Issue 167 – August 2020

Podcast, Original Fiction

The Plague


Our third podcast for August is “The Plague” written by Yan Leisheng and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Chinese in Science Fiction World, October 2002.

Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.


Author profile

Yan Leisheng lives in Zhejiang. He has had a special interest in science fiction since an early age, but it wasn't until his thirties that he was first published. Since then, he has published twenty books, including novels, short story collections, essays, and poetry.

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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