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Leiprenese 101 - Jason A. Bartles

Leiprenese 101 - Jason A. Bartles

May 21, 2021

The aliens that colonized Earth decades ago have left behind a society in which everyone is driven to work nonstop. Charlie, a queer language professor applying for tenure at one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, is about to confront their burnout and exhaustion in a way that will have life-altering consequences.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 21 May 2021.
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The Song of the Moohee - Emmett Swan

The Song of the Moohee - Emmett Swan

May 14, 2021

When the noble Moohee were conquered by the warlike Ossinians, they weren’t just enslaved, their bodies were changed into vehicles and beasts of burden to better serve their masters. Now, they perform their tasks cheerfully. Almost enthusiastically. Could it be possible they know something the Ossinians do not?

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 14 May 2021.
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Vertical Flight - Laura Duerr

Vertical Flight - Laura Duerr

May 7, 2021

Cate works at Quantum Ridge Vineyards, a cutting-edge winery that operates across multiple dimensions. But beneath the company's illustrious facade lie the universes it's used up and cast aside - one of which was Cate's. She's on a mission to bring down Quantum Ridge's headquarters several dimensions away, but when she meets a version of herself that doesn't share her drive for vengeance, she's forced to reevaluate what her mission is really about.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 07 May 2021.
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A Compilation of Accounts Concerning the Distal Brook Flood - Thomas Ha

A Compilation of Accounts Concerning the Distal Brook Flood - Thomas Ha

April 30, 2021

Several individuals recount the details of an ecological tragedy in a mining colony on a distant planet.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 30 April 2021.
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Autumn’s Come Undone - Sharmon Gazaway

Autumn’s Come Undone - Sharmon Gazaway

April 23, 2021

Autumn wields the power of the fiery season, but some losses can't be borne and power unchecked comes at a cost.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 23 April 2021.
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A Universe All to Himself - Ryan Priest

A Universe All to Himself - Ryan Priest

April 16, 2021

After a horrible mistake an astronaut finds his ship lost in the deep blackness of space. Does he have what it's going to take to survive and find a way to escape?

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 16 April 2021.
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The Otherside of Memory - Kelly Sandoval

The Otherside of Memory - Kelly Sandoval

April 9, 2021

What happens to a magical world when its child visitors leave it behind? And what happens to the children who stay? Invited back to the magical land of her childhood, Kate must face the beauty and sorrow of the world she believes she long ago outgrew.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 09 April 2021.
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The Big S - David Hammond

The Big S - David Hammond

April 2, 2021

Bartholomew shook the pill bottle. “What do you remember, Glen, about sadness?” Glen shrugged. “Not much, really. That’s what’s been driving me crazy.”

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 02 April 2021.
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Siberia in Four Dimensions - Esem Junior

Siberia in Four Dimensions - Esem Junior

March 26, 2021

After a supercollider in Siberia implodes, the country's top physicist falls prey to the suspicions of the Russian government. When his son mysteriously disappears, he must navigate the vagaries of the authoritarian regime and the laws of physics to reconnect with his boy.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 26 March 2021.
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Sanctuary - Chris Cornetto

Sanctuary - Chris Cornetto

March 19, 2021

Sanctuary is more than a city — it’s a project to restore life to a broken world. Or so Abby believes. But when a new arrival makes her see her home for the prison it is, she risks all for freedom.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 19 March 2021.
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