Our first podcast for December is “A Tower for the Coming World” written by Maggie Clark and read by Kate Baker.
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HUGO AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY MAGAZINE
When a liquid-oxygen tank explodes at the summit of his space elevator, Stanley Osik is in Poland burying his father. His hands prove poor workers in the coarse-loamy soil on his grandmother’s acreage outside the city of Lublin, but even as he reaches its iron-clotted depths, Stanley does not regret refusing a neighbor’s offer of [...]
1. Deepening Dusk
I stood by the window, gazing through fire-resistant glass at the falling locus of the sun. The long sentence of the day was about to reach its period. For three days I had understood time in a new way, abandoning the traditional hour, minute, and second hands of the clock, conceiving an infinitely [...]
The system was a type G yellow dwarf with six planets. Four of the planets were gas giants, the innermost so close to its primary that it skimmed the stellar atmosphere. Dark red in color, it had neither moons nor rings. It sped around its sun, inflated by heat to an impressive size and boiling [...]
No one knew exactly when or how it’d all started. But there was a time he could think of specifically: it was three or four years ago, when a girl of around ten came to the shop, which sold practical eyewear for the locals. The girl said she needed a pair of glasses, because something [...]
November 24, 2038
I’m in third grade and the teacher is Ms. Babayev. She’s from Azerbaijan which must be in outer space. She told us to write a real letter with stamps to someone we miss.
I know you’re a time traveler. Is that why you never come home?
March 2, 2039
I’m sorry it’s taken me so [...]
ISIN 12:709 13″ N:10 18″ / 34821.1.9 10:24:5:19.21
Color still image, recorded by landscape maintenance camera, Gulanabishtiïdinam Park West.
At the top of the hill is a football court, the net nearly new but the bricks of the ground uneven, clumps of grass growing up from between the cracks. On the same side of the net [...]
The most famous little girl in the world stuck out her tongue at me. “These are all my Barbie dolls and you can’t use them!”
I ran to Mommy. “Kyra won’t share!”
“Kyra, dear,” Aunt Julie said in that funny tight voice she had ever since IT happened, “share your new dolls with Amy.”
“No, they’re mine!” Kyra [...]
Our eighth podcast for November is “Reef” written by Paul McAuley and read by Kate Baker.
Our seventh podcast for November is “An Eligible Boy” written by Ian McDonald and read by Kate Baker.
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