[GRP-SyFi] NEQUA or The Problem of the Ages by "Jack Adams" -lny

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Post by hdcn » September 20th, 2019, 11:18 am

NEQUA or The Problem of the Ages by Jack Adams .

On hold. Abandon in mid-October (6 months after last post of soloist). - TG
Opened as group project by linny Nov 1, 2020

NEQUA or The Problem of the Ages is one of the first feminist science fiction books published in the United States. It was first serialized in the newspaper Equity, and two editions were published in Topeka, Kansas in 1900. The voyage described in NEQUA is to the Arctic. The captain of the ship is amazed to find that when they reach a certain spot, which should be close to the North Pole, the compass shows that the ship is suddenly traveling south. Actually they have sailed into the interior of the Earth, where they meet the Altrurians, a people who have developed a more cooperative society than those of the outer Earth. Individual Altrurians describe how the evolution of their society took place. These explanations reflect the populist thought of the time, with definite feminist tendencies, thereby providing the tone of a political novel.
While the book was published with the pseudonym of Jack Adams, it was copyrighted under the names Alcanoan A. Grigsby and Mary P. Lowe, who are presumed to be the true authors.
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Post by TriciaG » September 21st, 2019, 12:35 pm

I'll MC this. Be back in a bit with the MW.

Do you really want word-perfect PL, where the listener notes every deviation from the text? You could also do a "Special" PL and spell out your requirements (such as, noting changes that affect the meaning rather than every little difference).
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Post by TriciaG » September 21st, 2019, 12:40 pm

Err - confused. You have "solo" in the title, but you used the group project template - on the item "Type of project" you put Collaborative.

So, is it a solo or a group project?
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Post by hdcn » September 21st, 2019, 10:44 pm

Tricia,

This is intended as a solo project, but I submitted it using the wrong template. I have made the corrections, above, and it is now correctly identified as a solo. Regular proof listening is fine for this project; that was an oversight on my part. Please check the initial post again to ensure that everything now looks to be correct. Thanks!

Jeff B.

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Post by TriciaG » September 22nd, 2019, 6:08 am

OK, looks good.

I did shorten the suggested file name. I don't think you need the whole title in the file name in this case, though that's what the template generator produces. :)
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Post by Foon » September 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm

Hi Jeff,
Any idea when the authors died? I'd like to DPL if you'll have me (gotta repay the favour! ;) ) but I don't wanna go and break copyright law and all :hmm:
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Post by TriciaG » September 22nd, 2019, 2:56 pm

I did a web search but didn't find anything.
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Post by hdcn » September 22nd, 2019, 3:42 pm

Foon, The authorship question is a bit complicated, since "Jack Adams" was in fact a pseudonym, and many sources attribute the actual authorship to the copyrighters, Alcanoan O. Grigsby and Mary P. Lowe. I wasn't able to find a date of death on either of those two individuals; however, the Internet Archive has made a determination that this is a public domain work in the United States:

https://archive.org/details/nequa_lowegrimsby_1900

You may find some information there that could be applicable to your location as well.

Tricia - I was actually wondering if I should somehow credit the copyrighters when introducing the work, since they are widely believed to be the actual authors. For example, could I read "NEQUA or The Problem of the Ages, by Jack Adams. Copyrighted 1900 by A. O. Grigsby and Mary P. Lowe. Chapter 1..."?

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Post by TriciaG » September 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm

I thought about this when I set up the Magic Window.

I entered "Jack Adams" as an author, but in the description for "him" I said that the name was a pseudonym for Grigsby and Lowe.

Usually we do credit the book author as published, especially on well-known names such as Mark Twain and Sapper. This one is more obscure, so it's more of a question.

I wouldn't credit them as the publishers/copyrighters, though. That just seems weird. :lol: I suppose on the very first intro and the very last outro, you could do something like "...Problem of the Ages, by Jack Adams, pseudonym for Alcanoan O. Grigsby and Mary P. Lowe." But on the intros for the rest of the chapters leave it as "...Problem of the Ages, by Jack Adams."
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Post by TriciaG » September 22nd, 2019, 4:51 pm

Since there's an introductory, do you want the project to start with section #0, so that the chapter and section numbers line up?

(In the intro, instead of "Chapter zero of...", you could simply say "Introductory to...")
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Post by hdcn » September 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Since there's an introductory, do you want the project to start with section #0, so that the chapter and section numbers line up?

(In the intro, instead of "Chapter zero of...", you could simply say "Introductory to...")
That sounds like an excellent idea!

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Post by TriciaG » September 23rd, 2019, 4:51 am

Done! And with that, I'm moving this to Going Solo. :)
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Post by hdcn » October 7th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Thanks, Tricia. I plan to actually begin recording on November 1st, since I will have the house all to myself for a couple of months (and, by then, the air conditioning will be off!)

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Post by TriciaG » November 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm

Explanatory section PL OK!

I'll DPL for you. :)
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Post by hdcn » November 18th, 2019, 8:14 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Explanatory section PL OK!

I'll DPL for you. :)
Thanks so much for your continuing help with this project! I've finished recording the first chapter, and am about one third of the way through the editing. Just checking in...

Jeff B.

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