Short Science Fiction Collection 096, 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. (Summary by A. Gramour)
- This collection is for science fiction stories of less than 78 minutes in duration that are in the Public Domain(with expired copyright, or published during or before 1927). Gutenberg plain text, us-ascii, uncompressed files of less than 80 KB or 10,500 story words can generally be read in less than 78 minutes (depending on your reading speed the word count estimate could be considerably higher or lower). If the story exceeds this length, it may be necessary to split the story into multiple parts.
Claiming stories is unnecessary (duplicates are held for future collections).
This is a great thread to check if you are looking for sci-fi stories that have not been recorded for Librivox yet: viewtopic.php?p=2194408
Additional stories to record can be found scattered through this thread as well: List of Early Science Fiction
Project Gutenberg’s Science Fiction Bookshelf is one place to check for available stories to record. This would include stories already recorded as well as unrecorded stories.
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.
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• File name must be formatted entirely in lower case letters and use under-bars to separate values as in:
ssf096_titleinoneword_authorlastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (e.g. ssf096_nightfall_asimov_abc_128kb.mp3) Exclude definite articles like “The” from the file name.
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Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction
Keywords that describe the book: science fiction, short stories
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