Issue 149 – February 2019

Podcast, Original Fiction

The Butcher of New Tasmania


Our sixth podcast for February is “The Butcher of New Tasmania” written by Suo Hefu and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, Seventh Issue of 2016.

Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

Author profile

Suo Hefu was born at a uranium research institute in Sichuan province, and currently lives in Nanjing. He studied for his master's in Central Asian history in Urumqi, Xinjiang province. In addition to writing, he enjoys historical research—particularly military history—and chess. He's had nearly thirty short stories and novellas published, including "Return the Soul" and "The Cell" in Science Fiction World, China's premier science fiction magazine. He also writes popular science articles and literary criticism.

Author profile

Andy Dudak is a writer and translator of science fiction. His original stories have appeared in Analog, Apex, Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Rich Horton’s Year’s Best, and elsewhere. He’s translated many stories for Clarkesworld, and a novel by Liu Cixin, among other things. In his spare time he likes to binge-watch peak television and eat Hui Muslim style cold sesame noodles.

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