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September 2017 ISSUE

Another Word: The Dream of Writing Full Time

I love my job. No, really. I love my job. Not writing (which I adore), but my other job. The eight-to-four, five-days-a-week office job. You might call it my day job, but really, it’s just my job. And I love it. Have I made that clear?
It’s not a glamourous job. It’s not exciting or prestigious. [...]

May 2017 ISSUE

We Who Live in the Heart

Our second podcast for May is “We Who Live in the Heart” written by Kelly Robson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2017 ISSUE

We Who Live in the Heart

Ricci slipped in and out of consciousness as we carried her to the anterior sinus and strapped her into her hammock. Her eyelids drooped but she kept forcing them wide. After we finished tucking her in, she pulled a handheld media appliance out of her pocket and called her friend Jane.
“You’re late,” Jane said. The [...]

April 2017 ISSUE

Another Word: Being James Tiptree, Jr.

In 2013, my wife Alyx and I blew up our life, lunged across the continent, and started afresh in Toronto. After twenty-two years of comfort and stability in Vancouver, we were on the hunt for a new home and new jobs, and had to renegotiate all the relationships one takes for granted when one is [...]

January 2017 ISSUE

Another Word: Dystopias Are Not Enough

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Janet Kagan’s Nebula-nominated, Hugo award-winning novelette “The Nutcracker Coup.” Published in Asimov’s in 1992, it’s the story of Marianne, a human functionary of the galactic government who unwittingly sparks a revolution on the planet Rejoicing, which is populated by charming, porcupine-like aliens suffering under the heavy-booted rule of a cruel [...]

September 2016 ISSUE

Another Word: On Being a Late Bloomer

I always wanted to be a writer. That’s not unique. Many writers have their destiny revealed in childhood. Like others with this particular itch, I read voraciously, and when I bought my first Asimov’s magazine at the age of sixteen—a moment embedded in my senses more vividly than my first kiss—I knew I had to [...]

February 2015 ISSUE

The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill

Our third podcast for February is “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” written by Kelly Robson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February 2015 ISSUE

The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill

“I rise today on this September 11th, the one-year anniversary of the greatest tragedy on American soil in our history, with a heavy heart . . . ”
—Hon. Jim Turner
September 9, 2001
Jessica slumped against the inside of the truck door. The girl behind the wheel and the other one squished between them on the bench seat kept [...]