In this issue:
"Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury: The impact of science fiction on childhood.
"Monstro", by Junot Diaz. A futuristic story about the spread of a mysterious infectious disease.
"The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin: The difficulties of submitting genre-fiction.
"The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte: A businessman’s relationships with his wife and colleague.
"The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood: Looking back on the planet of spider women.
"Black Box", by Jennifer Egan: A futuristic female spy and her mission as recorded in her mission log.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.