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November 2017 ISSUE

Martian Blood

The most dangerous man on Mars was Omar al-Baz, and the first time I saw him, he was throwing up at the Rio Zephyria spaceport.
This happens more frequently than you might think. People coming here for the first time often don’t realize just how thin the air really is. The cold surprises them, too, but [...]

December 2014 ISSUE

The Emperor of Mars

Our fifth podcast for December is “The Emperor of Mars” written by Allen M. Steele and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2010.
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December 2014 ISSUE

The Emperor of Mars

Out here, there’s a lot of ways to go crazy. Get cooped up in a passenger module not much larger than a trailer, and by the time you reach your destination you may have come to believe that the universe exists only within your own mind: it’s called solipsism syndrome, and I’ve seen it happen [...]