Main Fiction: Ninety-Five Percent Safe, by Caroline M. Yoachim
Originally published in Asimov’s.
Nicole went to visit her best friend, Grant, the day before his family left for Opilio. She was jealous that he’d be part of the second wave — the first wave had already done the hardest work of establishing the colonies, but the floating cities would be nearly empty, an abundance of unclaimed living space.
Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of dozens of short stories, appearing in markets such as Lightspeed, Asimov’s, and Clarkesworld. For more about Caroline, check out her website at http://carolineyoachim.com
Narrated by: Marc Levinthal
Marc Levinthal is a writer and musician who has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over thirty years. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, he moved to L.A. in the early eighties to become a rock star. That didn’t quite happen as planned, but a lot of other cool stuff did. He has been involved with both “The Music Business” (having co-written the hit single “Three Little Pigs” while in the band Green Jello) and “The Motion Picture Industry” (having co-written the score for the cult movie classic “Valley Girl.”)
Marc’s short stories have appeared in Aboriginal Science Fiction, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, and several anthologies, including Mondo Zombie and Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.“The Emerald Burrito of Oz,” a novel written with John Skipp, was published by Eraserhead Press in 2010. His first solo novel,“Other Music,”is forthcoming from Dark RegionsSciFi in early 2016: http://www.darkregions.com/books/other-music-by-marc-levinthal
Marc currently lives in Pasadena with his two lovely nerd children, somewhere between JPL and Mount Wilson.