The Short: I read Ken Liu’s The Litigatrix for PodCastle, and it’s up for you to listen to today.
I mentioned last week how I’ve gone through a bit of a transition in how I perceive the value of my podcasting work to other people as time has passed. I’m not going to lie – one of the big things that assured me I wasn’t just chatting to the ether was when other people started asking me for audio work. There are roughly eleventy bajillion people who want to do voice work, so if I’m getting solicited, somebody likes what I’m doing.
And when I’m getting solicited to read for an author I really like?
Also, murder mystery?
It was super awesome the first time they asked me to narrate a Ken Liu story. It was so awesome I went and got my first ever sinus infection and lost my voice, consequently blowing their deadline in a major, major way. I hate blowing deadlines, but I was physically incapable of doing anything else. Alas, I said to myself, they’ll never want anything to do with me again, feckless, voiceless wretch that I am.
Once in a while, on very rare occasions, when the fate of the world is a little bit in jeopardy, I am wrong.
As a cynical pessimist, I usually quite enjoy being wrong.
In summary – THIS WAS SUPER AWESOME I’M SO THRILLED YOU SHOULD GO LISTEN AND THEN TELL KEN HOW AWESOME HE IS.
Also, of squee note, the story was originally purchased by Ann Leckie and published in GigaNotoSaurus. I woke up this morning to a notification that a tweet I was mentioned in was favorited by Ann Leckie. My level of fangirling here is not at all creepy.