Main Fiction: “Whale Meat” by Ekaterina Sedia
Ekaterina Sedia resides in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Her critically-acclaimed and award-nominated novels, The Secret History of Moscow, The Alchemy of Stone, The House of Discarded Dreams, and Heart of Iron, were published by Prime Books. Her short stories appeared in Analog, Baen’s Universe, Subterranean, and Clarkesworld, as well as numerous anthologies, including Haunted Legends and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She is the editor of the anthologies Paper Cities (World Fantasy Award winner), Running with the Pack, Bewere the Night, and Bloody Fabulous as well as The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance and Wilful Impropriety. Her short-story collection, Moscow But Dreaming, was released by Prime Books in December 2012. She also co-wrote a script for Yamasong: March of the Hollows, a fantasy feature-length puppet film voiced by Nathan Fillion, George Takei, Abigail Breslin, and Whoopi Goldberg (Dark Dunes Productions).
This story originally appeared in The Future Is Japanese (Haikasoru, 2012).
Narrated by: Ibba Armancas
Ibba Armancas is a writer/director living in Los Angeles known for her PBS kids show Pandemic Playhouse–while she occasionally appears on screen or in voice acting roles, she is quick to assure everyone she is not, in fact, an actor but instead, an incurable ham.