BCS 030: In the Age of Iron and Ashes

Issue #35

The girl did not answer for a while; for so long, in fact, that Yudhyana had started to move back towards the camp. When she spoke, her voice stopped him, as surely as a knife drawn across his throat. “Everything lives and dies,” she whispered. “Everything changes, and all changes end in death.”

Play
Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:40 — 25.86MB)

Read “In the Age of Iron and Ashes” by Aliette de Bodard, in Issue #33

Read Comments on this Story (2 Comments)

ShareThis with Friends

Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris, where she has a day job as a System Engineer. In between bouts of coding she writes speculative fiction: her Aztec noir fantasy Obsidian and Blood is published by Angry Robot, and her short fiction has appeared in venues such as Clarkesworld, Asimov's, and various anthologies, as well as multiple times previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She has won a Nebula Award, a Locus Award, and been shortlisted for the Hugo, Sturgeon and Tiptree awards. Her latest release is the Hugo and Nebula Award-shortlisted Vietnamese space opera novella On a Red Station, Drifting. Visit her at aliettedebodard.com for writing process, book reviews, and Franco-Vietnamese cooking.

If you liked this podcast, you may also like:
BCS 041: “Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood” by Aliette de Bodard
BCS 051: “Transitions of Truth and Tears” by David G. Blake

Return to Issue #35

Return to Audio Fiction