Our second podcast for January is “A Universal Elegy” written by Tang Fei, translated by John Chu, and read by Kate Baker.
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HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE
I love you, stranger, but not because the world is hurting me.
Before my love froze, it once flew.
—The Elegy of Alia
Alia Calendar 6th month, 87th year
Brother, it’s not until my tongue stumbles over these two syllables that I realize how long it’s been since we last talked. Julian and I kept [...]
“Let’s go to the amusement park.” As Pepe speaks, a ray of red light scratches her face. Her face looks wounded then healed, welcoming some other color of light.
“But we’re already here.” I look silly holding the cigarette, but I’m holding it anyway.
We stand in the shadow of a Ferris wheel. Pepe’s [...]
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