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January ISSUE

The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale

Our fifth podcast for January is “The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale” written by Robert Silverberg and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, 2009.
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January ISSUE

Everybody Loves Charles

Our fourth podcast for January is “Everybody Loves Charles” written by Bao Shu and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, September 2014.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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January ISSUE

Extraction Request

Our third podcast for January is “Extraction Request” written by Rich Larson and read by Kate Baker.

 
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January ISSUE

The Abduction of Europa

Our second podcast for January is “The Abduction of Europa” written by E. Catherine Tobler and read by Kate Baker.

 
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January ISSUE

The Algorithms of Value

Parchment woke comfortably hungry, a fine dream lingering while she lay inside the bed that knew her utterly.
This was the most unremarkable morning.
Happy eyes opened to find the expected room. Cockroaches scrambled across cracked plaster walls. Ancient cars roared and a neighbor’s hip hop shook the floor. But there was also a spring wind lifting [...]

January ISSUE

The Algorithms of Value

Our first podcast for January is “The Algorithms of Value” written by Robert Reed and read by Kate Baker.

 
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January ISSUE

The Abduction of Europa

BOLAJI
Everything blurs.
This morning, I thought it was the condensation of my breath upon the helmet’s convex interior, but it’s something else. Deep space shapes our eyes in ways unknown. Under this pressure, Europa is hazy, distant water plumes fogging the horizon, but closer too, and I think there is an undiscovered crevasse. We should be [...]

January ISSUE

Extraction Request

When they finally shift the transport’s still-smoldering wing enough to drag Beasley out from where he was pinioned, for a moment all Elliot can do, all anyone can do, is stare. Beasley’s wiry arm with its bioluminescent tattoos is near sheared from its socket, and below his hips he’s nothing but pulped meat and splinters [...]

January ISSUE

Everybody Loves Charles

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He shot into space, free as a fish that had leapt away from the sea’s embrace.
Gazing down through Pegasus’s porthole, he saw the receding grey metropolis, then the amber suburbs, and finally the green fields and yellow deserts, all quickly submerged beneath a sea of clouds. By the time he emerged from the clouds, the [...]

January ISSUE

The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale

Puillayne of Ghiusz was a man born to every advantage life offers, for his father was the master of great estates along the favored southern shore of the Claritant Peninsula, his mother was descended from a long line of wizards who held hereditary possession of many great magics, and he himself had been granted a [...]