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November 2016 ISSUE

Reef

Our eighth podcast for November is “Reef” written by Paul McAuley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science, edited by Gregory Benford & George Zebrowski, 2000.
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November 2016 ISSUE

Reef

Margaret Henderson Wu was riding a proxy by telepresence deep inside Tigris Rift when Dzu Sho summoned her. The others in her crew had given up one by one and only she was left, descending slowly between rosy, smoothly rippled cliffs scarcely a hundred meters apart. These were pavements of the commonest vacuum organism, mosaics [...]

February ISSUE

The Fixer

Day 190,843 after achieving orbit. The blue and white planet turns beneath me. Dawn is breaking across the Southern Archipelago. And in the bowls of five extinct volcanoes, on five neighboring islands at the western tip of the archipelago, alpha male hominins squat near burrow mouths and greet the rising sun with hoot-pant calls.
I have [...]

February ISSUE

The Fixer

Our first podcast for February is “The Fixer” written by Paul McAuley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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June 2013 ISSUE

Dead Men Walking

Our final piece of audio fiction for June is “Dead Men Walking” written by Paul J. McAuley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 2006.
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June 2013 ISSUE

Dead Men Walking

I guess this is the end. I’m in no condition to attempt the climb down, and in any case I’m running out of air. The nearest emergency shelter is only five klicks away, but it might as well be on the far side of this little moon. I’m not expecting any kind of last-minute rescue, [...]

September 2009 ISSUE

All Of These Worlds Are Yours

On July 1 2004, seven years after its launch, the Cassini spacecraft crossed the plane of Saturn’s ring system. Its chunky body, wrapped in gold-colored Kapton insulation and crowned by the dish of its high-gain antennae, bristled with instrumentation; an independent instrument package, the Huygens probe, clung to it like [...]