Issue #173
May 14, 2015

Featuring a special large-cast reading of BCS150: The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto by Bill Powell, in celebration of the 150th episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast.


Out of the Rose Hills

Tirene was so relieved not to smell roses upon waking that she almost found it difficult to care whether they would be able to find magic or metaphor to get rid of the shadow lady. This pleasant sensation was dispelled halfway through her breakfast of oat cakes, maple syrup, and berries, when the shadow lady swept into the sunny taproom.

The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto

JACQUENETTE: Monsieur Cartwright! Early?

WHITLOCK: (aside) An identical response! Perhaps free will is a mere illusion. On the other hand, she's an automaton.

(JACQUENETTE slaps him.)

JACQUENETTE: How dare you employ such a term for a lady!

WHITLOCK : How dare you eavesdrop on an obvious aside!

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The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto
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WHITLOCK: (aside) An identical response! Perhaps free will is a mere illusion. On the other hand, she's an automaton.
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