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February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

Our fourth podcast for February is “Rain Ship” written by Chi Hui and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, January 2014.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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February 2017 ISSUE

Prosthetic Daughter

Transcript #56565: Admiral Zhen-Juan’s DataStreamLog
Data theft is identity theft.
We sat through so many lectures and briefings that recycled this information. At the academy, the lecture-borgs would do their rounds from class to class every morning and before the end of the day.
It should have been enough. It wasn’t enough. Data-hacks still happened. Vanished identities, vanished [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

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The funeral was as simple as I expected.
Visitors passed by the coffin one by one. The cold moss-light was centered on the coffin’s translucent lid. Under the dim lighting, Abani’s face seemed once more full and round. Her final hours had been painful, but fortunately—for all of us—she hadn’t held out too long. I heard [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

Painter of Stars

Our second podcast for December is “Painter of Stars” written by Wang Yuan and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese on the World Chinese Science Fiction Association website, 2014-10-31.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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December 2016 ISSUE

A Tower for the Coming World

When a liquid-oxygen tank explodes at the summit of his space elevator, Stanley Osik is in Poland burying his father. His hands prove poor workers in the coarse-loamy soil on his grandmother’s acreage outside the city of Lublin, but even as he reaches its iron-clotted depths, Stanley does not regret refusing a neighbor’s offer of [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

Painter of Stars

1. Deepening Dusk
I stood by the window, gazing through fire-resistant glass at the falling locus of the sun. The long sentence of the day was about to reach its period. For three days I had understood time in a new way, abandoning the traditional hour, minute, and second hands of the clock, conceiving an infinitely [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

The Most Famous Little Girl in the World

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The most famous little girl in the world stuck out her tongue at me. “These are all my Barbie dolls and you can’t use them!”
I ran to Mommy. “Kyra won’t share!”
“Kyra, dear,” Aunt Julie said in that funny tight voice she had ever since IT happened, “share your new dolls with Amy.”
“No, they’re mine!” Kyra [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

Another Word: The Joy of Helping

Recently, Tor Books published Invisible Planets, the first English-language anthology of contemporary Chinese SF (by “contemporary,” I mean roughly something like “written during the 21st century”). I was both the anthology’s editor and translator.
As I started to do publicity for the book, one question came up again and again: What motivated me to do translations [...]

November 2016 ISSUE

Western Heaven

Our fifth podcast for November is “Western Heaven” written by Chen Hongyu and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in ZUI Found, April 2014, Issue 168.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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November 2016 ISSUE

Western Heaven

“I’m sorry for being born human.”
—Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human
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The setting sun cut through the gray haze, illuminating the northern plain, and the local robots had suspended their work. They were lined up in a dense phalanx, quiet and still as they sunbathed. Today was a rare sunny day after months of [...]