for your time,
Maureen

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Post by alg1001 » April 2nd, 2020, 6:10 am

Welcome Maureen!
It is best to have your test approved to make sure your tech specs are okay.
You can certainly do a short story, which ever one you like.
It will be nice to have your first recording in this collection.
Have fun with it!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » April 2nd, 2020, 7:41 pm

Zloot wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 4:13 pm
Amy,
I recorded a story called Accidental Death by Peter Baily, which is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24517/24517-h/24517-h.htm.
Here is the recording. It is 20:22 long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf068_accidentaldeath_baily.mp3

And just call me Zloot in the final version.
Thanks,
Neil
Hi Neil,
Accidental Death is PL OK. :thumbs:
Great reading!
-Amy

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Post by dklymenko » April 4th, 2020, 2:53 pm

Hello!

I am new to LibriVox, and am thinking of reading a story for this collection as my first recording. I am thinking of Asleep in Armageddon by Ray Bradbury, and just wanted to double check if that would be okay. It says on the American Literature website that the story is in the public domain, but I just wanted to make sure.

https://americanliterature.com/author/ray-bradbury/short-story/asleep-in-armageddon

Thank you!

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Post by alg1001 » April 4th, 2020, 3:46 pm

Hi,
That isn't a source that we use. I'd rather not get into the minutia of what is in the public domain. There are some cleared Project Gutenberg by Ray Bradbury here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=bradbury
Best of luck,
Amy

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Post by BarryHaworth » April 5th, 2020, 12:31 am

Hi! I've just completed a story called "Cronus of the DFC" by Lloyd Biggle Jnr.

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

The story is taken from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59652/59652-h/59652-h.htm

The recording is 38:27 long.

This is my first contribution to this project I've been meaning to contribute to it for a while, and hopefully will be able to find the time to do more.
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Post by BarryHaworth » April 5th, 2020, 12:40 am

MaMaM0M0 wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 9:28 pm

Another good one, "Star, Bright" should be done by a male voice, I think. The author is Mark Clifton.

Thanks for your time,
Maureen
Maureen, I'd be happy to do "Star Bright" next, if no one else is planning to.

Barry
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Post by alg1001 » April 5th, 2020, 9:56 am

BarryHaworth wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 12:31 am
Hi! I've just completed a story called "Cronus of the DFC" by Lloyd Biggle Jnr.

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

The story is taken from Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59652/59652-h/59652-h.htm

The recording is 38:27 long.

This is my first contribution to this project I've been meaning to contribute to it for a while, and hopefully will be able to find the time to do more.
Hi Barry,
It is nice to have your contribution. Please name your files in lower case letters.
I will PL soon.
Thanks!
Amy

• File name must be formatted entirely in lower case letters and use under-bars to separate values as in: ssf068_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf068_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.

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Post by BarryHaworth » April 5th, 2020, 2:51 pm

alg1001 wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 9:56 am


• File name must be formatted entirely in lower case letters and use under-bars to separate values as in: ssf068_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf068_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.
Oops, sorry about that. IN this case that would make it:

ssf_068_cronusofthedfc_biggle_bkh_128kb.mp3

Do you want me to repost it?

Barry
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Post by alg1001 » April 6th, 2020, 6:49 am

No, you don't have to reupload it. I should be able to do that during cataloging.
It is PL OK. :thumbs:
Nice reading! And a very charming story.
-Amy

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Post by Grothmann » April 10th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Hi"

A not implausible story, even if it is a little dated.

End as a World
By F. L. Wallace
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 16:38

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf068_endasaworld_wallace_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50959

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » April 11th, 2020, 12:13 pm

Hi Dale,
It is PL OK. Your voice acting was wonderful. And I like the writing. Walking on whipped cream. ha!
Thank you,
Amy :thumbs:

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