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Post by alg1001 » December 3rd, 2021, 5:55 am

Short Science Fiction Collection 084 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-084-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.
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    There is a 2 story limit per reader.

    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.

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Post by alg1001 » December 3rd, 2021, 6:02 am

We are going to have the two story limit per reader in the collection now. Any files that are not corrected will be discarded.
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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » December 4th, 2021, 8:33 pm

Can I submit "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London? Definitely < 70 minutes.

https://archive.org/details/sciencefictionst0000lond/page/n7/mode/2up

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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » December 4th, 2021, 8:38 pm

Actually, I may have another as well: "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" by H G Wells https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/59774/pg59774-images.html#Page_86

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Post by StephanieW » December 4th, 2021, 10:24 pm

Hi

Can I please submit Youth by Isaac Asimov?

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31547/31547-h/31547-h.htm

Thanks

Stephanie

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Post by alg1001 » December 5th, 2021, 5:11 am

StephanieW wrote:
December 4th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Hi

Can I please submit Youth by Isaac Asimov?

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31547/31547-h/31547-h.htm

Thanks

Stephanie
Hi Stephanie,
Yes, that story is a good fit for the collection.
Thank you,
Amy
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Post by alg1001 » December 5th, 2021, 5:24 am

DavidSweeneyBear wrote:
December 4th, 2021, 8:38 pm
Actually, I may have another as well: "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" by H G Wells https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/59774/pg59774-images.html#Page_86
Hi David,
This one is will be good for the collection. I think it will come in under the 70 minutes limit.
Thanks,
Amy
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Post by alg1001 » December 5th, 2021, 5:29 am

DavidSweeneyBear wrote:
December 4th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Can I submit "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London? Definitely < 70 minutes.

https://archive.org/details/sciencefictionst0000lond/page/n7/mode/2up
Hi David,
The source text for this is not in the public domain. We need to find a book holding it that is in the public domain. I'll see if I can find one. Okay, here is the original publication:
https://archive.org/details/sim_black-cat-a-monthly-magazine-of-original-short-stories_1899-05_4_44/page/32/mode/2up
Please read from this issue of Black Cat magazine for it.
Thanks,
Amy
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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » December 5th, 2021, 6:15 am

alg1001 wrote:
December 5th, 2021, 5:29 am
DavidSweeneyBear wrote:
December 4th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Can I submit "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London? Definitely < 70 minutes.

https://archive.org/details/sciencefictionst0000lond/page/n7/mode/2up
Hi David,
The source text for this is not in the public domain. We need to find a book holding it that is in the public domain. I'll see if I can find one. Okay, here is the original publication:
https://archive.org/details/sim_black-cat-a-monthly-magazine-of-original-short-stories_1899-05_4_44/page/32/mode/2up
Please read from this issue of Black Cat magazine for it.
Thanks,
Amy
Perfect, will do. Thanks for finding that.

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Post by DavidSweeneyBear » December 5th, 2021, 6:17 am

alg1001 wrote:
December 5th, 2021, 5:24 am
DavidSweeneyBear wrote:
December 4th, 2021, 8:38 pm
Actually, I may have another as well: "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" by H G Wells https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/59774/pg59774-images.html#Page_86
Hi David,
This one is will be good for the collection. I think it will come in under the 70 minutes limit.
Thanks,
Amy
Yes, it's around 43 minutes. Will upload both stories shortly. Cheers, David.

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Post by alg1001 » December 5th, 2021, 6:47 am

Okay, David. Sounds good. :thumbs:
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Post by victorseremet » December 5th, 2021, 9:04 am

Hi Amy,

Please find this short story for review:

Am I Still There?
by James R. Hall
Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf084_amistillthere_hall_vs_128kb.mp3
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30763
The duration of the recording 21:39
Read by Victor Seremet

Thank you for any feedback!
Victor

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Post by alg1001 » December 5th, 2021, 11:37 am

Hi Victor,
Yours is the first story. :)
We'll give it a PL soon.
Thank you!
-Amy
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Post by DerekP » December 6th, 2021, 1:02 pm

There's two works by Dick Purcell that I'd like to submit.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/34745

"Next Stop Nowhere!" and "Gunnison's Bonanza" haven't ever been recorded for LibriVox.

I have another project going right now, so it may be next week before I can get to them, though.
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Post by alg1001 » December 6th, 2021, 6:07 pm

DerekP wrote:
December 6th, 2021, 1:02 pm
There's two works by Dick Purcell that I'd like to submit.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/34745

"Next Stop Nowhere!" and "Gunnison's Bonanza" haven't ever been recorded for LibriVox.

I have another project going right now, so it may be next week before I can get to them, though.
Sounds good, Derek. They are nice finds.
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