Podcast, Original Fiction
Cry of the Kharchal
Our first piece of audio fiction for August is "Cry of the Kharchal" written by Vandana Singh and read by Kate Baker.
Vandana Singh is a writer of speculative fiction and a professor of physics at a small and lively public university, Framingham State University, near Boston. Her critically acclaimed short stories have been reprinted in numerous best-of-year anthologies, and her most recent collection, Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories (Small Beer Press and Zubaan, 2018) was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick award. Vandana’s academic background is in particle physics, but for a decade she has been working on a transdisciplinary, justice-centered re-conceptualization of the climate crisis, at the intersection of science, economics, sociology, philosophy, history, and futures studies.