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October 2013 ISSUE

The Ki-anna

Our fourth piece of audio fiction for October is “Ki-anna” written by Gwyneth Jones and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan.
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October 2013 ISSUE

The Ki-anna

If he’d been at home, he’d have thought, Dump Plant Injuries. In the socially unbalanced, pioneer cities of the Equatorial Ring, little scavengers tangled with the recycling machinery. They needed premium, Earth-atmosphere-and-pressure nursing or the flesh would not regenerate—which they didn’t get. The gouges and dents would be permanent: skinned over, like the scars on [...]