Our third podcast for December is “Morrigan in Shadow” written by Seth Dickinson and read by Kate Baker.
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She’s falling into the singularity.
Straight off her nose, shrouded in the warp of its mass, is the black hole that ate a hundred million colonists and the hope of all mankind.
So Laporte throttles up. Her fighter rattles with the fury of its final burn.
Spaceflight is about orbits. That’s how one thing relates to another, [...]
Things Laporte says, during the war—
The big thing, at the end:
The navigators tell Laporte that Indus is falling into the sun.
Think about the difficulty of it. On Earth, Mars, the moons of Jupiter, the sun wants you but it cannot have you: you slip sideways fast enough to miss. This is the truth of orbit, [...]
trans-mortal injection: t+1 day
“I’m going to lose the ability to dream,” Nur Zaleha tells her best friend. “Then I’m going to die.”
In the vacuum of the test chamber, the plasma thruster ignites, a brilliant violet arc, silent, steady. Her beloved engine, her daughter. Alight.
“What? That’s insane,” Siv says, pale antishadow in the engine glare, a [...]
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