Podcast Episode 19: Somnambulist

Subscribe via RSS, Google Podcasts, Android, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or on iTunes!

Welcome back to the Reckoning Press podcast. It’s been ages, but we’re ramping up to a lot of cool new stuff in the coming year and beyond, including lots more podcasts, a fundraiser to increase payrates to 10c/word, $50/page for poetry and pay staff better too, t-shirts, pins, who knows what else. Homebrew recipes. Foraging instructions. Bespoke lectures about culling invasive species. We’re flush with ideas, as we should be, but we’re always looking for more. Drop us a line if you’ve got any?

Reckoning Press is a US-based nonprofit; we flourish under your regard. Please support us on Patreon, consider donating directly, buy a book or an ebook, read our contributors’ beautiful work for free online, and submit! We’re always open to submissions, we’re always excited in particular to read work from Black, brown, Indigenous, queer, disabled, trans, or otherwise marginalized poets, writers and artists.

You can find all this and more on our website at: reckoning.press/support-us. You can subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or by visiting reckoning.press/audio.

Thank you very much for listening.

Today’s episode has E. G. Condé reading his own story from Reckoning 6, “Somnambulist”, a fever dream of radically revisionist postcolonial Indigenous futurism—what he calls “Taínofuturism”. As I understand it, this is E. G.’s first piece of professionally published fiction, but I defy you to detect that in the utter confidence with which he delivers this performance. I don’t want to risk breaking the spell, so I’ll let his words speak for themselves.

[Bio below.]

“Somnambulist” by E. G. Condé


Author: E.G. Condé

E.G. Condé (he/him) is an Anthropologist of technology and a queer boricua imagineer of speculative fiction, fantasy, and horror. His short fiction appears in Anthropology & Humanism and If There’s Anyone Left. When he isn’t conjuring up faraway universes or nearly possible futures, you might find him traversing the world in search of sand dunes to hike on.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.