PodCastle is the world’s first audio fantasy magazine. Weekly, we broadcast the best in fantasy short stories, running the gammut from heart-pounding sword and sorcery, to strange surrealist tales, to gritty urban fantasy, to the psychological depth of magical realism. Our podcast features authors including Peter Beagle, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jim C. Hines, and Cat Rambo, among others. Terry Pratchett once wrote, “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.” Tune in to PodCastle each Tuesday for our weekly tale, and spend the length of a morning commute giving your imagination a work out.
July 2nd, 2014
Episode 26 of 201 episodes
by Ken Liu Read by Anaea Lay (of the Strange Horizons podcast)Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 2, edited by Alex Shvartsman. On the second day after the spaceship _Princess of the Nebulae_ left Earth, God spoke to Rebecca. “Rebecca Lau, listen to me. I need you.” The ten-year-old girl took off her headphones. The […]