Author Topic: CoW Ep. 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure  (Read 2375 times)


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Episode 219: Dinovember! Dinosaur Dreams in Infinite Measure by Rachael K. Jones

• Narrated by Dani Daly
• Audio production by Jeremy Carter
• Artwork by Preston Stone
• Originally published Writers of the Future Vol 32

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, an addiction to running, and a couple of degrees. Now she writes speculative fiction in Athens, Georgia, where she lives with her husband. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many venues including Shimmer, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, EscapePod, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and The Drabblecast. She is a SFWA member and a secret android. Follow her on online or on Twitter.

Your narrator is our own wonderful assistant editor, community manager, and flash fiction contest runner Dani Daly. You can follow her on Twitter or say hello over at the EA forum.

Mom had hands like dinosaur bones: fragile at a glance, but old and strong, hardened by time and pressure. Fossils endure. My mother had endured 80 years already, through disease and bereavement, through a long career ended in humiliation and disgrace, and now this final insult: her own daughter demanding she leave it all behind, the house and farm and everything in it.

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A special thank you to Preston Stone for his generous permission in using this week’s episode artwork!

Tags: Cast of Wonders, creation, Dani Daly, daughters, dinosaurs, Dinovember, fiction, genetics, Jeremy Carter, Modern Fiction, mothers, Rachael K. Jones, science, Young Adult fiction


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Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 03:08:00 PM
This was super fun, as I expect from the author.  I also think that it's clever that they found a way to clean out the junk house!  They just converted the mass into dinosaurs instead.  :)

I wonder what will happen in the aftermath of this?  I mean, especially with big carnivores tromping around, are the repo men going to get eaten?  Is she going to become famous for this even though she technically violated laws to make these dinosaurs?