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Post by alg1001 » January 7th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Short Science Fiction Collection 065 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-065-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: ssf065_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf065_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.
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    Ending Announcement:
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    • Recordings require 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.



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Post by Grothmann » January 7th, 2019, 11:26 pm

Hi:

Yeah, a new collection!!

No Shield From The Dead
By Gordon R. Dickson
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 16:10

Gutenberg file--
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32410/32410-h/32410-h.htm

LV File –
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_noshieldfromthedead_dickson_dg_128kb.mp3

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » January 8th, 2019, 7:57 am

Hi Dale,
I will PL soon. Thanks for starting this off!
-Amy :)

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Post by PeterMusgrove » January 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Hi Amy,

Happy to DPL if you need me!

Pete :)
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Post by alg1001 » January 8th, 2019, 6:48 pm

That will be great. It's official. Let me know if you have a MW password already?

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Post by PeterMusgrove » January 9th, 2019, 10:50 am

Hi Amy - Yup, I have a MW password thanks :)
alg1001 wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:48 pm
That will be great. It's official. Let me know if you have a MW password already?
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Post by PeterMusgrove » January 9th, 2019, 10:54 am

Hi Dale,

I'm DPL with just a couple of notes.

There's about 1.3 seconds of silence at the beginning of the audio, which should be between 0.5 and 1.0 second.

And I think that the line at the beginning, "No conceivable force could penetrate Terri's shield. Yet he was defenseless." should come immediately before the beginning of the story, after stating the title and author.

I enjoyed the story and you're reading - good choice!

Best,
Pete
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Post by Grothmann » January 9th, 2019, 11:11 am

Hi, Pete:

Okay. I moved the blurb to after the title. See what you think.

Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_noshieldfromthedead_dickson_dg_128kb.mp3

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » January 9th, 2019, 3:57 pm

Grothmann wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:11 am
Hi, Pete:

Okay. I moved the blurb to after the title. See what you think.

Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_noshieldfromthedead_dickson_dg_128kb.mp3


Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » January 10th, 2019, 6:24 am

Thank you for your story, Colleen! :)

p.s.
Stephen Marlowe is a pseudonym for Milton Lesser so it will say Milton Lesser in the catalog.

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Post by Grothmann » January 10th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Hi, Amy:

I want to try to do The Marching Morons, By C. M. KORNBLUTH, but it is long, and I calculate that it may be as long as 78 minutes. There doesn't seem to be any natural break in the story, so dividing it might be difficult. But it is really good. What do you think??

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » January 10th, 2019, 6:12 pm

Hmm. You will have to split it somewhere. We keep the files at 60 minutes for instances when someone wants to burn them to a CD.
If the first part would be under 60 minutes, maybe you could split it here:
It began the next day with people coming to visit him. He knew the approach. They merely wanted to be helpful to their illustrious visitor from the past and would he help fill them in about his era, which unfortunately was somewhat obscure historically, and what did he think could be done about the Problem? He told them he was too old to be roped any more, and they wouldn't get any information out of him until he got a letter of intent from at least the Polar President, and a session of the Polar Congress empowered to make him dictator.

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Post by PeterMusgrove » January 10th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Hi Dale,

Sounds great! I like the story, too! DPL OK

Best,
Pete

Grothmann wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Grothmann wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 11:11 am
Hi, Pete:

Okay. I moved the blurb to after the title. See what you think.

Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_noshieldfromthedead_dickson_dg_128kb.mp3


Thanks
Dale
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."
~ Charles Bukowski

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Post by Grothmann » January 10th, 2019, 11:53 pm

Hi:

The Merchants Of Venus
By A. H. PHELPS, Jr.
Read by Dale Grothmann

Gutenberg File
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32901/32901-h/32901-h.htm
LV File
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_merhantsofvenus_phelps_dg_128kb.mp3


I have thought about where the blurb should be, and I think the only logical position is between the titles, with the Librivox ad. In a pulp magazine, it would be just under the title, and either in some kind of box or in a larger and different type face. But I can not do that when I am reading. To keep the blurb from being confused with the story, I think it is better between the titles.

Also, A.H. Phelps, Jr. isn't easy to find as an Sci-Sf author. I believe this is his only story. But he is published --

Byrd, J. F. and A. H. Phelps, "Odor and Its Measurement," Air Pollution, Vol. II, A. C. Stern (editor), (New York, Academic Press), pp. 305-327, 1968.

Air Pollution Aspects of Soap and Detergent Manufacture -- A. H. Phelps Jr.

Thanks
Dale

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