Main Fiction: “What We Ourselves are Not” by Leah Cypess
Originally published in Asimov’s..
Leah Cypess wrote her first short story – in which the narrator was an ice cream cone – at the age of six, and sold her first piece of fiction while in high school. She has degrees in biology, journalism, and law, and has traveled to Iceland, Israel, Jordan, and Costa Rica, among other places. She now lives with her family in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the author of four fantasy novels published by HarperCollins: Mistwood, Nightspell, Death Sworn, and Death Marked.
Leah has also published short stories in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Sword & Sorceress, among other places. Her story Nanny’s Day was nominated for the Nebula in 2012. You can find out more about her at www.leahcypess.com.
Narrated by: Elie Hirschman
Elie Hirschman was born in New York City and raised just outside of it. His professional voice work ranges from children’s educational material to real estate advice website audio, with a scientific article and a guided tour of a Polish salt mine thrown in for good measure. He’s currently active in all Escape Artists podcasts (Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod and Cast of Wonders) and also appearing semi-regularly in the Nosleep Podcast.