GlitterShip

An LGBTQ Science Fiction & Fantasy podcast

Month: April 2015

Meta: Errors in Episodes 3 and 4

Hey everyone!

Episodes 3 and 4 had some errors (skipping, missed parts, garbled audio, etc) that were introduced as upload errors when I put the episodes up. I had some trouble getting them to upload in the first place and should have checked the upload before publishing. Lesson learned!

In any case, new, clean audio has been uploaded for both episodes. Special thanks to the two listeners who pointed out the errors to me this morning so I could fix the problem.

I hope you enjoy the stories, and have a great day! 🙂

Episode #4 – “Ordinary Souls” by K. M. Szpara

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ORDINARY SOULS

by K. M. Szpara

“This is a bad idea, Callum.” The sorceress rolled a colorful concoction of dried plants in a thin piece of cigarette paper and balanced it between her lips. “You know that, right?” The end smoldered on its own.

“Probably.” If Ethan didn’t know, would he forgive me?

I picked at a chunk of yellow foam exploding from my chair’s upholstery. She wouldn’t notice. Her whole apartment was crumbling slowly around her altar—chipped paint, smoke glazed walls, mysterious splatter on the floor. Serena was a ‘non-profit’ sorceress, one of the few who didn’t whore over-inflated skills in the private sector.

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Episode #3 – This Shall Serve As a Demarcation by Bogi Takács

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THIS SHALL SERVE AS A DEMARCATION

by Bogi Takács

I.

Tiles flip over, land to sea to land. Enhyoron grimaces, rocks back in their chair, eyes still fixed on the ever-changing map. I can feel their moods on my skin and my skin burns, flares with frustration, chafes against my simple cotton garb.

 I sit up on the futon and pull up one sleeve to examine my arm—lighter-toned in branching lines like the bare, defoliated frames of trees in winter. I used to be cut along those pathways, gleaming metal and shapeforming plastic set into flesh, embedded to remain inside—a part of me forevermore.

 

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Episode #2 – Three Flash stories by Sonya Taaffe, Vajra Chandrasekera, and Sarah Pinsker


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THE TRUE ALCHEMIST

by Sonya Taaffe

for Mat Joiner

Whatever they left in the garden, Seth, I don’t think it wants to stay there.

The man and the woman who came about the gas meter yesterday, or maybe it was the water bill? I had a deadline, I barely noticed them except for the noises they made, the crunch of shoes on stiff grass, scrapes and clangs as if they were wrestling the dustbins back against the garage door, a sudden snap of bracken that startled me until I remembered the rose-canes you’d pulled down in great, dry-cracking armfuls, their petals the soft and blotted brown of foxed paper, dead as the end of Sleeping Beauty——I forgot to call the city to take them away, brambling like baling wire beside the shed…

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Episode #1 – How to Become A Robot in 12 Easy Steps by A. Merc Rustad

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HOW TO BECOME A ROBOT IN 12 EASY STEPS

by A. Merc Rustad

How to tell your boyfriend you are in love with a robot:

  1. Tell him, “I may possibly be in love with a robot,” because absolutes are difficult for biological brains to process. He won’t be jealous.
  2. Ask him what he thinks of a hypothetical situation in which you found someone who might not be human, but is still valuable and right for you. (Your so-called romantic relationship is as fake as you are.)
  3. Don’t tell him anything. It’s not that he’ll tell you you’re wrong; he’s not like his parents, or yours. But there’s still a statistical possibility he might not be okay with you being in love with a robot.

 

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