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January 2017 ISSUE

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance

Our sixth podcast for January is “Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance” written by John Kessel and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in The New Space Opera 2, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan.
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January 2017 ISSUE

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance

When my mind cleared, I found myself in the street. The protector god Bishamon spoke to me then: The boulevard to the spaceport runs straight up the mountain. And you must run straight up the boulevard.
The air was full of wily spirits, and moving fast in the Imperial City was a crime. But what is [...]

December 2013 ISSUE

The Pure Product

Our fifth piece of audio fiction for December is “The Pure Product” written by John Kessel and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, March 1986.
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December 2013 ISSUE

The Pure Product

I arrived in Kansas City at one o’clock on the afternoon of the thirteenth of August. A Tuesday. I was driving the beige 1983 Chevrolet Citation that I had stolen two days earlier in Pocatello, Idaho. The Kansas plates on the car I’d taken from a different car in a parking lot in Salt Lake [...]