Issue 84 – September 2013

Podcast, Reprint

First Principle


Our fifth piece of audio fiction for September is "First Principle" written by Nancy Kress and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Author profile

Nancy Kress is the author of thirty-five books, including twenty-seven novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her most recent works are a stand-alone novella about genetic engineering, Sea Change (Tachyon, 2020) and an SF novel of power and money, The Eleventh Gate (Baen, 2020). Nancy’s fiction has been translated into nearly two dozen languages including Klingon, none of which she can read. She has taught writing SF at various venues including Clarion and the annual two-week intensive workshop Taos Toolbox with Walter Jon Williams. She lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Pippin, a Chihuhua puppy who chews everything.

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