Sep 15, 2011
Hey SF fans. Here's another AntiSF radio show for download, so
why not fetch another bottle of red wine from the fridge, make sure
that your glass is full of ice before you pour, and get ready for a
storytime treat. Sip now, don't guzzle. Speaking of treats, let me
tell you about one. Gather some friends, go find a spot on the
beach facing east -- this works well on the east coast of Australia
-- have a barbeque, or even perhaps just get takeaway. Make sure
it's about a day or two after the full moon, early evening, still
just light. Sit, listen to the waves, watch the stars wink into
existence, scan the sky carefully, commune with the fireflies, tell
a few jokes, keep a lookout for white and green fireballs, and draw
up a breath just before the somewhat orange moon pokes its way
above the water.
Magic. Well, in fact, not, but magical all the same. Don't get dizzy. That's the rabbit there in the moon. And don't be surprised by how many people have never seen a moonrise, also better known as an earthfall.
But enough of that. I've washed my feet of sand since then and promised myself that I'll go for a swim next time. Let's on with the speculative fiction, right here on the AntiSF radio show issue 159 Gamma, which is where speculative flash fiction belongs.
Tonight, it's three stories on the altar, aka the chopping block, -- all of them by regular contributors to AntiSF.
The stories this show are:
"Dr Atomic" by Shaun Saunders
"Housebreaking" by Stephen L. Thompson, and
"Lewis Boathaven" by Wes Parish -- all appearing along with a fabulous review of Joe Abercrombie's "The Heroes" by Jan Napier.
Don't go away now. There's nothing on TV. It's all happening on the beach, and inside your head.