Science Fiction Shortish Stories
Longer Short Science Fiction Stories
All these are available from Project Gutenberg. The advantage of using PG texts is that they have already been carefully copyright checked, so unlikely to give us legal problems in that respect! nLonger books and more short stories and novellas can be found on the Science Fiction Bookshelf at PG, or search there for your favourite authors -- you may be surprised!
In Cori's opinion, the stories listed on this page may be from 60-80 mins in finished recording duration, depending on how quickly you read, and on the language used in the story. If the story turns out to be less than 70 mins, please submit it to the Short Sci-fi Collection (found in the Short Works forum.) If it is longer than 70 mins, try to find a suitable point in the story to divide it into two or three shorter files. Use the "Solo Template" to help you post into a new thread in the Launchpad. Once this is claimed, you'll be able to upload all the files, and it's done! Each file will need its own disclaimer adding - the first part should have the full LibriVox disclaimer, and subsequent sections can use the short-form (see the template for more details.) This will create a short (but perfectly formed) solo! Underlined stories have been recorded at least once -- however multiple versions are Very Welcome!
Word counts are only rough estimates of the total words in each story. Where stories are measured in KB, you can roughly guess at 1 minute per KB.
Loot of the Void by Edwin K. Sloat - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29457 - 69KB
The End of Time by Wallace West - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29410 - 74KB
Wanderer of Infinity by Harl Vincent - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29408 - 73KB
Raiders of the Universes by Donald A. Wandrei - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29389 - 66KB
Vampires of Space by Sewell Peaslee Wright - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29353 - 65KB
The Great Drought by S. P. Meek - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29326 - 68KB
Vulcan's Workshop by Harl Vincent - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29321 - 74KB
The Death-Traps of FX-31 by Sewell Peaslee Wright - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29309 - 72KB
Salvage in Space by Jack Williamson - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29283 - 69KB
The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29202 - 75KB
The Great Dome on Mercury by Arthur Leo Zagat - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29190 - 70KB
The Pygmy Planet by Jack Williamson - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29177 - 74KB
Spawn of the Comet by H. Thompson Rich - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29027 - 71KB
The Einstein See-Saw by Miles John Breuer - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29060 - 72KB
The Heads of Apex by George Henry Weiss - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29046 - 71KB
In the Orbit of Saturn by Roman Frederick Starzl - http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/29038 - 74KB