Interview: Andy Weir – The Martian
Fact: Science News by J J Campanella
Main Fiction: “Digital Rights” by Brent Knowles
The Assistant responsible for the primary thruster arrangement killed itself just ten days after Izzy arrived on the solar station. The panicked chatter of the other Assistants prevented them from continuing with their own duties. Horror, speculation, and worse of all, wonder, flowed across the station’s network.
Brent Knowles has been published in several magazines and anthologies including Perihelion, Abyss and Apex, Neo-Opsis, On Spec and Writers of the Future. A veteran of the videogame’s industry (where he spent ten years building hit role-playing games with BioWare) he now spends most of his time raising two young boys and writing. Online he can be found at blog.brentknowles.com.
Narrated by: Nicola Seaton-Clark
Nicola lives in the wilds of (almost) Eastern Europe with her long-suffering husband, phenomenal children and a grumpy cat. Trained as an actress and singer, she has worked in entertainment for over 20 years and currently splits her time between hosting Far-Fetched Fables, writing speculative fiction, helping her husband run their voice-over company, Offstimme, and voicing everything from commercials and documentaries to public transport announcement.