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February 2017 ISSUE

Prosthetic Daughter

Our second podcast for February is “Prosthetic Daughter” written by Nin Harris and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February 2017 ISSUE

Assassins

It will be a particularly brutal kill, even by her standards.
She sat in warm shade at an outdoor café along the Calle de las Huertes, not far from the Prado Museum. Sonia needed to work in public spaces, needed to witness the human cost. Tourists, students, illegals, and the unemployed crowded the surrounding tables—all strangers. [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Prosthetic Daughter

Transcript #56565: Admiral Zhen-Juan’s DataStreamLog
Data theft is identity theft.
We sat through so many lectures and briefings that recycled this information. At the academy, the lecture-borgs would do their rounds from class to class every morning and before the end of the day.
It should have been enough. It wasn’t enough. Data-hacks still happened. Vanished identities, vanished [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

How Bees Fly

This is how you defend yourself against the demons of old, should they cross your path: You grind down their bones with a millstone and burn them; the ash you bury under a Blackwillow tree and salt the whole field where you happened to find them. You seal off their artifacts and other possessions behind [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

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The funeral was as simple as I expected.
Visitors passed by the coffin one by one. The cold moss-light was centered on the coffin’s translucent lid. Under the dim lighting, Abani’s face seemed once more full and round. Her final hours had been painful, but fortunately—for all of us—she hadn’t held out too long. I heard [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

The Dragonslayer of Merebarton

I was mending my chamber pot when they came to tell me about the dragon.
Mending a pot is one of those jobs you think is easy, because tinkers do it, and tinkers are no good or they’d be doing something else. Actually, it’s not easy at all. You have to drill a series of very [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Dragon's Deep

Once, in the fishing village of Saint Mary Under The Hill, in the duchy of Asturias, there lived a girl named Perla. One summer day she sat outside with her sister packing dried fish into casks, to feed them through the winter, and her sister began giving her advice.
“You’re a fool not to marry Ercule, [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Assassins

Our first podcast for February is “Assassins” written by Jack Skillingstead and Burt Courtier and read by Kate Baker.

 
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January 2017 ISSUE

The Shipmaker

Our seventh podcast for January is “The Shipmaker” written by Aliette de Bodard and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Interzone, Issue 231, September 2010.
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January 2017 ISSUE

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance

Our sixth podcast for January is “Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance” written by John Kessel and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in The New Space Opera 2, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan.
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