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alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » June 11th, 2021, 7:57 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 080 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-080-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:
    ssf080_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf080_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.
    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.


    Posting completed recordings:
    • Send your completed recording to us by using the LibriVox Uploader
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  • 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. So there can be a choice of file format to download, please use the Gutenberg main page for the source such as https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29975
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


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alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » June 11th, 2021, 7:59 pm

Collection 80 is open for business. :)
-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 JamesJenkins » June 12th, 2021, 2:36 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.


The Connoisseur by Frank Banta
1400 Words ~ 7 Minutes
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60991


Short Snorter by Charles Einstein
2000 Words ~ 10 Minutes
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60521



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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JGParenti
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Post by JGParenti » June 16th, 2021, 12:13 pm

Uploaded 'The God in the Box'
by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Librivox URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_godinthebox_wright_jgp_128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28705
Recording Duration: 47m23s
Name/Pseudonym: James Parenti / JG Parenti
Website upcoming, but not here yet

Micfairy252
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Post by Micfairy252 » June 16th, 2021, 5:57 pm

Hi James,

I just stumbled upon your request for a science fiction collection. I would like to help you out with that by recording Wedding Day by Winston Marks.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks!

Micfairy252!

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Post by alg1001 » June 16th, 2021, 6:45 pm

JGParenti wrote:
June 16th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Uploaded 'The God in the Box'
by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Librivox URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_godinthebox_wright_jgp_128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28705
Recording Duration: 47m23s
Name/Pseudonym: James Parenti / JG Parenti
Website upcoming, but not here yet
Hi James,
You are first. :)
Thank you for your story!
-Amy
-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 Micfairy252 » June 17th, 2021, 12:31 pm

Hello James,

Uploaded Wedding Day by author Winston Marks
Here is the URL from the Librivox Uploader:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf_weddingday_marks_sp_128kb.mp3
Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58827/58827-h/58827-h.htm
Length of Recording: 9 minutes and 5 seconds.

Sincerely,

Micfairy252

speaker987
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Post by speaker987 » June 17th, 2021, 2:57 pm

My small Sci-Fi contribution

Uploaded The Passenger
by Kenneth Harmon

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_thepassenger_harmon_dn_128kb.mp3

Text URL https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30500/30500-h/30500-h.htm

Length 27min :15sec

Thanks for the opportunity to share!
Darrell

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Post by alg1001 » June 17th, 2021, 5:23 pm

Micfairy252 wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Hello James,

Uploaded Wedding Day by author Winston Marks
Here is the URL from the Librivox Uploader:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf_weddingday_marks_sp_128kb.mp3
Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58827/58827-h/58827-h.htm
Length of Recording: 9 minutes and 5 seconds.

Sincerely,

Micfairy252
Thank you for your story, Micfairy!
-Amy
-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 » June 17th, 2021, 5:25 pm

speaker987 wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 2:57 pm
My small Sci-Fi contribution

Uploaded The Passenger
by Kenneth Harmon

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_thepassenger_harmon_dn_128kb.mp3

Text URL https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30500/30500-h/30500-h.htm

Length 27min :15sec

Thanks for the opportunity to share!
Darrell
Hi Darrell,
It is lovely for you to contribute to this collection.
Thank you for your story!
-Amy
-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

gweeks
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Post by gweeks » June 19th, 2021, 9:07 am

Harwood's Vortex by Robert Silverberg
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_harwoodsvortex_silverberg_gdw_128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/65537
Length: 27:21

It's been a while since I've done one of these. Let me know if I have any problems. I still have the lossless files.

Greg

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Post by JamesJenkins » June 19th, 2021, 11:54 am

JGParenti wrote:
June 16th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Uploaded 'The God in the Box'
by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Librivox URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_godinthebox_wright_jgp_128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28705
Recording Duration: 47m23s
Name/Pseudonym: James Parenti / JG Parenti
Website upcoming, but not here yet
Thank you James, It is PL ok.

I had not read that one before, good story.

James
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Post by JamesJenkins » June 19th, 2021, 12:12 pm

Micfairy252 wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Hello James,

Uploaded Wedding Day by author Winston Marks
Here is the URL from the Librivox Uploader:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf_weddingday_marks_sp_128kb.mp3
Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58827/58827-h/58827-h.htm
Length of Recording: 9 minutes and 5 seconds.

Sincerely,

Micfairy252
Thank Micfairy252,

You have some technical issues that need to be addressed. Can you correct these and resubmit the recording?

Required

The correct file names should be ssf080_weddingday_marks_sp_128kb.mp3 where '080' is the number of this collection.

Opening silence is 2 seconds should be about 1 second

Closing silence is 1 second it should be about 5 seconds

Optional:

You may want to apply noise reduction, as there is a light buzz in the background, (your choice on this change it is fine as is, but noise reduction would improve it.) https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Noise_Cleaning

Otherwise a good first recording. Your voice is fine, with no stumbles or other issues to address.

James.
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Post by alg1001 » June 19th, 2021, 1:51 pm

gweeks wrote:
June 19th, 2021, 9:07 am
Harwood's Vortex by Robert Silverberg
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_harwoodsvortex_silverberg_gdw_128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://gutenberg.org/ebooks/65537
Length: 27:21

It's been a while since I've done one of these. Let me know if I have any problems. I still have the lossless files.

Greg
Wow! You make so much of this possible, Greg. It is an honor to have you narrate one of the vast collection of stories you have produced.
Thank you so much!!
-Amy :D
-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 JamesJenkins » June 20th, 2021, 12:02 am

speaker987 wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 2:57 pm
My small Sci-Fi contribution

Uploaded The Passenger
by Kenneth Harmon

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_thepassenger_harmon_dn_128kb.mp3

Text URL https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30500/30500-h/30500-h.htm

Length 27min :15sec

Thanks for the opportunity to share!
Darrell
Good Job Darrell.

It is PL ok.

That is not the ending I was expecting :)

James.
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