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April 2017 ISSUE

The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales

Our fifth podcast for April is “The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales” written by Fei Dao and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Zui Found, November 2014.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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April 2017 ISSUE

The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales

Once upon a time there was a king. He was brave and clever and blessed with good luck. As you might expect, he ended up unifying the world, and even made plans to conquer the sun. Most remarkably, he did everything aboveboard and never lied. The people loved him and wanted to emulate his example. [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Goodnight, Melancholy

Our fifth podcast for March is “Goodnight, Melancholy” written by Xia Jia and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, June 2015.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.
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March 2017 ISSUE

Goodnight, Melancholy

Lindy (1)
I remember the first time Lindy walked into my home.
She lifted her tiny feet and set them down gingerly on the smooth, polished wooden floor, like a child venturing onto freshly-fallen snow: trembling, hesitating, afraid to dirty the pure white blanket, terrified of sinking into and disappearing beneath the featureless fluff.
I held her hand. [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

SF Short Fiction Markets in China: An Overview of 2016

In 2010, the Chinese science fiction market was heavily dominated by a small number of magazines that published mostly short fiction. Science fiction has since become a hot theme in multiple cultural and creative industrial areas such as book publishing, movies and television, games, comics and animations, and theme parks. For instance, in 2016, there [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Howling at the Lunar Landscape: A Conversation with Ian McDonald

That luminous sphere hanging over us in the night sky has long been the source of fascination, conspiracy, dreams, and adventure. Stories have been spun on moonbeams and grounded in moon rocks. It sits in the sky as a reminder of both our history and the future. Countless authors have looked up to see bases, [...]

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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