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Post by KevinS » October 22nd, 2019, 12:42 pm

I have doubts that this question can be easily answered by my conducting 'mechanical' searches, so I will rely on everyone's memory.

Has LibriVox done many---or any---Science Fiction DRs?

It would be tremendous fun.
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Post by Peter Why » October 22nd, 2019, 12:49 pm

At least one: Danger in Deep Space, by Carey Rockwell. I played a couple of characters in it.
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Post by KevinS » October 22nd, 2019, 12:51 pm

Peter Why wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 12:49 pm
At least one: Danger in Deep Space, by Carey Rockwell. I played a couple of characters in it.
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I'll have to have a listen.

Up for another performance in something in the new year?

EDIT: My gosh, it's five hours long!

I guess I'm suggesting a short story or two.
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Post by commonsparrow3 » October 22nd, 2019, 1:04 pm

I know of at least one sci-fi short story done as a DR. It was "The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederik Pohl, included in the 2015 Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection. I only happen to know about this one because I was involved in the editing. There are likely others that I don't know about.

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Post by KevinS » October 22nd, 2019, 1:26 pm

commonsparrow3 wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 1:04 pm
I know of at least one sci-fi short story done as a DR. It was "The Tunnel Under the World" by Frederik Pohl, included in the 2015 Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection. I only happen to know about this one because I was involved in the editing. There are likely others that I don't know about.
Thank you! I'm pleased there is a precedent, if you will.
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Post by philchenevert » October 22nd, 2019, 1:36 pm

Keen idea Kevin. I normally avoid DRs but a SF one might be fun.
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Post by KevinS » October 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm

philchenevert wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 1:36 pm
Keen idea Kevin. I normally avoid DRs but a SF one might be fun.
You're going to be the leading man!
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Post by ej400 » October 22nd, 2019, 3:04 pm

I think Kevin is hinting at something and there's no memory needed :lol: <laughing> What kind of Sci Fic DR would you like to do Kevin? I'd be happy to plan with you and would help out if you'd like to do something a bit larger.

But to answer your question. Unfortunately our advanced search bars wont search for a specific genre and if it's a solo, DR or group :( So yes, lot's of memory needed, or you can go ahead and try to search up all the Science Fiction DR's you think might have been done by title.

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Post by TriciaG » October 22nd, 2019, 4:18 pm

A couple related but not directly-related comments:

If it's one short story, it'd go in the DR Scene & Story Collection, current one here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=75165

Note that because most sci-fi is more recent, often the author(s) haven't died in time to give non-US readers a shot at them, limiting your potential pool of readers. Something to keep in mind. :)
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Post by KevinS » October 22nd, 2019, 4:48 pm

TriciaG wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:18 pm
A couple related but not directly-related comments:

If it's one short story, it'd go in the DR Scene & Story Collection, current one here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=75165

Note that because most sci-fi is more recent, often the author(s) haven't died in time to give non-US readers a shot at them, limiting your potential pool of readers. Something to keep in mind. :)
All good advice. I have to get into some kind of queue, I think, for the DR Scene & Story Collection, don't I? If so, we have time, I think, as this won't take off until the new year.

Very good point about trying to find something that is PD for everyone. I will keep that high on the list of priorities.
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Post by Elizabby » October 29th, 2019, 2:43 am

There was that one about the robots? RUR? Or some other strange name?

There was also the classic “Around the World in 80 days”.

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Post by KevinS » October 29th, 2019, 3:03 am

Elizabby wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 2:43 am
There was that one about the robots? RUR? Or some other strange name?

There was also the classic “Around the World in 80 days”.
I vaguely remember something about the robot, now that you mention it. By Kurt Vonnegut maybe?
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Post by Elizabby » October 29th, 2019, 3:06 am

R.U.R - Rossum’s Universal Robots.

Credited with introducing the word “robot” to the English language.

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Post by KevinS » October 29th, 2019, 3:16 am

Elizabby wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 3:06 am
R.U.R - Rossum’s Universal Robots.

Credited with introducing the word “robot” to the English language.
Yes, thank you! A Czech writer.
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Post by annise » October 29th, 2019, 3:55 am

https://librivox.org/wanted-7-fearless-engineers-by-warner-van-lorne/ was a DR but it was done for LV by LV readers who got together one day.

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