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Grothmann
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Post by Grothmann » January 13th, 2019, 12:44 pm

Wolfbane by Frederik Pohl (1919 - 2013).


This science fiction novel takes place in the year 2203, if we take literally the age of 250 years. A rogue planet, populated by strange machines known as Pyramids, has stolen the Earth from the Solar system, taking it off into interstellar space. The moon has been 'ignited' by alien technology to serve as a miniature sun around which both planets orbit. This new sun is rekindled every 5 years, though as the book opens, the rekindling is nearly overdue and there is fear among the populace that it may never happen again. ( Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51845
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

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    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Science Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book:

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Wolfbane. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Wolfbane, by Frederik Pohl. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Wolfbane by Frederik Pohl. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Wolfbane, by Frederik Pohl. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename wolfbane_##_pohl_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. wolfbane_01_pohl_128kb.mp3)




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    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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    Please post below

alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » January 13th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Hi Dale,
Your project is set up now. I'll leave you on the launchpad for a bit for prooflisteners to notice.
Cheers,
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

Grothmann
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Post by Grothmann » January 13th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Thank you Amy. This looks like a lot more work than just reading, but I will try.

Dale

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Post by silverquill » January 13th, 2019, 11:08 pm

Hi, Dale!

You are right -- the reading is just half of the work, or less. Editing can be quite a task, at least for people like me who make a lot of mistakes, false starts, etc.

Anyway, you will need a DPL for this project, and I would be glad to help.
I'm a Sci-Fi fan, and read quite a bit of Pohl back in the day, though I don't recall this one.

Oh, and I think you really need to include Kornbluth as the co-author on this one. The two of the collaborated and quite a few books.

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Post by alg1001 » January 14th, 2019, 6:33 am

True enough. Kornbluth is added. I added you as DPL, Larry, pending Dale's approval.

p.s.
He is a prolific reader. This is his first solo, not his first rodeo. :wink:
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Grothmann » January 14th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Thank you both. I was about to ask how to add Cyril Kornbluth. When I put Fred Pohl's name on the form, he popped up immediately, And thank you, Larry, for volunteering to proof read (listen). Now I have one more thing out of the way so that I can start.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » January 14th, 2019, 7:08 pm

I will move you to Going Solo.
Good luck!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Grothmann » January 15th, 2019, 5:28 pm


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Post by alg1001 » January 15th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Hi Dale,
You can upload the files to me, alg1001 and say how long they are. Since it is a book, you have to say Chapter or Section One, etc,... as the first thing you say.
Here is the script.
Chapter [number] of Wolfbane. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Say:
"Wolfbane, by Frederik Pohl. [Chapter Number]"
Have a good night,
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Grothmann » January 15th, 2019, 9:20 pm

Hi Amy

I was trying to figure out the magic window. I think I've got it now.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/wolfbane_01_pohl_128kb.mp3

Time 11:40

Thanks
Dale

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Post by silverquill » Yesterday, 11:10 pm

The reading is fine. You just need to say at the end, "End of Chapter One."

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Post by Grothmann » Yesterday, 11:11 pm

Hi"


Wolfbane... end of chapter 1

Reloaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/wolfbane_01_pohl_128kb.mp3

(Any said I should upload it to her account. It is the same file, with the chapter correction)


Thanks
Dale

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Post by silverquill » Yesterday, 11:54 pm

Chapter 1, PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by Grothmann » Today, 12:10 am

Hi:

Chapter 2 of Wolfbane --

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/wolfbane_02_pohl_128kb.mp3

It is 19:38

Thanks
Dale

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