With every new issue, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine shares one piece of short fiction in podcast form. Enjoy these audio treats from our pages!
Mayor for Today by Fran Wilde
Victor is used to having gigs like “driver,” “teacher,” or “administrative assistant,” so when his GigTime App shows “Mayor” for a duration of only “twenty-four hours,” he is a little skeptical. What should have been a quick job turns into something else altogether…. Enjoy “Mayor for Today,” read and written by Fran Wilde.
Mayor for Today by Fran Wilde
Victor is used to having gigs like “driver,” “teacher,” or “administrative assistant,” so when his GigTime App shows “Mayor” for a duration of only “twenty-four hours,” he is a little skeptical. What should have been a quick job turns into something else altogether. . . . Enjoy “Mayor for Today,” read and written by Fran Wilde.
Grief, as Faithful as My Hound by Marissa Lingen
It’s an Earth-shattering revelation: Aliens are real, and making contact all around us. Rina Cutter, however, is busy dealing with her own, private world shattering. Even if the alien news does hit very close to home, it has nothing on the shock of losing her mother. Please enjoy Marissa Lingen’s reading of her story from our November/December issue, “Grief, As Faithful As My Hound.”
Mangy White Dog by Y.M. Pang
When a “Mangy White Dog” starts showing up to watch Sunflower and Taihe perform, Sunflower is suspicious. What does the dog want? Doesn't it know she and Taihe are a team of two? Read "Mangy White Dog" by Y.M. Pang to discover the secret behind the dog's appearance.
In this episode, the author envisions the future of dating apps and media companies, while our narrator Petra balances a demanding job with apparitions of potential children. Please enjoy “Imaginary Children,” read and written by Janet Stilson.
Pax Mongolica by Evan Marcroft
In this May/June installment of our podcast, we have a fascinating alternate history where gods are very much real and being held captive in zoos. Please enjoy Evan Marcroft’s “Pax Mongolica,” read by the author himself.
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Great material so so recording
Love the stories! Great writing. Only problem is very low recording volumes. Could barely hear Pax Mongolia. Also sounds like low quality microphones are being used.
But great stories! And it’s free. Thank you.
Yes, please. More, please
Oh how I've been waiting on this podcast! Yay!!! The only thing I've found to complain about so far is that they really need to buy a better microphone and/or a better place to record that sounds less like the inside of a tin can. However I am only five shows in starting from the beginning – and it sounds as if the sound might be getting better as we go. The stories are just fantastic. I love finding a podcast where I can really trust the editors. As much as I love Clarkesworld, beneath ceaseless guys, podCastle, etc. etc. I have to say that all too often the stories the editors choose are too dark for me. Also I need a story to be a story. Maybe I'm stupid? But the stories that are really atmospheric pieces or character pieces just do nothing for me. Keep doing exactly what you're doing in this podcast!
Great Science Fiction
Great stories, I've been looking for a good science fiction podcast and I finally found it!