Fact: Science News by J J Campanella
Main Fiction: 2014 Hugo Nominee – “The Water That Falls on You From Nowhere” by John Chu
Narrated by the author
The water that falls on you from nowhere when you lie is perfectly ordinary, but perfectly pure. True fact. I tested it myself when the water started falling a few weeks ago. Everyone on Earth did. Everyone with any sense of lab safety anyway. Never assume any liquid is just water. When you say “I always document my experiments as I go along,” enough water falls to test, but not so much that you have to mop up the lab. Which lie doesn’t matter. The liquid tests as distilled water every time.
John Chu designs microprocessors by day. He writes fiction, narrates for
podcasts, and translates fiction from Chinese into English by night. His
stories have been published or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Asimov’s
Science Fiction, Apex, and Tor.com, among others.