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April 2016 ISSUE

The Cedar Grid

Our fourth podcast for April is “The Cedar Grid” written by Sara Saab and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2016 ISSUE

The Bridge of Dreams

Our third podcast for April is “The Bridge of Dreams” written by Gregory Feeley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2016 ISSUE

Balin

Our second podcast for April is “Balin” written by Chen Qiufan and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Chinese in People’s Literature, July 2015.
 
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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April 2016 ISSUE

Touring with the Alien

The alien spaceships were beautiful, no one could deny that: towering domes of overlapping, chitinous plates in pearly dawn colors, like reflections on a tranquil sea. They appeared overnight, a dozen incongruous soap-bubble structures scattered across the North American continent. One of them blocked a major Interstate in Ohio; another monopolized a stadium parking lot [...]

April 2016 ISSUE

Touring with the Alien

Our first podcast for April is “Touring with the Alien” written by Carolyn Ives Gilman and read by Kate Baker.

 
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April 2016 ISSUE

Balin

I judge of your sight by my sight, of your ear by my ear, of your reason by my reason, of your resentment by my resentment, of your love by my love. I neither have, nor can have, any other way of judging about them.
—Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Balin’s dark skin, an adaptation [...]

April 2016 ISSUE

The Bridge of Dreams

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When Heimdallr finds an hour to spare from his labors, he polishes a length of Bifröst flat as a plane, then bevels adjacent sides so that the resultant stretch bends and disperses the sun’s weak rays like a prism. He rarely has the leisure for such pastimes. Although Charon and its primary face each other [...]

April 2016 ISSUE

The Cedar Grid

Jassim is giving chase and he shouldn’t be.
Beneath the flapping robes of Jassim’s running target, a deadly corset bristling with titanium circuitry flashes into view. He catches an unmistakable mineral scent with its nose of vanilla sponge coming off the attacker—not a human odor, nowhere near the vinegar of his condemned-man’s sweat.
Sprinting footfalls judder in [...]

April 2016 ISSUE

Old Friends

I’d been living in the city for quite a while, lying low, recovering from an unfortunate jaunt that had turned, in the immortal words of my sometime comrade Hrasvelg, “irredeemably shit-shape.”
Though I had almost completely recovered my sight, I still wore a bandage around my eyes. It was made from a rare stuff that I [...]

April 2016 ISSUE

Winter's Wife

Winter’s real name was Roderick Gale Winter. But everyone in Paswegas County, not just me and people who knew him personally, called him Winter. He lived in an old schoolbus down the road from my house, and my mother always tells how when she first moved here he scared the crap out of her. It [...]