Monday, January 03, 2011

42 Challenge #1 - EscapePod Episode 272

Episode 272: Christmas Wedding written by Vylar Kaftan and read by Mur Lafferty.

In a time immediately following the catastrophic explosion at Yellowstone, a small group of people have banded together for protection and community, attempting to create a new "normal" in a world where everything has gone wrong. And what's more normal than a wedding?

This was a sweet short story in which the post-apocalyptic setting is merely incidental. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour—well, 57 minutes and 2 seconds to be exact. The reader's voice was easy to listen to and she deftly handled the transitions to and from the flashbacks in the story.

I've been downloading the weekly podcasts from EscapePod for quite some time, but haven't taken the time to listen to many of them. So, to kick off my participation in the 42 Challenge, I decided to listen to this episode posted on 23 December.

This short story first appeared in Warrior Wisewoman, an anthology of science fiction published by Norilana Books in June 2008. Book cover below links to the book at Amazon.

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