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March 2015 ISSUE

The Clear Blue Seas of Luna

Our sixth podcast for March is “The Clear Blue Seas of Luna” written by Gregory Benford and read by Alasdair Stuart.

 
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First published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, October/November 2002.
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March 2015 ISSUE

Coming of the Light

Our fifth podcast for March is “Coming of the Light” written by Chen Qiufan and read by Kate Baker.

 
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First published in Chinese in Offline Magazine, February 2015.
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

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March 2015 ISSUE

All Original Brightness

Our fourth podcast for March is “All Original Brightness” written by Mike Buckley and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2015 ISSUE

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)

Our third podcast for March is “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)” written by Catherynne M. Valente and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2015 ISSUE

Cassandra

Our second podcast for March is “Cassandra” written by Ken Liu and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2015 ISSUE

Slowly Builds An Empire

There was no need for talk in Tokyo, so the streets were silent.
The loudest features were the colors of the electric motorcars and the styles of the eclectic fashions—polychromatic shells that switched from lip-pucker lemon to cut-grass green and double-cut polymer skirts alongside old-fold silk suits.
Shinsuke Takinami stood above and apart from it all, teetering [...]

March 2015 ISSUE

Slowly Builds An Empire

Our first podcast for March is “Slowly Builds An Empire” written by Naim Kabir and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2015 ISSUE

Cassandra

πόλλ’ οἶδ’ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.
—Archilochus
“Just doing my job.” He mugs for the cameras, that magnificent smile, that ridiculous cape and costume, that stupid quirk of the brow. Behind him is the unharmed research center building. Overhead the brilliant fireworks [...]

March 2015 ISSUE

The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild (Part 2)

Continued From Part One.
3. Green
The place between the Blue Country and the Green Country is full of dinosaurs called stories, bubble-storms that make you think you’re somebody else, and a sky and a ground that look almost exactly the same. And, for a little while, it was full of me. My sorrow and me and [...]

March 2015 ISSUE

Coming of the Light

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My mother told me about a Buddhist monk she and I met while shopping on my first birthday.
The monk caressed my head—back then as bald as his—and chanted a few lines that sounded like poetry.
After we returned home, my mom recited a few fragments to my father. Dad, who had had a few more [...]