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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.