Issue 139 – April 2018

Podcast, Reprint

KIT: Some Assembly Required


Our seventh podcast for April is “KIT: Some Assembly Required” written by Kathe Koja and Carter Scholz and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2016.

Author profile

Kathe Koja's seventeen novels include The Cipher, Skin, Buddha Boy, Headlong, and the Under the Poppy trilogy. Christopher Wild, a novel of Christopher Marlowe, was published in 2017. She leads a performing ensemble, nerve, based in Detroit, where she lives with her husband, artist Rick Lieder.

Author profile

Carter Scholz is the author of Palimpsests (with Glenn Harcourt) and Kafka Americana (with Jonathan Lethem), and the novel Radiance, which was a New York Times Notable Book, as well as story collection The Amount to Carry. His electronic and computer music compositions are available from the composer's collective Frog Peak Music ( as scores and on the CD 8 Pieces. He is an avid backpacker and amateur astronomer and telescope builder. He plays jazz piano around the San Francisco Bay Area with

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