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Lisa L. Hannett’s Bluegrass Symphony is out this year.

As a treat (read: teaser) she’s uploaded a reading of part of one her stories! Minotaurs and wolves, oh my!

‘The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds’ appears in the second half of the book, but I thought I’d share it first because it’s really quite fun to read aloud. The passage I’ve read here is only the opening section of the story — it’s not the whole thing. Caveats: I don’t really sound like this. And not in an “I hate the sound of my voice on tape” kind of way, but in an “I don’t have a Southern accent” kind of way. I’m Canadian-Australian with an accent heavy on the former, softened by the latter. But for some reason, every time I read these pieces aloud, this is how my voice comes out. I can’t control it; I open my mouth to shape these words and the sound it makes is a little bit country. Also, I stuffed up in a few places. But in the spirit of being candid (and because I’ve spent waaaaaaaaay too much time playing with youtube and Windows Movie Maker and stuff like that today) I’ve decided to post this version, warts and all.

Enjoy! (And if you do enjoy, you can pre-order Bluegrass Symphony here.)

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