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EP679: An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:34:52 PM »
Escape Pod 679: An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light

Author : Timothy Mudie
Narrators : S.B. Divya and Roderick Aust
Host : Tina Connolly Audio
Producer : Adam Pracht

An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light was originally published in Lightspeed Magazine, September 2017.


“Ladies and gentlemen, everyone you know—the entire world you know—is now dead.”

Murmurs ripple through the assembled cadets. Not because they’re shocked—everyone knew what they were signing up for—but because it all happened without fanfare, a jump across light-years of space unaccompanied by any grand orchestral swell or roaring engine thrusts. The wiry guy with a shaved head standing next to Tone mutters, “Jesus, I didn’t even feel anything.”

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Re: EP679: An Ever-Expanding Flash of Light
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 04:05:32 AM »
"Ah, so it's a more romantic Forever War", I thought to myself as this story began.

I don't know. Didn't quite land home for me. Maybe it's 'cause the love interest was, in more sense than one, fridged? Couldn't quite get my suspension of disbelief right. Why was the cancer treatment an issue if the technology to upload brains and transcend human form exists?