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Read by Brett Donnelly. (32 min)

The two gangsters bowed deeply to their employer, as Yukie stepped ever so slightly back, away from Kimu.

“You got the machine, I see,” Ito said, strolling toward it with his hands behind his back, as an office manager might do.

“Yes, sir,” Tsueno answered. “From a black market dealer’s hideaway. It’s an older model, but that’s all that ever made it to Fukuoka before these things were outlawed altogether. It was functioning, as of a week ago. This was the machine that correctly predicted the death of Watanabe Yoshiro.”

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Gord Sellar is a graduate of Clarion West 2006, and has lived in South Korea since 2002. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Interzone, and Jetse de Vries’ Shine anthology, as well as in The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 26, edited by Gardner Dozois. He was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2009. Visit his website at gordsellar.com. (Find Gord’s work on Amazon.)

Brett Donnelly is a voice actor, illustrator, and amateur orca (still getting the hang of it). His work can be found at weirdgreencat.com and brettstuff.com respectively, and he is possibly @BrettDonnelly on Twitter.

In the book, “IMPROPERLY PREPARED BLOWFISH” is illustrated by Jeffrey Brown. This podcast episode was edited by Matthew Schwartz.