The Dog in the Walls

By Tim Borella

sfgenreThe airship rolls and pitches slightly like a boat on a long gentle swell, and the dog watches Taka from the corner of the compartment. The animal’s almost perfect, but he still has a few small tweaks to make. It lives in the walls and roof and floor, roaming where it wants mostly, but with certain limitations on where it can go, and when. Depending on the light it’s grey, or silver, even blue. It could be any colour they wanted, of course, but the lady insisted on absolute accuracy.

Before, it really was their dog, an extremely expensive and pampered one, but even being worth more than most people’s homes wasn’t enough to keep it alive. Everything dies, but if it’s arranged in time, someone with the right equipment can take some very, very detailed scans of a brain’s activity and store them for future use.

The hatch slides open and Taka looks up from his pad. The dog looks up too and trots around to inspect the woman coming in. It’s Luisa, the second skipper, who keeps the airship ticking over and pre-positions it wherever the owners want it to be. Then she hands it over to Owen, the ‘real’ captain, who she says doesn’t know any more than she does but looks the part, which is apparently very important. Taka understands. It’s not a million miles from his own situation. They’ve developed something of a rapport over the past few days.

“Hi,” she says, “how’s it coming along?”

“Pretty well, actually,” says Taka. “There’s a bit to work through still, but I think I’ll get there. There’s the backgrounds and moods to finalise, but most of that’s set up so I’m really just checking the feel and looking for bugs. How long have we got now?”

“A bit less than two days to port.” 

“Okay,” he says, nodding. “That’ll work. That’s great.”

Luisa looks at him with a little sideways smile.

“You’re really into this, aren’t you?”

Taka’s sometimes been guilty of agreeing with what some people say, that his line of work caters to super-rich fools, but in this case he has a bit more sympathy for the clients — their daughter died too, eight years ago when she was just thirteen, so he understands how the mother and father might feel, and how being able to keep at least some reminder of happier days would be something you’d grab if you could.

Sadly for them the technology wasn’t around when they lost their girl, but even if it had been, they’d have been in for a disappointment. It doesn’t work well on people. Well, that’s not quite right — it’s just as good as it is with animals, but it’s far from a true copy. Really, it’s just a sketch, a cartoon, the idea of a being rather than the being itself, and that’s not good enough to fool anyone. You scan your dying dad and use the data to animate his image, but all you’ll get is a disappointing ghost that mooches around in the smart screens that are the walls and can recognise you and talk a bit about things that you did together, but you know it’s not him. It might as well be a home movie. You can’t have a conversation because there’s just not enough there. He’s just an echo; not alive, not self-aware in any meaningful way. Not your dad.

But a dog, though — that can really fool you, because what do we know about what pets think? They’re fun, they love us, they’re part of the family, but they’re inscrutable. If the dog in the walls runs towards us wagging his tail when we come home, and looks and sounds like he used to when he was alive, that’s good enough. 

“Here,” Taka says to Luisa with a little thrill of guilty pleasure. “Let me show you something.”

She moves closer.

“Okay,” says Taka, “call him.”

The dog’s wandered off somewhere and Luisa stands up straight like she’s addressing the ship itself.

“Rufus!” she calls. “Rufus! Come here, you little bastard.”

She looks apologetically at Taka. 

“Sorry, but he really was. Sneakily pissing in the most inconvenient places and getting in the way all the time. I did like him, though.”

The dog comes running in through what looks like the world’s most lovely park, perspective changing ultra-realistically as his image slides along the wall so it’s easy to believe he’s really there and coming closer. He looks expectantly at both humans in turn, panting a little.

“Oh Rufus,” says Luisa softly, walking towards the image. She reaches out as if to pat the dog and he turns around in place, offering her his back for a scratch. She wriggles her fingers against the wall and the image writhes in pleasure. Luisa steps back and shakes her head while the dog watches her, waiting for more.

To the layperson the dog in the walls doesn’t look much different from those generated by lesser technology, but Taka knows what he’s doing is literally cutting-edge, not a term he uses loosely. More than that, it’s his own work that’s made it possible.

“That’s just amazing,” says Luisa. “So real.”

“Thanks,” says Taka, “but that’s not the best part.”

“No?”

“No, far from it. Watch this.”

He’s under strict instructions not to leak this to anyone, not even his own family. He hasn’t said a word until now, but Luisa will be working on the upcoming cruise and in a few days all the crew will have seen it anyway, getting an exclusive preview of the next big thing.

 He changes a setting on the app and looks up at the wall. The scene shifts. Now it’s a garden, slightly blurry compared to the previous pristine view, with a fountain and hedges and a wide set of steps leading up to an elevated path and beyond that to a fine-looking house. There’s something different about the viewpoint, though, and it takes the mind a little to adjust. The vantage point is moving, stopping and starting like a first-person view in a movie, but there’s an odd, low angle to everything. Luisa gasps, and Taka knows she’s gotten it.

“This is …” she says.

“Yes,” he finishes, “his memories.”

“Oh my god,” says Luisa. “How?”

Taka shakes his head, smiling. It’d take him a year to explain properly, but he gives it a try.

“This isn’t really him, of course, but the scans we’re doing now — the really expensive ones, the latest ones — are getting such a level of fine detail that we don’t actually know what we’ve captured. It’s a pool of data, a map of all the tiny signals and charges in the brain, and the trick is how to mine it, access it in meaningful ways. I’ve been playing around with this a long time now, and with a lot of hard work and a lot of luck, well …”

She looks at him intently, as if seeing him properly for the first time.

You did this?” she says. “Wow. It’s gotta be worth … well, who knows?”

“Yes.”

And he has done it himself, really. Mr Marchant couldn’t have, but then neither could Taka himself without the job, the facilities his boss has set up, his network of rich clients and his money. Taka knows Marchant will make a lot more out of this technology, out of him, but so too will he if he just plays his part. He’s investing in his own future, that’s the way it works.

Now they’re both staring at the moving picture on the wall, seeing what the dog once saw. It’s an odd, lurching sensation, nosing in and out of cracks and corners. It’s silent, but he can imagine the little grunts and patter of paws, the panting and snuffling.

The view jerks up and now it’s moving quickly, jog-trotting towards a shaded space of lawn with a big tree off to one side. There’s people there, and Taka recognises the owners of the airship. He hasn’t met them but he’s seen pictures. They look younger — it’s maybe ten years ago. The man’s sitting at a table in a kind of gazebo under the tree with a plate of food, a glass of red wine and his nose in a tablet, while the woman’s doing something at a flower bed, poking a trowel here and there. There’s a pretty, dark-haired pre-teen girl beside her, watching what she’s doing.

“That’s their daughter?” says Taka.

“Adele,” says Luisa wonderingly. “Incredible to see her like this. So sad.”

“You knew her?”

“A little. Most times she’d be at boarding school when they came out, but now and then she’d be with them. Funny, Rufus travelled with them more than she did.”

“So … what happened?”

Luisa looks down. “Don’t know for sure. The news said some kind of sudden illness, but it was all pretty vague. We didn’t see them for months afterwards, and then when they started coming back again we all just carried on as if nothing had happened.”

She clears her throat. “Anyway, better get back to the bridge.”

Taka quickly switches modes and Rufus is back, wagging his tail and following Luisa as she walks away. Once she’s out the door he flicks back to the previous view. It’s fascinating to see the system working so well in practice, and layered on top of that is the knowledge he’s seeing events as they really happened, without any of the pretence that goes along with being filmed. People like these are so unfathomably rich that they’re set apart from the rest of humanity, surrounded by minders and fixers, hyper-aware of the myriad cameras pointed at them so much of the time. What Taka sees now, though, is private and unadulterated. Their guard was down because they knew nobody was watching — but somebody was.

As they continue towards port, Taka keeps coming back to see more of these odd little glimpses into the family’s private life. It’s unethical, he knows, but he can’t help it. Many of the dog’s harvested memories are mundane, but it’s also compelling to see the changing patterns of the family’s interactions, how they act together and alone. There’s a random element to the access so you don’t really know what you’ll see next, but that’s part of the charm, Taka thinks. It’s a little macabre, maybe, but in a way this development makes up for the previously unsatisfactory nature of a human scan – you’re seeing your departed loved one in a different light, like you’re able to live alongside them that little bit more.

They land in Santorini on time, and two days later final preparations are being made to depart again. The owner’s due from New York in an hour, and the plan that’s been conveyed to them by Captain Owen (who really does look like he was born for the job), is for a brief shakedown cruise for the client to sign off on the refit. Then they’ll dock again, his wife will join him and off they’ll float.

Marchant’s been cagey marketing this because the memory functionality wasn’t complete when the contract was being negotiated, and they couldn’t rely on it being ready on time. Rather than wait, he’s been deliberately vague, promising something new and wonderful but not spelling it out exactly. Of course, the client hasn’t gotten to where he is by being gullible, so the deal they’ve struck is half payment up front and the balance on delivery, demonstration and full satisfaction. It’s a gamble, but now the system’s running so well Taka has to admit it’s probably going to pay off — these guys will love it and tell their friends, and quickly it’ll become one of those things that everyone who can afford it just has to have.

Soon the owner arrives, immediately recognisable from the vision Taka’s watched over the past few days. The captain and crew are lined up to greet him in their whites, and though he’s dressed casually he moves past them up the gangway like royalty. Only the flight crew are needed for the shakedown, so the rest of the staff file off and within minutes the ship’s airborne.

Taka and Marchant stand nervously in the main lounge for what feels like ages, awaiting their big moment. The door slides aside and Taka cues the app, and there’s Rufus trotting up to meet the owner as he comes in. The man stops briefly, brow furrowed, and then his expression changes, a smile spreading across his face as he moves towards the dog’s eager image, hand outstretched. That’s promising enough, but once they demonstrate the new capability, all doubts vanish — the man’s clearly very impressed.

A half-hour passes and it’s as if the owner’s forgotten the other two are there. Scenes play, unremarkable in themselves, but Taka imagines how the fascination he’s felt watching them must be magnified for someone who’s lived them.

Something on screen catches Taka’s attention, and he looks more closely at the images. It’s the garden again, and as the dog’s viewpoint gets closer to the gazebo he can see into it. Just the man and the girl are there, and something’s very wrong. The girl’s moving away from him, cowering into a corner. She’s naked from the waist up. He’s moving towards her. Taka looks at Marchant in horror and sees his mouth hanging open.

The owner’s coming towards him in what feels like a terrible parody of what’s happening on screen, his reddened face contorted in rage. 

“Turn that off!” he growls as Taka backs away. Taka quickly switches modes and now the animated image of Rufus is back, watching them uncertainly.

Taka looks to Marchant for support, but his boss’s attention is on the owner. It’s like an unspoken conversation takes place between the two men and then Marchant’s coming towards him too, his face set in grim determination.

The airship is at nine thousand feet somewhere over the Aegean, and Taka has nowhere to run.

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About the Author

Tim Borella

tim borellaTim Borella has never lost his childhood passion for SF and writing in general and has been lucky enough to have worked most of his life as a pilot — in other words, he’s never properly grown up.

He lives in country Far North Queensland, has won awards for songwriting, and has had various other writing achievements, the most recent being an honourable mention in the 2018 international Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition.

He also has bachelor degrees in science and teaching, and has completed a couple of as-yet unpublished SF novels. He’d dearly love to spend more time writing, but will have to continue juggling for another couple of years until the kids have fully left the nest.

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The Contributors

Wesley Parish is an SF fan from early childhood. Born in PNG, he enjoys reading about humans in strange cultures and circumstances.

His favourite SF authors include Ursula Le Guin, Fritz Lieber, Phillip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard and Frank Herbert.

Wes lives in Christchurch, NZ, is an unemployed Java and C programmer, and has recently decided to become a mad ukuleleist, flautist and trombonist, and would love to revert to being the mad fiddler and pedal steel guitarist..  "Where oh where has my little pedal steel got to ... ?"

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NatsumiNatsumi Tanaka is a writer living in Kyoto, Japan. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous Japanese magazines such as Anima Solaris, Kotori no kyuden, and Tanpen.

She is the author of the short story collection Yumemiru ningyo no okoku (2017).

Translated by Toshiya Kamei, her short fiction has appeared in various English-language publications, including Daily Science Fiction, Japanese Fantasy Drabbles, and The William & Mary Review.

evan sheldon 200Evan James Sheldon’s work has appeared recently in American Literary Review, the Cincinnati Review, and New Flash Fiction Review.

He is a senior editor for F(r)iction and the Editorial Director for Brink Literacy Project.

You can find him online at <https://evanjamessheldon.com>.

jakedean200Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in South Australia.

His fiction has appeared in White Horses, The Fiction Pool, Sweaty City, Underground Writers and others.

He's utterly convinced there's a perfect wave breaking somewhere else in the solar system right now.

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Yen Ooi is the author of Sun: Queens of Earth (novel), A Suspicious Collection of Short Stories and Poetry (collection), and Road to Guangdong (computer game), and SF series editor at Brain Mill Press.

Her short stories and poetry have been featured in various publications; most recently, her short story 'The Butterfly Lovers' was published in The Good Journal 3. She is a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, focusing on Chinese science fiction, where she is interested in the evolution of the genre and the discourses between native and diasporic voices.

As a writer and editor, Yen hopes to develop writing that is rich in culture that will steer genre fiction into a future that is humanity-focused. Yen is also a lecturer at Westminster University's MA Creative Writing course, a mentor in marketing and publishing, and co-founder of CreateThinkDo.

matthew r dohertyMatthew R. Doherty currently resides in Leeds, England, where he spends most of his free time writing about military history, but his other consuming passion is for science fiction.

His main influences are Patrick O’Brian and Philip Jose Farmer.

His favourite single book is “A Canticle For Leibowitz.”

He is currently working on a space opera novel, which will be finished at some point in the 22nd Century.

joanna barrettJoanna is a writer who lives in the bush near the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland.

She writes both fiction and non-fiction.

Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Griffith Review, That’s Life magazine and The School Magazine.

She used to be a journalist but much prefers making stuff up.

At the moment she’s having fun working on a historical novel called What Eddy does for Louis.

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Toshiya Kamei holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas.

His translations have appeared in venues such as Clarkesworld, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and World Literature Today.

geraldine borella 200Geraldine Borella writes adult short stories and stories for children and has been published in anthologies for both. In 2018, one of her children’s short stories placed second in The Buzz Words Short Story Prize and she won an ASA Emerging Writer’s Mentorship. She currently works part-time as a hospital pharmacist and as an online creative writing tutor.

She’s fascinated by stories that expand upon today’s technology, addressing the moral and ethical issues that might arise. Equally, she enjoys the creative freedom that writing for children allows. Right now, she’s writing a young adult novel, reworking a middle grade novel and writing adult short stories when inspiration strikes. She lives with her husband, Tim, in Yungaburra, Far North Queensland and dreams of one day taking a European gap year.

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andrew dunn 200Andrew writes science-fiction and fantasy from the state of Maryland on the eastern coast of the United States, often drawing ideas from jogs through forest trails at sunrise or a tasty beer at sunset. 

Andrew writes each story with the goal of giving readers something they will enjoy, without relying on the typical, predictable, or cliche'. His work has previously appeared in AntipodeanSF, 365 Tomorrows, and soon Daily Science Fiction

When Andrew isn't writing chances are he's playing guitar or bass, exploring abandoned places, or spending quality time with a bulldog. Andrew hopes you enjoy this story, and he will continue to try and write stories that you'll love to read! 

tim borellaTim Borella has never lost his childhood passion for SF and writing in general and has been lucky enough to have worked most of his life as a pilot — in other words, he’s never properly grown up.

He lives in country Far North Queensland, has won awards for songwriting, and has had various other writing achievements, the most recent being an honourable mention in the 2018 international Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition.

He also has bachelor degrees in science and teaching, and has completed a couple of as-yet unpublished SF novels. He’d dearly love to spend more time writing, but will have to continue juggling for another couple of years until the kids have fully left the nest.

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Robin Hillard as had a number of stories published in magazines and ezines including AntipodeanSF.

She now lives in Melbourne with a bossy little dog who takes her to the off leash park.  

Everybody (including Robin) knows their dog is the most beautiful and the variety of size and shape gave her the idea for this story.

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Tony Owens is an ESL teacher living in Brisbane with his wife and son.

His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies In Fabula-Divino, Zombies Ain’t Funny,18, Darkest Depths and Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 2017’s Best Stories.

He is a proud member of the Vision Writers Group and his ultimate ambition is to find the literary sweet-spot between H.P. Lovecraft and P.G. Wodehouse.

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Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of two novels: The Greer Agency & A Felony of Birds. He has written dozens of short stories many of which are available on line at <quantummuse.com>. He is the author of many children’s books including At The Robot ZooMoonRivet Saves His Skin and An Alphabet Book of Bugs available in print from

CreateSpace and as ebooks for Nook & Kindle. You can find links to his writings here: <harristobias-fiction.blogspot.com>

kevinjphyland 200Old enough to just remember the first manned Moon landing, Kevin was so impressed he made science his life.

Retired now from teaching he amuses himself by reading, writing, following his love of weather and correcting people on the internet.

He’s been writing since his teens and hopes he will one day get it right.

He can be found on twitter @KevinPhyland where he goes by the handle of CaptainZero and his work is around the place if you search using google or use the antisf.com.au archive.

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Wesley Parish is an SF fan from early childhood. Born in PNG, he enjoys reading about humans in strange cultures and circumstances; his favourite SF authors include Ursula Le Guin, Fritz Lieber, Phillip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard and Frank Herbert. He lives in Christchurch, NZ, is an unemployed Java and C programmer, and has recently decided to become a mad ukuleleist, flautist and trombonist, and would love to revert to being the mad fiddler and pedal steel guitarist..  "Where oh where has my little pedal steel got to ... ?"

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simon petrie 200Simon Petrie, born and educated in New Zealand, now lives in the Australian Capital Territory, where he is paid to be careful with words.

He's had a few stories published before, both in AntipodeanSF and elsewhere. He has been shortlisted several times for the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards, and is a three-time Sir Julius Vogel Award winner, most recently in 2018 for his SF/crime novella Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body.

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AntipodeanSF January 2021

ISSUE 268

Speculative Fiction
Downside-Up
ISSN 1442-0686

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marg essex 200Margaret lives the good life on a small piece of rural New South Wales Australia, with an amazing man, a couple of pets, and several rambunctious wombats.

She feels so lucky to be a part of the AntiSF team.

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ed erringtonAlthough a writer of the baby boom persuasion, Ed has not boomed for quite a while.

He lives with his wife plus a menagerie of non-domesticated — native Australian animals intropical North Queensland.

His writing within the ‘real’ science fiction context of COVID-19 is intermingled by long night sky vigils — searching for pesky aliens intent on maintaining their social distance to the nth degree.

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Carolyn's work spans devising, performance, theatre-in-education and a collaborative visual art practice.

She tours children's works to schools nationally with School Performance Tours, is a member of the Bathurst physical theatre ensemble Lingua Franca and one half of darkroom — a visual arts practice with videographer Sean O'Keeffe.

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tim borellaTim Borella has never lost his childhood passion for SF and writing in general and has been lucky enough to have worked most of his life as a pilot — in other words, he’s never properly grown up.

He lives in country Far North Queensland, has won awards for songwriting, and has had various other writing achievements, the most recent being an honourable mention in the 2018 international Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition.

He also has bachelor degrees in science and teaching, and has completed a couple of as-yet unpublished SF novels. He’d dearly love to spend more time writing, but will have to continue juggling for another couple of years until the kids have fully left the nest.

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pixie willo 100Pixie is a voice actor, cabaret performer & slam poet From the Blue Mountains in NSW.

She enjoys writing short fiction, plays for radio and stage as well as her own brand of weird poetry.

She hosts the 'Off-Beet Poetry Slam' held bi-monthly in Katoomba.

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garry dean narratorGarry Dean lives on the Mid Coast of New South Wales Australia, and has been a fan of SF for most of his natural life. Being vision impaired, he makes good use of voice recognition and text to speech in order to write. Many of his stories have appeared in AntipodeanSF over the years, and his love of all things audio led him to join the narration team in 2017.

You can read examples of Garry's fiction on his website <https://garrydean.wordpress.com>

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timonthy gwyn 100Timothy Gwyn is a professional pilot in Canada, where he flies to remote communities. During a lull in his flying career, he was a radio announcer for three years, and he is also an author.

In addition to short stories at AntipodeanSF and NewMyths.com, his SF novel is available internationally in print and ebook formats. "Avians" draws on his love of alternative aviation to tell the tale of a girl who runs away from home to join a cadre of glider pilots on a world without metal or fossil fuels.

On Twitter, he is @timothygwyn, and his blogs are at <timothygwyn.com>.

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lauriebell 2 200Laurie Bell lives in Melbourne, Australia. She was that girl you found with her nose always buried in a book. She has been writing ever since she was a little girl and first picked up a pen. From books to short stories, radio plays to snippets of ideas and reading them aloud to anyone who will listen.

She is the author of The Butterfly Stone (YA/ Fantasy — available now) and White Fire (Sci Fi — available now)

You can read more of her work on her blog Look for her on Facebook <www.facebook.com/WriterLaurieBell/> or Twitter: <@LaurienotLori>

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geraldine borella 200Geraldine Borella writes adult short stories and stories for children and has been published in anthologies for both. In 2018, one of her children’s short stories placed second in The Buzz Words Short Story Prize and she won an ASA Emerging Writer’s Mentorship. She currently works part-time as a hospital pharmacist and as an online creative writing tutor.

She’s fascinated by stories that expand upon today’s technology, addressing the moral and ethical issues that might arise. Equally, she enjoys the creative freedom that writing for children allows. Right now, she’s writing a young adult novel, reworking a middle grade novel and writing adult short stories when inspiration strikes. She lives with her husband, Tim, in Yungaburra, Far North Queensland and dreams of one day taking a European gap year.

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mark english 100Mark is an astrophysicist and space scientist who worked on the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn. Following this he worked in computer consultancy, engineering, and high energy research (with a stint at the JET Fusion Torus).

All this science hasn't damped his love of fantasy and science fiction. It has, however, ruined his enjoyment of rainbows, colourful flames on romantic log fires, and rings around the moon. He has previously been published in Stupefying Stories Showcase, Everyday Fiction, Escape Pod, Perihelion and also on AntipodeanSF where he is part of the narration team.

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