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May 2015 ISSUE

For the Love of Sylvia City

Our second podcast for May is “For the Love of Sylvia City” written by Andrea M. Pawley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2015 ISSUE

The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies

Aya floated over endless effervescing worlds, seeking anomalies. There were a hundred thousand Farmers of the Branch, but Aya was of the best of them all. Her fields were the healthiest, her realms the most pure. Even the Supervisors said she had an uncanny ability to spot the malignant, when others saw but purity. How [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies

Our first podcast for May is “The Garden Beyond Her Infinite Skies” written by Matthew Kressel and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2015 ISSUE

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

When LW31, a domestic model robot, brought Mrs. Griffin’s dinner into her bedroom, it found her preparing to commit suicide. She was trying to tie a rope to the pendant lamp, but, at her age, her eyes were too weak and her hands were no longer steady. She tried again and again but she couldn’t [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

For the Love of Sylvia City

Slime criss-crosses AMX-5. I ease a snail from the cable’s sheathing. I doubt something this small is causing the communication anomalies with Sylvia City, but I promised my podsisters I’d examine our outpost’s section of the cable again.
I put one snail after another into the masticator floating at my side. Each gastropod I find on [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

Ossuary

They told Magdalena she was the keeper of the dead, that They would come to her with the hollowed-out bodies of ships that could no longer fly so she could lay out their star-traveled skeletons. They told her that it would be on her disassembly decks and in her storage rooms that those bright metal [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

An Evolutionary Myth

In the fourth month of the seventh year, in the summer, the King went fishing at the Go-ahn pond, and caught a white fish with red wings.
In the tenth month of the twenty-fifth year, in the winter, the envoy of the Kingdom of Buyeo came and presented a deer with three antlers and a long-tailed [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

Tyche and the Ants

The ants arrived on the Moon on the same day Tyche went through the Secret Door to give a ruby to the Magician.
She was glad to be out of the Base. The Brain had given her a Treatment earlier that morning, and that always left her tingly and nervous, with pent-up energy that could only [...]

May 2015 ISSUE

Solace

The wall display didn’t last two sleep cycles. When Meghan woke the first time, one hundred years into the four thousand years long journey to Zeta Reticula, she waved her hand at the sensor, and the steel wall morphed into a long view of the Crystal River. On the left side, aspen leaves trembled in [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Weep For Day

Our sixth podcast for April is “Weep for Day” written by Indrapramit Das and read by Alasdair Stuart.

 
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Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2012
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