The Stone Lover

The Stone Lover, a short bit of fantasy horror and my most recent publication, is available online at Lightspeed There is also a link to a podcast of the story.

I have heard my fiction read aloud only once before, a multi-voiced reading of Secret Rider performed by Audio Saga in 1985. It seemed odd to me. I had heard the narration of that story, in my head, as cool, detached, but the Audio Saga’s narrator was warm, passionate at times, and I wasn’t sure that I liked it. I still have a copy of the audio cassette, and if I had a device that could play it I would listen again, to see if I still feel that way.

I have no problem at all with the Lightspeed podcast. The narrator,┬áStefan Rudnicki, reads the story with precisely the right blend of honey and poison, and I’m very grateful for that. And surprised. I did not know that an audio version was part of the publication, and am very happy that it was. Thank you, JJA!

Author: Marta Randall

I was born in 1948 in Mexico DF, Mexico, but have lived in the United States since infancy. I have taught in several sf writing workshops and served in Science Fiction Writers of America as vice-president 1981-1982 and president 1982-1984. My first story was published in New Worlds 5 (1973).

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