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February ISSUE

In the Midst of Life

Our third podcast for February is “In the Midst of Life” written by Nick Wolven and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February ISSUE

That Which Stands Tends Toward Free Fall

Our second podcast for February is “That Which Stands Tends Toward Free Fall” written by Benjanun Sriduangkaew and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February ISSUE

The Fixer

Day 190,843 after achieving orbit. The blue and white planet turns beneath me. Dawn is breaking across the Southern Archipelago. And in the bowls of five extinct volcanoes, on five neighboring islands at the western tip of the archipelago, alpha male hominins squat near burrow mouths and greet the rising sun with hoot-pant calls.
I have [...]

February ISSUE

That Which Stands Tends Toward Free Fall

It is the tyrant, she thinks as the window thrums with the thunder of engine and the floor shakes. As the floodlights strobe across the courtyard and the dark gives way to annihilating white. Helicopter blades claim the night, their seismic noise spreading like a banner of ownership.
Rinthira prepares, though not in such a way [...]

February ISSUE

The Fixer

Our first podcast for February is “The Fixer” written by Paul McAuley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February ISSUE

In the Midst of Life

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Field Report #72276
Doug Lam
Lead Site Investigator
South Asian Division
:::ACCESS RESTRICTION: GRADE 3 AND ABOVE:::
:::CONTENTS EDITED FOR RELEVANCE AND CLARITY:::
Division Controller’s Notes: psych flag, legal review recommended, immediate termination recommended
*****transcript begins*****
Well, you bastard, you got your wish.
I know it’s you who reads these reports, Carter, and I know [...]

February ISSUE

Between Dragons and Their Wrath

My name is Domei. I think I am fourteen. I will probably die today. If not, I will probably die tomorrow.
When it happens, I don’t think I’ll be surprised. Frightened, maybe, but not surprised.

In the forest, scales are most common. If they cut you, the cut will never stop bleeding.
If you step in a place [...]

February ISSUE

Blood Dauber

The animals hate you.
You get used to that, working at a zoo. Over time, it becomes a thing you can respect.
Bell trudged up the path, pushing the wheelbarrow before him, already sweating under his brown khaki uniform. He squinted in the bright sunlight, eyeing the exhibits as he ascended the hill: the goats and their [...]

February ISSUE

Mercurial

“She rules all of Oz,” said Dorothy, “and so she rules your city and you, because you are in the Winkie Country, which is part of the Land of Oz.”
“It may be,” returned the High Coco-Lorum, “for we do not study geography and have never inquired whether we live in the Land of Oz or [...]

January ISSUE

Old Paint

Our sixth podcast for January is “Old Paint” written by Megan Lindholm and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 2012.
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