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Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and the Assistant Editor at the Hugo-nominated science fiction podcast magazine Escape Pod. Despite his frozen New England heart, he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his spacefaring wife. He no longer creates cyborg monkeys, after too many nights delivering them Prozac. His short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more; his nonfiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Baen.com, and via his mostly-weekly #NeuroThursday feature. He swears this is all true, even the monkeys and the Martians.
Nov 9, 2018 · 4,946 words (18 minutes) · 1 like
Eftekhar is the ambassador and spy for a recently-conquered nation, fallen under the control an empire with border-magic that rewrites maps and forces the world to follow. To confront the power of the Censor of Maps, Eftekhar must risk the erasure of her people, her history, and her own memories.