This story was first written in Czech and has been translated into English.
Main Fiction: "Between Us Girls" by Eva Hauserova, translated by Cyril Simsa
Eva Hauserová was born and brought up in Prague in what then still Communist Czechoslovakia. She studied Biology at Charles University and for a while worked in Genetic research, but soon realised her real talents lay elsewhere. She has been a full-time writer/editor/translator since 1990, working for a variety of magazines and publishers, including the pioneering Czech sf magazine Ikarie.
Cyril Simsa was born and brought up in London, and for a while pretended to study zoology, though in actual fact he rarely left the obscurer regions of the university library and has rarely come closer to doing any real science than various holiday jobs at the Natural History Museum. He has been hovering on the fringes of the SF world for much longer than is really sensible, and has contributed reviews and articles to a wide variety of genre publications like Foundation, Locus, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, and Wormwood. His story credits include Darkness Rising, Albedo One, StarShipSofa,the World SF Blog, and Electric Velocipede.
Narrated by: Karen Bovenmyer
Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. She has published approximately 25 poems, short stories, and novellas and has a novel coming out next year. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Nonfiction Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. Karen’s narrations can be heard on the Strange Horizons, StarShip Sofa, Gallery of Curiosities, and Pseudopod podcasts. You can find her online at karenbovenmyer.com.