Issue 71 – August 2012

Podcast, Original Fiction

Mantis Wives


2013 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Short Story
2013 Locus Award Finalist for Best Short Story

Our first piece of audio fiction for August is "Mantis Wives" written by Kij Johnson and read by Kate Baker.

Author profile

Kij Johnson is the author of several novels, including The Fox Woman and Fudoki, and a short story collection, At the Mouth of the River of Bees. She is a three-time winner of the Nebula Award, and has also won the Hugo, World Fantasy, Sturgeon, and Crawford Awards. In the past she has worked in publishing, edited cryptic crosswords, waitressed in a strip bar, identified Napa cabernets by winery and year while blindfolded, and climbed an occasional V-5. These days, she teaches at the University of Kansas, where she is associate director for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

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