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May 2016 ISSUE

Away from Home

Our fifth podcast for May is “Away from Home” written by Luo Longxiang, translated by Nick Stember, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, 2007.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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May 2016 ISSUE

Jonas and the Fox

Our fourth podcast for May is “Jonas and the Fox” written by Rich Larson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2016 ISSUE

Breathe

Our third podcast for May is “Breathe” written by Cassandra Khaw and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2016 ISSUE

The Universal Museum of Sagacity

Our second podcast for May is “The Universal Museum of Sagacity” written by Robert Reed and read by Dan Kelly.

 
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May 2016 ISSUE

Left Behind

Her office doorway was one of the many things that annoyed Shi about her job. It wasn’t a proper door, one that could be closed, but an open arch. She’d complained about it more than once, but been told that doors were antithetical to the institute’s brand.
“It signifies openness,” the director had said, smiling effulgently. [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

The Universal Museum of Sagacity

Walter Fitzgerald was a rising force in the insurance industry, living in faraway Boston when he met a lovely Bohemian girl named Madeline Furst. The one-week courtship led to a wedding officiated by an Episcopal priest, and the couple settled into an apartment near Beacon Hill. Maddy was my mother’s aunt, but only briefly. That [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

Breathe

Breathe.
The water is cold.
Breathe.
Lightless, the ocean is without dimension, only a blackness unyielding. There is no sound, no movement. Nothing but the percussion of ventricles in labor and the frayed rasp of your breath as you suck in stale, processed air.
Breathe.
Ah. There. You see it in the distance, a speckling of iridescence; indigo and motes [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

Jonas and the Fox

For Grandma
A flyer thunders overhead through the pale purple sky, rippling the crops and blowing Jonas’s hair back off his face. Fox has no hair to blow back: his scalp is shaven and still swathed in cling bandages from the operation. He knows the jagged black hunter drones, the ones people in the village called [...]

May 2016 ISSUE

Left Behind

Our first podcast for May is “Left Behind” written by Cat Rambo and read by Kate Baker.

 
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May 2016 ISSUE

Away from Home

I. New San Francisco
Planetship Phaeton, New San Francisco City, sunny skies.
A young man with a flat top and an earring sat in the Chinatown substation, face to face with the station chief. Zhao had seen his type before—old enough to dress like a thug, but not quite ballsy enough to act like one.
“Quit looking at [...]