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April 2015 ISSUE

The Petals Abide

Our third podcast for April is “The Petals Abide” written by Benjanun Sriduangkaew and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2015 ISSUE

Let Baser Things Devise

Our second podcast for April is “Let Baser Things Devise” written by Berrien C. Henderson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2015 ISSUE

The Empress in Her Glory

Fruits ripen and worlds ripen.
If not taken at the right moment, any ripe prize falls from its tree and rots away, and nothing is gained.
That was how They looked at the situation.
Call them “alien.” The word isn’t ridiculous, yet by the same token, no label does justice to their origins or far-reaching powers. And after [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

The Empress in Her Glory

Our first podcast for April is “The Empress in Her Glory” written by Robert Reed and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2015 ISSUE

The Petals Abide

In the womb-tank coded with thought and memory, Twoseret learned three things: that her life will be full of peace, that she will never die, and that she will know precisely one tragedy. These facts are absolute, untarnished by chance and impregnable to intervention.
After that, petals started blooming in her mouth.

They come at dawn at [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Let Baser Things Devise

1: Pierre
Before Clockwork Corp.’s space ape project heads managed to uplift the chimpanzee, he was simply known as No. 157. Some anonymous lab assistant nicknamed him Pierre, and the moniker stuck. After Pierre survived the rigors of testing and training, his world went dark for a time once the Neuroscience Division got their needles and [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Postcards From Monster Island

Sometimes people ask me, “Why didn’t you run?”
“Because I had the Martian Death Flu,” I tell them.
They look at me funny because they’ve seen the footage of people clogging the roads, and the subways and trains, desperate to get out of town the day he waded ashore. I wasn’t in that crowd. I was flat [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Noble Mold

For a while I lived in this little town by the sea. Boy, it was a soft job. Santa Barbara had become civilized by then: no more Indian rebellions, no more pirates storming up the beach, nearly all the grizzly bears gone. Once in a while some bureaucrat from Mexico City would raise hell with [...]

April 2015 ISSUE

Weep For Day

I was eight years old the first time I saw a real, living Nightmare. My parents took my brother and I on a trip from the City-of-Long-Shadows to the hills at Evening’s edge, where one of my father’s clients had a manse. Father was a railway contractor. He hired out labor and resources to the [...]

March 2015 ISSUE

The Book Seller

Our seventh podcast for March is “The Book Seller” written by Lavie Tidhar and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Interzone,#244 January-February 2013.
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