[Not LV]A female reader for a female science fiction reading

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michaelwy
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Post by michaelwy » March 11th, 2020, 11:50 am

Hello everyone, I run the educational radiostream at https://Historyradio.org . I suddenly realised that a majority of readers are male. I almost have no female voices on my station. I therefore have a suggestion.
There was a female science fiction writer that was known as Francis Stevens (1884-1948). There are some novels by her in the catalogue at LV already.
However, I cannot use novel length readings in my radio stream.
So is there anyone who would be willing to read a short story by Stevens? I have copied the text from gutenberg and from the online books page at the university of Adeleide to my blog

https://historyradio.org/tag/francis-stevens/

If you wish to use a gutenberg text to be on the safe side, it is available at

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35401/35401-h/35401-h.htm

If you (a female) read this text, you could add it to the short works collection. Then I could just download it from LV when you are done. What do you say, any female volunteers?

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Post by Availle » March 11th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Probably around 35 minutes read.

I do notice however that the "I" narrator is male. :wink:
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Post by KevinS » March 11th, 2020, 3:45 pm

Availle wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Probably around 35 minutes read.

I do notice however that the "I" narrator is male. :wink:
That leads to an interesting question. (For me at least.)

How many science fiction stories have women as protagonists? Does anyone have an estimate?
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Post by Availle » March 11th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Well, for an exact percentage, we would need the number of science fiction stories overall. Which, I believe is changing daily. :lol:

We do have Capt. Janeway (and SevenOfNine) from Starship Voyager. And Ripley of course. :mrgreen:

This particular one seems to have a female protagonist; however, the narrator/interviewer in the frame story is male. (I only had a very brief look at it.)
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Post by KevinS » March 11th, 2020, 4:05 pm

I'm so embarrassed; I had to google Captain Janeway.
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Post by Availle » March 11th, 2020, 4:14 pm

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » March 11th, 2020, 9:45 pm

KevinS wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 3:45 pm
How many science fiction stories have women as protagonists? Does anyone have an estimate?
Well, here's one with an Aussie accent ... Australia's Claudia Black.

Apparently she and Canadian Michael Shanks had a lot of fun coming up with this Stargate SG-1 fight scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFbLFAUk8Vo


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Post by Availle » March 11th, 2020, 11:11 pm

She was AMAZING in Farscape... :thumbs:
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Post by Peter Why » March 12th, 2020, 3:33 am

Female main sceince fiction characters: Schmitz's Telzey Amberdon and Trigger Argee ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77723 ), but they're not the narrators in the stories.

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