Hear My Story “Black Swan Oracle” Over At Escape Pod!

When we were doing the Kickstarter for the What Fates Impose anthology (which also includes Keffy‘s truly unforgettable Peeps-and-vomit related Gazing into the Carnauba Wax Eyes of the Future), I had this to say about my tale Black Swan Oracle:

The best story I’ve written in the past year is a glacial little tale called “Black Swan Oracle,” originally entitled “Facebook Oracle” – a fortune-teller who reads social media, contrasting and comparing the posting habits of billions of users to tell you your fate out to six significant digits.  It was heavily influenced by Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise, a nonfiction book on forecasting.  Thematically, it’s got a lot in common with my story “‘Run,’ Bakri Says,” if you liked that.

The good news: I sold this story.

The better news: You can buy it.

And, like “‘Run’, Bakri Says” – which won their 2012 Best Story Reader Contest – Escape Pod has now done an audio adaptation of Black Swan Oracle, read by Amy Robinson.  This one’s dark and juicy, and frankly, it was hands-down the best thing I wrote in 2013.  I’m glad to see it continuing its arc to an even wider audience.

So head over and listen to it, and if you like it, feel free to Retweet it or blog it or whatever you kids do.

(Also, the folks at Escape Pod gave a kind shout-out to my videogame-Lovecraft tale Hollow as the World, which garnered way more nominations for the Hugo than I ever thought it would [even if it didn’t make the final cut this year].  So if you’ve got some spare time, check that one out too.)

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