Podcast, Original Fiction
Away from Home
Our fifth podcast for May is “Away from Home” written by Luo Longxiang, translated by Nick Stember, and read by Kate Baker.
Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, 2007.
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.
Luo Longxiang was born in 1981, deep in the mountains of Guangxi province on the China's southern border, where he studied Chemical Engineering at Guangxi University. After publishing his first sci-fi story in 2003, his fans began to refer to the mysterious author as "Master Luo," in reference to his hermit-like existence far away from the crowded cities of the coast and northern plains. Of the eleven stories he was written over the past decade, six have earned a Milky Way Award. His works are known for their massive scope, dealing almost exclusively with the question of humanity's eventual survival in space. Since 2007, he has been working to complete the Planetship Alliance series--an epic space opera recounting the tragic history of mankind's colonization of the universe.