Now this is a good idea. The StarShipSofa boys are going to podcast all five of the short stories on the shortlist for this year’s BSFA Awards.
The first one will appear on Monday 10th March, with one daily after that – which means they’ll all be ready well in advance of voting time at Eastercon.
So none of your “I was too busy to read ’em” excuses*!
If you aren’t too busy to read them, here are the links:
- “Lighting Out” â€” Ken MacLeod (disLocations)
- “Terminal” â€” Chaz Brenchley (disLocations)
- “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” â€” Ted Chiang (F&SF, September)
- “The Gift of Joy” â€” Ian Whates (TQR)
- “The Sledge-Makerâ€™s Daughter” â€” Alastair Reynolds (Interzone #209)
So, who’s psyched for Eastercon, eh? 🙂
[ * OK, to be fair, this is usually my excuse. ]