Our third podcast for June is “.identity” written by E. Catherine Tobler and read by Kate Baker.
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HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE
As with most things, it started small.
In the center of my vision, I perceived the virus as a pinprick of white light. The program was instantly distinguishable because of its color, colors being significant—green was good and red dangerous; white indicated something not entirely understood. I tried to quarantine the unidentified program, but it [...]
This morning, I thought it was the condensation of my breath upon the helmet’s convex interior, but it’s something else. Deep space shapes our eyes in ways unknown. Under this pressure, Europa is hazy, distant water plumes fogging the horizon, but closer too, and I think there is an undiscovered crevasse. We should be [...]
In the still of the night, there is the voice.
Am I awake?
It is not a voice as I know voices; it doesn’t speak in words, but in vibrations, audio frequencies penetrating the space which enfolds it (the siren, the woman trapped). It is the sound of a remembered heartbeat, muffled and moving through fluid, muscle, [...]
Our first podcast for June is “Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (Third Sound Remix)” written by E. Catherine Tobler and read by Kate Baker.
We have run toward enough danger to understand this is unique, this conflict will change everything we know. It will change the Nessik, too, but we don’t care about them in this moment, because hundreds of thousands of their young are—
Are eating our—
We came together, armed, prepared, and yet not. They sent an entire division, [...]
Our third piece of audio fiction for May is “Migratory Patterns of Underground Birds” written by E. Catherine Tobler and read by Kate Baker.
They say everything in the world has been discovered. They are wrong.
Finding the bodies used to be troubling; it’s worse when the bunkers turn empty, the bodies taken.
The land is filled with bunkers, dark wombs carved into the earth, reinforced with stone, brick, bars. They kept us in small spaces, but we expanded even so, [...]
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