Issue 174 – March 2021

Podcast, Original Fiction

The Orbiting Guan Erye


Our third podcast for March is “The Orbiting Guan Erye” written by Wang Zhenzhen, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan, and read by Kate Baker.

Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

Author profile

Wang Zhenzhen, a sci-fi writer and undergraduate at SUSTech, is known for telling realistic stories in a humorous style. His stories "Minesweeper" and "Whose Funeral," published in Science Fiction World, were respectively selected as The Sci-Fi Stories of the Year for 2018 & 2019. He won the Fifth Morning Star Awards for Best Short Story for "The Orbiting Guan Erye."

Author profile

Born in China and raised in the United States, Carmen Yiling Yan was first driven to translation in high school by the pain of reading really good stories and being unable to share them. Since then, her translations of Chinese science fiction have been published in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Galaxy’s Edge, as well as numerous anthologies. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science, but writes more fiction than code these days. She currently lives in the Midwest.

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