Main fiction: “Trembling Blue Stars” by Richard Kadrey
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir series. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime.” Some of Kadrey’s other books include The Dead Take the A Train (with Cassandra Khaw), The Pale House Devil, and Butcher Bird. His work has been nominated for both the BSFA and Locus awards, and appeared in Best Horror of the Year. Aside from books, Kadrey has written for film, games, and comics. Kadrey also makes music with his band, A Demon in Fun City.
This story first appeared in Flurb #7, 2009.
Narrated by: Randal L. Schwartz
Randal L. Schwartz is perhaps best known for his seminal books on the Perl programming language that helped make the world wide web possible and popular. He produced a weekly audio and video podcast on open source software, but has given that up after 13 years to get those five hours per week back again. As a featured conference speaker for his new passion of Dart and Flutter, he’s no stranger to the limelight. He enjoys pulling out his gear to record yet another narration, and likens it to “getting to read bedtime stories to the kids I never had”, and looks forward to future assignments