A 2016 Parsec Award Finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast.

A special large-cast reading in honor of our 150th episode, featuring the narratorial talents of Michael J. DeLuca, Tina Connolly, and Bill Powell.

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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Read “The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto” by Bill Powell, in Issue #173

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Bill Powell lives in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of not-quite-Northern Virginia, where he eats and breathes regularly. He's currently writing comedy masquerading as a self-help blog at RichSkinnyWise.com. Visit him online at billpowell.org.

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