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October 2016 ISSUE

The Very Pulse of the Machine

Our seventh podcast for October is “The Very Pulse of the Machine” written by Michael Swanwick and read by Kate Baker.

 
icon for podpress  Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 121 - The Very Pulse of the Machine by Michael Swanwick [50:48m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (26739)

 
First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 1998.
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October 2016 ISSUE

The Very Pulse of the Machine

Click.
The radio came on.
“Hell.”
Martha kept her eyes forward, concentrated on walking. Jupiter to one shoulder, Daedalus’s plume to the other. Nothing to it. Just trudge, drag, trudge, drag. Piece of cake.
“Oh.”
She chinned the radio off.
Click.
“Hell. Oh. Kiv. El. Sen.”
“Shut up, shut up, shut up!” Martha gave the rope an angry jerk, making the sledge carrying [...]

April 2014 ISSUE

Passage of Earth

Our second piece of audio fiction for April is “Passage of Earth” written by Michael Swanwick and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2014 ISSUE

Passage of Earth

The ambulance arrived sometime between three and four in the morning. The morgue was quiet then, cool and faintly damp. Hank savored this time of night and the faint shadow of contentment it allowed him, like a cup of bitter coffee, long grown cold, waiting for his occasional sip. He liked being alone and not [...]

May 2013 ISSUE

From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled . . .

Our fifth piece of audio fiction for May is “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled . . .” written by Michael Swanwick and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Asimov’s, February 2008.
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May 2013 ISSUE

From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled . . .

Imagine a cross between Byzantium and a termite mound. Imagine a jeweled mountain, slender as an icicle, rising out of the steam jungles and disappearing into the dazzling pearl-grey skies of Gehenna. Imagine that Gaudi—he of the Sagrada Familia and other biomorphic architectural whimsies—had been commissioned by a nightmare race of giant black millipedes to [...]