Short Fiction: “Karina Who Kissed Spacetime” by Indrapramit Das 01:53
I always remember snow speckling the orange cone of streetlight that held my first kiss. It wasn’t snowing that night. This was before time fractured, left me slipping through its cracks like a bead of water. Perhaps it had been snowing in some other timeline during that first kiss. But not that one. It had barely been a first kiss, even. But it had been cold — cold enough to turn gutter water to slippery glass by our feet.
Indrapramit Das is a writer and artist from Kolkata, India. His fiction has appeared publications including Clarkesworld, Asimov’s and Apex Magazine, as well as anthologies such as The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Year’s Best SF 18, Aliens: Recent Encounters and Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. He has work forthcoming in anthologies including Steampunk World and How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens.
He is a grateful graduate of the 2012 Clarion West Writers Workshop and a recipient of the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship Award to attend the former. He completed his MFA at the University of British Columbia and is currently in Vancouver working as a freelance writer, artist, editor, critic, TV extra, game tester, would-be novelist, and aspirant to adulthood. He is represented by Sally Harding of the Cooke Agency. Follow him on Twitter @IndrapramitDas
Fact: FilmTalk Fantastic Voyage by Dennis M Lane 15:00
Main Fiction: “The Time Travel Club” by Charlie Jane Anders 21:30
Originally appeared in the October/November 2013 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.
Nobody could decide what should be the first object to travel through time. Malik offered his car keys. Jerboa held up an action figure. But then Lydia suggested her one-year sobriety coin, and it seemed too perfect to pass up. After all, the coin had a unit of time on it, as if it came from a realm where time really was a denomination of currency. And they were about to break the bank of time forever, if this worked.
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, forthcoming in 2015 from Tor Books. Her story “Six Months, Three Days” won a Hugo Award and was shortlisted for the Nebula and Sturgeon Awards. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Tor.com,Strange Horizons, Mother Jones, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Apocalypse Triptcyh and numerous anthologies. She’s the managing editor of io9.com and organizer of a monthly reading series called Writers With Drinks.
Narrators: Rajan Khanna and Ibba Armancas
Rajan is a graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers Workshop and a member of the NY-based writing group, Altered Fluid. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Shimmer Magazine,GUD, and The Way of the Wizard (among others) and has received Honorable Mention in theYear’s Best Fantasy & Horror and the Year’s Best Science Fiction. He is represented by Joe Monti of the Barry Goldblatt Literary Agency.
Rajan also writes about wine, beer, and spirits at FermentedAdventures.com
He currently lives in New York.
Ibba Armancas is an emerging filmmaker from Seattle, WA. She was raised by historical swordfighters, and despite their protests for martial and historical accuracy, the experience forever tied her to the fantasy/science fiction genres. She’s had a script at the Austin Film Festival, and in 2012 won the Jeff Arch Screenwriting Award. She is currently in postproduction for her first feature film, a dark fantasy set in the Pacific Northwest.