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August 2015 ISSUE

Today I Am Paul

“Good morning,” the small, quavering voice comes from the medical bed. “Is that you, Paul?”
Today I am Paul. I activate my chassis extender, giving myself 3.5 centimeters additional height so as to approximate Paul’s size. I change my eye color to R60, G200, B180, the average shade of Paul’s eyes in interior lighting. I adjust [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

It Was Educational

Student A is quite eager to see me. It’s good to see a reporter actually care, he tells me. His grip is hard and he has the kind of face composed by men who have no idea what normal human beings look like.
We make our way to the university. Student A is accompanied by Student [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

Security Check

My wife and I are celebrating our twentieth anniversary today. After work, I walk to the mall and pick out a necklace for her; then I walk to the subway station in the mall to take the train home.
Subway stations are everywhere in New York City, and I do mean everywhere. The lines connect the [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

The Servant

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My name is Oichi Angelis, and I am a worm. I exist in the outer skin of the Generation Ship Olympia, and I spend most of my time squeezing through its utility tunnels, doing work for the Executives. I am partially deaf, dumb, and blind. That I am not entirely so is my greatest [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

Dying Young

I smelled him coming long before he arrived, the musty odor of sulfur and dust cutting through the sweat-stink in Cassidy’s Saloon. Smelling things is part of it, that thing I inherited from my Da, but it weren’t just me who noticed it by the time he got close. The dragon stank bad enough that [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck

Lost in some perverse fantasy, Tameera lovingly inspected the displays of her Optek rifle. For me, what happened next proceeded with the unstoppable nightmare slowness of an accident. She brought the butt of the rifle up to her shoulder, took careful aim, and squeezed off a single shot. One of the sheq slammed back against [...]

August 2015 ISSUE

Today I Am Paul

Our first podcast for August is “Today I Am Paul” written by Martin L. Shoemaker and read by Kate Baker.

 
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July 2015 ISSUE

Hair

Our seventh podcast for July is “Hair” written by Adam Roberts and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in When It Changed: Science Into Fiction, edited by Geoff Ryman, 2009.
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July 2015 ISSUE

The Accord

Our sixth podcast for July is “The Accord” written by Keith Brooke and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Vol. 1, edited by George Mann, 2006.
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July 2015 ISSUE

Snakes

Our fifth podcast for July is “Snakes” written by Yoon Ha Lee and read by Kate Baker.

 
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