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July 2018 ISSUE

Swift as a Dream and Fleeting as a Sigh

Long ago I dreamt things to myself because, when I talked to people, I had nothing else to do, most of the time.
Robots were easy. I could loan them cycles and bandwidth to temporarily accelerate them, or just download them and read them completely at my speed.
Humans were human-paced, without other options.
So I learned to [...]

February 2014 ISSUE

Martian Heart

Our fifth piece of audio fiction for February is “Martian Heart” written by John Barnes and read by Kate Baker.

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First published in Life on Mars, edited by Jonathan Strahan, 2011.
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February 2014 ISSUE

Martian Heart

Okay, botterogator, I agreed to this. Now you’re supposed to guide me to tell my story to inspire a new generation of Martians. It is so weird that there is a new generation of Martians. So hit me with the questions, or whatever it is you do.
Do I want to be consistent with previous public [...]