This week's Escape Pod podcast story is Madeline Ashby's βoyfriend, a marvellous, sweetly romantic science fiction story about teenagers who use clever artificial intelligences as "training wheels" on the way to their first real love, but who quickly find themselves substituting the warm companionship of their imaginary friends for the confusing and fraught people around them. It's got Ashby's sly humor, heart and it's got clever to spare. I bought Madeline's first published story for Tesseracts 11 and it's wonderful to see where she's gone since.
A 12-year-old boy spotted a huge construction forklift outside his Ann Arbor elementary school and, like a gift from heaven, the key was in the cab. He took the 35,000-pound… READ THE REST
In January 2022, the original Winnie-the-Pooh book from 1926 entered the public domain, freeing up the character from copyright protection. One outcome was Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a British… READ THE REST
Arisa Trew, a 13-year-old girl from Australia's Gold Coast, became the first female to land a rare 720 maneuver, two mid-air full rotations, at the Tony Hawk Vert Alert in… READ THE REST
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