Issue 121 – October 2016

Podcast, Reprint

The Very Pulse of the Machine


Our seventh podcast for October is “The Very Pulse of the Machine” written by Michael Swanwick and read by Kate Baker.

Originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 1998.

Author profile

Michael Swanwick is one of the most acclaimed and prolific science fiction and fantasy writers of his generation. He is the recipient of the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards as well as five Hugo Awards.

This year's The Iron Dragon's Mother, completes a trilogy begun twenty-five years before with The Iron Dragon's Daughter. Out even more recently is City Under the Stars, a novel co-authored with the late Gardner Dozois.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Marianne Porter.

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