Issue 175 – April 2021

Podcast, Original Fiction

Catching the K Beast


Our fifth podcast for April is “Catching the K Beast” written by Chen Qian, translated by Carmen Yiling Yan, and read by Kate Baker.

Author profile

Chen Qian was born in Shanghai and works as a restorer of historical relics. Her books include a short story collection, The Prisoner of Memory, a YA novel, Deep Sea Bus, and a YA short story collection, Sea Sausage Bus.

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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