With the new year comes a new podcast. This time around, it's a reading of Anda's Game
, my Nebula-Award-shortlisted story about in-game sweatshops, originally published on Salon.com
and reprinted in Michael Chabon's Best American Short Stories
. However, this time around, it's not me reading the story -- it's Alice Taylor, the founder of the Wonderland
games blog and former competitive Quake player. She's the perfect reader for this one -- this story really does need to be read by a 1337 gamer-woman with a British accent to do it justice.
Alice has read the story in three parts, and I'll be podcasting them over the next week or two. The story itself is under a Creative Commons license that allows you to redistribute the text freely -- as is this podcast. Share it around, why don't ya?
Part One MP3
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