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March 2017 ISSUE

At the Cross-Time Jaunter's Ball

I had gotten lost again, as I so often did, because it was dark there, in those musty and unswept hallways that run between the universes. I’ve always been impressed by the amount of crap that seems to float in through the doorways and settle there, in some sort of plea for reality. An infinite [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

The Dragonslayer of Merebarton

Our sixth podcast for February is “The Dragonslayer of Merebarton” written by K.J. Parker and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in Fearsome Journeys edited by Jonathan Strahan.
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February 2017 ISSUE

Dragon's Deep

Our fifth podcast for February is “Dragon’s Deep” written by Cecelia Holland and read by Kate Baker.

 
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Originally published in The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois.
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February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

Our fourth podcast for February is “Rain Ship” written by Chi Hui and read by Kate Baker.

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

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February 2017 ISSUE

How Bees Fly

Our third podcast for February is “How Bees Fly” written by Simone Heller and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February 2017 ISSUE

Prosthetic Daughter

Our second podcast for February is “Prosthetic Daughter” written by Nin Harris and read by Kate Baker.

 
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February 2017 ISSUE

Assassins

It will be a particularly brutal kill, even by her standards.
She sat in warm shade at an outdoor café along the Calle de las Huertes, not far from the Prado Museum. Sonia needed to work in public spaces, needed to witness the human cost. Tourists, students, illegals, and the unemployed crowded the surrounding tables—all strangers. [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Prosthetic Daughter

Transcript #56565: Admiral Zhen-Juan’s DataStreamLog
Data theft is identity theft.
We sat through so many lectures and briefings that recycled this information. At the academy, the lecture-borgs would do their rounds from class to class every morning and before the end of the day.
It should have been enough. It wasn’t enough. Data-hacks still happened. Vanished identities, vanished [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

How Bees Fly

This is how you defend yourself against the demons of old, should they cross your path: You grind down their bones with a millstone and burn them; the ash you bury under a Blackwillow tree and salt the whole field where you happened to find them. You seal off their artifacts and other possessions behind [...]

February 2017 ISSUE

Rain Ship

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The funeral was as simple as I expected.
Visitors passed by the coffin one by one. The cold moss-light was centered on the coffin’s translucent lid. Under the dim lighting, Abani’s face seemed once more full and round. Her final hours had been painful, but fortunately—for all of us—she hadn’t held out too long. I heard [...]