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January 2015 ISSUE

Ether

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All of a sudden, I’m thinking about an evening from the winter when I was twenty-two.
A pair of pretty twin sisters sat to my right, chattering away; at my left sat a fat boy clutching a soft drink that he kept refilling. My plate contained cold chicken, cheese, and cole slaw. I don’t remember how [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild

1: Violet
I don’t know what stories are anymore so I don’t know how to tell you about the adventures of Woe-Be-Gone Nowgirl Violet Wild. In the Red Country, a story is a lot of words, one after the other, with conflict and resolution and a beginning, middle, and, most of the time, an end. But [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

An Exile of the Heart

What do you want, you little handgrips? I ain’t told you enough stories yet? There’s school enough in the comps and nets to make you all perfessers of some damned thing or another.
But yeah. You’re right. History’s a lie. Well, maybe not so much a lie as one or another person’s way of looking at [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

This Wind Blowing, and This Tide

“Has any one else had word of him?”
Not this tide.
For what is sunk will hardly swim,
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.
     —“My Boy Jack,” Rudyard Kipling (1915)

The starship was old, impossibly old, and covered [...]

January 2015 ISSUE

Laika's Ghost

The flight had been bumpy; the landing was equally so, to the point where Gennady was sure the old Tupolev would blow a tire. Yet his seat-mate hadn’t even shifted position in two hours. That was fine with Gennady, who had spent the whole trip trying to pretend he wasn’t there at all.
The young American [...]

December 2014 ISSUE

Tongtong's Summer

Our seventh podcast for December is “Tongtong’s Summer” written by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu, and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Upgraded, edited by Neil Clarke.
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December 2014 ISSUE

The Sledge-Maker’s Daughter

Our sixth podcast for December is “The Sledge-Maker’s Daughter” written by Alastair Reynolds and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Interzone, #209, April 2007.
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December 2014 ISSUE

The Emperor of Mars

Our fifth podcast for December is “The Emperor of Mars” written by Allen M. Steele and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2010.
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December 2014 ISSUE

No Vera There

Our fourth podcast for December is “No Vera There” written by Dominica Phetteplace and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2014 ISSUE

Now Dress Me in my Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket

Our third podcast for December is “Now Dress Me in my Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket” written by M. Bennardo and read by Kate Baker.

 
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