Podcast, Original Fiction
Our fifth podcast for October is “Fly Free” written by Alan Kubatiev and read by Kate Baker.
Alan Kubatiev (1952–2022) is an award-winning writer, anthologist, journalist, and translator originally from Kyrgyzstan who worked and wrote in St. Petersburg, Russia. He’s the author of the first Russian-language biography of James Joyce (nominated for the national prize) and a translator into Russian of works by H.G. Wells, Michael Moorcock, Paul Anderson, Ursula Le Guin, and many others. His short stories and novelettes earned him numerous awards and have been collected in two collections. This is his first English language publication.
Alex Shvartsman’s translations from Russian have appeared in Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov’s, Tor.com, and many other venues. He’s the author of fantasy novels Eridani’s Crown and The Middling Affliction.