[COMPLETE] Short Science Fiction Collection 096 - brrot

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flavo5000
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This project is complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-096-by-various/


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).

    Finding Texts:
    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.



    File Requirements:
    • Recording must be a mono 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:
    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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    Then repeat: "[Title], by [author]. Translated by [translator]."

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    "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.


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• Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
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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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brownrottger
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Post by brownrottger »

Hi Ben, The MW is up and I am moving this to Readers Wanted: Short Works.
Grothmann
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Post by Grothmann »

Good Morning:

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep
By William F. Nolan
Read by Dale Grothman
Time: 11:55

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_milestogo_nolan_dg_128kb.mp3

text at: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/72030/pg72030-images.html

Enjoy
Dale
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Post by flavo5000 »

Grothmann wrote: November 6th, 2023, 11:40 am Good Morning:

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep
By William F. Nolan
Read by Dale Grothman
Time: 11:55

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_milestogo_nolan_dg_128kb.mp3

text at: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/72030/pg72030-images.html

Enjoy
Dale
Thanks! You're queued for PL!
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Post by brownrottger »

Section 1 And Miles to Go: Excellent! Nice plot twist at the end!
6:05 repeat of "Murdock smiled. He knew that a machine, however perfect, could not experience the emotion of sorrow, but it "
Thanks!
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Post by Grothmann »

Hi:

Thank you for picking that up.

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_milestogo_nolan_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else the same

Thanks again
Dale
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Post by Grothmann »

Good Afternoon:

A Matter Of Magnitude
By Al Sevcik
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 16:28

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_magnitude_sevcik_dg_128kb.mp3
Text at: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/24927/pg24927-images.html

Enjoy
Dale
flavo5000
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Post by flavo5000 »

Grothmann wrote: November 8th, 2023, 4:13 pm Good Afternoon:

A Matter Of Magnitude
By Al Sevcik
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 16:28

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_magnitude_sevcik_dg_128kb.mp3
Text at: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/24927/pg24927-images.html

Enjoy
Dale
Thanks! You're ready for PL!
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Post by brownrottger »

Section 1 is PL ok.
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Post by brownrottger »

Grothmann wrote: November 8th, 2023, 4:13 pm Good Afternoon:

A Matter Of Magnitude
By Al Sevcik
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 16:28

Audio at: https://librivox.org/uploads/brownrottger/ssf096_magnitude_sevcik_dg_128kb.mp3
Text at: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/24927/pg24927-images.html

Enjoy
Dale
Section 2 A Matter of Magnitude is PL ok. Thanks!
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Post by flavo5000 »

Happy Ending by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore is up for PL!

I actually really liked this one. One of the better stories I've read from this era.
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Post by brownrottger »

flavo5000 wrote: November 13th, 2023, 4:24 pm Happy Ending by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore is up for PL!

I actually really liked this one. One of the better stories I've read from this era.
Yes, a very satisfying story. The robot who got away. Section 3 Happy Ending is PL ok.
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Post by chuckconvr »

General question - I am looking at a short piece to narrate for this collection. It has an angel/alien character towards the end. I thought it might be nice to use some reverb (Fx) to make this voice sound otherworldly. Is that OK? Or should FX like that be avoided??
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Post by chuckconvr »

General question - I am looking at a short piece to narrate for this collection. It has an angel/alien character towards the end. I thought it might be nice to use some reverb (Fx) to make this voice sound otherworldly. Is that OK? Or should FX like that be avoided??
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Post by flavo5000 »

chuckconvr wrote: November 15th, 2023, 12:52 pm General question - I am looking at a short piece to narrate for this collection. It has an angel/alien character towards the end. I thought it might be nice to use some reverb (Fx) to make this voice sound otherworldly. Is that OK? Or should FX like that be avoided??
It should be ok to apply a reverb effect like that from within Audacity or whatever tool you are using. As long as original effects are not added in that could potentially be outside public domain.
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