BCS 077: The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife

Issue #90, Science-Fantasy Month

Special Episode for BCS Science-Fantasy Month, read by Cat Rambo.


The Spinies pressed flutes to their chest-maws and trilled a maniacal improvisation, something like Chinese opera filtered through jazz and spliced with a catfight. Not what I'd call music to die for, but my opinion didn't count much. Customs had generously allowed me to keep my pistol, after draining its battery to red. I had maybe three shots. Worse yet, if I killed someone, that was the end of my journey to sanity. I’d be deported or executed.

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Chris Willrich lives with his family in the otherworldly environs of Silicon Valley, where he works as a children’s librarian. His fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Black Gate, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. His debut novel, The Scroll of Years, set in the same world as “How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move” and featuring the characters Gaunt and Bone from "The Sword of Loving Kindness," will be released by Pyr Books in Fall 2013. You can find him irregularly on his blog at Goblins in the Library and on Twitter @WillrichChris.

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