Fri
Feb 26 2010 3:34pm
Tor.com Story Podcast 011: “Down on the Farm” by Charles Stross

Down on the Farm, Illustration by Craig Phillips

Ah, the joy of summer: here in the south-east of England it’s the season of mosquitoes, sunburn, and water shortages. I’m a city boy, so you can add stifling pollution to the list as a million outwardly mobile families start their Chelsea tractors and race to their holiday camps. And that’s before we consider the hellish environs of the Tube (far more literally hellish than anyone realizes, unless they’ve looked at a Transport for London journey planner and recognized the recondite geometry underlying the superimposed sigils of the underground map).

This week we have a story from the archives: “Down on the Farm” by Charles Stross. Illustration by Craig Phillips.

Promo: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

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Theme music is “Clockworks” by Beatnik Turtle, used with permission. Visit TheSongOfTheDay.com for more of their music. Podcast copyright 2010, Tor.com. Story copyright Charles Stross. Read by the author. Produced by Mur Lafferty.

1 comment
Sandi Kallas
1. Sandikal
I love this story. I haven't listened to the Tor podcast yet, but Starship Sofa had an excellent reading of it last year. I'm definitely going to pick up the Laundry novels as soon as I deplete my to-read pile.

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