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September 2016 ISSUE

The House of Half Mirrors

Our sixth podcast for September is “The House of Half Mirrors” written by Thoraiya Dyer and read by Kate Baker.

 
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September 2016 ISSUE

The House of Half Mirrors

My house is full of half mirrors.
Mam tells the tale like it’s an amusing anecdote: that time she brought a fiddler home from the Anchor, and he wasn’t a man but a fomoiri, and all the mirrors from the wardrobe doors to the polarized sunglasses on the sideboard cracked neatly into perfect halves.
At least, she [...]

March 2014 ISSUE

Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist

Our first piece of audio fiction for March is “Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist” written by Thoraiya Dyer and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2014 ISSUE

Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist

Very few comprehensive texts have been produced on the wider topic of human strandings. Earthlings Ashore: A Field Guide For Shuttle Crashes (2nd ed.) by Icareg and Yrubsnoul, and the relevant section of the University of Yendys’ Sound Wave Communication In Breathers, Proceedings 335 are probably the most useful.

Kelly shrank from the rotten-egg smell and [...]

December 2012 ISSUE

The Wisdom of Ants

Our second piece of audio fiction for December is “The Wisdom of Ants” written by Thoraiya Dyer and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2012 ISSUE

The Wisdom of Ants

The sound of something flailing in the soft sludge distracted me and my bare foot slipped on the thin, bowed branch.
The branch cracked. I fell.
As I plunged shoulder-deep into fetid sink-silt, I had time to think, I’m not fit to take Mother’s place, before the arboreal ant’s nest I’d been reaching for dropped after me, [...]