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March 2018 ISSUE

Are You Afflicted with Dragons?

This episode features “Are You Afflicted with Dragons?” written by Kage Baker. Originally published in The Dragon Book, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois. Reprinted in the March 2018 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine and read by Kate Baker.

The text version of this story can be found at:
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/baker_03_18_reprint

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March 2018 ISSUE

Are You Afflicted with Dragons?

There must have been a dozen of the damned things up there.
Smith walked backwards across the hotel’s garden, glaring up at the roofline. The little community on the roof went right on with its busy social life, preening, squabbling over fish heads, defecating, spreading stubby wings in the morning sunlight, entirely unaware of Smith’s hostile [...]

May 2017 ISSUE

Running the Snake

Our fifth podcast for May is “Running the Snake” written by Kage Baker and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Sideways In Crime, edited by Lou Anders.
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May 2017 ISSUE

Running the Snake

Will Shaxpur stood before the queen, trying not to look at her breasts. This was difficult, as they were bare, painted bright blue, and court custom dictated he raise his eyes no higher than her knees, where (she being a lady of advanced years) they happened to be resting, like a pair of elderly robins.
He [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Noble Mold

Our fifth podcast for April is “Noble Mold” written by Kage Baker and read by Marguerite Kenner.

 
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Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 1997.
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April 2015 ISSUE

Noble Mold

For a while I lived in this little town by the sea. Boy, it was a soft job. Santa Barbara had become civilized by then: no more Indian rebellions, no more pirates storming up the beach, nearly all the grizzly bears gone. Once in a while some bureaucrat from Mexico City would raise hell with [...]