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May 2012 ISSUE

All the Things the Moon is Not

Our third piece of audio fiction for May is “All the Things the Moon is Not” written by Alexander Lumans and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2012 ISSUE

All the Things the Moon Is Not

A call comes over the vidchannel: "Murph, you sitting down?"
"Always." At the moment I’m standing in my darkened cabin at base camp in Mare Nubium. By headlamp only I carve a chess piece—a knight—out of moon rock. I’d crushed one earlier after Tchaikovsky called me out on a dumb move.
The screen and radio cut out. [...]

February 2008 ISSUE

The Human Moments

12:12. "We will glorify war—the world’s only hygiene."
There are too many dead from the new flu pandemic, and the earth-movers bring bodies by the tons. One never thinks to consider a human population in tons: the weight of geological formations, of the Huns, the Visigoths, the Million Man March, the weight of knowledge that bears [...]