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PodCastle 298: The Shadowcrafter

February 13th, 2014

Episode 6 of 242 episodes

by Ken Liu Read by Aki Gibbons Originally published in Nine. This story begins, as all of my creations do, in shadows. No story is without its particular emphases and elisions, just as no woman goes about without her makeup. Many women on our home island of Uchinaa (they call it _Okinawa_ here in Japan), […]

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