Our final piece of audio fiction for January is “All the Painted Stars” written by Gwendolyn Clare and read by Kate Baker.
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They are not the Brights, and so I hesitate to save them. Part of me is eager, and part of me ashamed.
Even through the haze of plasma blasts dispersing over their shields, I recognize the ship as a Bright construct—too much glass, arranged in sharp geometric panels so the entire upper surface [...]
The only enjoyable part of my daily meeting with Losin was the view. One large panoramic viewport made up the far wall of his grandiose office—a perk of being the Director-General of the UN Interworld Relations Organization. Losin sat facing the door instead, so while he talked I stared over his right shoulder at the [...]
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