Narrated by Michael J. DeLuca.

Sekhmet knows the woman’s literal identity—a hybrid soldier, a construct, drawn from a piece of history where the lineage of flesh began to remake itself with machines. She stumbles on this synthesis, troubled by the paradox. The means are Set’s, but the end, the need to be stronger, is hers.

Podcast: Download (Duration: 32:50 — 22.55MB)

Read “Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation” by Seth Dickinson, in Issue #143 - Science-Fantasy Month 2

Read Comments on this Story (5 Comments)

Seth Dickinson is the author of the novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Tor, 2015) and a lot of short stories, including in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and three previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He studied racial bias in police shootings, wrote much of the lore for Bungie Studios' Destiny, and threw a paper airplane at the Vatican. He teaches at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. He can be found at

Return to Audio Fiction