[COMPLETE] Short Science Fiction Collection 063-ag

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by alg1001 » April 18th, 2018, 6:44 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 063 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-063-by-various/

  • 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: ssf063_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf063_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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  • 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)
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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 :)

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Post by alg1001 » April 18th, 2018, 7:09 pm

alg1001 wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 7:06 am
miketheauctioneer wrote:
April 11th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Hi Amy,

My pseudonym John E. Michaels came up with another SciFi treasure if you have room for it.

The Last Supper by T.D. Hamm

3.35 minutes of heart stopping suspense

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/30348/pg30348.txt

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/lastsupper_tdhamm_jwm_128kb.mp3

Hi Mike,
This happens occasionally. We have this story in this batch already. I will save it for the collection 063. It will be a good way to start that one off.
Thanks!
Amy
Hi Mike,
The Last Supper is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by MDoorkeeper » April 23rd, 2018, 12:06 am

Just uploaded:
Control Group by Roger D. Aycock
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_controlgroup_aycock_tr_128kb.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24949
Duration - 32:55
Thomas Rose
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Post by alg1001 » April 23rd, 2018, 7:30 am

Hi Thomas,
I will PL soon.
Thanks for your story!
Amy :)

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Post by alg1001 » April 24th, 2018, 8:00 am

The Control Group is PL OK. Nice! :thumbs:
Thank you, Thomas!
Amy

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Post by VfkaBT » April 24th, 2018, 1:21 pm

My previous LV work: Bellona Times

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Post by alg1001 » April 24th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Cool. I will PL soon.
Thanks, Matt!
Amy :D

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Post by alg1001 » April 25th, 2018, 3:38 pm

Hi Matt,
Pretty clever use of time travel. Ha!
PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by IvanAvetissian » April 28th, 2018, 10:39 pm

Hello,
This is my first submission to Librivox ever! I hope it will be accepted!

o The story title - There Is A Reaper
o The author’s name - Charles V. De Vet
o https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_thereisareaper_devet_ia_128kb.mp3
o http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29954/29954-h/29954-h.htm
o Recording Length: 13m 21s
Recorded by Ivan Avetissian (I am good with this being used on Librivox :) )
URL - https://halfhillreport.podbean.com/ (this is the website for my Podcast)

I am open to any and all feedback on how I can improve this recording if needs be!

Ivan
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Post by alg1001 » April 29th, 2018, 4:34 am

Welcome, Ivan!
You have a nice voice for narration. Great work!
After proof listening, it needs two adjustments.
Please reduce the opening silence to one second, and amplify the recording 4 db. There are some loud points so the best way to amplify this one would be to use the compressor effect to bring down the peaks and then to amplify it.
When it is all set, please reupload it and paste the link in your post again.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by IanPugh » April 29th, 2018, 6:20 am

Hello Amy!

Title: "Slaves of the Dust"
Author: Sophie Wenzel Ellis
File URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_slavesofthedust_ellis_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30691/30691-h/30691-h.htm#SLAVES_OF_THE_DUST_BY_SOPHIE_WENZEL_ELLIS
Duration: 58m18s
Catalog Name: Ian Bradford Ngongotaha Pugh

I haven't contributed in a long time! 10 volumes ago - I got distracted. Glad to see you are still running the show. I'm already working on another one. I think these two are the last of the unrecorded stories from the "SF by Women" link you provided up top.

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Post by IvanAvetissian » April 29th, 2018, 9:50 am

Hi Amy!
Thanks for the nice feedback and the advice. Here is take 2. I am still an audacity noob so I think I got it right?

o The story title - There Is A Reaper
o The author’s name - Charles V. De Vet
o https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_thereisareaper_devet_ia_128kb.mp3
o http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29954/29954-h/29954-h.htm
o Recording Length: 13m 21s
Recorded by Ivan Avetissian (I am good with this being used on Librivox :) )
URL - https://halfhillreport.podbean.com/ (this is the website for my Podcast)

Ivan
"... the opposite of ware isn't peace .... it's CREATION!" J. Larson

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_thereisareaper_devet_ia_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » April 29th, 2018, 5:49 pm

IvanAvetissian wrote:
April 29th, 2018, 9:50 am
Hi Amy!
Thanks for the nice feedback and the advice. Here is take 2. I am still an audacity noob so I think I got it right?



https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_thereisareaper_devet_ia_128kb.mp3
Hi Ivan,
It is PL OK now.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by alg1001 » April 29th, 2018, 5:58 pm

IanPugh wrote:
April 29th, 2018, 6:20 am
Hello Amy!

Title: "Slaves of the Dust"
Author: Sophie Wenzel Ellis
File URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_slavesofthedust_ellis_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30691/30691-h/30691-h.htm#SLAVES_OF_THE_DUST_BY_SOPHIE_WENZEL_ELLIS
Duration: 58m18s
Catalog Name: Ian Bradford Ngongotaha Pugh

I haven't contributed in a long time! 10 volumes ago - I got distracted. Glad to see you are still running the show. I'm already working on another one. I think these two are the last of the unrecorded stories from the "SF by Women" link you provided up top.
Hi Ian,
I am happy to you back in here. Wow--that's great that they are all recorded now. I didn't realize it. :D
I will PL soon.
Thanks for your story!
Amy

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Post by IanPugh » April 30th, 2018, 4:55 am

As promised, Amy, story number 2:

Story: "The Undersea Tube"
Author: L. Taylor Hansen
Uploader URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf063_underseatube_hansen_ibnp_128kb.mp3
Source URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27609/27609-h/27609-h.htm
Duration: 26m07s

So, this story was written with a pair of illustrations as somewhat integral to the text. The character speaks, expecting the reader to be seeing them. For another title (not on LibriVox) when I had to deal with illustrations referenced in the text, I gave a brief description of the illustration. I didn't know if that was permissible for LibriVox titles. Ignoring the mentioned illustrations won't leave the story incomprehensible or anything, in fact, they talk about the second illustration enough that I didn't think it needed to be described. The current upload here has my brief description (15 seconds) of the first illustration -- starting at 12m24 you can hear a bit of how the speaker expects you to see the illustration, followed by my description. I aimed for the simplest way to deliver on the author's intent for her story...I think; but I can see it being a grey area and am happy to remove it if you like.

I should qualify a comment from my last post. These are the last two short stories that were yet to be recorded. There are several full length novels and novellas by several of the women on the list that are not recorded as of yet. Still, you have all the short stories, now!

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