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December 2016 ISSUE

The Most Famous Little Girl in the World

Our seventh podcast for December is “The Most Famous Little Girl in the World” written by Nancy Kress and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Sci Fiction, May 8, 2002.
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December 2016 ISSUE

A Soldier of the City

Our sixth podcast for December is “A Soldier of the City” written by David Moles and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Engineering Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan.
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December 2016 ISSUE

A Future Far Too Bright

Our fifth podcast for December is “A Future Far Too Bright” written by Yosef Lindell and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2016 ISSUE

Blue Grey Blue

Our fourth podcast for December is “Blue Grey Blue” written by Yukimi Ogawa and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2016 ISSUE

Checkerboard Planet

Our third podcast for December is “Checkerboard Planet” written by Eleanor Arnason and read by Kate Baker.

 
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December 2016 ISSUE

Painter of Stars

Our second podcast for December is “Painter of Stars” written by Wang Yuan and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese on the World Chinese Science Fiction Association website, 2014-10-31.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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December 2016 ISSUE

A Tower for the Coming World

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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December 2016 ISSUE

A Tower for the Coming World

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 [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

Painter of Stars

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 [...]

December 2016 ISSUE

Checkerboard Planet

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 [...]