Issue 166 – July 2020

Podcast, Original Fiction

Three Stories Conjured from Nothing


Our third podcast for July is “Three Stories Conjured from Nothing” written by ShakeSpace, translated by Andy Dudak, and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, May 2006.

Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.

Author profile

ShakeSpace is a Shanghainese author of science fiction and fantasy. He loves to build worlds with imagination and language. His stories have been published in Science Fiction World, and his longer works include the science fiction novel The Scythe Holder and the fantasy series Jiuzhou. When he's not hard at work sitting in front of a computer, he is probably playing with his son or training at the gym.

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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