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September 2014 ISSUE

Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy

Our third piece of audio fiction for September is “Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy” written by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World in June 2013.
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September 2014 ISSUE

Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points

Our second piece of audio fiction for September is “Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points” written by JY Yang and read by Kate Baker.

 
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September 2014 ISSUE

Weather

Kerry and Frank were taking out the recycling first thing Tuesday morning when Dan Rappaport came driving by in his pickup. He’d called them with the bad news half an hour ago, so he was the last person Frank had expected to see outside the house.
“The pass is closed,” Dan said, his breath steaming through [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Weather

Our first piece of audio fiction for September is “Weather” written by Susan Palwick and read by Kate Baker.

 
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September 2014 ISSUE

Patterns of a Murmuration, in Billions of Data Points

Our mother is dead, murdered, blood seared and flesh rendered, her blackened bones lying in a yellow bag on a steel mortuary table somewhere we don’t know. The Right will not tell. After the flames and radiation had freed the sports stadium from their embrace, the Right were the first on the disaster scene, and [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy

Zhuazhou
Lao Zhang’s son was about to turn one; everyone expected a big celebration.
Planning a big banquet was unavoidable. Friends, family, relatives, colleagues—he had to reserve thirty tables at the restaurant.
Lao Zhang’s wife was a bit distressed. “We didn’t even invite this many people to our wedding!” she said.
Lao Zhang pointed out that this was [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Falling Star

On a late July day in Boston Falls, New Hampshire, Rick Monroe, the oldest resident of the town, sat on a park bench in the Town Common, waiting for the grocery and mail wagon to appear from Greenwich. The damn thing was supposed to arrive at two p.m., but the Congregational Church clock had just [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Her Furry Face

Douglas was embarrassed when he saw Annie and Vernon mating.
He’d seen hours of sex between orangutans, but this time was different. He’d never seen Annie doing it. He stood in the shade of the pecan tree for a moment, iced tea glasses sweating in his hand, shocked, then he backed around the comer of the [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Giants

So many eons, slept away while the universe wound down around him. He’s dead to human eyes. Even the machines barely see the chemistry ticking over in those cells: an ancient molecule of hydrogen sulphide, frozen in a hemoglobin embrace; an electron shuttled sluggishly down some metabolic pathway two weeks ago. Back on Earth there [...]

September 2014 ISSUE

Nevermore

Our sixth piece of audio fiction for August is “Nevermore” written by Ian R. MacLeod and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Dying For It: More Erotic Tales of Unearthly Love, edited by Gardner Dozois, 1997.
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