My short story “Trusted Messenger” has just been published by Escape Pod, the premier audio science fiction podcast. It’s my first professional science fiction sale, and it’s a thrilling experience to hear my story read aloud by narrator Phillip Lanos.
“Trusted Messenger” is my rumination on the limits of medical ethics and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children. At the same time, it’s my speculation on the unsettling adaptations humans may need to make in order survive on another planet. As if that’s not enough, it’s also a story about the ways American Indians might come to an accommodation with soil even more unwelcoming than that of a reservation.
Both the text and audio for “Trusted Messenger” are available free of charge on the Escape Pod web site.