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November 2011 ISSUE

Silently and Very Fast (part two of three)

Our third piece of audio fiction for November is part two of “Silently and Very Fast” written by Catherynne M. Valente and read by Kate Baker. If you missed part one, you can listen to it here.

 
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November 2011 ISSUE

Silently and Very Fast (Part Two of Three)

Continued from Part One
Two: Lady Lovelace’s Objection
The Analytical Engine has no pretensions to originate anything.
It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform.
    —Ada Lovelace
Nine: The Particular Wizard
Humanity lived many years and ruled the earth, sometimes wisely, sometimes well, but mostly neither. After all this time on the throne, humanity longed for a [...]

October 2011 ISSUE

Silently and Very Fast

Our third piece of audio fiction for October is part one of “Silently and Very Fast” written by Catherynne M. Valente and read by Kate Baker.

 
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October 2011 ISSUE

Silently and Very Fast

One: The Imitation Game
Like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
—John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
 
One: The King of Having No Body
Inanna was called Queen of Heaven and Earth, Queen of Having a Body, Queen of Sex and Eating, Queen of Being Human, and she went into the underworld [...]

August 2010 ISSUE

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time

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In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was a high-density pre-baryogenesis singularity. Darkness lay over the deep and God moved upon the face of the hyperspatial matrix. He separated the firmament from the quark-gluon plasma and said: let there be particle/anti-particle pairs, [...]

August 2010 ISSUE

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time

Our first piece of audio fiction for August is “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time” written by Catherynne M. Valente and read by Kate Baker.

 
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August 2009 ISSUE

The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew

Being unable to retrace our steps in Time, we decided to move forward in Space. Shall we never be able to glide back up the stream of Time, and peep into the old home, and gaze on the old faces? Perhaps when the phonograph and the kinesigraph are perfected, and some [...]

August 2009 ISSUE

The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew

This month’s audio fiction is The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew written and read by Catherynne M. Valente.

 
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November 2008 ISSUE

Voodoo Economics: How to Find Serenity in an Industry that Does Not Want You

In the antiseptic, sour-smelling halls of psychology, there is an entire wing devoted to Anxiety. Within that wing is a dingy corner containing a dry mop and a broken drinking fountain bearing a sign that reads "Please Love Me." This section is wholly devoted to Writer’s Anxiety.
There is a hierarchy [...]

May 2008 ISSUE

A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica

Lot 657D
Topographical Map of the Ross Ice Shelf (The Seal Map)
Acuña, Nahuel, 1908
Minor tear, upper left corner. Moderate [...]