Podcast, Original Fiction
Our fifth podcast for November is “Western Heaven” written by Chen Hongyu and read by Kate Baker.
Originally published in Chinese in ZUI Found, April 2014, Issue 168.
Translated and published in partnership with Storycom.
Chen Hongyu hails from Sichuan province, China. Her editing work for Science Fiction World, China's top science fiction magazine, won her a Chinese Nebula award. She's known as The Queen of Boys' POV Fiction. Her recent novels include Youngsters' Utopia and The Legend of Zero. "Western Heaven," her alternative Journey to the West, was nominated for both a Chinese Nebula and a Coordinates Award.
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.